Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have gone on a general strike in protest at US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the old city of Jerusalem al-Quds and Washington’s decision to recognize the holy city as Israel’s ‘capital.’
US President Donald Trump says Democrats have surrendered in the fight over the government shutdown, after they joined Republicans in reopening the government that forced hundreds of thousands of workers to stay at home without pay.
America’s new national security strategy announced by US Defense Secretary James Mattis is a veiled reference to funding the US military–industrial complex and expanding Washington’s hegemony around the world, says a political analyst in Virginia.
The US Embassy in Israel will move to Beit-ul-Moqaddas by the end of 2019, US Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli Knesset on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern.
Turkey pushes ahead with its operation against US-backed Kurdish militants based in Afrin, saying its forces have crossed into the northwestern Syrian city and hit over 150 Kurdish militant targets so far.