The United States, India and Brazil remain in the lead in terms of both COVID-19 cases and deaths. To date, more than 93.8 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide.
Following the deadly riots on 6 January that saw Trump supporters attack the US Capitol, three top members of the Trump administration resigned, including Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump beached the Capitol building in Washington DC on Wednesday in a failed attempt to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote which cemented Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that US President Donald Trump had ordered the US Department of Defense to split from decades-old practices and include Israel as part of the US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) responsibility, in light of the recently-signed Abraham Accords.
61-year-old political strategist John Weaver had been advising the late Senator John McCain during his presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008 as well as former Ohio Governor John Kasich in his 2016 GOP primary bid. He is one of the founders of the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump political action committee.
The National Rifle Association (NRA), which is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, recently came under fire by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James after an 18-month investigation revealed that the gun rights group was “fraught with fraud and abuse.”
Earlier this week, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz made a rare move of approving hundreds of Palestinian building permits as he concurrently approved 800 new Israeli settler construction projects in the West Bank.
On Wednesday the US House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach for a second time the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, for “incitement to violence". The accusations follow widespread claims from Democrats and some Republicans that he is largely responsible for the violent 6 January attack that resulted in five deaths.