The politician did not explain why she wanted to leave the top job after occupying it for less than two years.
Washington has been strongly opposed to the Nord Stream 2, a joint project by Russia's Gazprom and European energy giants, trying to stop its construction with sanctions. The European beneficiaries of the project have condemned the US meddling in the bloc's economic and energy affairs.
Earlier this week, the Israel Defence Forces claimed that their Iron Dome missile defence system had intercepted around 90% of the barrage of Hamas rockets fired at targets in the Jewish state amid the ongoing escalation of Palestinian-Israeli tensions.
On Monday, a US submarine was allowed entry to the Norwegian port city of Tromso for the first time. The manoeuvre was met with protests by locals fearing that the city could become a target in case of a war.
Veena Malik, a Pakistani actress and model is no stranger to controversy. She was earlier embroiled in a nude photoshoot scandal involving the cover of the Indian edition of FHM in which she had "ISI", the initials of Pakistan's spy agency, written on her arm. She sued the magazine, claiming she was "duped": there was a photoshoot, but no nudity.
Talks are under way in Vienna to bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that was unilaterally abandoned by the US in 2018. Iran insists on the lifting of all American sanctions against the Islamic Republic, while Washington wants Tehran to stop enriching uranium beyond the agreed upon limits.
Convicted terrorist Usman Khan was attending a prisoner rehabilitation workshop near London Bridge on 29 November 2019 before fatally stabbing two people and injuring three others. Khan, who was wearing a fake suicide vest, was then gunned down by police.
The news comes in the wake of Republican House lawmakers ousting fellow party member Liz Cheney from a prominent post, presumably over her opposition to Donald Trump and his policies.