• Pro-Palestine demonstrators calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas conflict gather outside of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. on 15 November 2023. Picture: Bryan Olin Dozier/NurPhoto via AFP

    Pro-Palestinian protest turns violent at US Democratic HQ

    Calling for a ceasefire and an end to military activity by Israel in the Gaza Strip, pro-Palestine supporters on Wednesday clashed with police at the headquarters in a melee that forced a lockdown of nearby offices of the US Congress.

  • FILE: The two chambers of Congress are deadlocked, with a small group of Republicans in the House of Representatives pushing back against stopgap measures that would at least keep the lights on. Picture: Pixabay.com

    US government hours from shutdown, funding chaos

    The closure of all but critical government services, set to start after midnight Saturday if lawmakers fail to reach a deal, would be the first since 2019, immediately delaying salaries for millions of federal employees and military personnel.

  • US President Joe Biden. Picture: AFP

    Republicans, Biden reach debt ceiling deal

    Biden said in a statement that the deal was "good news for the American people, because it prevents what could have been a catastrophic default and would have led to an economic recession".

  • FILE: Former US President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on 4 November 2020. Picture: AFP

    Trump launches 2024 White House bid

    "America's comeback starts right now," the former president told hundreds of supporters gathered in an ornate American flag-draped ballroom at his palatial Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

  • Former president, Donald Trump is facing a criminal investigation for allegedly mishandling classified documents.

    Biden agenda at stake, Trump in the wings as Americans vote

    Biden's Democrats are facing a gargantuan struggle to hang on to Congress, after a race the president has cast as a "defining" moment for US democracy - while Trump's Republicans campaigned hard on kitchen-table issues like inflation and crime.