Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump arrives for the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC. The US Congress on January 1, 2021 dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow, voting in his final weeks in office to override his veto of a sweeping defense bill -- the first time lawmakers have done so during his presidency. With more than 80 of the 100 senators voting to override, well more than the two-thirds required, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the military for fiscal 2021. / AFP / SAUL LOEB

Trump slapped

US Congress slaps Trump by overriding veto of defense bill WASHINGTON, Jan 2, 2021 (AFP) - The US Congress on Friday dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last
Covid patient
Dr. Bijay Sah attends to a patient in the Covid-19 alternative care site, built into a parking garage, at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. The United States has recorded more than 20 million cases of Covid-19, Johns Hopkins University said January 1, 2020 in its real-time tally, as the New Year brought another grim milestone underlining the country's struggle to quell the virus. / AFP / Patrick T. Fallon

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

WASHINGTON, Jan 2, 2021 (AFP) - The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in
Qasem Soleimani
Iraqi supporters of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary carry portraits of Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani during a demonstration in Baghdad's western Shoala neighbourhood on January 1, 2021, demanding the expulsion of US forces from Iraq and calling for revenge for the killing of al-Muhandis and Soleimani, ahead of the January 3 anniversary of the US drone strike. On January 3, Iraq will mark a year since a US drone strike killed Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq's powerful Tehran-aligned Hashed Al-Shaabi paramilitary network, alongside Soleimani, head of the elite external operations of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, nearly sparking a conflict that many fear could still ignite. / AFP / Ahmad AL-RUBAYE

Iran says Soleimani killers ‘not safe on Earth’

TEHRAN, Jan 1, 2021 (AFP) - Iran's judiciary chief warned Friday that Qasem Soleimani's killers will "not be safe on Earth", as the Islamic republic began marking the first anniversary