National Mall closed to public ahead of Biden inauguration

The National Park Service has closed Washington’s National Mall to the general public as part of greatly intensified security ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. The closure started Friday morning. It will remain in force at least through Thursday, the day after

Calls grow for Biden to reject Houthi ‘terrorist’ designation

Civil society, faith groups urge US president-elect to overturn decision to label Yemen’s Houthis as ‘terrorists’. Dozens of civil society and faith-based groups in the United States are urging President-elect Joe Biden to overturn the Trump administration’s decision to label Yemen’s Houthis

Trump to leave Washington just before Biden is sworn in

The outgoing US president will leave town the morning of Inauguration Day after considering leaving the day before. United States President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, a

Lady Gaga to sing anthem, J-Lo to perform at Biden inauguration

Biden’s inauguration will be a significant departure from those of previous presidents due to security and COVID-19 concerns. Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of

Biden to unveil $1.5 trillion stimulus plan for COVID-hit economy

President-elect Joe Biden is set to unveil a plan to pump $1.5 trillion into the pandemic ravaged US economy, with a significant portion expected to be earmarked for minority communities. President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a stimulus package proposal on Thursday designed to jump-start