Foreign ministers of the Saudi-led coalition announced on Monday the launch of a comprehensive humanitarian operation in Yemen . The coalition has already pumped billions of dollars worth of aid into the country, yet the war has still cut food deliveries by more than half and pushed the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country to the edge of starvation with outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria.
An eyewitness who was inside the compound at the time told AFP news agency that he saw a gunman hitting the main gate with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). The attack comes just three days after Taliban gunmen raided a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing at least 22 people, mostly foreigners. "We are awaiting further information from our team and can not further at this time", said Schuurman.
The House approved the bill, 266-150, hours after the Senate backed it, 81-18. Earlier Monday, McConnell raised hopes for a quick end to the shutdown, saying "I hope and intend" to reach agreement soon on immigration and other contentious issues - if the Democrats agreed to the stopgap spending measure lasting a little less than three weeks.
An Asia-Pacific trade pact that US President Donald Trump ditched past year is expected to be signed in March. The revival of the Trans-Pacific Partnership looks complete, with an 11 country deal to be signed in March. "Signing another free-trade agreement is not a panacea", said Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters president Dennis Darby, who was optimistic about the agreement.
The bulk of the snow wasn't expected until late afternoon into evening today. "The transition to snow will occur from northeast Nebraska through eastern Nebraska during the morning, with snow amounts totaling more than 10" in the Norfolk area, to around 2" near and southeast of Interstate 80 .
Thousands of federal employees who had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave since Saturday breathed a sigh of relief. The House will need to vote on the funding measure for it to go to President Donald Trump to sign. Other groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union expressed disappointment and shared similar criticism. Cornyn dismissed the focus on paying for border wall, saying that Democrats "are obsessed with that topic".