World Bulletin / News Desk
US President Barack Obama signed the bill to prevent the country from "fiscal cliff."
The new bill preserves tax cuts implemented by the former President George W. Bush for individuals earning 400 thousand American dollars and below and for families earning 450 thousand American dollars and below annually and also extends expiring jobless benefits.
The bill was passed by the Senate on Tuesday morning and by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday evening.
Obama instructed the bill to be signed by autosignature since he was on holiday with his family.
Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Phyo, both 21, initially confessed to the murders but later retracted their confessions saying they had been beaten and threatened by Thai police
Politicians may go far in their comments under the right to free speech, prosecutors said, but "that freedom is limited by the prohibition of discrimination".
The seven-year-old boy, identified as Amr Zeitoun, is currently in a Ramallah hospital where he is undergoing a medical examination
The new government was sworn in on November 9 in hopes of ending the fractious country's ongoing political crisis.
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah was quoted as saying: "The brothers in Iraq have presented the request formally and unilaterally and Kuwait has accepted and responded to this request."
A top EU court ruled Wednesday to remove Hamas from a list of terror organizations.
Website urges public to report 'lavish' spending during Chinese New Year
The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy called on supporters to "mobilize and prepare for a fresh wave of revolution" on January 25 of next year, four years after mass protests erupted in Egypt against Mubarak's 30-year rule
Israeli forces stormed Askar refugee camp and fired live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas to disperse stone-throwing Palestinians
Jordan submits a Security Council draft resolution sets a November 2016 deadline for Israel to withdraw from territories it has occupied since 1967. An alternative French proposal calling for a resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians within two years is also being discussed.
"Today another Wall has started to fall," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement. "These moves represent a victory of dialogue over confrontation."
Syria's conflict began as a peaceful protest movement calling for reforms in 2011 but descended into civil war after a government crackdown. In total, more than 200,000 people have been killed
Human rights center wants German Federal Prosecutor to investigate members of Bush administration
Gabriel Garcia Marquez will appear on banknotes and coins.
Lawmakers accused Zziwa of misconduct, abuse of power and misuse of parliamentary funds
Protesting officials stopped trucks carrying cement from entering the coastal strip via the tripartite crossing.