Ellie Sennett
Ellie Sennett


US President Joe Biden is under pressure from some Democrats to withdraw from the presidential election and let his party nominate a different candidate. AP
Biden 'in this race to win,' campaign says amid reports he may quit

US 'does not really have a precedent like this', expert says of growing presidential election dispute

July 19, 2024, 6:10 PM
This photo of Mr Samir Al Sheikh and Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, taken on July 25, 2011, was included in the criminal complaint against Mr Al Sheikh. Photo was originally taken by Al Bayan news agency.
Inside the years-long fight to arrest ex-governor of Syria's Deir Ezzor

Former Assad regime official Samir Al Sheikh, director of notorious Adra prison and head of Syrian governorate after pro-democracy uprisings in 2011, detained in California

July 18, 2024, 7:41 PM
A damaged UNRWA school after an Israeli air strike in Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza. EPA
US blames Hamas for damage to UNRWA centres by Israeli strikes

Gaza's government media office says attack on UNRWA-run Al Razi school killed at least 23 people

July 16, 2024, 11:16 PM
A satellite image of Ain Al Asad airbase in western Iraq. AFP
Coalition forces intercept two drones targeting Al Asad airbase in Iraq

Attack comes as Washington prepares for talks on US military presence in Iraq

July 16, 2024, 9:04 PM
President Joe Biden speaks at the 115th NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas on July 16. AP
Biden's claim of support for Palestinians is absurd, say activists

Moataz Salim and Hazami Barmada tell The National the US President has not shown concern for the Palestinian community

July 16, 2024, 8:30 PM
Senator JD Vance is introduced as Donald Trump's running mate at the Republican National Convention. EPA
Who is Trump's vice presidential running mate?

Senator from Ohio once identified as a 'never Trump' Republican

July 15, 2024, 9:52 PM
Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is helped off the stage. AP
A dangerous moment for US after Trump assassination attempt

President Biden calls for unity in a country that has long been beset by political violence

July 14, 2024, 3:45 AM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed off stage during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Getty Images / AFP
Trump defiant as assassination attempt rocks America

Former US president describes 'bullet ripping through skin' after being shot in ear, with gunman and spectator left dead

July 13, 2024, 10:38 PM
US President Joe Biden's continued support for Israel amid the war in Gaza has angered many Democratic voters in Michigan. Reuters
'I'm OK,' Biden says in Michigan as more Democrats call on him to step aside

Arab and Muslim residents of the state were planning a protest against US President's visit

July 12, 2024, 6:54 PM
Filmmaker M Night Shyamalan speaks during a congressional hearing in Washington. Getty Images / AFP
M Night Shyamalan wants to fix 'discrepancy' in attention to Syria

Award-winning filmmaker and wife Bhavna Shyamalan chat with The National after testifying alongside Syrian-American advocates on Capitol Hill

July 11, 2024, 3:01 PM
George Clooney is a high profile donor and fundraiser for the Democrats. AFP
George Clooney and first Democrat senator call on Biden to step aside

Though 'devastating' to admit it, US President not the same man he met in 2010, actor says

July 10, 2024, 6:10 PM
US President Joe Biden at the first debate of the 2024 campaign last month. Getty Images / AFP
'Not even in the same book': Democrats divided after tense meetings about Joe Biden

Dissent grows while an unenthusiastic majority of Democrats rally behind the embattled US President

July 09, 2024, 9:36 PM
Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk during a press conference in Paris. AFP
Nato summit: Ukraine looks to get Middle East nations on its side

Parliamentary Speaker sees Washington meeting attended by Arabs powers as key opportunity

July 09, 2024, 8:10 AM
US President Joe Biden will be working to convince colleagues and the public that he's still up to the job. Bloomberg
Defiant Biden looks to Nato summit to show he can beat Trump

US President says he won't step aside as some congressional Democrats doubt his capabilities after debate fiasco

July 08, 2024, 4:19 PM
Rebecca and Ron Pollack travelled to the White House from Arlington, Virginia, to call on US President Joe Biden to step aside for the coming election
'Nobody is pushing me out': Biden seeks to reassure nervous Democrats

Democratic Party in full-blown panic after President's disastrous debate

July 03, 2024, 7:59 PM