Nepal’s first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki was suspended after an impeachment motion against her was registered in Parliament.
SpaceX makes first U.S. military launch
SpaceX blasted off a secretive U.S. govern- ment satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company head- ed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.
Nicolas Maduro seeks new Constitution
Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro issued a decree for writing a new Constitution, ratcheting up a political crisis that has drawn hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters into the streets.
Riyadh first stop in Trump’s inaugural over- seas trip
U.S. President Donald Trump travels to Saudi Arabia, and Israel .
Making the two countries his first foreign des- tinations since taking office as he seeks to intensify the war against the Islamic State, rally the region against Iran and negotiate Middle East peace.
Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected Hamas leader
Hamas stated its former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, was elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group.
Mr. Haniya, seen as a pragmatist within the movement, is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas since 2007.