Trump said Wednesday he would hold Iran responsible for any Americans killed in Iraq, after an uptick in attacks against U.S. targets there.
Some Trump-supporting Twitter accounts claimed that the bill introduced new limits on the president's power to invoke the Insurrection Act.
Iranian President Rouhani described both Trump and Hussein as "crazy creatures" who "imposed war" on Iran and its people.
Critics are calling for cuts to the foreign aid provisions in this week's $1.4 trillion spending bill to fund more generous COVID stimulus checks for Americans.
President-Elect Joe Biden will inherit a long-awaited drawdown in both countries, with American rivals waiting in the wings to fill the power vacuum.
Public health experts and North Korea watchers have been skeptical of Pyongyang's claim to have stopped coronavirus.
Beijing deployed its newest aircraft carrier south through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, prompting a response from Taipei.
The U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, is regularly targeted by Iranian-backed militias but Tehran denied responsibility for Sunday's rocket barrage.
The president has shifted focus to China but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that Moscow was the culprit.
Flynn, pardoned by the president last month for lying to the FBI, has become a vocal proponent of the baseless pro-Trump conspiracy theories claiming electoral fraud.
Wang Yi issued the warning with one month before President-Elect Joe Biden takes office, with Beijing waiting to see how tough a line he will take.
Hawkish foreign minister Ri Son Gwon has not been seen in public since August, and experts have suggested Kim could be lining up a more diplomatic replacement.
Reuters reported this week that the U.S. has warned two Pacific island nations about security threats of doing business with China's Huawei Marine company.
The Navy's "Advantage at Sea" report was released Thursday and said Beijing's goal is to "remake the international order in its favor."
Top Iranian officials have maintained a combative stance ahead of Biden's inauguration, as they prepare for negotiations to revive the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal.
The 42-year-old tested positive having displayed symptoms, and is now beginning a seven-day isolation period.
The federal investigation has been cited as potential leverage for Beijing, but any proof of corruption linked to Chinese individuals or companies could be embarrassing too.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday: "We are not overjoyed about Mr. Biden's arrival, but we are happy about Trump leaving."
The Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research was led by Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and has been sanctioned by the U.S. State and Treasury departments.
The State Department is now also believed to have been compromised by hackers reportedly acting under orders from Moscow.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin was the only major world leader not to have congratulated President-elect Joe Biden, but sent him a telegram after the electoral college confirmed his victory on Monday.
Russian hackers are believed to have been monitoring internal federal emails for months having gained access via SolarWinds software updates.
Two U.S. B-52H bombers flew close to Iranian airspace last week in a round-trip show of force mission from Louisiana to the Middle East.
Unidentified hackers were found to have been tracking internal emails at the Treasury and Commerce departments.
Iran hanged journalist Ruhollah Zam on Saturday, accusing him of directing mass anti-government protests in 2017.
The North African nation this week became the fourth nation in recent months to normalize ties with Israel courtesy of help from the Trump administration.
Iran's parliament has ordered its atomic agency to push ahead with uranium enrichment outside that allowed by the JCPOA nuclear deal.
The U.S. and China this week exchanged tit-for-tat sanctions over Hong Kong, where Beijing is continuing its crackdown on pro-democracy activists.
Countries including Russia, the U.S. and China are all competing for access to the lucrative sea routes and natural resources uncovered by melting ice.
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said he was disappointed at the lack of denuclearization progress and urged the incoming Biden team to build Trump's dialogue.