US Defence Department recalls workers

The US Defence Department is recalling thousands of staff sent home last week as part of a government shutdown.

    The US Defence Department is recalling thousands of staff sent home last week as part of a government shutdown.

    They have been forced to take unpaid leave for five days after Congress failed to agree on a budget.

    But the Defence Secretary has used a law passed this week that allows most of his staff back to work.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.