Asia Pacific

US judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Amos Yee, accused of insulting the island's late leader and religious groups, was jailed for weeks in 2015 and 2016.

US & Canada

Trump gives green light to Keystone XL pipeline

Pipeline contractor TransCanada receives presidential permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, state department says.

Syria's Civil War

US expects allies to pick up the pieces after ISIL

The US wants to focus on the 'elimination' of ISIL by military force while leaving reconstruction efforts to its allies.

by Joe Macaron

United States

White supremacist charged with killing black New Yorker

Baltimore resident with 'intent to kill as many black men as he could' plunged sword into 66-year-old Timothy Caughman.

Europe

Why Turkey might buy Russia's S-400 defence system

A potential defence deal between Turkey and Russia could enhance their military cooperation but would not mend ties.

by Can Kasapoglu

United States

Republicans delay vote to repeal Obamacare

A US House of Representatives vote on whether to scale back parts of former US President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law has been delayed. Division among Republicans means there are not enough votes to secure the new bill.

Politics

The Obamacare debate is not just about healthcare

Lawmakers' battle over healthcare laws in the United States is also a debate about the core values of America.

US & Canada

US veteran randomly targeted black man in fatal New York City stabbing

A US army veteran, accused of fatally stabbing a homeless man in New York, has been charged with murder as a hate crime. Police say he was motivated by hatred of black people. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

Politics

White House pushes healthcare vote with ultimatum

Approve healthcare bill or Obamacare stays in place, is President Donald Trump's message to lawmakers.

Politics

Trump suffers setback over healthcare bill

Crucial vote on bill to replace Obamacare delayed in US president's first major legislative test.

US & Canada

US Senate approves settlement backer as Israel envoy

David Friedman, a known donor to illegal settlements on Palestinian land, confirmed as ambassador to Israel.

Israel

Israel arrests suspect behind US-Jewish bomb threats

Israeli police arrest teenager in connection to more than 150 anti-Semitic bomb threats against Jewish centres.

Islam

Why do Muslims seek Hollywood's validation?

Colonised minds drove Muslims to celebrate Lindsay Lohan's possible conversion, while they ignored Terry Holdbrooks Jr.

Business & Economy

Investment in Africa: There's room for everyone

What African countries want are partners who are in it for the long haul and can deliver the best return on investment.

by Rosa Whitaker

Mexico

Donald Trump's Wall: The human factor

Uncertainty over the future abounds for many on either side of the border including migrants and local business owners