Human Rights

Will the US jail journalists and activists for decades?

More than 190 people face charges related to their alleged involvement in protests against Donald Trump's inauguration.

US: Trial begins for first group of J20 defendants


Can America's future escape its past?

To move forward, writer Carvell Wallace says it's time for Americans to face their dark history.

Can America's future escape its past?

Fault Lines

Confidential: Surveilling Black Lives Matter

Fault Lines investigates the scope and impact of police and FBI surveillance of black activists in the US.

The Listening Post

How are the media covering the climate change threat?

A look at the challenges of environmental reporting and why the coverage seldom matches the urgency of the problem.

US & Canada

US: Gunman kills four in California shooting spree

A gunman killed at least four people and injured 10 others in a shooting spree in northern California.

US: Four killed in California shooting spree

Inside Story

Who is to blame for the GCC crisis impasse?

The emir of Qatar says he is ready to talk but that blockading countries have no desire to.

Osama bin Laden

CIA secret diary offers insight into bin Laden's mind

Secret journal shows mastermind of September 11, 2001, attacks on US as engaged commentator, not strategic thinker.

CIA secret diary offers insight into bin Laden's mind


US veteran: Remnants of an 'unnecessary war'

Adrian Bonenberger was deployed to Afghanistan twice. His PTSD is only one remnant of the war he witnessed.

US veteran: Remnants of an 'unnecessary war'

United States

Internet freedom 'in decline' for seventh consecutive year

The NGO, which conducts research and advocacy on democracy and human rights, says elections in 18 countries suffered from those tactics, including the United States itself.


US immigrants: Being called the enemy is heartbreaking

Immigrants who came to the US through the programme say they're disheartened by Trump's call to end it.

US diversity visa recipients say programme must stay

Human Rights

US bill: No funds for abuse of Palestinian children

Legislation seeks to ensure US financial aid to Israel doesn't contribute to 'ill treatment' of Palestinian children.

Palestinian children's rights focus of new US bill

North Korea

Philippines: War with North Korea will 'end humanity'

Military confrontation with the communist nation would lead to a 'nuclear holocaust', President Rodrigo Duterte warns.

Rodrigo Duterte: War with N Korea would 'end humanity'


How the US did Iran a favour in the Middle East

US policies in Iraq have helped establish a "two-Iran" reality in the region.

Arzu Yilmaz

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Arzu Yilmaz


Hate crimes rise for second straight year in the US

Hate crime incidents go up to 6,121 during 2016 compared to 5,850 incidents reported the previous year, FBI says.

Hate crimes rose by nearly 5 percent in 2016: FBI

US & Canada

'Love this!': Barbie releasing first hijab-wearing doll

Social media users laud doll as step towards representation but far-right commentators spread Islamophobic hate online.

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Ibtihaj Muhammad