US & Canada

Trump snubs major civil rights convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading civil rights group in the US, is questioning why President Donald Trump turned down an invitation to speak at its annual convention.

Middle East

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Qatar's defence minister warns of legal action if the four Arab nations do not end siege that is in its second month.

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Human Rights

Can recorded interrogations prevent false confessions?

Advocates argue filming police interrogations could save lives and prevent the innocent from being unjustly imprisoned.

Should police interrogations be recorded?

GCC

Saudi lobby pays $138,000 for anti-Qatar ads in the US

Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee buys 30-second TV spots for ads accusing Qatar of funding 'terrorism'.

Saudi lobby pays $138,000 for anti-Qatar ads in the US

Human Rights

US lorry driver charged in immigrant-smuggling crime

Driver faces charges of illegally transporting migrants after 10 people died in the overheated truck.

Donald Trump

I have nothing to hide, says Trump son-in-law Kushner

Jared Kushner has testified before the Senate investigators saying "all of his actions were proper".

United States

Trump's son-in-law Kushner denies Russia collusion

Trump's son-in-law said in a statement that he had 'no improper contacts' with Russian officials.

Opinion

'Clean cars' will save us from climate change deniers

The world is turning to clean energy and so is the car industry, ignoring Trump and his climate change deniers.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

US & Canada

Human trafficking victims found dead in Texas truck

Nine people dead and more than 20 critically injured in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling.

Human trafficking victims found dead in Texas truck

Human Rights

Detroit's challenge to the nation in 1967 and 2017

'Social tensions and conflicts [of] today can be traced ... to the divisions that tore apart the nation in 1967.'

1967 Detroit riots, 'resistance' then and now

US & Canada

Remembering the Detroit riots 50 years on

Sunday marks the 50-year anniversary of one of the worst civil disturbances in US history.

US & Canada

US Congress reaches deal on Russia sanctions bill

A key section of the bill mandates a congressional review if Trump attempts to ease or end the sanctions against Moscow.

US Congress reaches deal on Russia sanctions bill

Middle East

Iran rejects Trump's threats over detained US citizens

Tehran calls for release of Iranians imprisoned in the US as it criticises White House demands to free US citizens.

Iran rejects Trump's threats over detained US citizens

Syria's Civil War

CIA did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'

Senior US army official says decision was 'tough' but not related to Syria ally Russia, as previous reports claimed.

CIA did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'

Asia

Errant US air raid kills Afghan police

Officials say 16 dead in strike confirmed by US military as having killed 'friendly Afghan forces in a compound'.

US air raid kills Afghan police in Helmand