US Elections 2016

Cruz wins in Wyoming to close gap on Trump

Cruz wins all 14 delegates in northwestern state, moving to within 185 delegates of rival Republican candidate Trump.

Politics

Cruz and Sanders win in Wisconsin primary

Victory deals blow to Republican frontrunner Trump as Sanders gains momentum over Clinton in Democratic primary.

Politics

US elections: Pick your poison

There is nothing that is funny or even enjoyable about this campaign season.

by Geoffrey Aronson

Donald Trump

Ex-CIA chief: Donald Trump making US 'less safe'

Michael Hayden says Republican candidate's campaign comments are widening the divide between Islam and the West.

US Elections 2016

US election: Jeb Bush throws support behind Ted Cruz

As Republican race tightens, former rivals join forces but it remains to be seen if Donald Trump can be challenged.

War & Conflict

Brussels attacks: How rhetoric radicalises

The radicalising effect of violent Republican rhetoric on prospective ISIL recruits should not be overlooked.

by Khaled A Beydoun

US Elections 2016

Cruz wants to patrol Muslim neighbourhoods in US

After Brussels attacks, Republican candidate Ted Cruz proposes police surveillance to stop Muslim radicalisation.

Human Rights

A divided US along the lines of religion and race

The word brand Trump is becoming synonymous with the expansion of racism and the incitement of Islamophobic violence.

by Khaled A Beydoun

Politics

A more measured and controlled Trump on show in debate

Latest Republican debate less raucous than previous ones as candidates worry rowdy arguments hurting party's image.

Donald Trump

Trump says Muslims have 'tremendous hatred' for US

Trump stands by comments on Islam, saying the US has "a serious problem with hate" from Muslims.

Politics

Hands up: Did the Democrats win the Republican debate?

Donald Trump and rivals pummel each other with insults on Michigan stage, providing endless fodder for the opposition.

Politics

South Carolina and Nevada vote in US primaries

Republican Trump solidly ahead in S Carolina, polls say, as Democrats Clinton and Sanders go neck-and-neck in Nevada.

US Elections 2016

Ted Cruz: The most disliked man in Washington DC?

Texas senator opens presidential campaign with a strong showing in Iowa caucus, defeating frontrunner Donald Trump.

Politics

Why do the Iowa caucuses matter?

The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a candidate, will take place on February 1.

Politics

Going rogue, Palin backs Trump for US presidential race

Ex-nominee for vice president lends support to billionaire candidate, who is accused of not being conservative enough.