Asia Pacific

South Korea deploys parts of US missile defence system

News agency says launchers, intercept missiles and radar of controversial THAAD system have been installed.


US judge halts Trump's plan to punish sanctuary cities

Judge says US government cannot punish jurisdictions that do not cooperate with immigration authorities.

Middle East

US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow's role in Afghanistan.

United States

Arkansas executes two on same gurney, hours apart

Jack Jones and Marcel Williams executed just days before expiry of one of US state's lethal injection drugs.


Inside Tehran's monument to US 'arrogance'

The US embassy in Iran has been reopened as a museum chronicling the bitter history of bilateral relations.

US & Canada

What is Donald Trump's defence strategy?

US President Donald Trump promised a policy of 'America First' and since he came to power, his military strategy has been increasingly under the spotlight.

North Korea

Trump tells UN to prepare new North Korea sanctions

US president says Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang.

US & Canada

What will US farmers do without immigrants?

Farming uses a higher number of undocumented workers than any other US industry, and that's sparking concern about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its immigration policies.


The science of water sustainability

A look at solutions for water scarcity from fog catching nets to water-efficient washing machines.



Are science and activism compatible?


Trump: Putin's best frenemy, part 2

Why were the Russian anti-missile systems silent during the US strikes on al-Shayrat airfield in Syria?

by Leonid Ragozin

Journalism Matters

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

Though co-opted by US President Donald Trump, the 'fake news' phenomenon is global and weakening trust in media.

US & Canada

Donald Trump's 100 days in office

US President Donald Trump will complete 100 days in office on April 29.

Inside Story

Can people power change the anti-science agenda?

Millions of people join scientists and activists calling on governments to respect and encourage science-based policies.

Middle East

US defence secretary visits Qatar to 'reinforce' ties

ISIL, Syria's war and Iran's regional role expected to top the agenda of Pentagon chief's meeting with Qatar's Emir.