Ola Salem

Ola Salem

Civil Rights

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

Court’s conservative majority appears ready to OK question - a move rights groups say would result in an undercount.

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

Boycott

US denies entry to BDS cofounder Omar Barghouti

The prominent Palestinian activist calls the US entry ban 'ideologically and politically motivated'.

US denies entry to BDS cofounder Omar Barghouti

Julian Assange

US charges WikiLeaks' Assange with 'computer hacking conspiracy'

Assange charged with conspiracy in trying to access a classified US government computer with Chelsea Manning in 2010.

US charges WikiLeaks' Assange with 'computer hacking conspiracy'

United States

Liberians welcome US DED extension, call for permanent solution

Amid pressure, White House announces it is extending temporary protections for some 4,000 Liberians in US for a year.

Liberians welcome US DED extension, call for permanent solution

United States

US rights groups rally against AIPAC outside White House

People descended on the capital to protest the annual AIPAC conference, amid division among US Democrats.

US rights groups rally against AIPAC outside White House

United States

Multiple 2020 Democratic candidates to skip AIPAC conference

Seven candidates running in the 2020 presidential race said they will not attend next week's AIPAC conference.

Multiple 2020 Democratic candidates to skip AIPAC conference

Gun violence

'Arms are for hugs': US students march to end gun violence

Students march from White House to Capitol Hill calling on politicians to pass bills to end gun violence in the US.

'Arms are for hugs': US students march to end gun violence

United States

US House Democrats delay anti-Semitism resolution amid pressure

Democrats delay a vote rebuking Ilhan Omar as pressure mounts to include broad language condemning other bigotry.

US House Democrats delay anti-Semitism resolution amid pressure

US & Canada

US senators want report on Khashoggi killing from intel community

Democrats introduce bill demanding the National Intelligence Director submit a public report on the writer's murder.

US senators want report on Khashoggi killing from intel community

US & Canada

'Fake': Thousands rally in US against Trump's national emergency

More than 250 rallies held across the US to decry Trump's national emergency declaration to build the border wall.

'Fake': Thousands rally in US against Trump's national emergency

United States

US workers facing debt from last shutdown fear deal may collapse

Gov't employees, contractors still recovering from last closure worry what a new shutdown may mean for their livelihoods

US workers facing debt from last shutdown fear deal may collapse

US & Canada

CPJ demands justice for Khashoggi, Trump to hold MBS accountable

On eve of deadline for White House to report to Congress on Khashoggi's murder, rights groups demand 'justice for Jamal'

CPJ demands justice for Khashoggi, Trump to hold MBS accountable