William Roberts

William Roberts

United States

House panel advances bill calling for release of Saudi activists

Foreign Affairs panel sends resolution to House that condemns Saudi Arabia's imprisonment of women's rights activists.

House panel advances bill calling for release of Saudi activists

Iran

US Democrats raise alarm over Trump's increasing threats to Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan give close-door briefings to Congress on Iran.

US Democrats raise alarm over Trump's increasing threats to Iran

Jamal Khashoggi

'World has done nothing': Khashoggi fiancee gives US testimony

At US committee hearing, Hatice Cengiz laments lack of 'truth, justice or accountability' over Saudi writer's killing.

'World has done nothing': Khashoggi fiancee gives US testimony

Mueller Probe

US House panel votes to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt

Vote comes just hours after President Donald Trump invoked executive privilege over Mueller's Russia report.

US House panel votes to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt

Mueller Probe

US: White House orders ex-counsel McGahn to defy House subpoena

White House instructs Don McGahn to ignore a congressional subpoena for documents related to the Mueller probe.

US: White House orders ex-counsel McGahn to defy House subpoena

Mueller Probe

Top Democrat threatens to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt

Showdown between Trump administration and Democrats escalates as Barr skips House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Top Democrat threatens to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt

Mueller Probe

US Attorney General Barr defends actions after Mueller complaint

Senate Democrats grill Barr on his handling of Mueller report amid revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to AG.

 US Attorney General Barr defends actions after Mueller complaint

Mueller Probe

Post-Mueller: Can Trump block witnesses, access to documents?

Trump has refused to cooperate in numerous congressional probes, setting the state for several long court fights.

Post-Mueller: Can Trump block witnesses, access to documents?

Mueller Probe

US: What does the redacted Mueller report mean for Trump?

The report provides Democrats with a plan for potentially politically damaging investigations of the president.

US: What does the redacted Mueller report mean for Trump?

United States

'Missed opportunity': Critics assail Trump's veto of Yemen bill

US politicians decry Trump's decision to veto bill that would have ended US involvement in the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen.

'Missed opportunity': Critics assail Trump's veto of Yemen bill

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'

Muslim Ban

US Democrats introduce bill to repeal Trump's travel ban

Democrats introduce bill to end Trump's ban on travellers to the US from several Muslim-majority countries.

US Democrats introduce bill to repeal Trump's travel ban