US Midterms 2018

US midterms: How they work and why they matter

With the midterms looming, Al Jazeera breaks down how the vote works, why it matters and what to expect.

US midterms: How they work and why they matter

US & Canada

Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians

Lawsuit challenges the use of race as a factor in the Ivy League school's admissions and enrollment process.

Donald Trump

Trump accused of siding with Saudi in Khashoggi 'murder' case

After speaking with the Saudi king, the US president parroted the 'rogue killers' theory that has been popular in the Saudi media.

Opinion

An American and an Arab journalist walk into a Saudi Consulate

On Thomas Friedman, 'his friend' Jamal Khashoggi, and our duty to expose the malicious ignorance of imperial messengers.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

United States

Harvard sued for discriminating against Asian American applicants

One of the world's top universities defends a civil rights-era policy that seeks to lift up black and Hispanic minorities, but Asian Americans allege it penalises them for their race.

Donald Trump

Trump accuses climate scientists of pursuing 'political agenda'

US president's comments come within days of landmark UN report warning of catastrophic risks posed by global warming.

Trump accuses climate scientists of pursuing 'political agenda'

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia vows escalation over sanctions threats

Riyadh has fired back at threats of economics consequences coming from the US.

Saudi Arabia vows response if Khashoggi case triggers sanctions

United States

Freed US pastor prays for Trump at White House

Pastor at the centre of Washington-Ankara dispute is hosted at White House after his release from Turkey.

Trump hosts freed US pastor Brunson at White House

Jamal Khashoggi

Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia killed Khashoggi

In an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes, Trump says much is at stake in the case of missing Saudi journalist and critic.

Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia killed Khashoggi

Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban officials: 'US agrees to discuss troops pullout'

US agrees to discuss pullout of troops from Afghanistan as part of talks to end 17-year war, Taliban officials say.

The Listening Post

Native advertising: The new business behind the news business

Many news outlets produce branded content on behalf of corporate clients that looks and feels like journalistic content.

Asia

Taliban confirms talks with US peace envoy

The Trump administration engages with the Taliban as it wants to wind down the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Taliban confirms talks with US peace envoy in Qatar

United States

1,500 children confined to tent city near US-Mexico border

The children being held in the barbed-wire-enclosed camp are unaccompanied minors from Latin America who travelled to the US and were apprehended by border patrol guards.

UpFront

Why the US is behind when it comes to women in politics

We explain why even a record number of women running in this year's US elections isn't enough.

Why the US is behind when it comes to women in politics

UpFront

Gina McCarthy: No 'political will' for action on climate change

Former EPA head Gina McCarthy discusses the recent IPCC report warning of catastrophic climate change in just 12 years.

Gina McCarthy: No 'political will' for action on climate change