United States

'Trump looking to loosen Obama limits on drone strikes'

Rights group outraged as reports say president considering policy changes to expand CIA authority on attacks and raids.

'Trump looking to loosen Obama limits on drone strikes'

Asia

US reveals higher number of troops in Afghanistan

Pentagon says US troop level reached 11,000, exceeding previously stated 8,400 set under former President Obama.

US reveals higher number of troops in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

US in Afghanistan: America's longest war

Key developments of a 16-year conflict, from the 2001 US invasion after 9/11 to Trump's latest strategy reveal.

Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan 2001 to 2017

Middle East

Rouhani: 'Iran will never accept isolation'

President says nuclear deal is a sign of Tehran's goodwill as he is sworn in a day after US imposed fresh sanctions.

CIA

The ex-CIA officer who blew the whistle on torture

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou speaks to Al Jazeera about the US's use of torture and his time in prison.

John Kiriakou: The ex-CIA officer turned whistle-blower

Battle for Mosul

How the US destroyed Iraq: On Mosul's civilian deaths

Successive US administrations have and always will be oblivious to the effect that they have had in Iraq.

 Mosul's civilian deaths: How the US destroyed Iraq

Opinion

Should we be scared of Trump's drone reforms?

Trump's planned reforms on drone policy are problematic, but what he inherited from Obama was already concerning.

Rupert Stone

by Rupert Stone

Rupert Stone

Politics

Trump says Obama tapped his phones during campaign

US president takes to Twitter to accuse predecessor of spying on his communications, but does not provide evidence.

Politics

US Democrats elect Tom Perez as new leader

Ex-Obama administration official defeats Congressman Keith Ellison to become chair of party's administrative arm DNC.

Politics

Democrats prepare to elect new leader

Democratic National Committee to hold as many rounds of voting as it takes in Atlanta for new chairman to emerge.

Human Rights

Anti-Muslim groups 'tripled in US since Trump campaign'

Southern Poverty Law Center cites major rise in hate acts against Muslims since launch of presidential campaign in 2015.

Anti-Muslim groups 'tripled in US since Trump campaign'

Opinion

Obama and Black Lives Matter: An epilogue

Why Obama did not do enough for Black Lives Matter.

Danielle Fuentes Morgan

by Danielle Fuentes Morgan

Danielle Fuentes Morgan

Politics

Senior management team of US State Department resigns

Four leading department officials and country's border police chief quit posts under Donald Trump's administration.

Senior management team of US State Department resigns

Opinion

From war to more war

Experience tells us it matters little whether a liberal democrat or an autocratic republican sits in the White House.

Stanley L Cohen

by Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

The Listening Post

Obama and the media: Freedom v unprecedented intrusion

Did the Obama administration deliver on its promise of openness in government and what legacy is left for journalists?