As part of the deal, Washington had agreed to resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Many American sports personalities have spoken their mind on Trump’s travel ban. They must now fight for the rights of Muslim athletes to compete on US soil whenever the opportunity arises.
By taking centre stage at the Astana conference with Turkey as its ally and asserting itself in the Syrian civil war by organising a ceasefire, Russia has re-established itself as a global power of consequence.
The Bill has been condemned by Palestinians as a blow to their hopes of statehood but its passage may be symbolic as it contravenes Supreme Court rulings on property rights
White House said that Sally Yates had “betrayed” the justice department by refusing to enforce the president’s executive order.
Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters, ambassador Nikki Haley said US expects its allies to back the country; otherwise “we’re taking names,” she said.
Donald Trump is declaring war on the world.
UN special rapporteur Tauli-Corpuz stressed the need for countries to incorporate the UN Declaration into national plans and legislation in order to ensure indigenous rights.
The commutation of the Puerto Rican nationalist’s prison sentence has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation.
The US government has barred the Environmental Protection Agency from awarding any new contracts as part of larger clampdown on climate protection.
US President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.
In a statement issued by Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer lowered expectations of an imminent move that could anger the Arab world.
Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson had to climb 897 steps to reach nearly to the top of the Washington Monument to take the picture that was widely shared on social media.
Only adhering to the dominant western narrative can we say ‘post-truth’ is a recent phenomenon. The Indian scenario suggests the contrary.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement came hours after delaying a crucial vote on an proposal to annex one of the West Bank’s largest settlements..
Casting itself as a humane authority has meant accepting some constraints on its behaviour but, backed with the power of the American military and economic system, the strategy has been a winning one for the US until now.
India’s foreign policy cannot be centred around personalities any more.
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Barack Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
As Donald Trump takes over the reigns from US President Barack Obama today, this week’s column focuses on a selection of rights issues that are likely to suffer under his administration.
Trump will take opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the US-Mexican border and roll back Barack Obama’s policies, including Obamacare.
Julian Assange has now said he will stand by his extradition offer if his rights were protected.
“If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case,” WikiLeaks has tweeted last week.
The ex-National Security Agency contractor shook the American intelligence establishment to its core in 2013 with a series of devastating leaks on mass surveillance in the US and around the world.
Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence, will likely be released in May after US President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.
It was in Africa that he signalled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the twin scourges of corruption and dictatorship and sent thousands of troops to fight one of the most terrifying disease outbreaks in decades.
Rivera, the longest-serving political prisoner in the US from Latin America, has been incarcerated for 35 years.
The White House drew a distinction between the unapologetic Snowden and Manning, whom officials noted has expressed remorse and served several years already for her crime.
In his hands, Donald Trump claims, the US will be like him – a winner. And if anything doesn’t go according to plan, it’s someone else’s fault.
Cuba remains one of the world’s least internet-connected countries but the introduction of home internet last month has led to a dramatic change in daily life.
Earlier this week, Barack Obama, who served two terms as president of the US, gave his farewell address to the nation in Chicago. We take a look at some key aspects of his legacy including policies in the civil, military, economic, and environmental domains.
The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced he was conferring the nation’s highest civil honour on his right-hand-man for eight years.
Started by Bill Clinton and called the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, the decision follows months of negotiations focused on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the US.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Recently some Republicans have expressed concern about the party’s current strategy of voting for a repeal without having a consensus replacement plan ready.
There’s probably no more consequential and contentious a target for the incoming administration than an arcane metric called the “social cost of carbon.”
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
Barack Obama may be the most affable world leader in recent history and some may even call him the best US president in history. But he came nowhere close to being a revolutionary leader on the domestic and international fronts, as was hoped.
Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the many trials the US faces now.
Overall, the impact of UNSC resolution 2334 condemning Israel’s occupation is likely to be greater than it would have been if Tel Aviv had not reacted so petulantly.