Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
Carried across the desert by her grandsons, under sniper and mortar fire, 90-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah was one of thousands who braved the difficult and dangerous journey out of ISIS’s shrinking stronghold in the west of the city.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s ambassador.
By appointing generals to top political posts and hiking defence spending, Donald Trump is imperilling a cherished tenet of the US constitution: civilian control of the military.
US Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday after the Washington Post reported he failed to disclose two meetings he had with Russia’s ambassador before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president.
A judge cleared the way on Wednesday for the widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, to be released from jail.
The rapid start of construction was to be financed, according to the White House, with “existing funds and resources” of the Department of Homeland Security.
Trump denounced intelligence agencies for their assessment that Russia sought to influence the election on his behalf, prompting concerns about his support for them.
The US State Department on Monday issued and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticised President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.”
The White House has said that the early reports coming from Kansas, where an Indian engineer was shot dead and another injured in an apparent hate crime, were “disturbing”.
While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber.
A new crop of populist leaders is reviving a tried and true method of demonstrating leadership – killing people.
Democrats are struggling to recover from an electoral rout in November in which they lost not only the White House, but both chambers of the US congress.
Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang’s belligerence.
Before opening fire on Srinivas Kuchibhotla, US navy veteran Adam Purinton shouted “get out of my country,” according to a bystander.
Mexicans are angry at Trump’s calls for US firms not to invest south of the border, insults to immigrants and threats to make Mexico finance the border wall.
Under the Trump administration, nearly half a million unauthorized Indians are considered “priorities” for deportation.
Ehlena was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that severely limited her mobility. Wonder was trained to help her balance, retrieve dropped items, open and close doors, turn on lights, take off her coat and other tasks.
LGBT advocates, who argue the state law banning local protections for gay and transgender people is discriminatory, said they were disappointed.
The present preoccupation with controlling social motion through borders is not new– in fact, it is a theme that runs throughout history.
People with disabilities lag behind in employment and health indicators across the world. So severe is the issue worldwide that in 2014 the UN created a Special Rapporteur position to examine the problem, which affects many of the one billion people – about 15% of the world’s population – who have some form of disability.
The incident comes at an awkward time as US President Donald Trump considers whether to continue normalising relations with the Caribbean island.
The US Department of Homeland Security unveiled plans on Tuesday to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, and will seek to send many of them to Mexico if they entered the US from there.
Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply.
Joaquin Guzmán is Mexico’s worst ‘bad hombre’, but his extradition to the US won’t stop the Sinaloa Cartel.
On President’s Day bomb threats were sent to 11 Jewish community centres, including ones in the Houston, Chicago and Milwaukee.
Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers.
First introduced in early 2014, Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City, directly confronting a “war on terror culture” that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin was regarded highly by President Vladimir Putin and was always a pugnacious defender of Russian policy, notably its intensive bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo last year to crush rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.
Trump has let down those expecting reduced US interventionism in the world and is rewarding those he campaigned against as ‘friends of Hillary Clinton’ at the cost of the people who voted for him.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said the state was more susceptible to flooding because of destructive wildfires that left many areas in northern and southern California with burn-scarred hills.
German-born Kim Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material, according to US authorities.
Trump’s original order which he said was meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants, barred people from seven Muslim-majority countries and sparked worldwide protests.
Born into slavery and self-taught, Greenfield forced white critics across the US to re-examine their assumptions about the abilities of African-American singers.
Activists called “A Day Without Immigrants” to highlight the importance of the foreign-born, who account for 13% of the US population.
Donald Trump’s executive order triggered chaos at some US and overseas airports, led to international protests, complaints from US businesses and drew more than a dozen legal challenges.
The network had irked the socialist government with various reports, including one alleging passports and visas were being sold illegally at Venezuela’s embassy in Iraq.
While American creativity has persisted through the millennia, one group of prolific innovators has been largely ignored by history: black inventors born or forced into slavery.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have just demonstrated to other world leaders how to possibly approach President Donald Trump.