This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
US President Donald Trump accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign’s ties to Russia.
Muslim students visiting an Oklahoma lawmaker’s office in the state capitol were required to fill out a form that asked if they beat their wives and other questions that offended them, an Islamic advocacy group said.
In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies “egotistical” and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border “irrational.”
Brazil’s top prosecutor wants to investigate senior ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senators from his PMDB party for corruption.
India’s ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna reached out to the state department to convey his “deep concerns” to the government about recent tragic incidents.
Mexico opened legal aid centres at its 50 consulates across the US on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under US President Donald Trump.
South Korea’s trade minister said on Sunday the government’s responses against discriminating action by China towards South Korean companies will be strengthened and he feels “deep concern” over recent measures taken by Beijing.
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.
The economic cost of imposing visa restrictions on millions of US tourists and business travellers who visit EU each year is a major disincentive.
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.
Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan are trying to work together to counter the IS’s regional franchise, but they first need to overcome their suspicion of one another.
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.
Last year, UCSF entered into a $50 million contract over five years with India-based HCL Technologies Ltd to do the work.
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.”
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
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.
Trump has vowed to increase the US Navy to 350 ships from the current 290 while China has commissioned 18 ships of different varieties in 2016.
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.
Reporters at the Associated Press and Time magazine walked out of the briefing when hearing that others had been barred from the session.
Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the ideologue over the question of Islam.
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.
While conservatives celebrate Trump’s role in delivering them victory in November’s election, his agenda veers from traditional right-wing principles like limited government and open trade.
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.