The United States waged a lonely struggle at the United Nations on Monday as it opposed the inclusion in resolutions of language that some advocacy groups have used to promote abortion – and even a global “right” to abortion.
December 18, 2018 | 04:44 AM EST
As CAIR Challenges Texas Ban on Boycotting Israel, Governor Retorts, ‘Texas Stands With Israel. Period’
December 18, 2018 | 04:33 AM EST
CAIR’s legal defense fund is supporting a speech therapist whose attempt to renew her contract with a school district in an Austin suburb hit a hurdle when she refused to sign a document affirming she does not boycott Israel.
December 17, 2018 | 04:34 AM EST
In a development that may receive little attention in the West, but could have important geopolitical implications, three Orthodox Church bodies in Ukraine united at the weekend to choose a new head.
Iran’s Zarif Boasts About Regime’s Ability to Evade Sanctions – ‘And We Can Teach it to Others For a Price’
December 17, 2018 | 04:24 AM EST
The Iranian regime has perfected “the art of evading sanctions” and is willing to teach other countries to do the same – “for a price,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at the weekend.
Pope: Migrants Are ‘On Move to Escape Wars, Miseries Caused by Social Injustices and Climate Change’
December 15, 2018 | 16:24 PM EST
Pope Francis speaking in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 5, 2018. (Getty Images/Franco Origlia)
December 14, 2018 | 04:45 AM EST
Denouncing the “hypocrisy of the regime” in Tehran, the State Department’s special representative for Iran says it is “working on” the issue of relatives of senior regime officials living and studying in the country which the mullahs deride as the “great Satan.”
December 14, 2018 | 04:34 AM EST
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution declaring that it believes the heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia “is responsible for the murder" of the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, in a striking show of bipartisan disdain for the de facto ruler of a longstanding ally.
December 13, 2018 | 04:41 AM EST
Condemning the Trump administration’s decision to blacklist the country for religious freedom violations, the foreign ministry said there were “serious questions on the credentials and impartiality of the self-proclaimed jury involved in this unwarranted exercise.”
December 13, 2018 | 04:29 AM EST
Two Russian strategic bombers, which held joint exercises with Venezuelan fighter jets over the Caribbean Sea this week, will end their visit on Friday, according to the White House.
December 12, 2018 | 17:55 PM EST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Wednesday there would be no Brexit renegotiation, even as British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote at home after failing to win concessions from E.U. leaders on a controversial “backstop” in the deal.
December 12, 2018 | 04:34 AM EST
For 16 consecutive years, the State Department under three administrations has rejected advice from an independent statutory watchdog to blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom violations – until now.
December 12, 2018 | 04:26 AM EST
“China isn’t backing away from the religious persecution; it seems to be expanding,” Ambassador Sam Brownback said, pointing also to Beijing’s treatment of Christians and other minorities.
December 11, 2018 | 21:33 PM EST
In an attempt to defuse at-times violent street demonstrations that have shaken France since mid-November, President Emmanuel Macron has announced four new concessions, but representatives of the protestors called the move too little, too late.
December 11, 2018 | 04:29 AM EST
For the third time in a decade, Russian strategic bombers have landed in Venezuela, amid stepped-up tensions between Washington and Moscow, and continuing allegations by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro of U.S. plotting against his regime.
December 11, 2018 | 04:19 AM EST
Kim Jong Un’s No. 2 and Two Others Face US Sanctions For Rights Abuses and Censorship
December 10, 2018 | 05:06 AM EST
Representatives of more than 150 countries are meeting in Morocco on Monday to formally adopt a “compact” on migrants – an initiative which the Trump administration calls an attempt to “globalize migration governance at the expense of state sovereignty.”
Days After Dodging UN Condemnation, Hamas Hails ‘Heroic’ Shooting Attack Seriously Wounding Pregnant Israeli
December 9, 2018 | 17:57 PM EST
Three days after a U.S. bid to get the U.N. General Assembly to condemn Hamas for the first time ever failed, the terrorist group on Sunday night praised as “heroic” and “blessed” a drive-by shooting in which seven Israelis were wounded – one of them a pregnant 21-year-old.
December 7, 2018 | 09:52 AM EST
The Iranian regime’s refusal to come clean about the secret executions of thousands of dissidents 30 years ago amounts to an ongoing crime against humanity, a global human rights group says in a new report.
As U.S.-Sponsored Censure of Hamas Fails at U.N., Haley Asks Arabs, ‘Is the Hatred [of Israel] That Strong?’
December 7, 2018 | 04:33 AM EST
Although the censure effort failed, it did win the support of 87 member-states, while 57 voted against it, and another 33 abstained.
December 6, 2018 | 21:24 PM EST
It sounds like the stuff of eschatological literature, but the idea of companies forcibly implanting their employees with microchips is making waves in Britain – although the government says it doubts the practice would be legal.