The Chinese government responded heatedly Tuesday to rare human rights criticism in a U.N. forum.
August 15, 2018 | 05:06 AM EDT
Migrant Rescue Ship Allowed to Dock in Malta, After EU Scrambles to Provide Another Ad-Hoc Fix to the Ongoing Problem
August 15, 2018 | 02:23 AM EDT
The government of Malta has relented and agreed to allow a vessel carrying scores of migrants rescued near the Libyan coast to dock, the latest of a series of controversies surrounding non-governmental organizations’ ships operating in the waters between Africa and Europe.
CNN Accuses Trump of Calling U.K. Incident a Terror Attack ‘Before Officials in London’ Did. He Didn’t
August 14, 2018 | 19:30 PM EDT
CNN published a report on Tuesday taking President Trump to task for calling an incident outside the British parliament a terrorist attack “before officials in London” did. He did not.
August 14, 2018 | 05:01 AM EDT
The $716 billion defense bill signed into law by President Trump on Monday includes a provision that will require outlets like Qatar’s Al Jazeera for the first time to start reporting regularly on its funding and ownership.
August 13, 2018 | 21:23 PM EDT
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday rejected President Trump’s recent offer of dialogue, saying moreover he was also banning outright all negotiations with the U.S., until such time as Iran is powerful enough to be impervious to U.S. pressure.
August 13, 2018 | 04:45 AM EDT
When a prominent British politician argued in a column against banning the burqa, he sparked an uproar – for suggesting that women who wear the Islamic covering look like mailboxes or bank robbers.
August 13, 2018 | 04:25 AM EDT
Some human rights groups also expressed dismay about the speed of the process to install former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the U.N. high commissioner for human rights for the next four years.
August 10, 2018 | 09:24 AM EDT
The Trump administration's simmering feud with Turkey ratcheted up on Friday, with the following tweet from President Trump:
August 10, 2018 | 04:20 AM EDT
Moscow accused the Trump administration Thursday of using an alleged nerve gas attack in Britain earlier this year as a “far-fetched pretext” to impose new sanctions on Russia, accusing it of intentionally seeking to worsen bilateral relations.
August 9, 2018 | 22:49 PM EDT
The British government has quietly increased funding for legal and other services for Palestinian minors detained by the Israeli military for carrying out attacks, but its prioritizing of the issue has raised questions from lawmakers arguing that Israel is being singled out.
August 9, 2018 | 19:56 PM EDT
French women have long complained about sexual harassment and suggestive or vulgar comments in the workplace or on the street, and now have a new law designed to tackle the problem.
August 9, 2018 | 04:32 AM EDT
“The U.S. government’s behavior in these years has been such that today America is known in the world as an unreliable and untrustworthy country, that does not honor any of its commitments,” Rouhani told Ri Yong-ho on the second day of a visit to Tehran.
August 9, 2018 | 04:22 AM EDT
Chile’s socialist former president, in line to become the U.N.’s next human rights chief, faces criticism over an apparent reluctance to criticize fellow leftists in Latin America, notably the leaders of Cuba and Venezuela.
Trump Dings Mideast Countries With Flashy Official Planes: ‘We Protect Them For Nothing, But That’s Changing’
August 8, 2018 | 04:36 AM EDT
President Trump took a veiled swipe at unnamed Mideast allies Tuesday night, as he spoke to business leaders about plans to replace the ageing U.S. presidential jet.
Ten Years After Short But Costly War, Russian PM Warns of ‘Terrible Conflict’ if NATO Admits Georgia
August 8, 2018 | 04:19 AM EDT
As Georgia and its supporters mark the tenth anniversary of Russia’s invasion, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Tuesday that any move by NATO to admit the former Soviet republic “could provoke a terrible conflict.”
August 7, 2018 | 21:03 PM EDT
In a bid to sustain trade and economic relations with Iran, the European Union is looking to its so-called “blocking statute” that will forbid European companies from complying with enacted U.S. sanctions.
August 7, 2018 | 16:52 PM EDT
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are likely to face increased repression as his authoritarian government moves to eliminate threats to its power following an alleged drone attack on him at a military parade on Saturday, according to an analyst in the region.
August 7, 2018 | 04:24 AM EDT
A spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia over human rights has escalated into a major diplomatic rift, with the kingdom expelling Canada’s ambassador, suspending air links, and threatening to relocate thousands of Saudi students from Canada to other countries.
August 6, 2018 | 20:56 PM EDT
Hours after President Trump signed an executive order reimposing many sanctions on the Iranian regime, President Hassan Rouhani responded distrustfully to his recent offer of talks, calling it an attempt to create divisions within Iran and to win support at home ahead of the midterm congressional elections.
August 6, 2018 | 04:21 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday played down his North Korean counterpart’s criticism of the U.S. at a regional security conference in Singapore, pointing to the sharp contrast to a year ago, when missiles and threats were flying.