How US Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Today’s Mass Migration

U.S. policy in Honduras, particularly during the Obama administration, is directly responsible for part of the immigration crisis now gripping the U.S., argues Joseph Nevins. By Joseph Nevins Central American migrants – particularly unaccompanied minors –...

‘People are smiling again’: opposition finds its voice before Turkish elections

Despite a climate of fear after crackdown, opposition rallies have drawn large crowds Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul There are two views of Istanbul from the office of Murat Sabuncu, the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s oldest independent...

ANALYSIS: A recipe for revenge and presidential ambitions

The question is whether as Jewish Agency chairman Herzog will remain the head of the opposition. By Gil Hoffman It took American Jewish leaders exactly one year minus four days to exact their delayed revenge...

Why Singapore statement can’t be applied to the Middle East

Op-ed: Trump didn’t take a gamble in his meeting with Kim. His handshake with the North Korean tyrant won’t do any harm. It can only reduce the threat. An independent Palestinian state, on the...

Viewpoint: Why the Kashmir government fall is a tragedy

The break-up of the three-year-old coalition government in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is a setback for peace hopes in the region. The so-called "unnatural" alliance between the People's Democratic Party (PDP)...

South Africa: Tensions Between White Farmers and Black Population Fuel Fears of Economic Collapse...

By Krista Mahr It’s just after 8 on a crisp morning outside Besters, a farming village in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, and Mhle Msimanga is wading through his herd of cattle in a wire pen,...

Ardern and Bhutto: Two different pregnancies in power

By M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Islamabad Now that New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hit world headlines by becoming only the second elected head of government to give birth in office, attention has...

Brexit Could Cripple Britain’s Ports

Technology has streamlined Dover, the busiest port in the United Kingdom. But nothing has prepared it for the Brexit transition. GEORGINA VOSS I arrive in Dover, England, on a Thursday evening in late spring, a few hours...

The Brazilian Spring That Never Arrived

How the hopeful protests of June 2013 were co-opted by forces intent on bringing down the left. VINCENT BEVINS People attend a rally in Brasília in support of a truckers' strike and against President Michel Temer's...

Purgatory at the Border

Families fleeing gang violence are stuck at a pedestrian bridge between the U.S. and Mexico. They’re hungry, exhausted, and scared for their lives. JEREMY RAFF A mother and child from southern Mexico learn that agents have...

The Pentagon Expands Its Provocative Encirclement of China

It failed to make headlines, but the recent change in name of the U.S. Pacific Command is an ominous sign of a coming U.S. confrontation with China, argues Michael T. Klare. By Michael T. Klare U.S. Secretary...

The Persistent Myth of U.S. Precision Bombing

U.S. media routinely repeat Pentagon talking points about the accuracy of U.S. bombing, but how precise are these attacks, asks Nicolas J.S. Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies  Special to Consortium News Opinion polls in the United States and the United...

Kim Jong-un visits China for 3rd time in three months

By Liu Xin Source:Global Times North Korea counts on China to make US keep security promise: expert Chinese President Xi Jinping met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Beijing on Tuesday, and the two leaders...

Chinese economy stable, resilient despite trade tensions

By Ma Jingjing Source:Global Times China's economy is stable and resilient enough against uncertainties, including the latest trade tensions between China and the US, experts said, who called for slight policy adjustments. Given the stable domestic...

US Remains Complicit in ‘Ghastly’ Sexual Torture at Secret Prisons in Yemen

© REUTERS / Abduljabbar Zeyad Last June, an Associated Press investigation revealed that US armed forces were involved in torturing detainees held in secret United Arab Emirates-run prisons in Yemen. Now, it’s been corroborated and...

5 Refugees Who Changed U.S. History

By Alejandro de la Garza Around the world, people are showing support for the millions of people displaced from their home countries for World Refugee Day, which falls on Thursday, June 20. In 2017, nearly...

Saudi-backed SoftBank to ramp up tech investment

John Everington LONDON: Japanese conglomerate SoftBank will double down on its ambitious tech investment strategy, in a move that could create opportunities for further collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). SoftBank — which owns...

Turkey election: Expats play decisive role in Erdogan vote

By Jenny Hill BBC Berlin correspondent Eyebrows furrowed, feet hesitantly tapping, the Turkish choir of Berlin gets to grips with a new piece of music. They've been singing songs of heartbreak and history here for...

Have Zimbabwe’s generals turned into democrats?

By Fergal Keane Africa Editor, BBC News In his well-cut suit, with outstretched hand and beaming smile, Sibusiso Moyo is the very picture of a modern politician. He speaks softly, smoothly and pauses to listen as...

US migrant children: The bigger picture explained

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order seeking to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border. But how did we get to this point and what is...