United States

  • August 7, 2017

    In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the United Nations Security Council has moved to strengthen sanctions on the Northeast Asian country's exports.

  • July 27, 2017

    United States surveillance laws and programmes are so broad and contain such weak safeguards that they render the EU-US Privacy Shield invalid, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in a briefing and letter to the European Commission, published jointly with Amnesty International.

  • July 6, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has reiterated the urgent appeal issued by its Executive Committee in June for “all states engaged in the perilously escalating military confrontation in the [Korean] region to refrain from further escalation and to pursue instead initiatives to reduce tensions and to create a window for new dialogue initiatives.”

  • July 1, 2017

    A senior judge yesterday pronounced American democracy "broken" and Congressional oversight a "joke" in failing to check the US drone killing programme.

  • June 19, 2017

    Expert analysis of videos shows likely use of US-made white phosphorus artillery projectiles on two civilian districts of Raqqa.

  • June 2, 2017

    The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, have called for a prioritisation of climate justice as Donald Trump issued an executive order withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.  They express deep dismay at this development, which goes against global commitments to address climate change.

  • May 22, 2017

    Amnesty International USA has released a response to the news that President Trump has finalised an arms deal with Saudi Arabia during his trip to the country.

  • May 12, 2017

    United Methodist Women have co-facilitated, with the General Board of Church and Society, a three-day maternal health advocacy training  at the United Methodist Building in Washington, DC.

  • May 11, 2017

    Reports about dramatic effects of climate change keep coming, as governments meet for another round of UN climate talks in Bonn.

  • May 8, 2017

    New evidence has emerged of dangerously substandard medical care in US immigration detention at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to increase its use, Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinemen, a group seeking to end immigration detention, said in a report released today.