United States

  • September 15, 2017

    Rights groups have urged the US to use a new type of sanction against foreign officials accused of rights abuses – including Saudi judges who have recently sentenced protesters to death.

  • September 5, 2017

    Following the shocking events in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, in which a woman attending a counter-protest against white supremacists was killed by one of the same, many ha

  • August 16, 2017

    On Saturday, 12 August 2917 in Charlottesville, Virginia, one woman died and 19 others were injured when a man who, after rallying with white supremacist groups, rammed his car into a crowd. Earlier in the day, two law enforcement officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed as they patrolled the gathering crowds.

  • August 11, 2017

    The United States Embassy in London  has declined to accept a letter presented earlier today by a delegation of journalists, writers, and peace activists. The letter called on the United States government to stop its nuclear brinkmanship in the crisis with North Korea.

  • August 11, 2017

    In an emergency letter to South Korean president Moon Jae-In, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) has urged immediate dialogue to ease military tension in the Korean Peninsula.

  • August 8, 2017

    The US Government is refusing to disclose evidence that could help free an elderly British man who was sentenced to death in Florida three decades ago.

  • 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.