Americas

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Thousands of protesters have taken their frustration over Donald Trump‘s presidential election win onto the streets for a third straight night, following previous outbreaks of window-smashing and fire-setting. Protests swept on Friday across the cities of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland – where one protester was shot, voicing anger at Trump’s controversial campaign […]

Donald Trump, climate finance, and ‘catastrophe’

Donald Trump, climate finance, and ‘catastrophe’

President-elect Donald Trump’s policies are likely to make it harder for developing nations to obtain the growing finance they need to combat climate change, threatening one pillar of a 2015 international agreement to slow global warming. There is widespread unease about climate finance at the November 7-18 talks on climate change among almost 200 nations […]

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests in the US against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election victory have turned violent as demonstrators take to the streets for a second day. Thousands of protesters on Thursday threw objects at police in Portland, Oregon, and damaged a car park, the Portland Police Department said on Twitter. Some protesters sprayed graffiti on cars […]

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Senator Bernie Sanders says his camp will become President-Elect Trump’s worst nightmare if he goes after minorities in America. The former Democratic presidential hopeful says he’s prepared to work with Trump to improve working people’s lives. Sanders, who endorsed Clinton after she beat him at Democratic presidential primary and campaigned for her against Trump, warned […]

Reports of racist attacks rise after Donald Trump’s win

Reports of racist attacks rise after Donald Trump’s win

Americans have taken to social media to recount racist attacks that have taken place following the election of Donald Trump as the next US president. Trump’s campaign had heavily focused on minorities and foreigners, including Muslims and Mexicans, as he painted the two groups as threats to peace and the economy respectively.   Famously, Trump […]

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

New York, United States – Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric tells one story about the modern day US. But, students painstakingly learning Arabic’s right-to-left script in classrooms across the country tells another. While fewer Americans speak Arabic than English, Spanish, Chinese or even Tagalog, it is perhaps the nation’s fastest-growing language and is […]

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

An air strike by the US-led coalition countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group may have led to the death of Iraqi soldiers, the US military said in a statement. After acting on information from Iraqi security forces on the ground near Fallujah, coalition forces conducted several air strikes against ISIL […]

The Muslims who shaped America – from brain surgeons to rappers

The Muslims who shaped America – from brain surgeons to rappers

What have Muslims ever done for America? If your sole source of information were Donald Trump, you’d think that the answer was not much – apart from murdering its citizens and trying to destroy its values. The Republican presidential hopeful has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US until American authorities “can figure […]