Where do top Democrats stand on foreign policy?

The United States 2020 Democratic primary candidates have largely avoided discussing foreign policy issues in much detail, and when they do, it can be difficult to distinguish their positions. “[I don’t] have much of an idea of what they think,”...

The Great Inequality Debate

The US economy. It is one of President Donald Trump’s pet topics, he loves to talk about it, he loves to brag about it, and he loves to tweet about it. Just this week the US president took to Twitter to tell the world that more than 5 million jobs had been...

US House Democrats delay anti-Semitism resolution amid pressure

US House Democrats have delayed a vote on a second resolution condemning anti-Semitism as politicians squabble over its wording, according to US media. The resolution, which was slated for a Wednesday vote, was initially drafted as an indirect rebuke of Ilhan Omar,...

Battle for Hodeidah: More than 40 Houthis killed in 24 hours

At least 43 Houthis have been killed in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeidah over the past 24 hours as pro-government forces close in on rebel-held areas in the east of the city. Medics at a hospital in Hodeidah said on Sunday the Houthi fighters had been killed...

The Rising Crisis in Gaza and a Potential Ceasefire

Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, joined Al Jazeera to discuss the recent Israeli special forces operation inside the Gaza Strip that killed 7 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier, as well as Israeli air...

Who really benefits from a strong US economy?

President Donald Trump often takes credit for the strong national economy. On his watch, wages are up, unemployment is down, and the poverty rate has continued a four-year decline. Last summer, the Trump administration even declared the country’s war on poverty...

Uneasy calm in Gaza after Hamas-Israel deal

A fragile calm has taken hold in the besieged Gaza Strip as a deal between Hamasand Israel appears to be holding. The deal, brokered by Egyptian and United Nations officials, was designed to restore calm and end the Israeli onslaught on Hamas positions and other...

Funerals begin for Palestinians killed by Israel army on Land Day

Funerals have begun for the 17 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel to mark the 42nd anniversary of Land Day. Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip held the funeral for 30-year-old Sari Abu Odeh late on...

Donald Trump: Jerusalem is Off Negotiating Table

US President Donald Trump has reiterated that the issue of Jerusalem is off the negotiating table after his decision to declare the city as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to the holy city from Tel Aviv. “By taking Jerusalem off the table I wanted...

In New Security Plan, Trump Hits Out at Russia and China

Donald Trump unveiled a new “America First” national security strategy that promised to prioritize US economic interests and named China and Russia as “competition” that threaten to harm the country’s security. The Trump administration...

Cuban Americans warily await Trump’s policy rethink

Humberto Calzada takes a tough line on Cuba’s socialist regime. He fled with his family in the first wave of exiles in 1960, fearing what laws the new revolutionaries would impose on the Caribbean island’s well-heeled set. He was a teenager then. Now a...

Trump passes up chance to ‘rip up’ Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump passed up a chance to derail the nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, a move analysts said reflected business interests at home and diplomatic relations abroad. During Trump’s election campaign he vowed to “rip up” the...