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The US government notified the UN on Monday of its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In remarks made in June 2017, President Donald Trump announced the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement due to the “unfair economic burden” imposed upon American workers and businesses. In the press statement released on Monday, Secretary [...]

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Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces committed summary executions and grave offenses without accountability. Afghan paramilitary forces belong to the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), but they have been recruited, trained, equipped and overseen by the CIA. The US provides logistical support, as well as [...]

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The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called on India to restore rights to India-administered Kashmir on Wednesday. On August 5, India’s government introduced a bill that revoked the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir. The government decided to divide the state into two federally-administered territories, which will [...]

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A judge for the US District Court of the Northern District of California found on Thursday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education had violated a court order to stop collection on loans owed by students who had attended now-defunct, for-profit schools operated and owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. The court ordered [...]

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The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced further restrictions on Cuba’s access to commercial aircraft on Friday.  The Cuban regime used leased commercial aircraft, subject to BIS jurisdiction, to transport tourists and generate revenue for the Cuban regime. BIS is now revoking existing licenses and will deny further applications for leases [...]

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