Social Affairs

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

Aug 17, 2017

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says in world's fastest-growing crisis

Saudi-Qatar border reopened for hajj pilgrims amid rift

Aug 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia will open its border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend the hajj, marking a breakthrough in a monthslong rift between the two Gulf countries

Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

Aug 17, 2017

Trump signs legislation that removes 15-year time limit on using GI benefits and increases aid for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve

President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

Aug 17, 2017

Even as some Republican leaders distance themselves from Trump, his most ardent grassroots supporters still back him

Charlottesville woman's family: Fight injustice like she did

Aug 17, 2017

Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally say the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice

Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled

Aug 17, 2017

President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils-an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks

Aug 17, 2017

Republican leaders tiptoe around President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks on white supremacists as the GOP grapples with an escalating political crisis

Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing

Aug 17, 2017

Amid tight security, Afghan models promote traditional clothing of country's ethnic groups in rare Kabul fashion show

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Aug 17, 2017

An Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings

Cambodia's tax agency denies crackdown is political

Aug 17, 2017

Cambodian tax authorities have denied there is a political motive for a crackdown on delinquent taxpayers that prominently targets media and civil society organizations critical of the government