Topic: United States
Global News Blog Haiti earthquake: Is the term 'looting' racist? Past Kanye West comments fuel debate
Old comments by rapper Kanye West about Hurricane Katrina are being dredged up in a debate on how race plays into the coverage of natural disasters, including the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti last week.
01/19/2010 04:33 pm
From the "global war on terror" to the "long war" to the "overseas contingency operation," no one can decide what to call the current approach to US foreign policy.
01/19/2010 03:37 pm
The US military has held off on doing airdrops of food and water to victims of the Haiti earthquake, fearing they could set off riots. But it now has troops in place to secure airdrop zones.
01/19/2010 02:58 pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed an appeals court ruling that would have given Mumia Abu-Jamal a chance to avoid the dealth penalty. Some opponents of capital punishment have championed Abu-Jamal's case.
01/19/2010 02:05 pm
Rebuilding after the earthquake should not be a job only for the international community.
01/19/2010 02:01 pm
Student and taxi driver Abdul Jabbar al-Suhaili, who drags a soiled Israeli flag behind his car, says he wishes Osama bin Laden were president.
01/19/2010 01:24 pm
Many Afghans say the pace of development has not matched the amount of investment. Since 2001, the US has spent more than $39 billion on humanitarian and development projects.
01/19/2010 01:16 pm
The US and Philippines can claim many successes since joining forces in counterterrorism after 9/11, but uprooting militancy altogether remains elusive.
01/19/2010 11:59 am
A study suggests that textbooks are the works most likely to be pirated.
01/19/2010 10:48 am
While Egypt’s pressure on Hamas has backed the Islamist movement into a corner, it has also inflamed Palestinian anger by doing so – and thus weakened Egypt’s power as a regional negotiator.
01/19/2010 10:02 am