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The State Department’s human rights report for 2018 released Wednesday notes Saudi Arabia’s killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi without mentioning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who US intelligence services believe ordered the premeditated murder.

The annual report catalogs violence, repression and cruelty around the world, under a mandate set by Congress in foreign aid and trade laws. President Donald Trump has defended violators and spent little time addressing...

Political grudges and racial animosity have divided students at U.S. high schools and President Donald Trump has exacerbated the problem with his rhetoric, a study released showed.

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) surveyed 505 high school principals for the study. More than 60 percent of them reported some of their students had made derogatory remarks about immigrants.

More broadly, more than 80 percent of principals said some of their students...

The Trump administration rejected a green card application for a Muslim man who accused Border Patrol of serving him pork sandwiches for six days — and did so the day after Huffpost published an article detailing his allegations.

Adnan Asif Parveen filed an application to adjust his immigration status nearly two years ago, based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen. But he had yet to receive a decision from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before he was detained at a Border...

Muslims face more discrimination than any other religious group in the United States, according to a poll of registered voters published Friday.

Conducted by political website The Hill and market research and consulting services company HarrisX, it found that 85 percent of respondents believe Muslims face discrimination while 79 percent said Jews are discriminated against.

Some 61 percent of respondents said Christians face discrimination, while 55 percent said atheists face...

The U.S. State Department avoided answering a question Thursday on the recent execution of nine men by Egyptian authorities, saying it needed to research the issue more.

Asked by reporters whether the U.S. had anything to say on the matter as well as on reported human rights abuses in the country, spokesman Robert Palladino said he did not have any comment and would like to "gather more information before responding."

"We discuss human rights regularly in all of our...

The federal government has been secretly tracking immigration activists, immigration activists, lawyers and journalists covering the topic, KNSD-TV, an NBC station in San Diego, reported on Wednesday evening.

Leaked documents from a Homeland Security source showed that the U.S. created and maintained a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers the government had associated with the migrant caravan that traveled from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico...

United States and European weapons are being used by the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition to kill and wound hundreds of civilians in Yemen, a new report by the Yemen-based Mwatana for Human Rights (MHR) has revealed.

The organisation documented 27 unlawful coalition attacks from April 2015 to April 2018 that killed 203 civilians and injured at least 749.

Of the 27 attacks, 22 likely involved weapons produced in the US, two attacks likely involved weapons produced in the United...

Thousands of migrant children allegedly suffered sexual abuse while in U.S. government custody over the past four years, according to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) documents released Tuesday by Florida Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch.

According to the documents, over a thousand allegations of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors in HHS custody were reported to federal authorities each fiscal year since 2015. In total, between October 2014 and July 2018, 4,556 sexual...

The white supremacist group Identity Evropa more than doubled the number of its chapters.

The violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division grew from one chapter to 27.

The white nationalist group and podcasting site The Right Stuff boasted 34 chapters.

American hate groups had a bumper year in 2018 as a surge in black and white nationalist groups lifted their number to a new record high, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a report issued Wednesday.

The...

A man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a Sikhemployee of a California 7-Eleven convenience store.

The man can allegedly be seen on surveillance footage punching the employee, and throwing coffee on him after he attempted to leave without paying for coffee. The man, identified by police as John Crain, was arrested by the Marysville Police Department.

Mr Crain has admitted to the attack, and reportedly told police that hates Muslim, according to the ...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attempted on Saturday to rationalize his decision to not step down after a racist photo surfaced from his medical school yearbook page. But even after hearing Northam tell his side of the story — that it wasn’t him in the picture — prominent Democrats are still calling on him to resign.

It’s easy to see why Northam’s press conference didn’t help his cause: The event quickly devolved into a train wreck.

Northam apologized profusely for the image,...

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ceased all assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, a U.S. official said.

The decision was linked to a Jan. 31 deadline set by new U.S. legislation under which foreign aid recipients would be more exposed to anti-terrorism lawsuits.

The deadline also sees the end of about $60 million in U.S. aid for the Palestinian security forces, whose cooperation with Israeli forces helps maintain relative quiet...

Hoping to scare Muslims into leaving the U.S., members of an Illinois militia group rented a truck and drove more than 500 miles to bomb a Minnesota mosque, two men admitted Thursday.

Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris said that when they arrived Aug. 5, 2017, at the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, they broke a window and threw a lit pipe bomb and a gasoline mixture inside, causing an explosion, fire and extensive damage.

No one was injured in the attack, which...

After a student reported a comment made at lunchtime at a school in upstate New York, a day later three men and a teen were arrested and charged with plotting to attack a Muslim community about 200 miles away.

Brian Colaneri, 20, Vincent Vetromile, 19, Andrew Crysel, 18, and an unidentified 16-year-old male were arrested on January 17 in Greece, New York. All are accused of making homemade bombs and plotting to attack the Muslim community of Islamberg in Delaware County, New York....

Four aid workers were convicted on charges connected to their efforts to leave food and water for migrants in an Arizona wildlife refuge along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The volunteers, who are members of the faith-based humanitarian aid group No More Deaths, were caught on Aug. 13, 2017, by a Federal Wildlife officer as they left water jugs, beans and other supplies for migrants in Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a 50-mile border with Mexico.

No More Deaths...