Alexanda Kotey (left), a member of a notrious Islamic State cell known as “the Beatles”, with another alleged member, El Shafee Elsheikh, in March 2018 after their capture in Syria. Photograph: Hussein Malla/AP

A member of a notorious cell of four British Islamic State group members who tortured Western hostages has pleaded guilty in a US federal courtroom fi(...)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: vowed to not take up the infrastructure Bill until the Senate passed the budget. But when the Bills reach the House the road becomes  more bumpy. Photograph: David Paul Morris

Within minutes of passing a sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure package on Tuesday, the US Senate moved to the next order of business: an even bigger (...)

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (centre) and Cori Bush (D-MO) (right) protest on the steps to the House of Representatives at the US Capitol Building for an extension of the eviction moratorium. Photograph:  Samuel Corum/Getty

A growing rift is emerging between Democrats in the US House of Representatives over the expiration of a rent-related moratorium that could leave mill(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris addressing a joint news conference with Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei in Guatemala city on Monday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

US vice-president Kamala Harris has been criticised for saying undocumented migrants from Guatemala should not come to the US. On her first foreign (...)

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan was vaccinated in Oldtown in Alexandria, Virginia, with the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Women’s health advocate and Limerick woman Vicky Phelan, who is undergoing experimental cancer treatment in the United States, has spoken of her relie(...)

Judy Dodd, an actor, director and teacher in New York, noticed a marked  improvement in her long-Covid symptoms four days after receiving her second vaccine dose. Photograph: Nancy Borowick/The New York Times

Judy Dodd began struggling with symptoms of long Covid last spring: shortness of breath, headaches, exhaustion. Then she got the vaccine. After her f(...)

Activists: Caelainn Hogan, Tobi Lawal, Alannah O’Neill Murray (top row); Megan Sims, Amika George, Lisa Nic An Bhreithimh (middle row); Síona Cahill and Saoi O’Connor

Is this the age of the young female activist? Amika George led a movement at 17 that changed the lives of millions of schoolgirls. She tells Cather(...)

 People take to the streets in Los Angeles to celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 US presidential election. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

As Joe Biden took to the stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday night promising a new beginning for America, it was easy to forget that his victor(...)

British Islamic State fighters El Shafee el-Sheikh and Alexanda Kotey, in images released in February, 2018. Photograph: Syrian Democratic Forces/AFP via Getty Images

Two alleged Islamic State militants known as the Beatles were set to arrive in the United States on Wednesday to face trial on US criminal charges for(...)

US president Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the presmumptive Democratic candidate in November’s election. Photographs: Jim Watson, Dominic Reuter//AFP via Getty Images

It is a scenario that the US state department has warned about the world over: an incumbent politician in a democracy with weak institutions tries to (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • Next
  • Last »