Obama blasts the Republican-dominated Congress for thwarting his plans to close the notorious Guantanamo military prison.
With only days left of his administration, US President Barack Obama pays $500 million for a UN program to help poor countries cut their greenhouse gases in a fight for a better climate worldwide.
Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr., the legendary leader of the African American civil rights movement.
A newly-released video shows US police tackling, beating black man suspected of stealing his own car.
A US report says police in the city of Chicago routinely violate the civil rights of citizens, particularly black and Latino communities.
Human Right Watch warns that Donald Trump and the rise of "demagogues" in Europe pose a "profound threat" to human rights.
US police arrest several protesters demanding Obama close the Guantanamo Bay prison before leaving the White House.
Democrats have written a letter to US President Barack Obama, urging him to make a last-ditch effort to keep his thwarted promise to close the notorious Guantánamo Bay prison.
US Republican lawmakers are eager to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border regardless of reimbursement by Mexico City.
Newly released footage shows US immigration agents brutally beating a Kenyan student in jail.
Donald Trump says the US should not allow any more detainee releases from the Guantanamo Bay prison.
At least 188 civilians have been killed in US-led strikes allegedly against Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria since 2014, the US military says.
Hundreds march in the American city of Chicago to remember nearly 800 murder victims in 2016.
A video has again stirred controversy in the US over police brutality against African Americans.
The largest US police union demands halt to sale of shirts carrying Blacks Lives Matter slogans.
A white officer has tackled and arrested a black woman who had called police for help, a video shows.
Donald Trump is refusing to back out of his plan to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the US.
Two Muslim American YouTube stars were escorted off a Delta flight in London for speaking Arabic.
More than 200 employees of technology companies have vowed to not help incoming US President Donald Trump build a data registry to track Muslims.
Police in the US state of California shoot and kill an unarmed 73-year-old Latino man suffering from dementia.
Thousands of American Muslims and activists from progressive groups will march on the White House on Monday.
The US Border Patrol agency has engineered the death and disappearance of tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, according to an advocacy group.
Less than a month after the November 8 election, hate crimes in Michigan have significantly increased, officials say.
Disappointed over failure to close Gitmo, Barack Obama describes the notorious prison as a disgrace and a waste of money.
Protesters in Charlotte have called on police to “stop killing black people” after an officer “got away with murder.”
Nearly 900 reports of hateful incidents were recorded in the 10 days after the US presidential election, a civil rights group says.
Human Rights Watch urges Donald Trump to repudiate controversial proposals he made during the election campaign.
Senator John McCain warns Donald Trump that torture and waterboarding would not be reinstated in the US.
Hate crimes against Muslims across the United States spiked last year, show new statistics released by the FBI.
Protest rallies erupt in US state of Ohio after a judge rules a mistrial in the shooting death of a black man by a white police officer.
There was a spate of hate crimes reported on social media and to police on Thursday that targeted Muslims, Latinos and African Americans.
The documentarian, who was arrested for filming a North Dakota pipeline protest, says she is "dumbfounded" by her charges.
A US judge sentences California father to a 1,503-year prison term over raping of his own teenage daughter.
Some 300 protesters rally outside police headquarters in Chicago against police brutality in the country.
Dozens of civil rights groups in the US urge the Department of Justice to investigate police use of facial-recognition databases.
The UN top human rights official says if Donald Trump wins the US 2016 vote, it will pose a threat to the world.
A Muslim man in the US was thrown off a plane for saying the Islamic phrase of “inshallah”.
A US federal judge has ordered former high-ranking CIA officials to testify in a lawsuit against the psychologists who designed the spy agency’s torture techniques.
A US Navy sailor faces discipline after failing to salute as the national anthem played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
UN experts warn the US has not yet confronted its history of "racial terrorism."
A well-known civil rights organization in the United States rejects a request by GOP nominee Donald Trump for a visit to the complex.
Rally in New York calls for the closure of Rikers Island over the inhumane treatment of prisoners.
Charlotte police release dash and body camera footage of shooting death of Keith Scott.
US president inaugurates the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.
A report by a UN working group says US police killings of African Americans are reminiscent of "racial terror lynching" in the country.
A video shows the moments before and after the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Footage released Monday shows a black man, who was killed by Tulsa police Friday, was unarmed.
The US House of Representatives in Congress has passed a bill that would block the transfer of any detainees from the notorious Guantanamo Bay military prison.
A US congressional intelligence committee has released a report condemning intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden for leaking classified information.
Prisoners in two dozen American states have gone on strike to protest living conditions and “modern-day slavery."
Obama says he is "not ready to concede" that the Guantanamo prison may still remain open after he leaves office.
An alleged British hacker fears for his life if he is extradited to the US to face a potential jail sentence of 99 years.
A US police union threatens to boycott San Francisco 49ers football games because a player refused to stand during the national anthem.
The Israeli regime tells US authorities that they found no wrongdoing by soldiers in the shooting death of an American teenager in the West Bank.
The US state of California passes a bill penalizing companies that choose to boycott the Israeli regime.
A federal judge has rejected a request from American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for life-saving medication that could cure his hepatitis C.
Video shows Oklahoma police pepper spraying an 84-year-old black woman inside her home.
An American nonprofit legal advocacy organization is classifying the 'White Lives Matter' as a hate group.
Republican governor of the US state of Maine refers to African Americans and Hispanics as "the enemy."
An American major league football star refuses to stand for the US national anthem before games due to oppression of African Americans and other minorities.
The New York City Police Department routinely violated rules governing intelligence-gathering while targeting American Muslims for surveillance, a new report says.
A large number of activists march in the US city to condemn the presidential candidate and her Zionist donor.
The police chief of Chicago recommends the firing of seven officers accused of making false reports over the deadly cop shooting of a black teenager.
A Muslim family has sued a school in New York for allegedly forcing their son to sign a false confession claiming he was a terrorist.
Black Lives Matter movement expresses solidarity with Palestinians in the occupied territories.
A US Justice Department report has accused police in Baltimore of routinely discriminating against African-Americans and using excessive force.
Baltimore police have routinely violated the constitutional rights of African Americans, according to a US Justice Department investigation.
The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has sued Texas school officials and others.
Over 40 people have been arrested in the US state of Tennessee over the past week in connection with human trafficking.
More than 60 US organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement have released a series of demands, including reparations for slavery.
Profound differences remain between black and white adults in their views on racial discrimination, a survey has found.
Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans are more likely to be arrested by police compared to white people in the United States, new research finds.
Surveillance footage shows an African-American inmate being strangled to death by a corrections officer in an Oklahoma jail.
African-American men who live below the poverty line have the greatest mortality risk of any ethnic group in the US, according to new research.
A Louisiana civil rights group has criticized US law enforcement officers for their "violent" treatment of protesters.
The United States says it has transferred a Yemeni inmate from the American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Italy.
Bahamas issues a rare travel alert for US visitors, warning young male travelers to “exercise extreme caution” around US police officers.
Police fired pepper spray and tear gas to break a large anti-police protest in Phoenix, Arizona.
US President Barack Obama says the recent shootings of two African Americans by US police are "not isolated incidents."
Two Muslim teenagers have been attacked outside a mosque in New York City as the US is facing a new wave of hate crimes.
A new poll reveals persisting wage disparities among Americans based on race and gender.
International human rights organization Reprieve says the White House downplays civilian casualties from drone strikes.
A new report suggests police in the US state of Connecticut are more likely to use stun guns on minorities.
Romania received “millions of dollars” from the CIA to allow the agency to torture terrorism suspects in secret prisons.
A Jewish American slams the New York governor for enacting law to punish companies that refuse to invest in Israel.
A US judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer of all charges in the death of 25-year-old African-American detainee Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Pentagon says a Yemeni inmate of the notorious Guantanamo prison has been relocated.
US President Barack Obama is facing opposition again from within his administration over his plans to close Guantanamo prison.
Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called for racial profiling of Muslims inside the country to combat terrorism.
Black Americans were incarcerated in state prisons at an average rate of 5 times that of white Americans, according to a new report.
Newly released CIA documents expose unsettling details of the agency's torture program after the 9/11 attacks.