On June 27, in a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two of the four provisions in HB 2 — a Texas pro-life law that passed in 2013 by bipartisan majority vote.
“I think it gives all pro-life leaders pause."
Seventy-two-year-old political prisoner Mohammad Hossein Rafiee has threatened to go on hunger strike if the authorities continue to block his pardon from prison, his daughter told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Sometimes we are told that the Intelligence Ministry is in charge of my father’s case and that they are against his […]
Is Donald Trump qualified to be president? For many of us, the answer is an easy “no,” possibly delivered with a shocked snicker. But maybe more telling is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s answer: "Well, look, I think it's no question that he's made a number of mistakes over the last few weeks. Show More Summary
'With the drop of a gavel, five Supreme Court justices have endangered the safety of women.'
Sen. Mark Kirk, a Republican senator from Illinois, has broken from his fellow GOP leaders and come out in favor of the Supreme Court's decision...
The Supreme Court delivered a major win to abortion clinics in Texas in a decision that halts the state’s Republican leaders from enforcing one of the nation’s strictest abortion laws, the Washington Post reports.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed Bahrain’s Sunni-led government for stripping a prominent Shiite cleric of his citizenship and incited the young Bahrainis to rise against the government. He accused Bahrain of “blatant foolishness and insanity” for stripping Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim of his citizenship. Bahrain stripped Qassim of his citizenship this […]
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader has blasted as "foolishness" a decision by Bahrain's leaders to strip a top Shi'ite Muslim cleric of his citizenship, and said it could provoke violence from Shi'ites, who make up the majority in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom.
Yesterday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with over 1,000 pro-life leaders and activists from across the country and promised to appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court. But Trump also named a special faith advisory panel that will be filled by a number of respected pro-life leaders. Trump’s campaign said the board will […]
Ehsan Mazandarani, who went on hunger strike on May 17, is in intensive care following a heart attack A little over a month after he sent a letter to Iran’s supreme leader stating that he had been tortured, imprisoned reformist newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani was rushed from Evin Prison to a hospital in Tehran after […]
ICHRI– When Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently tried to side-step questions about the country’s abysmal human rights record, he yet again exposed his government’s inability—or reluctance—to face the issue even though President Hassan Rouhani came to power in 2013 promising to improve it. At a press conference in Norway on June 13, 2016, […]
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday with 900 top evangelical and social conservative leaders will be a time of questions and answers on issues such as the Supreme Court, sanctity of life and religious freedom, according to an organizer, who said a similar meeting is being planned also with Trump's rival Hillary Clinton.
Hypocrisy supreme. In the wake of the Orlando terror attack, Donald Trump has claimed to be a friend of the LGBT community, as he ramps up attacks against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "Ask yourself, who is reallyShow More Summary
The leadership of the Yarsan faith in northwestern Iran has written to Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, seeking his blessing for a constitutional amendment that would end discrimination against the faith’s followers and recognize their religious beliefs. “As members of a civic organization we wrote a letter to the supreme leader in March 2015 because […]
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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to take aim at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in comments he made on Tuesday, pledging to burn the landmark nuclear deal signed with world powers in if the next U.S. Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, threatened on Tuesday to "set fire" to the nuclear deal sealed with world powers if U.S. presidential candidates reneged on the agreement.
In a major development, the supreme leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the head of its caliphate, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been reportedly killed in a U.S.-led airstrike in Syria. According to the Mirror, al-Baghdadi was seriously injured in an airstrike on Friday and later died from his wounds. Show More Summary
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s Supreme Court has thrown out the current leader of the main opposition party and reinstated a former leader who had sued for control of the Independent Liberal Party. Current leader Eduardo Montealegre has been building a coalition to compete against President Daniel Ortega, who is running for his third consecutive […]