Gulf states are the top donors to the United Nations, and they allow Syrians to come on work visas. But they won't resettle Syrians because the Gulf doesn't recognize the legal concept of refugees.
After months of hedging, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came out against the Keystone XL pipeline. She did so as much of the media attention was focused on Pope Francis' landing.
European Union interior and justice ministers met in Brussels Tuesday to discuss a proposed plan to relocate 120,000 refugees across member states. The meeting, on the eve of an EU summit, is likely to prove contentious, since several eastern European governments have already rejected the idea.
After more than four years of civil war in Syria, what's driving people to Europe in such numbers now? NPR takes a look at the Syrian city of Aleppo to illustrate what Syria has become.
NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, who will be the keynote speaker at the U.S.-China business roundtable Wednesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his trip to the U.S. in Seattle Tuesday, where he will meet with leaders in tech and aerospace.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Yore, an international child protection advocate and founder of YoreChildren.com, about why she is concerned about the direction Pope Francis is taking.
The popular pope has challenged U.S. political orthodoxy — on both sides of the aisle.
The Public Interest Research Group came up with a matching-funds plan that would benefit candidates who have raised the most money from small donations.
A papal visit is now regarded as public relations gold. But the idea of a pope coming to Washington and meeting with the president was unthinkable before the 20th century.
The Wisconsin governor pointed the finger at Donald Trump for his early demise, but Walker also has himself to blame for repeated gaffes and missteps on foreign policy, immigration and more.
The Republican presidential field is now smaller by one, with the departure of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from the race. After an early rise to contender status, Walker suffered a sudden decline.
Amnesty International USA is demanding an investigation into what they say is a lackluster response by Justice Department officials to the 6,000-page Senate torture report released in 2014.
Acupuncture and massage haven't been proven to ease pain better than drugs — and may cost more. But Oregon hopes these sorts of alternatives to pills will reduce the societal costs of opioid abuse.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is reportedly poised to scrap his bid for the Republican nomination for president — just two months after announcing it.
NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Constanze Stelzenmüller of the Brookings Institution about the agreement, which enables passport-free movement between member states.
The Wisconsin governor bemoaned the rise of negative attacks in the GOP race, urging his remaining rivals to unite to stop front-runner Donald Trump.
Germans are grappling with what could be as many as a million asylum-seekers to their country this year, but most say they welcome the new arrivals. A sizeable majority of Germans today think of their country as a land of immigrants, who are vital to keeping it strong as the traditional population ages and shrinks. One of these new Germans is an immigrant from Mozambique who has become a brew master, soccer coach and member of the town council in an eastern German hamlet, where extremists have been attacking asylum-seekers.
The U.S. plans to take in as many as 100,000 refugees by 2017, but it will take more money from Congress to make that a reality.
Multiple GOP candidates have made comments recently about Muslims in America, including Ben Carson's suggestion that a Muslim could not serve as president.