Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

Museum of the Bible opens in Washington DC

A new religious museum opens in Washington DC on Saturday.

Museum of the Bible opens in Washington DC

US & Canada

Jeff Sessions says he forgot about Russia meeting

Evidence given by staffers 'reminds' Sessions that he was aware of meetings between Trump campaign staffers and Russians claiming to represent the Kremlin.

Jeff Sessions says he forgot about Russia meeting

US & Canada

San Juan mayor sceptical as GOP postpone Puerto Rico hearing

The US Congress is beginning to examine the official response to Hurricane Maria. But there are accusations they only want to hear from those who give Trump's administration a positive review and not, specifically, Carmen Cruz.

San Juan mayor sceptical as GOP postpone Puerto Rico hearing

Facebook

US senators rips social media firms over Russian meddling

The lawyer for social media giant Facebook has admitted the company should have done more to pick up on Russia-linked meddling in last year's US election, but emphasised that it represented a very small portion of News Feed content.

US senators rips social media firms over Russian meddling

Middle East

US officials defend Trump's stance on Iran nuclear deal

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations who brushed off European criticism of the Trump administration's approach to the nuclear deal with Iran, was among a number of US officials who defended Trump's opposition to the deal.

US officials defend Trump's stance on Iran nuclear deal

US & Canada

Ivanka Trump volunteers as mentor at World Bank and IMF meeting

Prominent female faces in the world of business are being used to push gender equality.

Ivanka Trump volunteers as mentor at World Bank and IMF meeting

Hurricane

Puerto Rican communities fear for their future

Many Puerto Ricans are worried about what will happen to their communities.

Puerto Rican communities fear for their future

Hurricane

Puerto Rico laments lack of help from US federal government

Donald Trump says the relief effort in Puerto Rico is a success, but many residents on the island are trying to get by with no help from the federal government.

Puerto Rico laments lack of help from US federal government

US & Canada

Trump praises himself in first visit to storm-torn Puerto Rico

US President Donald Trump visited the island on Tuesday, two weeks after the hurricane struck. Already accused of botching the government response, his remarks there have generated more controversy.

Trump praises himself in first visit to storm-torn Puerto Rico

US & Canada

Hurricane Harvey victims face toxic contamination

While a great deal of attention was focused on Houston, a place called Port Arthur was hit particularly hard. It is home to the largest oil refinery in the US and residents are worried about possible of toxic contamination.

Hurricane Harvey victims face toxic contamination

US & Canada

Cassini's Saturn discoveries led to space aircraft destruction

Cassini was launched in October 1997 and began orbiting Saturn in June 2004. The data it transmitted since then was invaluable to astronomers investigating the origins of Saturn, its rings and moons.

Cassini's Saturn discoveries led to space aircraft destruction

US & Canada

Many doubt US emergency agency will help Harvey victims

Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas are putting their trust in FEMA to help them recover.

Many doubt US emergency agency will help Harvey victims