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Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

Trump's effort to replace Obamacare in disarray

Third Republican senator declares she will not back party's efforts to repeal 2010 Affordable Care Act without a replacement.

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US tightens airport screening of electronic devices

Airlines had been concerned that the laptop ban currently in place for flights from 10 Middle Eastern cities would be extended to all in-bound passengers.

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Gulf diplomatic dispute: Both sides lobby hard in Washington

Both sides in the Gulf dispute are working hard to win over international public opinion and the backing of the US government. One way they are trying to do that is by pouring money into lobbying firms.

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Trump-Russia probe: Comey testimony raises suspicions

The release of former FBI director James Comey's prepared testimony has increased suspicions that US President Donald Trump had reportedly tried to obstruct an investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Middle East

Qatar's ambassador to US discusses diplomatic crisis

Meshal Bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar's ambassador to the US, talks to Al Jazeera about the turmoil roiling the Gulf region after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Egypt and others cut diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed blockades.

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UAE envoy criticises Trump in latest email leak

The latest round of leaked emails of the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the US reveal repeated criticism by the diplomat of US President Donald Trump.

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Trump to propose $1 trillion US infrastructure overhaul plan

US President Donald Trump has promised to propose plans for a one trillion-dollar infrastructure programme that would renew the country's roads, bridges, pipelines and other elements.

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US airline pledges to reduce overbooking

The CEO of United Airlines has apologised again for the violent ejection of a paying passenger from a flight in April. Oscar Munoz was speaking at a congressional hearing into the airline industry.

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May Day protests held across the US

Tens of thousands marched across different cities in the US to mark May Day. Many rallies harked back to the day's roots - a crackdown on mainly immigrant workers in the 1890s.

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US video games focus on historical accuracy

The developers of Call of Duty: World War II say historians were consulted closely during the game's development, so that as players engage in battle, they also learn from the past.

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US lawyers contest mass executions in Arkansas

Plans in the US state of Arkansas to execute six prisoners in 11 days are being contested by lawyers.

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US: Ex-prison staff warn against mass execution by lethal drugs

A federal court in the US state of Arkansas is due to decide whether seven death-row inmates will be executed starting next week.