Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

Boston to hold 'free-speech rally'

Another right wing rally, and another counterprotest, will be held in Boston.

Boston to hold 'free-speech rally'

US & Canada

Charlottesville holds vigil in honour of Heather Heyer

Thousands of people carrying candles filled the streets of downtown Charlottesville for a vigil for Heather Heyer, the woman killed at white supremacist rally.

Charlottesville holds vigil in honour of Heather Heyer

United States

Nissan workers in US vote on union representation

Workers at Nissan's assembly plant in Mississippi are voting on whether to be represented by a union. It is the culmination of a 14-year-long battle for labour organisation at the plant.

Nissan workers in US vote on union representation

US & Canada

Trump snubs major civil rights convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading civil rights group in the US, is questioning why President Donald Trump turned down an invitation to speak at its annual convention.

Trump snubs major civil rights convention

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.

Trump's effort to replace Obamacare in disarray

US & Canada

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.

US tightens airport screening of electronic devices

US & Canada

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.

Gulf diplomatic dispute: Both sides lobby hard in Washington

US & Canada

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.

Trump-Russia probe: Comey testimony raises suspicions

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.

Qatar's ambassador to US discusses diplomatic crisis

US & Canada

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.

UAE envoy criticises Trump in latest email leak

US & Canada

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.

Trump to propose $1 trillion US infrastructure overhaul plan

US & Canada

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.

US airline pledges to reduce overbooking