Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

United States

US: At least three killed in Washington after train derailment

A high-speed Amtrak train making its inaugural journey in the US has crashed after derailing on a bridge over the I-5 motorway near DuPont, WA.

US: At least three killed in Washington after train derailment

US & Canada

US gun debate five years after Sandy Hook massacre

It has been five years since 26 people, including 20 school children, were massacred in the US state of Connecticut. But despite these incidents, there has been no congressional action on restricting guns.

US gun debate five years after Sandy Hook massacre

US & Canada

Alabama senate election: New poll shows Jones ahead of Moore

Accusations of sexual abuse have dogged the campaign of the Republican candidate in Tuesday's special senate election in the US state of Alabama.

Alabama senate election: New poll shows Jones ahead of Moore

US & Canada

Trump endorses controversial Roy Moore

Sexual harassment allegations have dominated the campaign in Tuesday's US Senate election in Alabama. It drew nationwide attention when Republican candidate Roy Moore was accused of molesting teenage girls while he was in his 30s.

Trump endorses controversial Roy Moore

US & Canada

US special counsel examines Trump-Israel relations

The Israeli government has admitted to reaching out to members of Donald Trump's transition team last December before he was sworn into office.

US special counsel examines Trump-Israel relations

US & Canada

Al Franken resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Democratic Senator Al Franken has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment.

Al Franken resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Nuclear weapons

US nuclear stockpile is world's second largest

The United States is the only country to have used nuclear weapons, not once but twice.

US nuclear stockpile is world's second largest

Turkey

Turkey urges US to drop case against gold trader Reza Zarrab

Turkish President Recep Erdogan claims the case against Zarrab is politically motivated and ultimately intended to bolster US-based dissident Fethullah Gulen, who seeks to overthrow Erdogan's government.

Turkey urges US to drop case against gold trader Reza Zarrab

US & Canada

US to start airing court-ordered anti-smoking adverts

Despite several members of the Trump administration having supported the tobacco lobby, court-ordered radio and TV ads highlighting the dangers of smoking debut in the United States this weekend.

US to start airing court-ordered anti-smoking adverts

US & Canada

Trump names North Korea 'a state sponsor of terror'

President Trump has returned North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terrorism and promised that the US treasury department would be announcing new sanctions. However, not everyone in his administration agrees.

Trump names North Korea 'a state sponsor of terror'

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