US & Canada

Targeting US gun laws

New voices are joining the push for reform, but can they succeed where others have failed?

Targeting US gun laws

Orlando shooting

After Orlando, US Senate rejects gun control measures

Senate rejects measures by Republicans and Democrats to stem gun violence after worst shooting in modern US history.

War & Conflict

US releases transcripts of Orlando attack suspect

FBI says no proof Omar Mateen was directed by foreign armed group as it releases suspect's first conversation with 911.

Orlando shooting: Omar Mateen call transcripts released

Orlando shooting

Orlando shooting: The deadly legacy of the AR-15 rifle

A look at the AR-15 rifle used in three recent mass shootings, including the Orlando massacre which killed 50.

Orlando shooting: The deadly legacy of the AR-15 rifle

US & Canada

Obama says easy access to weapons ‘unconscionable’

US president's appeal comes less than a week after mass shooting in Orlando gay nightclub that left 49 people dead.

Orlando shooting: Obama decries easy access to guns

The Listening Post

Orlando: Media narratives of mass shootings

We analyse the coverage of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida; plus, cartoonist Gado on the state of Kenya's media.

US & Canada

Obama pushes for gun control during Orlando visit

US Congress urged to make it harder for people to buy weapons like the one used in Sunday's killings in Florida gay bar.

Reporter's Notebook

Trump's in trouble

Now 70 percent of electorate view him negatively, 56 percent feel "strongly unfavourable".

US election 2016: Donald Trump's in trouble

US & Canada

US Democrats end gun control filibuster after 15 hours

Senator Chris Murphy says marathon filibuster ended after Republicans agreed on background checks and watch lists vote.

Reporter's Notebook

The Orlando massacre and the absence of hate

Massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Floriday prompt outpouring of support for LGBT community from across the country.

Orlando shooting

Orlando gunman's wife could be charged: reports

Noor Salman, Omar Mateen's wife, had "some knowledge" of husband's plan to carry out massacre at gay club, reports say.

Orlando shooting: Omar Mateen's wife could be charged

Orlando shooting

Obama: Debate on radical Islam is political distraction

US president responds to criticism of his government for not using phrase 'radical Islam' as political talking point.

Orlando shooting: Obama slams Trump's Muslim ban call

Inside Story

Who defines 'terrorism'?

Recent attacks have brought the use of the word to the fore, but who decides whether a crime is terrorism act or not?

Orlando shooting

Orlando attacker Omar Mateen 'visited gay nightclub'

Multiple reports in US media say Mateen regularly visited the gay venue before Sunday's killing of 49 people.

Orlando attacker Omar Mateen 'frequented gay nightclub'

Reporter's Notebook

LGBT community raising millions for Orlando victims

Heartwarming initiatives and donations ensuring that no affected family will have to pay for funeral costs.

LGBT community raising millions for Orlando victims