Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey is a New York-based correspondent for Al Jazeera who has been honoured by the United Nations Foundation for her investigative work on the source of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. Her stories take her from the US court system to the countryside, from the streets of New York to the eye of the storm.

US & Canada

Butterflies at New York exhibit educate the public

Over 100 species of the world's butterflies are on display at New York's Museum of Natural History.

Butterflies at New York exhibit educate the public

US & Canada

New York: Sense exhibition challenges designers

Seeking to create a unique and inclusive experience, one museum is featuring an exhibition intended to engage all five of its visitors' senses.

New York: Sense exhibition challenges designers

United States

New Palestinian art museum opens in United States

The first of its kind in the US, the new Palestinian art museum displays over 70 pieces, ranging from photography to abstract art.

New Palestinian art museum opens in United States

US & Canada

US government proposes rent raise on federally subsidised housing

Under the Trump Administration's plan, some of the poorest families may end up paying three times as much in rent.

US government proposes rent raise on federally subsidised housing

Storms

US: Nor'easter storm pummels East Coast

Nicknamed 'Windmageddon', the powerful storm grounded planes, caused flooding, brought down power lines and tree limbs, and even closed the US federal government.

US: Nor'easter storm pummels East Coast

US & Canada

Displaced Puerto Rican students adjust to mainland schools

The US territory is struggling to rebuild following Hurricane Maria in September, forcing students to relocate to the mainland in order to finish their schooling.

Displaced Puerto Rican students adjust to mainland schools

US & Canada

US facing worst flu outbreak in a decade

Doctors in the US are trying to manage the worst flu outbreak in a decade.

US facing worst flu outbreak in a decade

September 11

'We will fight': 9/11 families renew bid to sue Saudi

Victims' relatives try to prove Saudi involvement in first hearing after Congress removed aspects of sovereign immunity.

'We will fight': 9/11 families renew bid to sue Saudi

US & Canada

Trump criticised over ‘shithole countries’ remark

A small group of senators presented Donald Trump with the immigration reform compromise he had asked for; during the meeting, he wondered out loud why the US would want immigrants from ‘shithole countries’.

Trump criticised over ‘shithole countries’ remark

US & Canada

Pennsylvania governor declares emergency for opioid epidemic

Governor Tom Wolfe has declared a state of emergency over the opioid epidemic - making Pennsylvania the eighth state to invoke a state of emergency.

Pennsylvania governor declares emergency for opioid epidemic

US & Canada

US: Turkish banker Hakan Atilla convicted in Iran sanctions case

A Turkish banker has been found guilty in a US court of taking part in a scheme to violate Washington's sanctions against Iran.

US: Turkish banker Hakan Atilla convicted in Iran sanctions case

United States

Schools in New York teaching the homeless

Many schools in the United States are teaching an increasing number of children who are homeless.

Schools in New York teaching the homeless