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

Artwork with Saudi flag removed from New York's Ground Zero

The flag was part of a public art exhibit near the victims' memorial.

Artwork with Saudi flag removed from New York's Ground Zero

Middle East

New York hosts city's first Iranian film festival

The organisers are hopeful it will help bridge the divide between the two countries.

New York hosts city's first Iranian film festival

US & Canada

US Catholic Church probed over Pennsylvania sex abuse

A report found hundreds of priests in the US state preyed on thousands of children over decades.

US Catholic Church probed over Pennsylvania sex abuse

US & Canada

New York mayor guarantees comprehensive healthcare to all

City's mayor extends the right to medical care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status.

New York mayor guarantees comprehensive healthcare to all

US & Canada

Warhol retrospective launched after decades

The work of the leading US pop artist is being showcased at the Whitney in New York.

Warhol retrospective launched after decades

US & Canada

New York's Cornelia Street Cafe is latest victim of rising rents

High rent forces 41-year-old New York City cafe to close its doors for good in Greenwich Village.

New York's Cornelia Street Cafe is latest victim of rising rents

US & Canada

US activist leads fight for asylum seekers' rights

Ravi Ragbir, who is facing deportation from US, is organising an army of volunteers to help migrants that Trump is trying to stop from entering the country.

US activist leads fight for asylum seekers' rights

US & Canada

Trump EPA makes it easier to open new coal plants

Trump rolled back an Obama-era regulation designed to reduce CO2 emissions.

Trump EPA makes it easier to open new coal plants

United States

Holidays in US drive strong demand for temporary workers

The United States has entered its holiday shopping season and high consumer confidence and low unemployment are driving up wages for seasonal workers.

Holidays in US drive strong demand for temporary workers

United States

One in 10 New York school students is homeless

To tackle problem of homelessness in school system, additional fund of $40m is being provided.

One in 10 New York school students is homeless

United States

Pittsburgh shooting: Vigils across US as hate crimes up

Thousands gathered for an interfaith prayer vigil at a city church following the mass shooting at the synagogue.

Pittsburgh shooting: Vigils across US as hate crimes up

US & Canada

US: Can supervised injections of illegal drugs save lives?

Initiatives aim to reduce overdose deaths as the country faces of its worst drug epidemics in history.

US: Can supervised injections of illegal drugs save lives?