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.

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

US & Canada

New York police on high alert for New Year's Eve

New York is among the major cities around the world on high alert, especially before its annual New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square.

New York police on high alert for New Year's Eve

US & Canada

US congress approves funds for child healthcare programme

US congress has approved a short-term injection of funds for a government programme that provides healthcare support to millions of children from low-income families.

US congress approves funds for child healthcare programme

Turkey

Erdogan helped Iran evade US sanctions, Zarrab claims

Erdogan has claimed the testimony by the Turkish gold trader in New York is a trick by US-based Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen to undermine his government.

Erdogan helped Iran evade US sanctions, Zarrab claims

US & Canada

Reza Zarrab testifies against Turkish official in sanctions case

A Turkish gold trader, previously the subject of a US investigation, has turned witness in a case against a Turkish official, fraying the already tense relationship between the US and Turkey.

Reza Zarrab testifies against Turkish official in sanctions case