Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane joined Al Jazeera in 2009 and is now the correspondent at the state and defence departments. Before joining she worked as a correspondent for MSNBC covering the Bush administration. She has been a journalist for 17 years, working in Iowa, Illinois and Norfolk, Virginia where she covered the US military, travelling extensively through the Middle East covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US & Canada

James Mattis visits troops stationed at US-Mexico border

US Defence Secretary James Mattis visited troops near the US-Mexico border a little over two weeks after President Trump dispatched thousands of active-duty forces in anticipation of a Central American migrant caravan.

James Mattis visits troops stationed at US-Mexico border

United States

California shooting: Gunman identified as former marine

On November 8, a former Marine shot at killed 12 people in a crowded bar in California, once again raising the debate over gun control.

California shooting: Gunman identified as former marine

United States

Democrats see threat to Russia probe, demand 'emergency hearings'

They've demanded hearings in the House to investigate the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Trump.

Democrats see threat to Russia probe, demand 'emergency hearings'

Middle East

Russia says US sanctions 'illegal', will help Iran trade oil

Russian energy minister tells FT that Moscow will 'continue developing' its trade of Iranian oil after Monday deadline.

Russia says US sanctions 'illegal', will help Iran trade oil

Middle East

Khashoggi murder: US colleges rethink Saudi funding

A report by The Associated Press says US universities have accepted $613 million from Saudi government and private sources in the past decade.

Khashoggi murder: US colleges rethink Saudi funding

US & Canada

Khashoggi killing: Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi explanation

The US president insists that he wants answers, but has continued to emphasize his belief that the arms deals with Saudi Arabia are extremely important to the US economy.

Khashoggi killing: Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi explanation

United States

If Trump will not respond to Khashoggi killing, Congress might

Many US legislators are not accepting Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death and are increasingly talking about sanctions - with or without the president's support.

If Trump will not respond to Khashoggi killing, Congress might

US & Canada

Democrats call FBI report on Kavanaugh 'a sham'

Republicans are claiming the FBI report exonerates Brett Kavanaugh, while Democrats call the investigation a sham.

Democrats call FBI report on Kavanaugh 'a sham'

United States

Kavanaugh confirmation exposes divide in US politics

The nation's divide is on clear display in Congress and on the streets during the historic nine hours of the Senate hearing.

Kavanaugh confirmation exposes divide in US politics

US & Canada

FBI agent fired over 'anti-Trump texts'

Veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from the Russia inquiry after his texts criticising US president were discovered.

FBI agent fired over 'anti-Trump texts'

US & Canada

Iran sanctions: Trump warns trade partners

Banking on the power of its dollar, US president warns trading partners against doing business with Tehran, as Washington re-imposes 'most biting sanctions ever' on the country.

Iran sanctions: Trump warns trade partners

US & Canada

Mueller probe: Paul Manafort's trial begins

Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort's trial on bank and tax fraud begins on Tuesday.

Mueller probe: Paul Manafort's trial begins