Rosiland Jordan

Rosiland Jordan

Rosiland Jordan joined Al Jazeera in 2008 and covers the US State and Defence Departments - in other words, diplomacy and warfare. Prior to Al Jazeera, she covered the White House for NBC News and Tribune Broadcasting.

Rosiland was nominated for an Emmy in 2005 for her work on NBC's 2004 presidential election night coverage. She also won a regional Associated Press award for her reporting on the US immigration debate for a public radio station in 2007.

Among her most memorable moments, Rosiland recalls interviewing then-Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on the April day in 2008 when they realised his win in the North Carolina primary election was tantamount to his winning the Democratic party nomination for the presidency.

United States

Trump criticises Roy Moore after Alabama loss

After congratulating the Democratic candidate for winning the Alabama election, Trump wrote some tweets critical of the Republican candidate and his loss.

Trump criticises Roy Moore after Alabama loss

US & Canada

US accuses Iran of violating UN resolutions

The United States has presented what it calls 'undeniable evidence' that Iran is violating UN resolutions and supplying weapons to Houthi fighters in Yemen.

US accuses Iran of violating UN resolutions

US & Canada

Trump to send US astronauts back to the moon

The United States has set the ball rolling to send an astronaut back to the moon.

Trump to send US astronauts back to the moon

Syria's Civil War

More than fabric: Mansour Omari and Syria's secret prisons

New exhibition raises awareness of the plight of tens of thousands who gave gone missing since Syria's war began in 2011.

More than fabric: Mansour Omari and Syria's secret prisons

Middle East

How US has long debated its Israel embassy's location

Protests have broken out in the Gaza Strip in response to US President Donald Trump's expected decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as Palestinian leaders called for three days of rage against the move.

How US has long debated its Israel embassy's location

US & Canada

US: Questions over Tillerson's plans to reform state department

Concerns come as White House denies multiple media reports that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be replaced.

US: Questions over Tillerson's plans to reform state department

Middle East

US wants latest Saudi royal purge to be 'fair and transparent'

Despite US President Donald Trump's praise of Mohammed bin Salman's purge of the Saudi royalty, the US Department of State has urged the kingdom to adhere to Saudi law during the anti-corruption crackdown.

US wants latest Saudi royal purge to be 'fair and transparent'

US & Canada

US soldier spared prison time for desertion

An American soldier who deserted his post in Afghanistan and was captured and held by the Taliban for almost five years will not serve a prison sentence.

US soldier spared prison time for desertion

Osama bin Laden

CIA releases trove of Bin Laden files

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has released 470,000 files that were captured during the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May 2011.

CIA releases trove of Bin Laden files

UN

US to stop funding 'ineffective' UN relief efforts

US Vice President Mike Pence says the country will no longer fund what he says are 'ineffective' UN relief efforts for persecuted and religious minorities in the Middle East.

US to stop funding 'ineffective' UN relief efforts

War & Conflict

Pentagon investigates US soldier deaths in Niger

At least five Nigerian and four US soldiers were killed in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwest Niger earlier this month.

Pentagon investigates US soldier deaths in Niger

Syria's Civil War

What role will US play in Syria's Raqqa after ISIL?

US forces played a key role in the removal of ISIL from the Syrian city of Raqqa. US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for changing the attitude of the military.

What role will US play in Syria's Raqqa after ISIL?