Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

US Middle East policy: Has Trump fulfilled his campaign pledges?

Has a Trump Middle East doctrine emerged?

US Middle East policy: Has Trump fulfilled his campaign pledges?

Latin America

Cuba plane crash: More than 100 people killed

The Cuban president addressed the nation from near the crash site to reassure them that rescue and investigation efforts were under way.

Cuba plane crash: More than 100 people killed

Asia Pacific

US, China launch trade talks to avert tariff war

China has offered to cut its trade surplus with United States by $200bn, according to media reports, amid fresh round of talks in Washington aimed at averting a trade war.

US, China launch trade talks to avert tariff war

US & Canada

Trump's 'ultimate deal' for Middle East peace overseen by Kushner

Various proposals on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have been leaked to the public, but the White House insists the details have yet to be finalised.

Trump's 'ultimate deal' for Middle East peace overseen by Kushner

US & Canada

US releases Saudi Guantanamo prisoner Ahmed al-Darbi

The Saudi national is the first convict to leave the US base in Cuba since President Donald Trump took office.

US releases Saudi Guantanamo prisoner Ahmed al-Darbi

US & Canada

US Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

Conservative-majority court is due to hear arguments and issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the US president's travel ban policy violates federal immigration law or the US Constitution's prohibition on religious discrimination.

US Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

US & Canada

Billy Graham leaves a debated legacy

Called 'America's Pastor', the Evangelical preacher was honoured in the US Capitol building, but his views on interfaith and racial tolerance remain a subject of some dispute.

Billy Graham leaves a debated legacy

US & Canada

'Disaster Capitalism': Puerto Rico mulls utility privatisation

Governor Ricardo Rosello wants to privatise Puerto Rico's electricity company and schools in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but Puerto Ricans worry that privatisation in the wake of disasters is a troublesome model.

'Disaster Capitalism': Puerto Rico mulls utility privatisation

Arts & Culture

Is Black Panther co-opting African struggles against oppression?

Movie critics have praised the film, but cultural critics argue Marvel Studios, and its parent company Disney, may be exploiting black political and cultural movements for their own financial gain.

Is Black Panther co-opting African struggles against oppression?

US & Canada

Baltimore police corruption trial coming to a close

Several police officers in the US city of Baltimore have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, selling drugs and guns, robbing homes and arresting innocent people.

Baltimore police corruption trial coming to a close

US & Canada

US: Debunking the myth of 'chain migration'

US President Donald Trump wants to put an end to "chain migration", but his own ancestors came to America that way.

US: Debunking the myth of 'chain migration'

US & Canada

Ksenia Sobchak: Putin's presidential rival visits Washington

Russian celebrity and political talk show host, Ksenia Sobchak, is running against Putin in next month's presidential election, but some Russians believe she is a Kremlin-backed decoy.

Ksenia Sobchak: Putin's presidential rival visits Washington