Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

US exhibition brings to light historic bombing of black church

A black church in Birmingham was bombed 55 years ago, killing four children and triggering violence around the US.

US exhibition brings to light historic bombing of black church

United States

US: Will Congressional Black Caucus challenge the establishment?

The Congressional Black Caucus is holding its annual conference in Washington, DC, as it faces questions about its role from grassroots candidates who claim it supports the status quo.

US: Will Congressional Black Caucus challenge the establishment?

US & Canada

How sanctions and tariffs became Trump's weapons of choice

China, European Union are latest targets of US administration's use of economic clout as a political tool to wage trade wars.

How sanctions and tariffs became Trump's weapons of choice

Middle East

Turkey's currency crisis spreads globally

Indian rupee hit an all-time low against the US dollar, as the South African rand and the Argentinian peso also saw big drops in recent days.

Turkey's currency crisis spreads globally

US & Canada

Justice Kennedy's retirement is a cause of concern for Democrats

Many fear US president now has chance to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy with a much more conservative judge that suits his agenda.

Justice Kennedy's retirement is a cause of concern for Democrats

US & Canada

NASA turns 60: The space race continues

Space exploration has always been a matter of geopolitical prestige for the United States ever since President Dwight D Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958.

NASA turns 60: The space race continues

Middle East

Iran's FM Javad Zarif tweets back at Trump: 'BE CAUTIOUS!'

Iranian foreign minister fired back at US President Donald Trump on Monday, after he warned Iran to 'be cautious' in an all-caps tweet the previous day.

Iran's FM Javad Zarif tweets back at Trump: 'BE CAUTIOUS!'

United States

US 'confident' it will meet next deadline to reunite families

The Trump administration failed to meet the court-mandated deadline to reunite children under five with their families after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

US 'confident' it will meet next deadline to reunite families

US & Canada

Trump administration seeks more time to reunite migrant families

The administration will not meet a July 10 deadline to reunite all children under the age of five with their families.

Trump administration seeks more time to reunite migrant families

US & Canada

US migrant child abuse: Claims of abuse by detention staff

Sworn testimony recounts routine verbal and physical assault from staff; and days of nude solitary confinement in freezing concrete cells.

US migrant child abuse: Claims of abuse by detention staff

US & Canada

Democrats pin high hopes on key US primary elections

Voters in eight states are choosing candidates to run for a number of positions in November's midterm elections.

Democrats pin high hopes on key US primary elections

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?