Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

US Criminal Justice: Joe Biden's record scrutinised

Thousands remain in prison, sentenced to life without parole for non-violent offences under legislation Joe Biden wrote.

US Criminal Justice: Joe Biden's record scrutinised

Latin America

More talks with Mexico on migrant tide before US tariffs imposed

Emergency talks continue on Thursday in Washington, where Mexican officials are trying to stop a 5 percent tariff.

More talks with Mexico on migrant tide before US tariffs imposed

Canada

Canada: Vigil held for missing and murdered indigenous women

Missing and murdered, the report on what has been described as a 'Canadian genocide'.

Canada: Vigil held for missing and murdered indigenous women

United States

Boeing officials discuss future of 737 MAX

US hosting civil aviation officials from around the world to discuss future of Boeing 737 MAX.

Boeing officials discuss future of 737 MAX

United States

Nazi survivors protest Holocaust Museum's ties with Trump's aide

Elliott Abrams is on the board of the US Holocaust Museum's Committee on Conscience, which aims to prevent genocides.

Nazi survivors protest Holocaust Museum's ties with Trump's aide

Middle East

Trump pick for envoy to Saudi grilled at confirmation hearing

General John Abizaid's nomination comes at a time when Riyadh is under global scrutiny.

Trump pick for envoy to Saudi grilled at confirmation hearing

US & Canada

Democrats demand information on Kushner's security clearance

Questions abound after the NY Times reported that President Trump had ordered Jared Kushner be given a security clearance.

Democrats demand information on Kushner's security clearance

United States

Trump raises socialist spectre in US in run-up to 2020 polls

President Trump warns US could be turning towards socialism as he looks to 2020 elections, but that message might be a turn off for younger voters.

Trump raises socialist spectre in US in run-up to 2020 polls

Latin America

Venezuelan oil or Florida politics: Why is Trump after Maduro?

The White House seeks to overthrow the governments in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Venezuelan oil or Florida politics: Why is Trump after Maduro?

Donald Trump

Venezuela crisis: US accused of interference

The US's recognition of an unelected opposition leader as president of Venezuela shocked even Latin American historians accustomed to Washington's long history of overthrowing governments south of the border.

Venezuela crisis: US accused of interference

US & Canada

US labour unions protest government shutdown

Federal workers' unions demonstrate against the impact of the longest government shutdown in US history.

US labour unions protest government shutdown

US & Canada

Mattis' resignation raises questions over US foreign policy

Along with the unexpected withdrawal from Syria and possibly Afghanistan, the resignation of the US defence chief leaves leaders and pundits unsure about the direction of Trump's foreign policy.

Mattis' resignation raises questions over US foreign policy