Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

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?

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