Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

HIV research: Scientists confirm new viral strain

In November, researchers identified a previously-unidentified variant of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

HIV research: Scientists confirm new viral strain

US & Canada

Climate change activists plan for protests across US

Activists around the US have planned a week of marches and protests to coincide with the UN meeting on climate change.

Climate change activists plan for protests across US

Latin America

Haiti: Protesters blame President Moise for fuel shortage

The protests have escalated throughout the year since Haiti's supply of subsidised fuel from Venezuela was cut.

Haiti: Protesters blame President Moise for fuel shortage

United States

Death of man deported to Iraq adds to fears in Detroit

The death of Jimmy Aldaoud, after his deportation to a country he'd never been to, is stoking fear and anger in his Chaldean Catholic community in Detroit.

Death of man deported to Iraq adds to fears in Detroit

US & Canada

UN Security Council: Meeting discusses US missile test

Missile launcher used in Sunday's test same model that US has deployed in Romania and Poland, but with modifications to allow it to launch offensive intermediate nuclear missiles.

UN Security Council: Meeting discusses US missile test

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