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Starvation In Yemen: ‘We Are Hoping Just To Survive’ – Displaced Citizens


Abdullah al-Osaimi worries every day about how to put food on the table for his wife and four children. The family fled several months ago from their home in Yemen’s Noqm neighbourhood, east of the capital Sanaa, amid ongoing air strikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition battling the country. They eventually resettled ... Read More »

Pope Francis Visits Mosque In Central African Republic Capital


Pope Francis is visiting a mosque in the capital of the Central African Republic, in what is being seen as the most difficult part of his Africa tour. The Pope is meeting Muslims who have sought shelter in Bangui after nearly three years of violence between Christians and Muslims. Most Muslims have ... Read More »

German City Votes To Reject Hosting Olympics


Residents in the northern German city of Hamburg have rejected plans to host the Summer Olympics in 2024, effectively ending the multi-billion dollar project. Just under 52 percent of 650,000 voters decided against the plans on Sunday, leaving Los Angeles, Budapest, Rome and Paris to compete for the right to host ... Read More »

Burkina Faso Votes After Year Of Political Turmoil


Voters in Burkina Faso cast their ballots on Sunday, in the first presidential and legislative election since a popular uprising toppled the West African nation’s longtime leader and launched a turbulent period of transition. Hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets in October 2014, furious over then-President Blaise ... Read More »

Israel Court Finds Two Guilty Of Teenage Palestinian’s Murder


An Israeli court has found two Israelis guilty in the murder case of a 16-year-old Palestinian who was abducted, beaten and burned alive last year. Mohammed Abu Khdeir was abducted outside his home in Shuafat in East Jerusalem and driven to a forest, where he was burned alive on July 2, 2014. ... Read More »

World Leaders Gather In Paris For UN Climate Talks


World leaders are gathering in Paris for the UN climate conference known as COP21, aimed at forging a deal to limit global warming to 2C. Heads of 147 state and government are in the French capital for the start of two weeks of intense negotiations. Monday’s agenda includes speeches by the leaders ... Read More »

Palestinian Shot Dead After Allegedly Stabbing Israeli


A Palestinian man was shot dead after allegedly stabbing an Israeli policeman in the Damascus Gate area on Sunday.  According to Israeli police, the 38-year-old Palestinian from the occupied West Bank ran towards two border police officers with a knife and wounded one before being shot. The Damascus Gate is ... Read More »

Migrant Crisis: Turkey And EU Seek Deal To Limit Refugees’ Flow


Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu is meeting European Union leaders in Brussels as they attempt to reach a deal to limit the flow of migrants to Europe. Turkey expects to receive money and political concessions in return for clamping down on its borders and keeping refugees in the country. Mr Davutoglu hoped for ... Read More »

Turkey To Deliver Body Of Russian Pilot To Moscow


The body of a Russian pilot who died after his plane was shot down by Turkish jets has been delivered to Turkey over the Syrian border and will be handed over to Russian officials on Sunday. “The funeral proceedings have been carried out in line with his religious traditions with ... Read More »

Deadly ‘Russian Airstrike’ Hits Market In Syria’s Idlib


At least 44 people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday in a suspected Russian air strike on a crowded marketplace in Idlib province, activists have told Al Jazeera. The strikes hit the town of Ariha, which is controlled by the Army of Conquest, a rebel alliance which includes the ... Read More »

Planned Parenthood: Three Die In Shooting At Colorado Clinic


A shooting at a family planning clinic in Colorado Springs has left two civilians and a police officer dead, with the suspected gunman under arrest. Nine other people were injured during the standoff at the Planned Parenthood clinic, which lasted five hours before the suspect surrendered. A number of people were ... Read More »

Unknown Gunmen Kill Four Policemen In Egypt’s Giza


Unknown gunmen shot dead four policemen in an attack on Saturday near Cairo, the Interior Ministry said. Masked assailants opened fire on police in an area between the famed Giza pyramids west of Cairo and the Saqarra pyramids to the south, the ministry said in a statement. “Police are now combing ... Read More »

Three Killed In Attack On UN Base In Northern Mali


Gunmen attacked and fired rockets at a UN peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing two soldiers and a civilian, the UN force said. Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN’s deployment in Mali known as MINUSMA, told Al Jazeera the attack was launched before dawn with five rockets landing ... Read More »

Prominent Pro-Kurdish Lawyer Shot Dead In Turkey


A prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer was shot dead on Saturday in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir. Tahir Elci, the chairman of the Diyarbakir Bar Association, was caught in the crossfire between Kurdish rebels and security forces while making a press statement in Diyarbakir, Turkish media reported. Elci, a highly influential ... Read More »

UN: Number Of Teens Dying Of AIDS Tripled Over 15 Years


Aljazeera – The UN children’s fund says the number of adolescents dying from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most having acquired the disease when they were infants. AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa, with six countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Mozambique ... Read More »

Pope Francis In Kenya, Hits Out At Land Grabbers


Pope Francis has criticised private developers for grabbing land from poor people, during his visit to Kangemi, a slum area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. He referred to an incident earlier this year when police fired tear gas at children protesting against developers trying to take over their playground. The pontiff later ... Read More »

Turkey Journalists Docked For ‘Revealing State Secrets’


Two prominent Turkish journalists were arrested on charges of “spying” and “revealing state secrets” after they published a story alleging that members of the state intelligence agency were sending weapons into Syria. The Cumhuriyet newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Can Dundar and Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gul were placed in pre-trial detention after the ... Read More »

Philippine Marines Kill Eight ISIL Sympathisers


Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathisers of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a gun battle in the southern Philippines. The men were killed in a brief firefight at dawn on Thursday near Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat province, Brigadier General Emmanuel Salamat said. They were mostly ... Read More »

Retaliation: Russia Raiding Turkish Firms And Sending Imports Back


Russian police have been raiding Turkish companies in different regions of Russia and, in some cases, have suspended their operations, two Turkish businessmen with investments in the country have told Al Jazeera. Moscow has also started sending back Turkish trucks loaded with exports at the border and stopped Turkish tourists – ... Read More »

France Holds Memorial For Paris Attacks Victims


France mourns the 130 people killed in the November 13 Paris attacks, with President Francois Hollande leading a solemn ceremony in honour of the victims. Families of those killed in the attacks, claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, joined some of the wounded at ceremonies ... Read More »