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UN to pass resolution to end Eastern Ghouta attacks

The number of deaths in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta has climbed to 400 since Syrian government planes began bombarding the region on Sunday. Russia has denied any involvement in the air raids - the Kremlin says the situati...

What is behind the rise in global rights violations? – Inside Story

Amnesty International says leaders including Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are undermining human rights. In its latest report looking at the state of human rights around the world, the group says Trump and XI joined a numb...

Venezuela before Maduro

Latin America's once 'model democracy' now struggles to maintain order and feed a divided people. But the seeds of its current demise were sewn a century ago, when the events of its formative years ensured that the fate ...

Cyprus accuses Turkey of obstructing gas exploration

Cyprus has accused Turkey of obstructing its offshore gas exploration in the east Mediterranean. Turkish Cypriots want a revenue-sharing agreement to be finalised before any drilling off the divided island can start. It ...

African refugees on hunger strike in Israel

African refugees in Israel's Holot Detention Centre have gone on hunger strike, in protest against the imprisonment of seven Eritreans who refused to leave the country. Israel has given many African refugees three months...

Robo Doc and Iraq’s Amputees | 101 East

Munjed al-Muderis was a young doctor in Iraq when he was forced to flee Saddam Hussein's brutality.He became detainee #982 in one of Australia's toughest detention centres - not a good start to his new life in a new coun...

UN demands halt of ‘monstrous campaign’ in Syrian town.

Syria's ally Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in Eastern Ghouta. Meanwhile, the UN's human rights chief has condemned the violence, accusing the Syrian government of carrying o...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels advance towards Afrin

Kurdish YPG fighters who are backed by the US are getting support from the Syrian government. But Syrian militias coming to support the YPG had to retreat after Turkish artillery prevented their advance. Al Jazeera's Osa...

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta: Nearly 300 killed in four days

The rebel-held region of Eastern Ghouta is under ongoing, heavy bombardment by Russian and Syrian forces. The Kremlin denies any involvement. Almost 300 people have been killed in the past four days, including 40 on Wedn...

Gaza aid programmes under increasing pressure

The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it can not guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June. The agency is blaming major funding cuts by the United States for this situation. B...

Thailand’s female monks fight for recognition

Thailand's female monks, known in Buddhist scripture as bhikkhunis, are defying a 90-year-old ban. They want to be ordained as Buddhist monks and their actions are gaining popularity. Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports f...

‘It’s becoming impossible': more Venezuelans flee as crisis worsens

The number of Venezuelans escaping to neighbouring Colombia is rising at an alarming rate, despite tighter border controls. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cucuta, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border. - Sub...

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