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Fighting intensifies in Yemen’s Aden after separatist ‘coup’

At least four people have been killed in raging battles between government forces and secessionist fighters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden. Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher accused southern separatists of a...

Protests in Philippines over Chinese exploration of Benham Rise

Critics of the Philippine government are protesting against a Chinese research expedition to an underwater region called "Benham Rise". It is an important marine area in the Philippine Sea with vast untapped resources, w...

Russia police arrest opposition leader amid protests

Russian police have arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the capital, Moscow, after he joined nationwide protests he organised demanding fair presidential elections. A video posted on his Twitter account on Sunda...

The princes and businessmen were held in the capital for months, albeit in the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel. They were arrested for alleged corruption, and have been freed over the past few days, after reportedly giving ...

Afrin: Turkey battles Kurds over key mountain

Turkey is battling to take a key mountain in northern Syria, as it steps up its offensive against US-backed Kurdish fighters in the Afrin region. Turkey has accused the YPG of using the mountain to fire shells across the...

‘Our blood doesn’t matter?': Agony of victims’ families after Kabul blast

US President Donald Trump has called for "decisive action" against the Taliban, after it claimed responsibility for Saturday's suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. At least 103 people were killed and more than 230 others ...

Why is the world running out of sand?

Sand is one of the most-consumed natural resources on the planet. The United Nations estimates that mining of sand and gravel may exceed 40 billion tonnes a year. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet's reserves ar...

Yemen: Separatists take over government headquarters in Aden

Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has accused separatist forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of staging a coup in the southern city of Aden, after they took over government headquarters. The prime minis...

Will these young scientists change the world? – The Stream

Volcanic explosions are sooo 2000 and late. At today’s science fairs teens are making stethoscopes powered by artificial intelligence and coming up with cures for the Zika virus. The new documentary, ‘Science Fair’, show...

US Olympics doctor Larry Nassar jailed for 175 years

The former US Gymnastics coach, Larry Nassar, has been sentenced to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting women and girls. The judge allowed four days of statements by the victims before sentencing. Among Nassar's ...

Aid workers in Afghanistan increasingly under threat

Aid workers provide critical help to millions of people in Afghanistan. But foreign organisations have increasingly found themselves to be a target, forcing many to leave. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports. - Subscri...

All eyes on Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa at WEF in Davos

Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa is in the Swiss city of Davos, where he is looking to use the World Economic Forum as a platform to show the international community how he will be different from his predecessor ...

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