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Afghan painter drawing with her mouth

Rubaba Muhammedi, a partially paralysed 18-year-old Afghan artist has been drawing the stories of Afghan women from an early age. She is among 1 million Afghan people with disabilities. Category News & Politics...

Can National Geographic confront its racist history? | The Stream

National Geographic magazine recently apologised for a history of racism in its coverage of non-Western cultures and people of colour around the world. In this month's special "The Race Issue", the 130-year-old publicati...

Saudi Arabia to open first public cinema in 35 years | Al Jazeera English

Saudi Arabia is gearing up to open its first public cinema in 35 years. The Hollywood blockbuster action film 'Black Panther ' is the first movie to be screened at an AMC Entertainment theater in Riyadh. This is all part...

Zimbabwe’s first Independence Day without Mugabe | Al Jazeera English

Zimbabweans have celebrated their first Independence Day without Robert Mugabe as the country's leader. The economy and upcoming elections are big tests for new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over when the milita...

What’s triggering tension between Somalia and the UAE? | Inside Story

Somalia has been in conflict for much of the past 25 years. But the horn of Africa nation has been showing signs of recovery. And that's provoked interest from many regional countries including the United Arab Emirates. ...

CIA chief Pompeo held secret meeting with Kim Jong-un | Al Jazeera English

CIA Director Mike Pompeo held a secret meeting with Kim Jong-un in North Korea earlier this month in what is believed to be the highest-level meeting between the two countries in nearly two decades. The "meeting went ver...

UAE shuts Mogadishu hospital amid tension with Somali government | Al Jazeera English

The United Arab Emirates has suspended operations at a hospital it ran in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Sheikh Zayed Hospital offered free treatment mainly to poor and displaced people in the Somali capital. The suspensi...

India’s #JusticeForAsifa campaign: What can be done to ease tensions?

Eight-year-old Asifa Bano was grazing her horses in Indian-administered Kashmir when she was reportedly kidnapped, drugged, and fatally gang-raped by four policemen and a former government official. Horrific accounts of ...

Slovakia police chief to resign after journalist’s murder | Al Jazeera English

Slovakia's national police chief says he is going to step down following weeks of public pressure and protests over the murder of a journalist. This is the third major resignation of top officials and politicians in Slov...

Gangs: Beyond Drugs and Violence | Al Jazeera Selects

War in the Valley of Plenty In Cape Town, one of the richest cities in all of Africa, gang-related killings and drug use are rampant. An intervention program called Ceasefire finds remarkable success by getting in the mi...

Prisoner’s Day: Thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails | Al Jazeera English

Palestinians are marking Prisoners' Day - showing their solidarity with thousands of Palestinians being held in Israeli jails. There are more than 6,500 Palestinians - including 350 children and more than 60 women - curr...

Brazil boosts social programmes’ funding for Venezuelan influx | Al Jazeera English

Brazil has announced $60m in emergency funding for social programmes after hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans arrived the country, fleeing unrest at home. It is estimated as many as 1,000 Venezuelans a day enter Brazil...

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