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Syria looks to reopen seized border crossing with Jordan | Al Jazeera English

As the Syrian government continues to reclaim territory, the road to the border crossing with Jordan is ready for use, and Damascus is looking at prospects of reopening it. The closure of the Nassib crossing in 2011, bef...

Israel blockade’s impact ripples over to Gaza beaches | Al Jazeera English

The Gaza Strip has 45km of blue waters and sandy coast, but not many people know how to swim. That is where the lifeguards come in, teaching the next generation. But even the beach, which has waters contaminated by raw s...

Does drill rap incite violence in Chicago? | Al Jazeera English

Drill rap is a musical niche that has spread around the globe from the streets of Chicago's South Side, bringing its violent images with it. Critics say it is also bringing violence itself, with social media spats among ...

China-US trade war takes its toll on soybeans | Al Jazeera English

China’s decision to impose a 25 percent levy on US soybeans could pose a risk to US soybean farmers as well as to China’s supply of the vital ingredient, which goes into sauces, tofu and even animal feed. Analysts ...

South Africa moving to expropriate white farmers’ land | Al Jazeera English

South Africa's president says the ruling African National Congress (ANC) will push ahead with plans for the expropriation of land from white farmers, without compensation. Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC will try to amend t...

France cuts period for refugees’ asylum bid | Al Jazeera English

In the past hour, the French Senate voted in favour of changes to a new immigration law that reduces the time refugees can claim asylum from 11 months to six. It is aimed at speeding up the deportation of those denied as...

South Africa: Can violence against women be stopped? | Inside Story

Thousands of women have marched across South Africa against gender-based violence. The demonstrations were organized by a campaign called 'Total Shut Down'. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against w...

Iran: Drought epidemic fuels water crisis | Al Jazeera English

Iran has a chronic shortage of water. It is estimated there is some form of drought in 97 percent of the country. Some blame the weather, others think it is a US conspiracy and environmental experts blame government mism...

Massive blackout leaves Venezuela in the dark | Al Jazeera English

A massive power cut left 80 percent of Venezuela's capital city, Caracas, without power for several hours on Tuesday. The outages happen regularly in rural areas due to the crumbling infrastructure, but they are rare in ...

Yemen war: Fears of new cholera outbreak as violence escalates | Al Jazeera English

Violence is escalating in Yemen, raising fears of a new cholera outbreak in the port city of Hodeidah. Saudi-UAE coalition jets have launched new air strikes on the city, which is held by Houthi rebels. Aid groups are ...

#ZimbabweDecides2018: What’s next for post-Mugabe Zimbabwe? | The Stream

Zimbabweans voted on Monday in the country's first election since former president Robert Mugabe was forced from power after almost 40 years. Without Mugabe's name on the ballot, voters had to choose from a field of 23 c...

Will the Iranians talk to Donald Trump? | Inside Story

U.S. President Donald Trump has extended an olive branch to Iran, just a week after he threatened the country. Trump now says he's ready to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani 'anytime' and without 'precondtions'. But ...

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