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Thousands of people in Zimbabwe have paid tribute to Morgan Tsvangirai at a rally in Harare. The former opposition leader died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Opposition members...

Sudan's foreign minister has told Al Jazeera that all political prisoners who were detained last month will be released. More than 80 have already been freed, including prominent opposition...

Syria's state news agency has reported that pro-government forces would enter Afrin 'within hours' to join what it called the resistance to Turkish aggression. The announcement follows what...

The border area now an increasingly complex battlefield. After seven years of war, the complex mosaic that is the battlefield in Syria can still surprise. The US, Russia, Iran, Turkey and...

In eastern Ghouta dozens of people died on Monday in rocket and air-strikes. Local observers say the attacks are a prelude to a major offensive on the rebel-held territory, which has been under...

The war in Syria has taken many lives and forced many of its men to flee the country or join the military, raising the ratio of women to men drastically. The economic crisis gripping the country...

Britain's top movie awards, the BAFTAs, have wrapped up with two films winning the top accolades: Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri and the fantasy film, The Shape of Water. But it...

In the US the political fallout continues from the indictment of a group of Russians, accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The issue has dominated Sunday morning political...

Supporters of deported Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili have marched through Kiev to demand his return. Saakashvili was abducted from a restaurant last week. He was thrown into...

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has ordered an investigation into a plane crash that killed 66 people. The Aseman Airlines jet disappeared from radar 50 minutes after leaving the capital,...

It has been a frenetic and unpredictable week in Ethiopian politics. Political prisoners were released, the prime minister suddenly resigned and a state of emergency was then declared. The...

The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practice seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions. For centuries their way of life hasn't changed. Electricity...

Church services have been held for Morgan Tsvangirai, a former opposition leader in Zimbabwe, who died earlier this week. He passed away after a long battle with cancer. Now, there are concerns...

Funerals have been held for two Palestinian teenagers shot and killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. Their deaths have added to the tension on the Gaza-Israeli border, following an explosion that...

Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election in the United States has long plagued Donald Trump since he took office. And now a federal grand jury has concluded the Russians...

A tense exchange unfolded at a major security conference in Munich on Sunday, when Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again scolded Iran, which he described as the largest threat...

In 1964, Evangelista Blanco began sculpting the gardens at the foot of the St Raphael church in Zarcero, Costa Rica. More than 50 years later, the gardens and their topiaries have become a...

Despite its reputation as a haven for refugees, Canada has been deporting North Korean asylum seekers who came to the country through South Korea. Nearly 2000 have been sent away since 2013...

Sometimes a date on the calendar becomes synonymous with an event, a seminal moment for a new media narrative. September 11, 2001, is the most obvious. But for Turks, it's July 15, 2016, the...

Kosovo is confronting increasing lawlessness in a Serb-dominated region, 10 years after independence. A political leader was killed last month in the town of Mitrovica. Al Jazeera's Andrew...

Eleven Somali refugees held captive in Libya for years have returned home. Many African refugees have been tortured and some were sold as slaves in the country, which was used as a transit...

Celebrations for Chinese New Year have been muted in a growing number of cities after a ban on fireworks was expanded. Beijing is one of them, as it tries to curb pollution. But the ban is...

Pressure is growing on Mexico's government to raise the minimum wage. Advocates have told Latin America's human rights watchdog that the current rate, less than $5 a day, condemns millions...

The Ethiopian government has imposed a six-month state of emergency to stem political unrest amid long-standing demands for greater freedoms. The ruling party hopes the move will help quell...

The Philippine ambassador to Kuwait says he has received almost 6000 complaints of abuse towards Filipino workers last year. The body of Joanna Demafelis, a Filipina maid, found in a freezer...

Already dealing with severe malnutrition and a cholera epidemic, many people in Yemen are now dying from what is thought to be bird flu. As the country faces this new health crisis, hospitals...

Tensions between Russia and the US over Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election were on full display during the second day of a high-profile security conference in Germany...

Russia has dismissed US allegations that 13 of its nationals ran a secret operation to help Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the indictments...

Kosovo has been celebrating the tenth anniversary of the country's declaration of independence. The break from Serbia came after years of conflict that claimed thousands of lives. Al Jazeera's...

Hailemariam Desalegn's surprise resignation came after sustained anti-government protests across this vast East African country. While the government considers who will take his place, it's...

Rokhaya Diallo is a French activist, feminist, filmmaker and writer. A long-time anti-racism campaigner, she has found herself at the centre of a debate about racism and free speech in France....

The political economy of the Middle East is changing, and as such, many countries are having to diversify away from oil dependency and plan for a different kind of future. Young people and...

In this week's UpFront, we debate who is to blame for the chaos in Libya and whether the situation is better now than under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. And in a Special Interview, we ask...

When the Arab Spring came to Bahrain in 2011, protesters took to the streets to demand reform, including a "real" constitutional monarchy, with an elected prime minister independent of the...

A political solution appears to remain out of reach for Libya seven years after Muammar Gaddafi's toppling. The country is grappling with civil war, humanitarian crises and the threat from...

On The Listening Post this week: How the media get caught up in North Korea's diplomatic games at the Winter Olympics. Plus, July 15, 2016 - the date Turkey got a new national narrative. Pyeongcha...

A suspected serial killer has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl. Zainab Ansari's body was found in a rubbish dump. Her death sparked nationwide...

He's already the most successful player in the history of men's tennis, but Roger Federer has a new honour to his name. At 36, the Swiss will become the oldest world number one on record....

London Fashion Week is getting under way and is expected to draw thousands of visitors. Aside from the glitz and glamour, this year there is a big focus on social issues, such as diversity...

It's not often that film critics heap praise on a superhero movie for its perceived cultural significance. But Black Panther is different. It's just been released, and initial box office takings...

The Lunar New Year has arrived, a time when Koreans pay respects to their ancestors. But for families separated by the 1950s Korean War, it can be a time of painful memories. Many don't know...

Thousands of people from an indigenous forest community in Kenya are accusing the government of forcefully evicting them from their ancestral land. The Sengwer indigenous people live in the...

South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised a new dawn for the country, in his first state of the nation address. Ramaphosa was sworn in on Thursday after the resignation of...

It's the seventh anniversary of the start of the revolution in Libya. Protests in Benghazi eventually led to the toppling of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. While many people say it has...

US President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next month. The announcement comes as the US denies reports it's discussing the possibility...

The US President has dodged questions about gun reform, as he visited victims of a school shooting in Florida. Seventeen people died when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire on a school...

Romney, who lost to President Barack Obama in 2012, became one of the sharpest Republican critics of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign, and some hope he will continue...

Six Native American tribes in the US state of Virginia have been granted full federal recognition after a nearly twenty-year-long legal fight. The declaration signed by President Donald Trump...

World leaders are attending the second day of the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday. The start of the conference has heard grim warnings that the threat of a major global...

South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has promised a “new dawn”, as he delivered his first state of the nation address. President Ramaphosa was sworn in on Thursday after his...

A state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia, a day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The country has seen a wave of protests, fuelled - at least...

Brazil's president Michel Temer has ordered the military to take charge of security in Rio de Janeiro, as violence threatens to spiral out of control. It's the first time the army has taken...

The FBI has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies over alleged tampering with the 2016 US Presidential election. The office of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller describes...

A few blocks from where the world's most influential security conference is being held in Munich, another event has taken place organised by the countries blockading Qatar. Journalists were...

A fake news story triggered a major geo-political crisis in May last year and the effects are still being felt across the Gulf nations. It began when Qatar's national news agency was hacked....

The US and Turkey have agreed to mend relations and work together over the conflict in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been holding talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu...

Last week, the body of a Filipina woman was found in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait. It turned out to be Joanna Demafelis; she had gone to Kuwait to work as a maid, hoping to...

For 40 years from, 1949 to 1989, the Soviet Union exploded 460 nuclear bombs in Eastern Kazakhstan. About 200000 villagers living within 45 kilometres of the test site, the 'Polygon', were...

Central to Chinese New Year festivities is the ancient practice of Feng Shui, the art of rearranging a space to create harmony and new energy. More than a billion Chinese hope it will bring...

The curtain has gone up at the Berlin Film Festival. It's one of Europe's leading cinema showcases, with everything from Hollywood blockbusters to art-house films. This year's programme is...