US braces first total eclipse in a century Astronomy buffs in the US are getting in prime position for a rare celestial event to grace their skies. Next week, on Monday, a total eclipse will [More]
Kenyans push for ‘justice’ over alleged election fraud A Kenyan human-rights group says at least 24 people have been shot and killed by police in violence prompted by accusations of election fraud following last Tuesday’s [More]
Gunmen have killed seven members of the Syrian Civil Defence Group, also known as the White Helmets, in Idlib province. The attack on the volunteer medical workers was described as one of the worst assaults [More]
President Donald Trump phoned the governor of Guam to say the US military is ready to defend the Pacific island from any North Korea attack. Guam issued emergency guidelines to its residents to help them [More]
An inquiry was launched into the deaths of at least 60 children in a week at a hospital in northern India. It’s suspected the deaths were caused by oxygen supplies being cut off. Twenty-three infant [More]
Tensions remain high between the US and Venezuela on the eve of US Vice President Mike Pence’s tour of South America. The region is divided on how to deal with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Al [More]
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a population of around 51 million people. The Burman ethnic group constitutes around two-thirds of this figure and controls the military and the government. But there are also more [More]
British colonial rule ended in India 70 years ago with the formation of two sovereign states, India and Pakistan. What followed, however, was years of turmoil and bloodshed. Al Jazeera’s special news coverage begins with [More]
“I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis.” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe slams white supremacists in a speech after violence in Charlottesville.
The Rohingya are often said to be the world’s most persecuted minority. They are an ethnic Muslim group in the majority Buddhist country and make up around one million of Myanmar’s total 50 million population. [More]