Hospitals are struggling to cope in Syria’s Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to pound its rebel-held east, killing more than 200 people in under a week.
A series of air strikes have killed a team of medics in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, an aid agency has said, as the UN Security Council holds crisis talks on reviving a failed ceasefire in the country. At least 13 aid workers were killed by raids in Khan Tuman, a village south of Aleppo city, on Wednesday, according to the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organisations.
The Republican-led committee released a three-page unclassified summary of its two-year bipartisan examination on Thursday, which details how Snowden was able to remove the documents from secure NSA networks, what information the documents contained, and the damage their removal caused to US national security.
During the snap meeting, the two diplomats will hold talks on how to put an end to fighting in the war-torn country and further humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, according to the US State Department.
Very little stands in the way of Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody juggernaut. Last week the number of people killed since July 1 reached 2,400: about 900 died in police operations, and the rest are “deaths under investigation”, a term human rights activists say is a euphemism for vigilante and extrajudicial killings.
Third parties in the US are, in many ways, voiceless. Unlike the Democratic and Republican conventions, there is no army of media here to tell the story. In fact, if I tried to get the media that are here to play a game of pick-up football, we wouldn’t have enough to make up one team.
The benchmark of nearly 3,000 was reached faster this year than in any previous year since the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean began, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.
Nigel Farage, leader of the far-right United Kingdom Independence Party and a leading supporter of a campaign to leave the EU in a recent referendum, has resigned. Farage, who announced his resignation on Monday, said that he would continue to support UKIP and help Britain become independent of the bloc. “I have never been, and […]
“What’s going to happen with the UK is that there are going to be deeply damaging and painful consequences… I want to try and protect Scotland from that,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.
Negotiators signed the cease-fire agreement on Thursday in the presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono at a ceremony in Havana.
Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer’s government faced its first major crisis when a key minister stepped aside over a leaked recording in which he appears to discuss using Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment to derail a huge corruption probe.
A photo cache documenting more than 28,000 deaths in government custody suggested that the government had carried out crimes against humanity. “There has been no progress on detainees,” Nadim Houry says. “The entire world saw the large scale detention and death in the Ceasar photos, and despite all of this, there was no reaction.”
If change is ever to come to stagnant Arab political systems that have long lumbered beneath the control of sectarian and other entrenched forces, historians may look back on the Beirut municipal elections held Sunday as a turning point.
Protesters in Baghdad’s Green Zone have left the heavily fortified government district after a 24-hour sit-in but pledged to return by the end of the week if their demands for political reform are not met.
Berrigan was once imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam war in 1968. The brothers entered a draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, in May 1968 with other activists and removed records of young men about to be shipped to Vietnam. The group took the files outside and burned them.
Ted Cruz and John Kasich are trying to push out the theory that they can stop Donald Trump. But that line doesn’t have much traction with voters.
The delegations resumed the negotiations on Sunday, but an hour into the talks, “it was obvious for the UN special envoy [Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed] that the talks were going nowhere”, said Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Kuwait City.
The ceremony comes four months after the deal in Paris and marks the first step towards binding countries to their greenhouse gas emissions promises.
The BDS movement will not be considered legitimate in Germany unless it’s divorced from what many perceive to be its antisemitism.
Peace talks between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and government are set to begin in Kuwait after the Houthis agreed to participate following assurances that pro-government forces would respect a ceasefire, the United Nations has said. A delegation of Houthi representatives and their allies flew out of Sanaa on Wednesday to join the talks, saying the UN […]
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has said that she is “outraged” by a vote in Congress to authorise impeachment proceedings against her.
Tens of thousands of pro- and anti-impeachment protesters gathered in the capital Brasilia and other cities to watch the dramatic vote, broadcast live on national television on Sunday.