Away fans have been banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the Paris attacks. On 13 November, 130 people died in attacks across Paris , with three suicide bombs outside the Stade de France where France took on Germany. French league games went ahead the following weekend without away ... Read More »
Away fans have been banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the Pari...
Two Palestinians were shot and killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank o...
A senior commander of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed in US drone strikes in Afghan...
Germany plans to send about 650 troops to Mali to help with the peacekeeping mission in the restive ...
Britain should join air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, Pr...
Two Palestinians were shot and killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Thursday as deadly violence over the past two months continues. “Yahya Taha, 21, from the village of Qattaneh … died after he was shot and wounded in the head during clashes,” a Palestinian health ministry ... Read More »
A senior commander of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed in US drone strikes in Afghanistan’s Khost province, Pakistani intelligence officials told Al Jazeera. Khalid Mehsud – alias Khan Said Sajna – was killed with 12 fighters on Wednesday when four US drones carried out strikes in the Damma area of ... Read More »
Germany plans to send about 650 troops to Mali to help with the peacekeeping mission in the restive West African state, the defence minister said. “We will shortly ask parliament to approve a mandate of up to 650 soldiers,” Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday. The move comes after gunmen stormed ... Read More »
Britain should join air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. Cameron attempted to persuade politicians on Thursday to back action in parliament, arguing the Paris attacks have given new urgency to the fight against ISIL. He told the ... Read More »
Tunisia has announced it is closing its land border with war-torn Libya for 15 days after a deadly bus bombing killed at least 13 people on a presidential guard bus in Tunis The National Security Council, headed by President Beji Caid Essebsi, decided to close the frontier from midnight on Wednesday with “reinforced ... Read More »
The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has banned female private part mutilation (FGM) saying it is not required in Islam. The announcement at a rally was met with a huge applause, AFP reports. Three-quarters of women in the mostly Muslim country have had the procedure,according to Unicef. In the procedure’s most severe form, ... Read More »
Aljazeera – This year is likely to be the hottest on record, the UN’s weather agency has warned ahead of a global climate summit starting in Paris next week. Global average surface temperature in 2015 is expected “to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1C” above the pre-industrial 1880-1899 era, ... Read More »
Pope Francis has called for ethnic and religious reconciliation after arriving in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, at the start of his landmark three-nation Africa trip. In what is his first official trip to the continent, the pope called all Kenyans on Wednesday to work for peace and forgiveness and warned of the need ... Read More »
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey as a “planned provocation” but said the two countries would not go to war over the incident. “We have serious doubts about this being an unpremeditated act, it really looks like a planned provocation,” Lavrov said ... Read More »
A bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia was rocked by an explosion on Tuesday, November 24, killing 12 people and leaving 20 others injured. Officials say there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack against the presidential guard. Walid Louguini, spokesman for the Tunisian interior ministry, told the ... Read More »
Two men have been charged by a military court in Thailand in connection with the bombing of a shrine in the capital Bangkok. Twenty people were killed in the attack on the Erawan Shrine in August. Authorities say Bilal Mohammed, also known as Adem Karadag, and Yusuf Mieraili have both confessed to ... Read More »
A female Pakistani fighter pilot has been killed after her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, according to the Pakistan military. It was the first such loss for the country’s tiny community of women pilots. Marium Mukhtiar succumbed to her injuries and died on Tuesday after what the Pakistani ... Read More »
Algeria’s former head of counterterrorism will appear in a military court in the country’s first trial of a high-ranking officer in the secret services, according to his lawyer. Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi – better known as General Hassan – is accused of “destroying documents and disobeying military instructions”, Mokrane Ait-Larbi, the lawyer, told ... Read More »
Not less than 3,952 people have been killed in the US-led coalition’s campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria, according to a monitoring group. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Monday the death toll included a total of 250 civilians. The ... Read More »
President Vladimir Putin has said Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border is a “stab in the back” committed by “accomplices of terrorists”. The Russian warplane was shot down on the Syrian border for violating Turkish airspace on Tuesday, Turkish officials said. Turkish officials told Al Jazeera it ... Read More »
Mali has begun three days of national mourning following Friday’s militant Islamist attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, in which 19 people were killed. Malian and international troops stormed the Radisson Blu hotel to free guests and staff being held hostage. Two gunmen were killed. Two separate Islamist groups ... Read More »
Belgian security forces have carried out multiple raids across the country, arresting 16 suspects believed to have ties to the deadly attacks in Paris. Police targeted 19 locations overnight in the capital Brussels and in the city of Charleroi, 75km to the south, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Sunday. Aljazeera ... Read More »
At least 16 people have been injured in a gunfight between two groups at a park in New Orleans in the US state of Louisiana, where a crowd of more than 300 had gathered for the making of a music video, local police say. The shooting took place around 7pm local time ... Read More »
All signs are that Pope Francis will receive a rock-star welcome as he prepares for his first visit to Africa. Millions of people across Central and East Africa are already talking about the “historic visit” to the continent, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to turn out to catch a ... Read More »