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Tens Of Thousands Of Japanese Protest Against ‘War Law’


Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied outside Japan’s parliament to oppose legislation that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II. In one of the summer’s biggest protests ahead of the new laws anticipated passage next month, protesters on Sunday ... Read More »

South Sudan Rival Sides Cry Foul As Truce Takes Effect


South Sudan government forces and rebels have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire agreement just hours after it came into effect. James Gatdet Dak, the spokesman for the rebel leader Riek Machar, told Al Jazeera from Kenya’s Nairobi on Sunday that the army was attacking rebel bases along the Nile ... Read More »

ISIL ‘Executed Dozens Of Fighters Trying To Flee’


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has reportedly executed at least 91 people across Syria within a period of one month, including 39 people from its own ranks. Aljazeera reports: The executions were carried out over accusations of sorcery, sodomy, adultery, banditry, joining and cooperating with ... Read More »

Malaysia PM Describes Protest Organisers As ‘Haram’


Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has condemned the organisers of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur calling for his resignation as “haram,”  during his annual address on the eve of Independence Day.  Tens of thousands of protesters have called for Najib to stand down, after leaked documents in July showed he received ... Read More »

France Train Attack: Talks In Paris To Debate Security


Calls for tighter security on the railways are to be discussed by European ministers and officials, following the foiled attack on a high-speed Amsterdam-Paris train last week. Passengers overpowered a heavily armed man and pinned him to the floor. French prosecutors have filed charges against Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25. UK Home Secretary ... Read More »

Militia Releases 163 Child Soldiers From Ranks In Central African Republic


The anti-Balaka militia has released 163 children from its ranks in the Central African Republic, a country where as many as 10,000 youth have been recruited to fight for armed groups since 2013. Aljazeera reports: The children were handed over at a ceremony on Friday in the northern town of ... Read More »

Tens Of Thousands Protest Against Malaysian Prime Minister


More than 50,000 people are protesting in Malaysia’s capital to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has weathered public outrage over a multi-million dollar payment made to a bank account under his name. The protesters gathered at five designated areas in the Malaysian capital on Saturday ahead ... Read More »

Thailand Police Arrest Foreigner Over Bangkok Bomb Blast


Thai police have arrested a foreign suspect and seized bomb-making materials in the investigation of a deadly shrine bombing that killed 20 people, officials said. Saturday’s arrest is the first in connection with the bombing at the Erawan shrine in the capital’s bustling downtown district on 17 August which killed ... Read More »

Al Jazeera Journalists Handed 3-Years Jail Sentence In Egypt


A Cairo court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after finding them guilty of “aiding a terrorist organisation”. Aljazeera was there: Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were all handed three year jail sentences when the court delivered the verdict on Saturday, ... Read More »

Migrant Crisis: Libya Boats Carrying Hundreds Sink Off Zuwara


Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying about 500 migrants sank off Libya, officials say. The first boat, which capsized early on Thursday, had nearly 100 people on board. The second, which sank later, was carrying about 400 passengers. Rescuers have pulled 82 bodies from the water and ... Read More »

Ghana Investigates Islamic State Recruitment In Universities


Ghanaian authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say. IS agents recruited students after urging them to join radical online forums, National Security Coordinator Yaw Donkor told state media. Mr Donkor confirmed that two Ghanaians had travelled to join IS, the ... Read More »

Venezuela And Colombia Recall Envoys Over Border Spat


Colombia and Venezuela have recalled their ambassadors for consultations amid an increasingly bitter border dispute. The diplomatic moves on Thursday came as government supporters in Caracas prepared to rally in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s crackdown on Colombian migrants, smugglers, and paramilitary groups operating in the border region. Aljazeera reports: ... Read More »

Civilians Casualties As India And Pakistan Exchange Fire


At least 10 civilians have been killed and more than 50 others wounded, as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials have said. The fighting on the border on Friday comes less than a week after planned security talks between India and Pakistan were cancelled amid a dispute ... Read More »

Migrants: Arrests Made Following Discovery Of 71 Dead Refugees Inside Truck In Austria


Austrian authorities say three people have been arrested in Hungary after the dead bodies of 71 refugees were found in a truck abandoned on a motorway. Police had originally put the death toll at between 20 and 50 after the truck was found on Thursday, but Austrian officials revised the figure upwards on ... Read More »

Malaysia To Block Sites Promoting Anti-government Rally


Malaysia says it will block websites spreading information about a major anti-government protest this weekend. Authorities said sites which “promote, disseminate information and encourage people to participate” in the demonstration will be blocked. Protest organisers are calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down over allegations of corruption. Mr Najib is ... Read More »

Syrian Army, Rebels Agree To New Truce In Zabadani


Syrian rebels and forces loyal to the country’s President Bashar al-Assad have agreed to a new 48-hour ceasefire to halt fighting in the western town of Zabadani. The truce came into force on Thursday morning after talks between the two sides, mediators and the UK-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory ... Read More »

Senior Iraqi Commanders Killed In ISIL Suicide Blast


Two senior Iraqi commanders have been killed and 10 others injured in a suicide car bomb attack north of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, where fierce fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group is continuing, sources have told Al Jazeera. Brigadier Abderahman Muqtada Abu al-Ris, deputy ... Read More »

Dozens Of Refugees Found Dead Inside Truck In Austria


About 50 refugees have been found dead in a truck in Austria, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Balkan leaders gathered in Vienna to decide on how to tackle together the biggest migration crisis to hit Europe since World War II. Aljazeera has more: The Krone newspaper reported on Thursday ... Read More »

Indian Army Deployed To Riot-hit Areas Of Gujarat


Thousands of Indian army troops have been deployed to riot-hit areas of Gujarat state following days of unrest that has led to at least seven deaths. The Indian army could be seen patrolling areas hardest hit by the caste-related violence on Thursday, in what is being described by police as the worst ... Read More »

Woman Dies After Childbirth, Doctors Leave Severed Baby’s Head Inside Her


A young woman in India, died after doctors ripped her baby apart during childbirth.  32-year-old Geeta Devi of Uttar Pradesh, went into labor on Saturday night. Complications arose during the delivery, and doctors ended up removing the body of the baby, leaving the baby’s head inside the woman. Unfortunately, Devi died ... Read More »