Trump, Kim to hold 2nd summit near end of February: White House

Trump, Kim to hold 2nd summit near end of February: White House

Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un around the end of February, the White House said on Friday after the US president met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator. The announcement came amid a diplomatic flurry in Washington, DC surrounding the visit of North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol, and…

Is there hope for peace in Afghanistan?

The United States is eager to end its nearly 18-year involvement in the war in Afghanistan, which has killed tens of thousands of civilians, soldiers and Taliban fighters. But Taliban leaders are refusing to sit at the same table as the Afghan government. A US special envoy is in Pakistan, hoping government leaders there can…
‘I was forced to leave’: Central American caravan enters Mexico

‘I was forced to leave’: Central American caravan enters Mexico

Tecun Uman, Guatemala - Zulma Rodriguez sat in the shade of a tree outside the Guatemalan immigration office, waiting on some paperwork before she can cross the bridge into Mexico with her kids. They are the reason she fled El Salvador. "I was forced to leave," she told Al Jazeera, surrounded by young children, including her…
Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Tapachula, Mexico - Luis Jose Carbajal was 19 years old when he was shot. It was two months after the June 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras, and people all over the country were taking to the street to protest the removal and expatriation of elected President Manuel Zelaya by the military. Carbajal was participating in…
Syria’s war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?

Syria’s war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?

Beirut, Lebanon - There was no heating to keep the tent warm. There was no money to buy the medicine which might have saved his daughter. There was not even enough milk in the breast of the mother - suffering from malnutrition - to feed the girl. There is nothing but misery in this camp.…
In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

Juba, South Sudan - On the side of a road a man stands by a wall ready to fight. He picks up a piece of broken glass to defend himself.  The white cloth around him falls off and he is now bare-chested, facing five policemen. They are wearing medical gloves.  "I don't want to go.…
Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria is set to hold presidential election on April 18, the North African country's presidency announced. It is unclear whether Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria's frail 81-year-old president who has been in power since 1999, will stand for a fifth consecutive term. Djamel Ould Abbes, the former chief of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN), was sacked…
Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

At least 300 people have been killed in more than 20 attacks that the al-Shabab group has carried out in Kenya in the past five years. Based in the Horn of Africa, the al-Qaeda-linked group initially concentrated its attacks in Somalia, where it wants to impose a strict version of Islamic law and is fighting to overthrow the…

Is Kenya containing the threat from al-Shabab?

Al-Shabab has long threatened Kenya's security with attacks targeting civilians and members of its military. Dozens were killed on Tuesday when five gunmen attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi. The latest assault raised questions about the country's ability to ensure people's safety. Can these assaults be prevented? And what is the message the armed group is trying to…
Trump’s new ‘anti-Muslim’ appointee worries civil rights groups

Trump’s new ‘anti-Muslim’ appointee worries civil rights groups

Washington, DC - American civil rights groups have condemned the appointment of a new deputy national security advisor who served on the board of an anti-Muslim group for nearly a decade. US President Donald Trump appointed Charles M Kupperman last week to assist National Security Advisor John Bolton, saying in a press release that Kupperman…

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