Can Astana talks be turning point to end Syria war?

AL JAZEERA - 1 hour 39 min ago
Russia is throwing its weight behind a political solution by organising negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital.

Constant snow for Japan

AL JAZEERA - 2 hours 25 min ago
The current weather pattern over the Sea of Japan is bringing windy, cold and snowy weather to much of the country.

First day of Syria peace talks end without breakthrough

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Government and rebel delegations trade barbs over details of shaky nationwide truce during first day of talks in Astana.

The TPP controversy explained

AL JAZEERA - 3 hours 26 min ago
The TPP is a controversial trade deal by Pacific countries. Here is what supporters and opponents think of it.

Reflections from the Women's March on Washington

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After hundreds of thousands marched against Trump, many were asking; how do we continue this movement?

Israel's Livni skips Belgium trip amid threat of arrest

AL JAZEERA - 4 hours 42 min ago
Ex-foreign minister cancels Brussels visit after prosecutors said they would question her over war crimes allegations.

Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

AL JAZEERA - 5 hours 31 min ago
US president formally pulls US out of massive 12-nation trade deal that covers 40 percent of world's economy.

Film 'Mawlana' provokes outcry over religion and state

AL JAZEERA - 6 hours 26 min ago
"The Preacher" tackles complex relationship between clerics and government, and some are calling for it to be banned.

Chief judge quits over 'begging for Gulf money'

AL JAZEERA - 6 hours 44 min ago
Ahmad Hilayel delivered a sermon in which he chastised Arab Gulf leaders, demanding more financial aid.

Iraq army 'takes' east Mosul from ISIL

AL JAZEERA - 6 hours 59 min ago
Months after massive ground operation to retake northern city began, army announces major victory in battle for Mosul.

Outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at poultry farm in Dhaka

AL JAZEERA - 7 hours 21 min ago
More than 700 Sonali breed birds die after highly contagious H5N1 virus is discovered at Dhaka farm.

Maryam Safdar named in Panama Papers as beneficiary

AL JAZEERA - 8 hours 4 min ago
German daily publishes leaked documents to support claim that Maryam Safdar is beneficiary of an offshore company.

Yemen army claims control of port city of Mokha

AL JAZEERA - 8 hours 17 min ago
Army forces enter southwestern port city of Mokha, as dozens of families flee ongoing clashes and bombardments.

Palestinians bring anti-settlements rally to Knesset

AL JAZEERA - 8 hours 38 min ago
Palestinian citizens of Israel rally against demolition of Palestinian homes as 566 settler permits are issued.

In the US, we need a Muslim-Jewish alliance ...

AL JAZEERA - 8 hours 41 min ago
... but one that does not silence discussions on justice for Palestine.

Trump is likely to inherit Obama's war legacy

AL JAZEERA - 9 hours 21 min ago
Experience tells us it matters little whether a liberal democrat or an autocratic republican sits in the White House.

Will the American embassy move to Jerusalem?

AL JAZEERA - 10 hours 33 min ago
The United States is 'discussing' moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Iraqi Christians return to ISIL's wreckage

AL JAZEERA - 10 hours 34 min ago
Iraqi forces retook Qaraqosh from ISIL late last year, but for residents finally returning home, the ordeal continues.

Syria's war: East Ghouta 'refuses any evacuation deal'

AL JAZEERA - 11 hours 28 min ago
Residents of Syria's East Ghouta say they will refuse any government efforts to forge a truce deal or evacuation plans.

Nicola Sturgeon: The new champion of liberalism

AL JAZEERA - 11 hours 36 min ago
Scotland's social democrat leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has reinvented herself as a defender of establishment liberalism.

How will Guantanamo be remembered?

AL JAZEERA - 11 hours 43 min ago
It is 2046 and Clive Stafford Smith has returned to Guantanamo, where his clients were once imprisoned and tortured.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

AL JAZEERA - 12 hours 7 min ago
Company says efforts to increase phone's battery life caused device to catch fire prompting an estimated $5.3bn recall.

Jallikattu: Two gored to death in bull-taming festival

AL JAZEERA - 12 hours 23 min ago
The incident took place a day after a ban on the controversial sport, known as Jallikattu, was overturned.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

AL JAZEERA - 13 hours 36 min ago
Falling tourist numbers, lack of facilities and neglect means the archaeological site in Pakistan is taking a hit.

Egypt: Attackers kill five soldiers in Sinai Peninsula

AL JAZEERA - 13 hours 37 min ago
Egyptian army blames 'disloyal fundamentalist elements' for carrying out latest attack in volatile peninsula.

Syria's war: Peace talks enter first day in Astana

AL JAZEERA - 15 hours 56 min ago
New round of discussions aimed at ending the Syrian conflict is set to kick off in Kazakhstan's capital.

US: Deadly tornadoes hit Georgia and Mississippi

AL JAZEERA - 18 hours 15 min ago
President Donald Trump pledges help as state of emergency is declared in some areas due to severe weather.

The Gambia: Ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh 'plundered coffers'

AL JAZEERA - 18 hours 35 min ago
Exiled former leader accused of 'stealing' state funds as regional troops prepare to secure arrival of President Barrow.

United States Women's March on Washington

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:52
Largest anti-Trump marches in the United states by city.

What hinders the smooth transfer of power in Africa?

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:43
The former president of Gambia Yahya Jammeh has flown into exile to avoid a military confrontation.

US 'discussing' moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:44
Days after Trump's inauguration, White House discusses controversial plan to relocate embassy from Tel Aviv.

Mosul: Iraqi forces 'liberate' east from ISIL fighters

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:37
Iraqi forces 'liberate' the last two neighbourhoods on the left side of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.

Rebels focused on ceasefire at Astana peace talks

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:24
Opposition official tells Al Jazeera Kazakhstan talks to focus on current truce, as opposed to President Assad's future.

France: Socialists cast votes for presidential hopeful

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:07
Primary sees leftist voters split as analysts predict general election will see conservatives battle the far-right.

Rage rooms a smashing way to relieve stress in Russia

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:44
Russians can smash things, hurl paint and scream in rooms that let people to 'be the bad guy without getting arrested'.

Pope Francis warns against populism, citing Hitler

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:37
Declining to directly pass judgement on US President Trump, the pope condemned border walls being built across Europe.

Human rights: From Obama to Trump

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:18
The dangerous erosion of human rights structures and practices under Obama will reach dangerous proportions under Trump.

Trump's greatest deal

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 15:58
Trump wants a weaker dollar. China wants a stronger yuan. Will they make a deal?

Gambia: A lesson for African dictators

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:24
What Gambia can teach other countries about the peaceful transfer of power.

Obama and the media: Freedom v unprecedented intrusion

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:23
Did the Obama administration deliver on its promise of openness in government and what legacy is left for journalists?

Dear Donald Trump: Letters from Afghanistan

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:23
'If America can fight, it can also bring peace. America can play its role better in peace than in war.'

In Umm al-Hiran, it is 'a continuing Nakba'

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:12
Israel has advanced plans to raze the village of 150 homes and replace it with a town for Israeli Jews.

Israel approves permits for 566 settler homes

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:10
Building plan in East Jerusalem approved by local council after being held up until Donald Trump took office in the US.

America's media under Trump: An ominous start

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:51
How will coverage of the Trump administration shape up post-inauguration and what will become of America's media?

Tornado leaves four dead in Mississippi

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:03
Damaging storms rip through the southeastern US and further storms are expected.

Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:51
Dry spell affects more than a million people, with authorities warning of more water shortages.

Syria talks set to begin in Astana as ceasefire holds

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:23
The Astana meeting marks a distinct change from what has previously been a diplomatic process led by UN, say analysts.

Washington, DC: Women's March for equal rights

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 10:46
'I came to show solidarity with women and all the other people who resist the bigotry and ... intolerance.'

Dozens killed after train derails in southern India

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 09:41
At least 36 dead and many others injured after seven coaches are thrown off tracks in Andhra Pradesh state.

Lebanese soldiers thwart suicide bombing in Beirut cafe

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 09:14
Security forces arrest a would-be suicide bomber in a crowded Costa coffee shop in busy Hamra Street.

Netanyahu plans to discuss 'Iran threat' with Trump

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 09:06
Israel prime minister distinguishes between 'cruel' Tehran government and the people in recorded message.

Women marches across the world draw huge crowds

AL JAZEERA - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 08:05
Hundreds of thousands join women's marches to protest new US president's stance on gender, minorities and human rights.

Trump denies feuding with CIA over election 'hacking'

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 23:10
US President Donald Trump denies feuding with CIA over claims Russia hacked the election as he vows full support.

Trump: Targeting Barack Obama's legacy?

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:35
The new US president makes his first moves against his predecessor's policies.

Arab journalists urge Egypt to free Al Jazeera reporter

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:23
The Federation of Arab Journalists calls for the release of Mahmoud Hussein, who was detained by Egypt on December 20.

Jammeh arrives at Banjul airport after stepping down

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:05
Leader of 22 years who for weeks refused to cede power likely headed into exile, mediators say.

Adama Barrow pledges truth commission over Yahya Jammeh

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:07
Adama Barrow says he wants to 'get the facts together' regarding possible crimes of outgoing president Yahya Jammeh.

Women around the world protest against President Trump

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:37
Tens of thousands march in US capital Washington, DC, as solidarity protests take place in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Mario Balotelli racially abused at football match

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:41
Ligue 1 to investigate after Italian striker Mario Balotelli accuses Bastia fans of making monkey noises as he played.

Lady and the Trump

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:04
When the American dream turns into a nightmare come true.

Thousands protest far-right conference in Germany

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:48
Far-right leaders from Germany, France, Italy and elsewhere gather in German city of Koblenz amid demonstrations.

Gabriela Michetti: 'We told the truth'

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:44
Argentina's vice president talks 'false' corruption claims, economic woes and Panama Papers allegations.

Deadly bomb blast hits Syria's Rakban refugee camp

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 14:42
Deadly blasts hits camp with 85,000 displaced people just days ahead of peace talks in Kazakhstan.

The future of journalism under President Trump

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 14:00
Will the White House press corps fall in line or fight back with adversarial journalism? Plus, Obama's media legacy.

Global inequality: Bridging the gap

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 13:23
Can the World Economic Forum - or new President Trump - make a difference to the growing global wealth imbalance?

Why women march today in Washington

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 13:07
Today, women in Washington will be marching for policies that would benefit both women and men.

Study linking herbicide to serious disease fuels debate

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:59
UK scientists say a first-ever long-term study shows popular weed-killer Roundup caused severe liver damage in rats.

Disappeared: Silencing Pakistan's activists

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:50
Rights groups say blasphemy allegations against disappeared activists aimed at silencing dissent for good.

Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Saudi Arabia

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:23
Security forces engaged 'terrorists' in a firefight with suspects who later detonated explosives in the city of Jeddah.

Bus crash in northern Italy kills 16 people

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:03
Coach carrying Hungarian students crashed and caught fire near the city of Verona in Italy.

South Korea: Minister arrested over 'artist blacklist'

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:50
Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun accused of helping target artists critical of impeached President Park Geun-hye.

Turkish MPs approve bill to create executive presidency

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 07:35
Changes, subject to a referendum, are to expand president's powers as head of executive while abolishing prime ministry.

Jordan struggles to draw new tourists

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 07:25
Recent Karak siege was just the latest setback to an industry in flux.

Protests erupt in Gaza as electricity crisis deepens

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 07:25
In many areas, Palestinians received only three hours of electricity at a time, punctuated by 12-hour blackouts.

Trump's first executive order aims to scrap Obamacare

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 07:01
President Donald Trump tells agencies to scale back aspects of the Affordable Care Act as a prelude to a full repeal.

Deadly blast rocks market in Pakistan's northwest

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 06:20
At least 11 killed in an explosion at a vegetable market in Kurram Agency's Parachinar city.

Donald Trump: US will wipe out 'Islamic terror groups'

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 06:15
After inauguration, White House announces immediate policy to 'unite civilised world' to defeat and destroy 'terrorism'.

Women's March on Washington kicks off Down Under

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 02:26
Australia and New Zealand first to hold rallies as part of a global movement reacting to Donald Trump's inauguration.

Mattis, Kelly confirmed as first Trump cabinet members

AL JAZEERA - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 00:44
John Kelly approved as secretary of homeland security and James Mattis cleared as secretary of defense.

Austrian police arrest 'terror' suspect planning attack

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 22:44
Interior minister says a potential "terror attack" in Vienna averted with the arrest of the 18-year-old suspect.

Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 21:57
Two swans were found dead in the coastal city of Aktau in the west of the country, Kazakh agriculture ministry says.

Transcript: Donald Trump inauguration speech in full

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:36
US President Donald Trump's inauguration speech, delivered to the nation outside Capitol in Washington, DC.

Trump administration to 'empower' US police forces

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:34
Statement on the official White House website says US President Donald Trump will empower police departments.

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh 'agrees to step down'

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:53
Incoming President Adama Barrow says outgoing leader of 22 years has finally agreed to cede and will leave the country.

US: Deadly air strike in Syria hits al-Qaeda camp

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:32
US claims air strike killed more than 100 al-Qaeda fighters just a day before President Obama left office.

Donald Trump sworn in as US president

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:12
Donald Trump becomes 45th president as protests turn violent in Washington DC.

How will we remember Obama on the world stage?

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:31
The Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel on Barack Obama's impact on the world stage.

UpFront special: Welcome to the Trump era

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:29
We debate what a Trump presidency means for the world, and Katrina vanden Heuvel reflects on Obama's global impact.

Deadly ISIS attack hits Turkish soldiers in Syria

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:42
The attack comes on the same day Turkey said it is no longer 'realistic' to exclude Assad from a solution.

Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump...

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:24
....but will the media pay attention at all?

Trouble for Trump: Iran, North Korea, Palestine, China

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:47
Experts weigh in on four foreign policy areas where Trump's administration might run into trouble.

Air strikes kill dozens of rebels in northern Syria

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:20
At least 40 fighters from Jabhat Fateh al-Sham killed in Aleppo province at a training camp attack.

First snow in more than a century in Torrevieja, Spain

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:52
The Spanish Costa Blanca is white with snow in a rare weather event in the Mediterranean.

Week in pictures: From fire in Iran to US protests

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:34
From protests in the US, to cargo plane crash in Kyrgyzstan, and jubilation in Gambia, here is the week in pictures.

Six survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:16
About 23 still missing as rescuers locate survivors after massive snow slide buries tourist hotel in Italy.

Bikers for Trump arrive for inauguration with fanfare

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:28
'In the event that we are needed, we will certainly form a wall of meat' to protect and keep order, they said.

Thailand sets up reconciliation panel ahead of polls

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:14
Main political parties say they are open to reconciliation but question neutrality under military administration.

Tehran: Rescuers scour debris for trapped firefighters

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:35
Relief efforts hampered by thick smoke as President Rouhani orders an immediate investigation into building collapse.

Donald Trump: Making Doonbeg great again

AL JAZEERA - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:30
A village on the west coast of Ireland will be celebrating Trump's inauguration - and its own economic revival.




LONDON (Reuters) - A 14-year old girl who died of cancer has been cryogenically frozen in the hope she could be brought back to life in the future after winning a landmark court case shortly before her death, the BBC reported on Friday, 2016-11-18.