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Raqqa: 'It is a very sad life under ISIL'

Residents fleeing Raqqa give testimonies of what life is like under ISIL.

Obama to bolster crucial Saudi alliance amid Mideast unrest

President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay U.S. respects after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a U.S.-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security. Obama’s visit comes as Washington struggles with worsening strife in the Middle East and counts Saudi Arabia among […]

BDS in Urbana-Champaign: A Response to Cary Nelson

David Green responds to Cary Nelson's talk in Israel which attacked the BDS movement at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. In short, "The picture Nelson paints regarding pro-Palestinian activism on the UIUC campus is false."

Failed Iraqi Bomber Named in Islamic State Hostage Crisis

The woman the Islamic State wants in exchange for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto is Iraqi citizen Sajida al-Rishawi

Obama Should Have Visited the Taj Mahal and Skipped Saudi Arabia

In a symbol of the broader sidelining of his "pivot to Asia" to attend once again to the recurrent quagmire that is the Middle East, President Barack Obama decided to cut out his visit to the Taj Mahal and leave India early to fly to Saudi Arabia--to pay his respects to the family of recently deceased King Abdullah and meet with new King Salman. Show More Summary

See President Obama Attend India’s Republic Day Parade

President Barack Obama joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his country's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. Obama is the first U.S. President to be a guest of honor at the annual festivity.

Hezbollah, Aoun pay respect to Saudi officials over King Abdullah’s death

In a new development in Lebanon, Hezbollah and its ally MP Michel Aoun decided to pay respect to Saudi Arabia over the death of King Abdullah who passed away on January 23 at the age of 90. A Hezbollah low level delegation offered the party’s condolences to Lebanon’s Saudi ambassador on Monday and the […]

Russia's anti-Russian film?

Controversial Oscar-nominated 'Leviathan' polarises Russia as Kremlin pushes for patriotic flicks.

Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Up In The Philippines

Very little is known about the megamouth shark, an extremely rare species of deepwater shark that was first discovered in 1976

Q&A: Legal activist on Australia's new harshness

Al Jazeera interviews Hugh de Kretser on the plight of asylum seekers facing detention or the dangers of return.

Murray beats Berdych to reach Australian Open final

Former Wimbledon champion will take on either Djokovic for defending champion Wawrinka.

Castro Demands U.S. Hand Back Guantanamo Bay and End Trade Embargo

Castro made new demands during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit in Costa Rica on Wednesday

On Downstream – Virtual Flavours and 3D Printed Hearts

A look at how advances and innovation in the world of technology and science are changing the lives of those downstream.

Banned Amir cleared for domestic cricket return

Pakistan fast-bowler has been allowed by the governing body to play domestic cricket before his ban ends in Sept.

Serena to face Sharapova in Australian Open final

Russian Sharapova is a five-time grand slam champion but has not beaten top-seed Serena since 2004.

Malaysia Declares MH370 Crash An Accident to Clear Way for Compensation Claims

Malaysia's civil aviation chief said the searchers pursued every credible lead and reviewed all available data to find MH370

Sangakkara breaks record in Sri Lanka's win

Former SL captain scores a ton and breaks record for most dismissals by a keeper in ODIs as NZ lose by 34 runs.

Malaysia declares missing MH370 an 'accident'

Government ends the search for missing flight MH370 and declares the disappearance of the plane an "accident."

Catalans eye new independence 'referendum'

For Europe's separatists, September is fast becoming the month to vote for independence.

Greece's anti-austerity government to meet EU leaders

New government to host the head of the European Parliament as European Commission says cancelling debt is not an option.

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