Middle East

Raqqa council pardons 83 ISIL members

Low-ranking fighters are pardoned as they do not have blood on their hands, the Raqqa Civil Council says.

Amnesty declared for 83 ISIL members in Syria's Raqqa


The art of making baklava

Baklava makers are in full preparations for the Eid holiday in Turkey's undisputed baklava capital, Gaziantep. But making the perfect pastry can take generations to master. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Gaziantep, Turkey.


Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR?

Despite a touted zero tolerance policy, allegations of sex abuse by peacekeepers continue to rise in the Central African Republic.

Middle East

UN: 1,310 dead in Yemen cholera epidemic

UN's World Health Organization also warns that as many as 300,000 people could be infected by the end of August.


Third journalist dies in a week after Mosul blast

France Television says Robert died from wounds suffered in a landmine blast that killed two of her colleagues in Mosul.

Journalist Veronique Robert dies of Mosul blast wounds

Middle East

Cholera cases in Yemen may rise to 300,000 - UN

The UN warns there could be 300,000 cases of cholera in Yemen by the end of August. More than 1200 people have died since an outbreak was declared in April. Children account for half of the registered cases to date.

Middle East

UAE: Gulf states do not seek 'regime change' in Qatar

UAE minister also says if demands are not met the 'alternative is not escalation', but the 'parting of ways'.

Gargash: Gulf states don't seek Qatar 'regime change'


UNESCO World Heritage site 'used for drug trade'

The US says the West African Bijagos Islands are a hub for Latin American drug traffickers who use them as a transit point to Europe. The islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site known for their unique ecosystem.

Latin America

Brazil defends beef industry after US ban

Brazil's agriculture ministry has accused the US government of acting over-enthusiastically after it banned imports of Brazilian beef on Friday.


Brexit : UK's May meets EU leaders

Key issue is the status of European citizens living in the UK after Brexit, and so far the proposal from the British government has garnered a mixed response.


Safety concerns over Hong Kong mega-bridge project

Hong Kong’s reputation as a showcase for mega-engineering projects is being called into question.

Latin America

Venezuela faces food and medical supply shortage

Thousands of Venezuelans are protesting almost daily against President Nicolas Maduro's government. They want the elections to be held and to see an end to shortages of food and medical supplies. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Caracas.