On the sidelines of Mosul, the battle for Kurdish culture

For the Kurdish intelligentsia, there is far more at stake than the loss of land.

Rodrigo Duterte

Dinner with Rodrigo Duterte

Steve Chao returns to the Philippines to get a behind-the-scenes look at a leader who's gone from relative obscurity to international notoriety.


The Indonesian fire play

Blasphemy case against Jakarta's Christian governor brings fragile beacon of democracy and stability to a dangerous edge.


'Anything that flies is an enemy': Filming al-Shabab with a drone

Al Jazeera's Hamza Mohamed wanted to film al-Shabab fighters in their training camp using a drone - it was a risky and delicate move.

Battle for Mosul

The man who serves up little smiles in Iraq's refugee camp

A popsicle and a smile might not be a substitute for a psychologist, but it makes the conditions more bearable for IDP children.

War & Conflict

For Iraq's Kurds, it's not about independence any more

Apathy and cynicism pervasive in Iraq's Kurdish region as an unending series of crises and scandals unfolds.