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Peshmerga forces have regained ground in northwestern Iraq, while Kurdish fighters also battle ISIL in Syria.
At least three African Union soldiers, five fighters and one civilian contractor killed in attack in Mogadishu.
Pakistani intelligence officials say US conducted strikes in remote North Waziristan region, killing seven fighters.
Monk shot in the arm by police during clash following three fatal self-immolations in eight days, rights group says.
Mangrove forest sheltered Muslim coastal area, but now developers are looking to bulldoze it for a tourist resort.
Being better off in the impoverished country means more deadly attacks by attention-seeking Taliban.
Al Jazeera spoke to Jurgen Todenhofer who embedded with ISIL fighters - and lived to tell about it.
Turkish president's remarks get top spots on international media, be they on women, alcohol or discovery of a continent.
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
Government denies accusations it sponsors youth militia terrorising civilians in one of Africa's poorest nations.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
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Behind the scenes with Colombia's insurgents as they bring their 50 year long conflict to a close.
Snow is often less of a hazard during the festive period than poor visibility.
Love of boxing continues to spread in the country since Foreman-Ali's 'Rumble in the Jungle' 40 years ago.
This year 'Jolly Old Saint Nicholas' has already popped up in unusual places around the globe.
One woman's mission to harness solar rays to chart a path to energy independence in arid northern Argentina.
Human Rights Watch says civilians are paying the price for government's siege of rebel-held Homs neighbourhood.
Some churches have allocate tickets in advance for worshippers and non-believers curious to celebrate Christian holiday.
City of Banda Aceh, where 170,000 people died from 2004 disaster, is still struggling to recover.
Attacks on livestock resulting from successful wildlife-conservation policies compel farmers to look to canine solution.
Parents continue to demand answers and justice three months after 43 children were abducted near city of Iguala.
Group re-establishing training camps in tandem with escalation in Taliban attacks as US military presence shrinks.
Residents in Buenos Aires take on real estate companies to protect heritage sites from being destroyed.
Poor transportation infrastructure spurs one miner to build his own road to move the vital mineral to local markets.
Al Jazeera's guide to who's who among the top ranks of the Pakistani Taliban.
For the first time members of Kenya's counter-terrorism police admit to "eliminating" suspected Muslim radicals.
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A photographic exploration of the power of yoga to unite people across cultural and physical divides.
 
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