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Kurds 'retake ground' from ISIL in Iraq
Top US commander says Peshmerga forces backed by US-led air strikes recapture large area near Sinjar Mountains.
Russia leader tries to quell fears of economic collapse and vows rapid recovery from worst financial crisis of his rule.
Bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, under arrest since 2009, comes days after massacre of students at a Pakistani school.
Cuban leader says Obama's decision to renew ties deserves respect, but urges US to lift embargo against his country.
UNGA also urges Security Council to consider sanctions against Pyongyang over alleged crimes against humanity.
Six Palestinians spoke to Al Jazeera about the potential impact that the statehood draft may have on them.
Havana residents paraded through the streets upon learning ties with arch foe the US will normalise after 50 years.
Latvia has worked tirelessly to secure the freedom from Egypt of its unjustly imprisoned citizen, Peter Greste.
State rules potential health and environmental impacts of controversial gas extraction outweigh economic benefits.
Peter Moskowitz
Iraqi government is shifting priority to win the battle of Salahaddin, a hub for ISIL fighters.
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
People & Power17 Dec 2014 14:33 GMT
Can the Republic of Georgia remain aloof from Russian expansionism or will internal division drag it towards conflict?
Witness18 Dec 2014 07:12 GMT
A Chinese immigrant challenges one US family to reject materialism and live without Chinese products during Christmas.
Peshawar mourns 148 people, mostly children, killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion.
Mostly children among the 130 dead at Peshawar school after Pakistan Taliban attack.
Demonstrators marched from Freedom Plaza and converged on Capitol Hill as a part of the 'Justice for All' rally.
As Christmas tourists begin to arrive in the city, craftspeople are hoping that a difficult year will end well.
UN is asking for more than $8bn to help at least 18 million people who have been affected by raging war.
The area was home to the minority group who are now joining the fight to reclaim it from ISIL fighters.
Qataris promote culture as well as military ware on country's National Day.
Government promises lower electricity bills and hopes for business boost as it utilises energy generated inside Earth.
UN says reconstruction materials such as cement are slowly entering the Gaza strip, nearly four months after conflict.
Attempts being made to revive language that came close to extinction.
On his 90th birthday, Chandigarh pays tribute to Nek Chand, who secretly built over 18 years the famous Rock Garden.
#illridewithyou trend globally after Sydney siege amid fear of backlash against Muslims.
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.
Explore the story of Palestine. Take our content and use our creative remix tool to re-edit our films.
A photographic exploration of the power of yoga to unite people across cultural and physical divides.

 
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