Al Jazeera Staff

Al Jazeera Staff

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin: The key players

We take a look at key players as Turkey launches operation to push out Kurdish fighters from Syrian border towns.

Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin: The key players

Politics

Charges dropped for 129 anti-Trump protest defendants

The government will pursue felony charges against 59 defendants, putting them at risk of decades in jail.

Charges dropped for 129 anti-Trump protest defendants

Refugees

Hungary blasted over 'Stop Soros' bill targeting NGOs

Government spokesman defends the bill as an effort against NGOs 'disguised' as human rights groups.

Hungary blasted over 'Stop Soros' bill targeting NGOs

North Korea

North and South Korea to hold high-level talks

Meeting, set for January 9 inside DMZ, to focus on North's participation in Winter Olympics next month in South Korea.

North and South Korea to hold high-level talks

Weather

'Bomb cyclone' smashes eastern US

A rare winter storm brings Florida's state capital its first snow in decades.

'Bomb cyclone' smashes eastern US

Indonesia

Despite active Bali volcano, government wants tourists

The president of Indonesia has been taking selfies on the beach in Bali, hoping to lure tourists back. But is it safe?

Despite active Bali volcano, government wants tourists

Jerusalem

Pakistan rally condemns Trump's Jerusalem move

Controversial charity spearheads protests in Rawalpindi against US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Pakistan rally condemns Trump's Jerusalem move

Syria's Civil War

Ailing Syrians evacuated from besieged Damascus suburb

Aid workers hope dire situation improving with removal of first group of severely ill people from besieged Eastern Ghouta.

Ailing Syrians evacuated from besieged Damascus suburb

Mexico

Mexico confronts surge in violence against women

Facing crisis of gender-based violence, Puebla city classifies murders of more than 90 women this year as acts of femicide.

Mexico confronts surge in violence against women

Russia

St Petersburg explosion 'an act of terror': Putin

President's description at odds with inquiry opened by local authorities into 'attempted murder of two or more people'.

St Petersburg explosion 'an act of terror': Putin

Science & Technology

Will self-driving cars do more harm than good?

The promise of safer roads sounds enticing, but many fear automation of transport will lead to a massive loss of jobs.

Will self-driving cars do more harm than good?

Pollution

Seattle battles plastic straws to save the oceans

Activist group in US city finds unique way to encourage recycling and avoid use of single-use plastic straws.

Seattle battles plastic straws to save the oceans