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Africa

Africa and the Gulf crisis: the peril of picking sides

Decisions by African states to take sides in the Gulf rift could have a long-term impact on citizens, analysts warn.

Middle East

GCC citizens launch petition to end Gulf crisis

Amid GCC rift, citizens across the region demand to be included in 'political decision-making process'.

Middle East

Timeline of Qatar-GCC disputes from 1991 to 2017

From border debates to hacking fallout, Gulf neighbours have hit a number of rough patches over the years.

Egypt

The lonely pyramids of Giza: Egyptian tourism's decline

The recent Coptic church bombings could further damage the already crippled tourism sector in the country.

Qatar

Who is Qatar's emir?

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani inherited power from his father in 2013.

UAE

Analysts: Leaks could threaten Emirati diplomacy

Leaked emails point to strong relationship between the UAE and think tanks closely allied to Israel.

Yemen

Who benefits from a weak and divided Yemen?

A united Yemen is crucial to deter armed groups and organisations in the country.

French elections 2017

France: Who are Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen?

French voters will choose between two radically different candidates to lead their country.

Poverty & Development

The changing landscape of Bolivia's salt flats

Generations of saleros have scooped salt from the flat, but after the discovery of lithium they fear being left behind.

Palestine

Palestinian diaspora gathers for 'a common vision'

The meeting in Istanbul comes at a crucial time for the Palestinian national struggle.

Egypt

A letter to my brother in Egyptian prison

As his trial finally begins, Ibrahim Halawa's sister describes the family's ongoing anguish.

Media

Best of 2016 on Al Jazeera

Find out which were our most read stories from this year and which stories our editors liked the most.