May Ying Welsh


Making sense of Mali's armed groups

Al-Qaeda gets the most attention, but local groups and ethnic fighters are part of a complicated mix of instability.


Mali: The 'gentle' face of al-Qaeda

An exclusive report from inside northern Mali.

In Pictures

The 'gentle' face of al-Qaeda

Images of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and their local offshoots and rivals in northern Mali.


Northern Mali: A dying land

Amid desertification and drought, tensions rise as rival armed groups vie for control of the impoverished region.

US & Canada

Death of a dream

55 years ago today, the Republic of Sudan became a nation, an anniversary likely to be its last.


N Yemen 'humanitarian disaster'

Al Jazeera reports exclusively from an IDP camp where thousands have fled war.


Atwar Bahjat: A believer in Iraq

If you ever saw the al-Askari shrine before its destruction you would know how beautiful it was.


US trains proxy to quell resistance

A surreal scene is unfolding at the Taji army base.


Sadr City: Support from the poor

In the main square of Baghdad's largest Shia ghetto, an elderly man in the worn uniform of the former Iraqi air force directs donkey and car traffic with a ping-pong paddle.


Bridge over the river Tigris

In the crowded and winding streets of al-Adhamiya, a 1000-year-old Sunni locality of <>


United in grief and anger

On a sweltering farm in rural Baghdad Jabir Hasan prays on a mat in front of the family home. As planes roar overhead, he asks God for retribution.