Mongolians pick president in uncertain time

Ballots cast in presidential election dominated by allegations of corruption against backdrop of economic turmoil.

Eid al-Fitr 2017

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Holiday marking end of fasting month characterised by prayers followed by feasts and visits to family and friends.


'Everyone in pieces': China mudslide rescue hopes fade

Thousands of Chinese rescuers with detection devices and dogs look for survivors after disaster in Sichuan province.


Mongolians vote in the shadow of corruption allegations

Polling stations have opened across Mongolia for the country’s presidential election, with many seeking a leader who could rescue the struggling economy.


Hong Kong activists hold protest before Xi trip

Protesters drape black flag over a symbolic statue days before visit by Xi Jinping marking 20 years since the handover.

Hong Kong activists hold China protest before Xi trip

Business & Economy

Japan's airbag firm Takata files for bankruptcy

Tokyo-based car-components manufacturer is facing lawsuits and costs over airbag defect linked to at least 16 deaths.

Japan's airbag firm Takata files for bankruptcy


Sri Lanka tea farmers struggle after devastating floods

Tea industry counts cost of natural disaster that claimed 200 lives and displaced more than 600,000 people last month.

War & Conflict

Taliban kills police officers in Afghanistan's Herat

Gun battle near Salma dam in western province follows country's deadliest Ramadan month since the 2001 US invasion.

Taliban attack targets police in Afghanistan's Herat


What's next for South Korea-US relations?

South Korean President Moon's diplomatic approach towards Pyongyang will be the focus of his first meeting with Trump.

J Berkshire Miller

by J Berkshire Miller

J Berkshire Miller


Tea farmers struggle to recover from Sri Lanka floods

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka are struggling to recover from last month's floods in the south of the country, in which hundreds of tonnes of the crop were destroyed by heavy rains and mudslides.


Pakistan tanker blast kills 153 in 'huge fireball'

Scores die while collecting fuel from vehicle that overturned and exploded on road near Bahawalpur in eastern Pakistan.


Death toll in Pakistan attacks hits 85

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims twin blasts at Parachinar market, as death toll from three separate attacks on Friday hits 85.


120 missing, 15 dead as China landslide buries village

Up to 62 homes destroyed by boulders after collapse of mountain side due to heavy rains in Xinmo in Maoxin county.

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including Yoga Day, Portugal forest fires and air raids in Yemen.

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis


E-commerce makes its debut in Afghanistan

Shah Faisal, a young entrepreneur in Afghanistan, is overcoming the odds to introduce online shopping to the capital Kabul. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Kabul.