Al Jazeera World

Syria: The Roots of Tyranny

The story of Abdul Hamid al-Sarraj who used fear and torture to turn 1950s Syria into a police state.

Middle East

Ancient pharaoh statues uncovered in Cairo mud pit

The relics, found by a team of Egyptian and German archaeologists, date back more than 3,000 years.

Ancient pharaoh statues uncovered in Cairo mud pit

Opinion

The Egyptian roots of feminism

The history of ancient Egyptian woman can teach the West that it is not the first region in the world to empower women.

Khaled Diab

by Khaled Diab

Khaled Diab

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Liberation: Acre and the End of the Crusades

From the Third Crusade to the siege of Acre: How the crusader presence in the Holy Land was brought to an end.

Opinion

The legacy of the Crusades in contemporary Muslim world

The conflict between the West and the Arab and Islamic worlds is at its core political.

As'ad AbuKhalil

by As'ad AbuKhalil

As'ad AbuKhalil

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.

TechKnow

The business of bones

TeckKnow investigates the modern-day Indiana Jones behind the booming business of dinosaur bones.

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

Egypt

Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

Spanish archaeologists discover mummy at least 2,500 years old in "very good condition" near Luxor in southern Egypt.

Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

War & Conflict

40 years on, DNA tests to identify Spain's war victims

Catalonia starts DNA project to identify some of the 114,000 who disappeared during Spain's civil war and dictatorship.

Catalonia: DNA tests to identify Spain's civil war dead

Weather

Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Closed for nearly 200 years, the Tower of Winds, located in Athens, is now open to public.

Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Mali

'I seek the pardon of all the people of Timbuktu'

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleads guilty to charges of destroying ancient cultural artefacts in Timbuktu.

Witness

Greetings from the Colony

A Belgian filmmaker explores her family's past in Rwanda after she discovers a hidden aunt and an 80-year-old secret.

Inside Story

Who owns ancient artefacts?

Many countries have fought for the return of their stolen or pillaged objects.

Politics

US Civil War-era ex-slave Tubman to appear on $20 bill

Portrait of abolitionist to replace seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, one of numerous changes to US dollar bills.