Kashmir

Fighters and Indian troops killed in Kashmir gun battle

Deadly clashes that killed five people near the region's largest city, Srinagar, prompted angry street protests.

Asia Pacific

Nagasaki mayor: Threat of new nuclear attack growing

Japanese mayor Taue speaks at Nagasaki nuclear bomb attack anniversary amid increasing nuclear threat from North Korea.

Nagasaki mayor: Threat of new nuclear attack growing

Yemen

UN slams 'disregard' for civilians after Yemen raid

At least 12 civilians, including nine from same family, died in Saada province in attacks blamed on Saudi-led coalition.

UN slams 'disregard' for civilians after Yemen raid

United Kingdom

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Rights group and legal experts say arming Riyadh and Abu Dhabi makes the UK complicit in alleged war crimes.

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Middle East

Raqqa council pardons 83 ISIL members

Low-ranking fighters are pardoned as they do not have blood on their hands, the Raqqa Civil Council says.

Amnesty declared for 83 ISIL members in Syria's Raqqa

United States

US Senate narrowly approves $500m Saudi weapons sale

Critical lawmaker highlights 'humanitarian nightmare' in Yemen war as reason not to transfer $500m in bombs to Riyadh.

US Senate narrowly approves $500m Saudi weapons sale

Middle East

Yemen rebel missile shot down 200km from Saudi capital

Houthi fighters fire a ballistic missile at the Saudi capital a day before US President Donald Trump arrives.

Yemen rebel missile shot down 200km from Saudi capital

Special series

Child Soldiers

How private companies recruit former child soldiers for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Syria's Civil War

Six years on: The price of saying 'no' to Assad

Al Jazeera speaks to three Syrians whose lives have been forever changed since the 2011 uprising began.

Six years on: The price of saying 'no' to Assad

Darfur

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir pardons 259 rebels

Move comes after insurgents released 125 soldiers who fought in Darfur conflict that killed 300,000 people since 2003.

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir pardons 259 rebels

Middle East

Yemen army claims control of port city of Mokha

Army forces enter southwestern port city of Mokha, as dozens of families flee ongoing clashes and bombardments.

Yemen army claims control of port city of Mokha

Humanitarian crises

Outrage after UN blocks South Sudan arms embargo

Resolution's backers slam Security Council's move as a failure to help curb conflict amid fears of potential genocide.

Outrage after UN blocks South Sudan arms embargo

War

Yemen: Arab coalition to stop using UK cluster bombs

Announcement comes after British defence minister admits coalition used UK-supplied munitions during the 20-month war.

Yemen: Arab coalition to stop using UK cluster bombs

Middle East

Syria suspends evacuation of eastern Aleppo

Tens of thousands of people remain in rebel-held parts of Aleppo as Syrian official cites "obstructions" of deal.

Middle East

Thousands trapped as Aleppo evacuation moves slowly

Tens of thousands of Syrians still waiting to leave from east Aleppo as part of rebels' deal with government.

Thousands trapped as Aleppo evacuation moves slowly