Middle East

Iranians head to polls to pick new parliament amid uncertainty

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei says it is a religious obligation to vote amid concerns of low participation.

Gun trafficking at the US-Mexico border

With Mexico's murder rate at an all-time high and cartel violence rampant, Al Jazeera investigates how firearms are smuggled across the US border into Mexico.

Japan's January inflation ticks up, but economic pressures remain

Japan's January inflation ticks up, but economic pressures remain

Japan's central bank may take additional measures to curb the economic effects of the coronavirus, its governor says.

Spending, saving, socialising: What Asia's Generation Z craves

Spending, saving, socialising: What Asia's Generation Z craves

Asian teens are more willing to shop online, but also feel strongly about social issues according to a new study.

Johnson's spending spree challenges Conservative fiscal orthodoxy

UK: Tory economic philosophy shaken up by Johnson

New Conservative voters are expecting investment in deprived areas, and Boris Johnson likes big-spending projects.

Brexit burned $81bn hole in EU budget, leaders try to fill gap

Brexit burned $81bn hole in EU budget, leaders try to fill gap

EU to revise membership dues now that UK is no longer contributing to bloc.