Al Jazeera Staff

Al Jazeera Staff

US Elections 2020

Trump v Biden: Who do US consumers think will win in November?

US consumers have called every presidential election correctly since 1976 - with one notable exception.

Trump v Biden: Who do US consumers think will win in November?

Unemployment

US jobless claims take a turn for the worse as layoffs rise

The number of US workers filing jobless claims climbs back above one million as coronavirus spikes disrupt recovery.

US jobless claims take a turn for the worse as layoffs rise

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Economy, human rights key challenges facing Rajapaksas

The Rajapaksa family is back into power on the campaign to amend the Constitution and fix the country's failing economy.

Sri Lanka: Economy, human rights key challenges facing Rajapaksas

Financial Markets

S&P 500 closes shy of record as US election kicks into high gear

Since bottoming out in March, the S&P has come roaring back to within striking distance of its pre-pandemic peak.

S&P 500 closes shy of record as US election kicks into high gear

Asia Pacific

Riot highlights coronavirus risk in Indonesia's prisons

Prisoners at Tuminting Prison in Manado went on a rampage and set fire to buildings amid fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Riot highlights coronavirus risk in Indonesia's prisons

Donald Trump

As Trump heads to border, federal workers rally against shutdown

The partial government shutdown entered its 20th day on Thursday, as President Trump travelled to Texas.

As Trump heads to border, federal workers rally against shutdown

Shorts

Karachi's Kathak Dancers

Death threats couldn't dampen Sheema Kermani's resolve; she has inspired women across Pakistan for the past 35 years.

Karachi's Kathak Dancers

Health

In India's Assam, boat clinics save lives on Brahmaputra river

Mobile clinics provide much-needed health facilities to communities living on remote islands in India's Assam state.

In India's Assam, boat clinics save lives on Brahmaputra river

Rohingya

Who are the Rohingya?

The more than one million Rohingya Muslims are described as the 'world's most persecuted minority'.

Who are the Rohingya?

Latin America

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's post-Castro president

Little known about 57-year-old's plans to tackle challenges facing Communist country, including its struggling economy.

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's post-Castro president

Egypt

Egypt's 2018 presidential 'election': What you need to know

Egyptians abroad prepare to vote beginning on March 16 in Egypt's fourth contested presidential polls.

Egypt's 2018 presidential 'election': What you need to know

Gun violence

Florida high school shooting: What we know so far

At least 17 people are dead after a gunman opened fire on a local high school in southeastern Florida.

Florida high school shooting: What we know so far