Opinion

Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

North Korea

US warns North Korea over 'reckless behaviour'

UN Ambassador Haley warns Pyongyang 'a whole lot of military options' are being considered to defend US and allies.

US: N Korea to be 'destroyed' if behaviour continues

Russia

Russia's large-scale Zapad war games unnerve the West

Western officials raise concerns Moscow may use drills as a 'Trojan horse' to make incursions into Poland and Baltics.

Russia's large-scale Zapad war games unnerve the West

Middle East

Russian air raids kill 34 civilians near Deir Az Zor

Raids targeted civilians fleeing violence on ferries across the Euphrates River, UK-based monitoring group alleged.

Russian air raids kill 34 civilians near Deir Az Zor

Asia Pacific

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

25-year-old demonstration in Seoul draws international attention to Japan's World War II sex slavery in occupied Asia.

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

Afghanistan

Trump's Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum

As troops deployed, analysts say key to ending the US' longest war is navigating the rocky relationship with Pakistan.

Trump's Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum

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