World War News – the latest from Al Jazeera

United States

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

Warship that delivered key components for atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was torpedoed in 1945, killing 900 sailors.

Europe

50,000 evacuate German city over unexploded WWII bombs

Authorities in Hanover defuse two bombs, while a third requires special equipment to be neutralised.

50,000 evacuate German city over unexploded WWII bombs

Reporter's Notebook

Killing John F Kennedy and the prospect of peace

35th American president was gunned down 53 years ago on Tuesday, ending what some say were plans to finish the Cold War.

Killing John F Kennedy and the prospect of peace

Greece

100 years on: The sinking of the HMS Britannic

Sunken giant at the bottom of the Aegean: The Britannic, a diver's paradise, provides clues to mysteries of the Titanic.

The Britannic and the Titanic: A story of two ships

War & Conflict

Remembering Britain's other war veterans

Millions of Poles, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, and others fought against fascism in British army uniforms.

Remembering Britain's other war veterans

War & Conflict

'Mein Kampf' on sale again in Germany

Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' is back on sale in Germany amid much controversy, discussion and criticism.

Hitler's manifesto 'Mein Kampf' back in bookstores

War

The moment Truman announced the bombing of Hiroshima

The moment 70 years ago when US president announced that the US had unleashed the world's first atomic bomb.

The moment Truman announced the bombing of Hiroshima

Reporter's Notebook

Stain of Japan's black rain lingers 70 years on

Some Japanese are still battling for recognition that they are Hibakusha, or were affected the by atomic bombings.

Asia Pacific

Japan's Mitsubishi apologises to US prisoners of war

Historic apology is first made by a Japanese firm for forced labour during World War II.

Japan's Mitsubishi apologises to US prisoners of war

Counting the Cost

Can Germany's past pay for Greece's future?

We examine the issues behind the Greek government's demand for German wartime reparations.

Special series

World War One Through Arab Eyes

One hundred years after the Ottomans joined the war, this three-part series tells the story from an Arab perspective.

World War One Through Arab Eyes

Politics

UK displays sea of poppies to honour war dead

Almost 900,000 ceramic red poppies planted around Tower of London in memory of every British soldier who died in WWI.

Politics

Split UK opinion over 'poppy hijabs'

Poppy-themed headscarf offers Muslim women a way to remember those who fought and died for Britain in world wars.

Split UK opinion over 'poppy hijabs'

The Cure

Unsung hero: Charles Drew, the father of the blood bank

The father of the blood bank saved thousands of lives during World War II and campaigned against racial segregation.