Gaza, Palestine - Gaza's health ministry has made an urgent appeal for help amid an ongoing fuel crisis in the coastal territory, warning of a "catastrophic situation" at its hospitals, including at a children's facility. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of Gaza's health ministry, said five hospitals in the Palestinian territory would stop operating within hours, because…
On a windy Saturday afternoon, Mohamud Yassin is meeting two workmates in a quiet, posh Nairobi restaurant. Wearing black sunglasses and a knee-length blue thobe, he exchanges greetings with his colleagues with a smile on his face. Despite his cool demeanour, Yassin is grieving. Three days before, five armed al-Shabab gunmen stormed Nairobi's 14 Riverside…
Syrian state TV is reporting an explosion in a southern neighborhood of the capital, Damascus. It says the Sunday morning blast, which happened during rush hour on the first working day of the week, appears to have been "a terrorist act". The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP news agency that the explosion…
Democratic Republic of the Congo's election crisis deepened early on Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president". Fayulu's supporters have alleged an extraordinary backroom deal by outgoing President Joseph Kabila to rig the vote in…
Washington, DC - Sherry Cain, a 78-year-old Kentucky native, said she's lived a long time and has seen a lot of change in the world, "but never anything like this in our country". That's why she brought her family to Washington, DC on Saturday for the third annual Women's March. "I am just so fearful…
Senator Lindsey Graham has said the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is "dealt with". Speaking in Ankara a day after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Graham said Congress would reintroduce sanctions against those involved in the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.…
Tecun Uman, Guatemala - Zulma Rodriguez sat in the shade of a tree outside the Guatemalan immigration office, waiting for some paperwork before she could cross the bridge into Mexico with her kids. They are the reason she fled El Salvador. "I was forced to leave," she told Al Jazeera, surrounded by young children, including her…
London, United Kingdom - It's 6:15am on a dark, rain-soaked Saturday morning and the traders on Dalston's Ridley Road Market are busy setting up. The Afghan butcher from Jalalabad brings his knife down across a hunk of goat meat as Frank Sinatra's Winter Wonderland blares from cheap, tinny speakers behind him. Nearby, a Mongolian man…
Burri, Sudan - It's been a month since a wave of anti-government protests began in Sudan. I'll admit, at first, I didn't expect it to last this long. Similar protests happened in January 2018 but security forces were able to frighten people using tear gas and live ammunition to stop the demonstrations. Just like they…
Juba, South Sudan - On the side of a road a man stands by a wall ready to fight. He picks up a piece of broken glass to defend himself.  The white cloth around him falls off and he is now bare-chested, facing five policemen. They are wearing medical gloves.  "I don't want to go.…
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