New citizenship law protests in India ahead of Trump’s visit

Police have used tear gas to disperse large crowds protesting a new citizenship law in India‘s capital New Delhi just a day before US President Donald Trump begins a two-day visit of the country. In the latest eruption of violence at…

Hamburg voters punish German far-right, Merkel party: Exit polls

Voters in German city-state Hamburg have punished Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s crisis-wracked conservatives and ejected the far right from Parliament in a regional election, according to exit polls. According to initial forecasts by public broadcasters ARD and ZDF on Sunday, Germany‘s centre-left…

Iran conservatives prevail in polls marked by low turnout

Iran’s conservatives will dominate the country’s new parliament following an election marked by the lowest voter turnout in decades, according to state media. Two days after the polls closed, an Al Jazeera tally based on interior ministry results published on…

AQAP confirms death of leader Qassim al-Rimi

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has confirmed the death of its leader Qassim al-Rimi, according to a monitor, weeks after the United States said it had killed him in Yemen. SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors armed group networks worldwide, said…

Iran announces lowest voter turnout since 1979

Iran’s interior minister has announced that the voter turnout in the recent parliamentary elections was about 42 percent, the lowest since the 1979 revolution. Iran is facing growing isolation and threats of conflict over its nuclear standoff with the United States as well…

After 6 years of war, will peace finally come to South Sudan?

South Sudan’s warring parties have once again declared an official end to the country’s brutal civil war that killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced millions of others over the past six years. On Saturday, President Salva Kiir swore in…

Mecca governor orders arrest of Saudi female rapper

Saudi officials have ordered the arrest of a female rapper who appeared in a music video for her song Bint Mecca, or Girl from Mecca, stating that it is offensive to the customs and traditions of the holy city. In…

Hamburg votes amid German political unrest

Polls have opened in Germany’s city-state of Hamburg as voters pick a new regional assembly in an election that has been dominated by the issue of climate change. Hamburg has been governed by a coalition of the centre-left Social Democrats…

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Gaza fence, wound two others

A Palestinian has been killed by Israeli forces and two others were wounded as they tried to retrieve his body in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to local media reports. The incident took place near the separation fence east of Khan…

Several dead in Turkish province bordering Iran after earthquake

At least seven people have been killed and five others injured in Turkey’s Van province following an earthquake early Sunday, the country’s interior minister has said. The magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the Turkey-Iran border region, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre…