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UN panel: France ban on face veil 'violates' women's rights


The UN Human Rights Committee calls on France to review its 2010 law banning women from covering faces in public.

Oldest intact shipwreck known to mankind found in Black Sea


The trading ship, previously only seen in an intact state on the side of ancient Greek pottery, was dated back to 400BC.

Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions


US security adviser's meeting with Russia's leader comes days after Trump voiced plan to end major arms control treaty.

Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda captured in Syria 'freed'


Citing Qatari officials, Japan says a man believed to be Jumpei Yasuda has been freed after three years of captivity.

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Bomb found at philanthropist George Soros's New York home


Package with what seemed to be an explosive was found in a mail box outside the billionaire financier's house.


Jamal Khashoggi killing: Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in full


Turkish president said Khashoggi was killed in a planned operation, contradicting official Saudi account.

Peru's natives say Amazon Waterway Project threatens food sources


Multi-million dollar project is set to span territory home to 424 native communities belonging to 14 native groups.


Will China abandon the Palestinians?


China appears to be operating with the mistaken assumption that it can be pro-Palestine and pro-Israel at once.


Business hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal


Eritrean and Ethiopian traders hope to profit from peace but thousands of Eritreans flee seeking safety and stability.


Two tropical storms to make landfall in Mexico on Tuesday


Hurricane Willa and tropical storm Vicente approaching western Mexican coast, with landfalls just hours apart.


Iraq: Deadly car bomb hits market near Mosul


At least four killed in the blast that targeted a crowded market area in the northern Iraqi town of Qayyara.

Saudi investment forum opens under Khashoggi shadow


Dubbed 'Davos in the Desert', the event has been overshadowed by Riyadh's admission to dissident journalist's killing.


Mexicans rally to migrant caravan, offering aid and support


Ordinary Mexicans have come out to offer what support they can to the caravan of an estimated 7,000 migrants and refugees travelling north towards the United States.

Madagascar pre-trial detainees face 'life-threatening conditions'


Amnesty says 52 people died in 2017 in pre-trial custody as thousands of others faced appalling conditions.

HRW: Palestinian authorities committed abuses, torture


Palestinian governments, accused of systematic human rights violations, reject HRW report as 'biased' and 'inaccurate'.


Citing Russia, China, Trump vows to 'build up' US nuclear arsenal


Trump sparks global concern saying he plans to jettison the 30-year old INF treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev.


China's president opens long-delayed southern sea bridge


Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge seen as crucial for China's 'Silicon Valley', but some worry about its political impact.


Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: study


Study on oxygen content in salty water 'revolutionises' understanding of potential for life on Mars, says scientists.


Anti-Muslim campaigning in the US is a 'losing strategy': report


Muslim Advocates found 80 instances of 'clear anti-Muslim rhetoric' employed by political candidates in 2017 and 2018.

Nigeria imposes curfew in Kaduna after deadly communal violence


Authorities impose curfew, deploy troops as deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians spread to Kaduna city.

Monday, Oct 22

Border tensions boil over as France 'dumps' migrants in Italy


Relations between Rome and Paris hit new low as rights groups accuse France of mistreating migrants at Italian borders.

Russia warns of arms race if US quits weapons treaty


Kremlin bids to save landmark arms-control deal as US National Security Adviser John Bolton reaches Moscow for talks.

King says Jordan to reclaim land held by Israel under 1994 deal


King Abdullah II says Amman will terminate parts of peace treaty which allowed Israeli farmers to use Jordanian land.

Egypt arrests economist Abdel Khalik Farouk over 'critical book'


Author's wife says policemen who arrived at their home said arrest was in connection with book seized by authorities.

Sunday, Oct 21

Polls close in Afghanistan's long-delayed parliamentary elections


Parliamentary polls, the third since the Taliban's fall in 2001, saw large numbers of voters to cast their ballots.

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen loses bid to annul poll result


Supreme Court dismisses fraud claims and upholds results of presidential election in a severe blow to outgoing leader.

Exclusive: Top international cricketers involved in spot-fixing


England, Australia and Pakistan cricketers involved in widespread spot-fixing, Al Jazeera investigation reveals.

Afghanistan: Roadside bomb blast kills 11 in Nangarhar's Achin


Six children and a woman among victims of explosion in Achin district of Nangarhar, as Afghans vote for a second day.

Saturday, Oct 20

Deadly suicide bomber strikes polling station in Afghan capital


At least 10 civilians and five police officers killed in the latest attack to have targeted parliamentary elections.

Afghanistan extends voting after polling stations fail to open


Afghans given more time because process was slowed by lack of voting materials as staff struggled with biometric system.

Khashoggi on life under MBS: 'Nobody dares to speak'


In his last interview with Al Jazeera UpFront, the late Saudi journalist spoke on the need for debate in Saudi Arabia.

Afghan voters head to the polls amid security threats


Close to nine million Afghans have registered to take part in the vote, but concerns abound over the threat of attacks.

Friday, Oct 19

Dozens killed as train runs over crowd in India


Hundreds of people gathered near a railway on the edge of Amritsar to watch fireworks when a train ran into the crowd.

Afghanistan's elections: All you need to know


Parliamentary polls, the third since the Taliban's fall in 2001, seen as test-run ahead of presidential vote next year.

Afghanistan: Kandahar elections delayed by a week after killings


The delay was caused by the assassination of General Abdul Raziq and intelligence chief of the province.

Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?


Kandahar police chief known for being a powerful commander and feared enemy of the Taliban was killed on Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 18

US student Lara Alqasem claims victory in Israel boycott case


Lara Alqasem, who was barred from studying in Israel, wins Supreme Court appeal over her alleged support for BDS.

Top Afghan General Abdul Raziq killed in Kandahar attack


Powerful Kandahar police general killed, along with intelligence chief, in shooting claimed by Taliban.

Pakistan cricket star Danish Kaneria admits to match-fixing


After years of denial, top spinner Danish Kaneria confesses involvement in 2009 spot-fixing scandal to Al Jazeera.

Maldives opposition seeks to bar president from leaving country


Lawyers ask police to stop defeated President Abdulla Yameen from leaving country over corruption allegations.