Tens of thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets of the capital, Algiers, as part of the biggest rallies yet against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. The latest protest on Friday came after weeks of anti-Bouteflika demonstrations - the largest displays of discontent in the North African country since the 2011…
Bhusawal, Maharashtra - On May 28, 1994, Farukh Ahmad Khan, a tall, slim man, was delivering a lecture to his students in Thane, Maharashtra, when he was told that a police officer was looking for him. Khan, then 24, wanted to work abroad and had applied for a passport. He thought that the officer's visit…
Waeng Noi, Thailand - As a deepening red sun slips from the sky behind the parched paddy fields of Isaan in Thailand's northeast, villagers walk their floppy eared cows back home for the night and Pheu Thai Party hopeful Saratsanun Unnopporn makes her pitch for votes. The 30-year-old first-time politician is one of 41 candidates…
Bethlehem, occupied West Bank - Frantic clamoring disrupts the usual noises at Israel's Checkpoint 300 in northern Bethlehem city, where thousands of Palestinian workers queue for hours, starting at 3am, to make it on time for their jobs in Israel. Workers chat, bicker, joke, frustratingly shout, bang on the steel bars, and rattle the turnstiles…
Adadi, Ethiopia - It was just another Sunday morning for Atlaw Wihib. The 49-year-old was getting ready to attend Mass, as were many other residents in this small village of about 120 people in central Ethiopia. But all that was about to change. "I was having breakfast before going to church when I saw a plane…
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau - In an interview with Al Jazeera ahead of key legislative elections, the president of Guinea Bissau appealed to the international community to help stop drug traffickers using his country's shores to land cocaine. President Jose Mario Vaz's comments came after a meeting with UN Security Council ambassadors who were visiting ahead of the twice-delayed…
British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a summit with government ministers, police and community leaders to tackle a surge in knife crimes after two teenagers were stabbed to death over the weekend.  Speaking in the United Kingdom's parliament on Wednesday, May said she would hold the meeting "in the coming days" to explore "what more…
Chimanimani, Zimbabwe - Rescue efforts in eastern Zimbabwe picked up the pace on Tuesday in distressed areas from Cyclone Idai's trail of destruction with nearly 100 people dead and hundreds missing. Poor weather conditions and destroyed infrastructure hampered efforts by the military and humanitarian agencies to reach thousands of stranded people. A massive landslide blocked access to…
The inventor of the World Wide Web questioned what it has become on the 30th anniversary of its creation, noting democracy and privacy were now under serious threat by the internet. The web's designer Tim Berners-Lee said on Monday online users had found it "not so pretty" recently. But he added it wasn't too late…
Paris, France - Shouting "Bouteflika has got to go", waving Algerian and Berber flags and brandishing signs demanding Algeria's ailing president step down, some 10,000 people have rallied in the centre of France's capital, Paris, on Sunday. "This is our time; it's the time for Algerian people," one of the protesters on Sunday said, echoing the…
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