Algerians seeking old guard’s exit protest against upcoming poll

Algerians seeking old guard’s exit protest against upcoming poll

Friday marks the 42nd consecutive week the 'Hirak' protest movement has organised marches across the country [File:Ryad Kramdi/AFP] Fresh demonstrations are taking place in Algeria, the last in a series of weekly marches in the lead-up to a presidential election opposed by a protest movement that fears it will cement in power politicians close to…
Europeans, Iran to clash at nuclear talks as deal nears collapse

Europeans, Iran to clash at nuclear talks as deal nears collapse

European powers will demand at talks on Friday that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or risk renewed UN sanctions, but with Tehran angry over a lack of European protection from US sanctions, there appeared to be scant scope for compromise. The afternoon meeting comes amid heightened friction between Iran and the West. More: Iran…
Russian ‘Evil Corp’ hackers charged by US over $100m cyber theft

Russian ‘Evil Corp’ hackers charged by US over $100m cyber theft

Two members of a Russia-based hacking group that calls itself Evil Group have been accused by authorities in the United States of the worst computer hack and bank fraud that stole more than $100m from companies across the world. Evil Corp.'s alleged leader Maksim V Yakubets, 32, and administrator Igor Turashev, 38, were charged on Thursday in a…
Muhammad breaks into top 10 most popular US baby names in 2019

Muhammad breaks into top 10 most popular US baby names in 2019

Sophia has staunchly fended off all newcomers to maintain its place at the top of the girls list for a solid decade [File: Jilian Mincer/Reuters] Muhammad has, for the first time, broken into the top 10 names for baby boys in the United States, according to data recently released by a parenting firm that tracks…
‘Dotard’: North Korea revives Trump taunt as hope for talks dims

‘Dotard’: North Korea revives Trump taunt as hope for talks dims

North Korea has threatened to resume its insults of US President Donald Trump and consider him a "dotard" if he keeps using provocative language, such as referring to its leader as "rocket man". Choe Son Hui, the first vice foreign minister, issued the warning via state media on Thursday, days after Trump spoke of possible…
US likely to hit China over Uighur ‘abuses’ despite trade talks

US likely to hit China over Uighur ‘abuses’ despite trade talks

The US Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights, as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing. Members of the Senate said on Thursday that they expect to quickly and easily…
Iran rejects EU powers’ letter to UN as ‘desperate falsehood’

Iran rejects EU powers’ letter to UN as ‘desperate falsehood’

Iran has said it is determined to proceed with its ballistic missile programme, as it rejected as a "desperate falsehood" the letter from three European countries accusing Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads. The ambassadors for the United Kingdom, Germany and France to the UN Security Council called on UN chief Antonio Guterres to inform the…
Nations Divided: Mapping Canada’s pipeline battle

Nations Divided: Mapping Canada’s pipeline battle

Al Jazeera travelled more than 2,000km to speak with Indigenous land defenders, community leaders, legal experts, and proponents of the project along the Trans Mountain pipeline route.
Dozens dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast: UN

Dozens dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast: UN

At least 58 people, including children, were killed after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the UN's migration agency said. The perilous sea passage from West Africa to Europe was once a major route for migrants seeking jobs and prosperity. The sinking is…
Pentagon denies US mulling 14,000 more troops for Middle East

Pentagon denies US mulling 14,000 more troops for Middle East

The Pentagon has denied a report that the United States was weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran. The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported the possible deployment would include "dozens" more ships and double the number of troops added to the…