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Gambia: Military threat looms as Jammeh clings to power

Adama Barrow is expected to be inaugurated as president of Gambia on Thursday, but Yahyah Jammeh, who lost the election last month, is clinging on...

Myanmar's Rohingya: 'We are living in a cage'

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is holding an emergency meeting in Malaysia to discuss the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. The...

Hong Kong's Localist Revolutionaries - People & Power

They call themselves localists - a movement that wants semi-autonomous Hong Kong to split from China, amid concerns that Beijing is cracking down...

Asian-American band 'The Slants' fights to register name

An Asian-American rock band has appeared before the US Supreme Court to defend its name. They call themselves "The Slants" as a way of attacking...

Uncertainty looms over Trump's foreign policy

With Donald Trump's inauguration just a day away, there is growing uncertainty and anxiety both at home and abroad about the president elect’s...

South Korea: Court drops Samsung heir arrest warrant

A South Korean court has dismissed an arrest warrant for the chief of technology giant Samsung. Lee Jae-yong was released after police questioning...

Myanmar's Rohingya: 'We are living in a cage'

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is holding an emergency meeting in Malaysia to discuss the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. The...

'Silk Road' train from China reaches London

A train full of Chinese goods has arrived in London after making a trip halfway across the world. This is the first freight train from China's...

Trump's cabinet nominees face tough questioning

Donald Trump’s choices for the secretaries of commerce and health and human services, as well as the UN ambassador and head of the environmental...

Obama: Moment may be passing for two-state solution

US President Barack Obama is on the brink of handing over power to Donald Trump. In his last press conference as president, Obama said the...

Foreign powers seek common ground at Syria talks

One of the main groups fighting in Syria, Ahrar al-Sham, has announced that it will not be taking part in peace talks on Monday in Kazakhstan. But...

Mixed Cuban reaction to change in US immigration policy

There has been a mixed response to the US government’s surprise move to end a policy that allowed Cubans to enter the US without visas. The...

The Stream - Maritime row in the Timor Sea

On The Stream: The Stream takes a look at Australia and East Timor’s long-standing maritime boundary dispute.

Political crisis deepens in Gambia

Just hours before the end of his term in office, Gambia's incumbent President Yahya Jammeh is showing no sign of leaving, with parliament extending...

Deaths in Israeli demolition of Palestinian Bedouin homes

The Israeli army is continuing with its demolition of Palestinian homes in southern Israel. An Israeli officer and an Israeli Palestinian have been...

Inside Story - Have anti-terror laws gone too far?

France passed new surveillance laws after the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office shooting in January 2015. After the Bataclan theatre attacks in...

Interpol Asian Regional Conference in Nepal set to tackle human trafficking

The issue of human trafficking will be top of the agenda at the 23rd Interpol Asian Regional Conference. Law enforcement agencies from across the...

Hong Kong chief executive says no room for independence

Hong Kong's chief executive has used his final annual policy address to say the city could not become independent from China. CY Leung is...

Mali instability: Peace process under strain

The main separatist group in northern Mali says government forces are not sticking to a ceasefire agreed almost two years ago. Last month, the...

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Palestinian unity: Russia hosts talks between factions

For the first time in three years, rival Palestinian factions have agreed to form a unity government. Representatives from Hamas and Fatah have...

A taste of migration: Penang's multi-culinary heritage - Street Food

Penang, the island-state off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, is a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, traditions and religions....

Australian minister says MH370 search could resume

A day after officials announced the suspension of the search for Malaysian airliner MH370, Australia’s transport minister says it could resume if...

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Divorce in Lebanon - Al Jazeera World

Beirut's recent trash woes have given light to its underlying political instability but Lebanon is often overlooked for its religious tolerance and...

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