DRC violence: Beni victims say attackers wore military uniforms

Victims of recent attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Beni region have told Aljazeera that their assailants were often dressed in Congolese military fatigue and killed indiscriminately. Nearly one thousand people have been killed since October. The ADF was formed in western Uganda in the 1990s, … Read more DRC violence: Beni victims say attackers wore military uniforms

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

An agreement that is supposed to usher peace in Afghanistan has come into effect. The Taliban and the United States have begun what they are calling a week-long “reduction in violence”. With a thousand Afghans dying every month, the pause has offered some hope. But the unaccustomed silence has also raised some awkward questions. Al … Read more US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

US election 2020: Bernie Sanders warns Russia to ‘stay out’

In the United States, accusations of Russian meddling in the presidential election have resurfaced – this time, regarding the 2020 campaign. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has warned Russia to stay out of the 2020 presidential election. He was responding to reports that intelligence officials had warned him the Kremlin was meddling to boost his … Read more US election 2020: Bernie Sanders warns Russia to ‘stay out’

Polls close in Iranian parliamentary election

Votes are being counted in Iran’s parliamentary elections. Because thousands of moderate and reformist candidates were barred from running, the results are expected to change the face of the country’s legislature. The expected boost to the conservatives could affect Iran’s policies towards the region and the United States, which has placed a series of sanctions … Read more Polls close in Iranian parliamentary election

Coronavirus epidemic: Wuhan residents ordered to remain indoors

It’s been nearly four weeks since Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, sealed off its borders. Stricter measures have been now imposed by the Chinese government, which is determined to control the crisis that has brought the country to a standstill. Millions have been forbidden to leave their homes – a food and … Read more Coronavirus epidemic: Wuhan residents ordered to remain indoors

Ukrainian protesters hurl rocks at bus carrying evacuees

Fears over the spread of coronavirus have turned into violent confrontations with police in Ukraine. The president reassured locals that they will not pose any danger. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish … Read more Ukrainian protesters hurl rocks at bus carrying evacuees

Thailand’s Future Forward party dissolved

A popular opposition party in Thailand has been dissolved by the Constitutional Court. Future Forward Party rose to prominence in last year’s election but has since faced several legal challenges which its leaders say are politically motivated. Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok, Thailand. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Thailand’s Future Forward party dissolved

UN warns of ‘bloodbath’ as Syria fighting escalates

There’s been intense shelling between the opposition and Syrian government forces who are making their push for the last rebel-held area. Russian warplanes have also been bombing the region. The United Nations warned that the humanitarian crisis in Syria will turn catastrophic unless the international community steps in and delivers aid immediately. The fighting has … Read more UN warns of ‘bloodbath’ as Syria fighting escalates

Togo: Last-minute campaigning ahead of Saturday’s vote

Incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking to win a fourth straight term in office. While the opposition has had difficulty rallying behind a single candidate, voters will decide whether to hold on to the dynasty that has ruled the nation for more than half a century or put their faith in a new leader. Al … Read more Togo: Last-minute campaigning ahead of Saturday’s vote

Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar

With many factories still closed in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, its trading partners are feeling the effects. Pakistan imports over $14bn worth of goods from China every year. Dwindling supplies has led to an inflation of prices for Chinese products. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar