School students strike worldwide, demand action on climate change

School students strike worldwide, demand action on climate change

Hundreds of thousands of youth worldwide are participating in a school strike, demanding action on climate change, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world on Friday. Teenagers on the streets of Paris warned governments on Friday there would be no summer let-up in their efforts to push for…
Theresa May announces resignation amid Brexit chaos

Theresa May announces resignation amid Brexit chaos

Theresa May has announced her resignation after weeks of deadlock and chaos surrounding several failed attempts to push her European Union Withdrawal Agreement through parliament. On Friday morning, May announced she would step down as Conservative leader on June 7. She will stay on as prime minister of the United Kingdom until her successor is…
Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

United States President Donald Trump, saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, is clearing the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, US senators said on Friday, despite strong resistance to the plan from both Republicans and Democrats. The administration has…
Pakistan PM Khan seeks peace talks after Modi’s election win

Pakistan PM Khan seeks peace talks after Modi’s election win

Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on what appears to be a landslide win in his country's general election, adding that he looked forward to working with him "for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia". Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 303 seats out…
Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

Islamabad, Pakistan - At least third people have been killed and 28 wounded after an explosion at a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta. The explosion took place inside a mosque before Friday prayers, city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Al Jazeera by phone, adding that at least three of the wounded were…
India elections 2019: All the latest updates

India elections 2019: All the latest updates

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a second term in office following the country's marathon seven-phase general elections, the world's largest democratic exercise ever. Modi is the first non-Congress prime minister in India to return to power after a full five-year term.  Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 303 of…
Iran vows no surrender – even if bombed by ‘enemies’

Iran vows no surrender – even if bombed by ‘enemies’

Iran will not surrender to US pressure and will never abandon its goals even if it is attacked, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Iran's top military chief said the standoff between Tehran and Washington was a "clash of wills", warning any enemy "adventurism" would meet a crushing response, the semi-official…
‘We’re one, we’re back’: Pupils renew climate action world strike

‘We’re one, we’re back’: Pupils renew climate action world strike

Thousands of young protesters in Australia and New Zealand have kicked off the second wave of global school strikes demanding urgent action on climate change. Organisers expect more than a million students to join rallies on Friday in some 120 countries demanding that politicians and business leaders moved quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The…
Merkel: No knowledge of nationalist song played at Croatia rally

Merkel: No knowledge of nationalist song played at Croatia rally

Following a wave of negative media reaction, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office has denied any knowledge of a controversial song played at a campaign rally by the Croatian ruling party which she attended last week in Zagreb. The song in question - Lijepa li si (How beautiful you are) - describes love for the different regions…
India votes Modi back with landmark mandate

India votes Modi back with landmark mandate

New Delhi, India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to a landslide victory in the Indian elections and is set to return to power. The BJP, which ran a presidential-style campaign with Modi as its mascot and based its campaign on a hardline Hindu agenda, won 208 seats and was…

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