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One day in Calais: The refugees hiding in the forest

After French authorities cleared the "Jungle" refugee camp, ~400 refugees have remained in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais area. One day in Calais: The refugees hiding in the forestRefugees emerge from the forest and dodge police brutality as a typical day in Calais becomes increasingly perilous.Click to...

Trump targets visa programme for highly skilled workers

About 85,000 H-1B visas are distributed annually by lottery. Many go to technology companies, which argue that the US has a shortage of skilled technology workers. Trump targets visa programme for highly skilled workersUS president plans to sign executive order seeking changes to the...

Congo: A dictator’s dilemma

"It is rather difficult, if not impossible, to think of a reason why Kabila would want to cede power, if he is not forced."- Vava Tampa Congo: A dictator's dilemmaWhy has Joseph Kabila chosen to cling to power in Congo?Click to view original posting...

Horacio Cartes says he will not seek re-election

Cartes' change of heart came as international pressure mounted against his re-election bid. Horacio Cartes says he will not seek re-electionHoracio Cartes rules out running in 2018 vote, seeking to end political crisis unleashed by bid to change constitution.Click to view original posting on...

Arkansas seeks to carry out first execution in 12 years

Don Davis was served his last meal of fried chicken, rolls, beans, mashed potatoes and strawberry cake - in the event that the courts would give the green light for his execution. http://aje.io/276f Arkansas seeks to carry out first execution in 12 yearsInmate served...

Where is Turkey headed after its referendum?

Turkey's president has declared victory in Sunday's referendum that grants the presidential office sweeping new powers. What does the vote mean for the country and its relations with the European Union? http://aje.io/ten2 Where is Turkey headed after its referendum?A majority of Turkish voters have...

Longevity: Journey into the blue zone

These are the areas the world where people live the longest.(via TechKnow) Longevity: Journey into the blue zoneWe look into the science of the blue zone, regions where people live extremely long lives.Click to view original posting on the Al Jazeera Facebook page. ...

Syrian envoy slams US airfield attack ‘message sending’

"If they want to keep sending messages, then you are not talking with a responsible state ..." Syrian envoy slams US airfield attack 'message sending'Syrian ambassador to North Korea blasts comments that US cruise missile attack was a 'message' delivered to Pyongyang.Click to view...

How Israeli soldiers interrogated me

"I was shot with a bullet in my shoulder and it started bleeding uncontrollably. I didn't lose consciousness until they beat me to the ground and kicked me with their feet."- Natalie, 16 How Israeli soldiers interrogated meOn Palestinian Prisoners Day detainees and their...

Venezuelan army vows loyalty to embattled president

"From the first reveille, from the first rooster crow, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces will be in the streets ..." Venezuelan army vows loyalty to embattled presidentPresident Nicolas Maduro praises military's 'revolutionary commitment' as opponents schedule 'mother of all protests'.Click to view original posting...