• 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 …..

  • 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 …..

  • UN calls for Syrian government to open humanitarian corridors

    The United Nations human rights chief is calling on the Syrian government and its allies to open humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave areas of fighting. Michelle Bachelet put out a statement via her spokesman, who said government and Russian …..

  • Syria: 800,000 displaced face desperate conditions in camps

    A military offensive on the last rebel-held region in northwestern Syria is causing the largest single displacement of people since the conflict began nine years ago. At least 800,000 people have fled the fighting since the start of December. They …..

  • What is the human cost of Kashmir’s internet blackout? | The Stream

    Internet service is finally trickling back into Indian-administered Kashmir, after an agonizing 160-day communications blackout. The ban followed India’s controversial decision last August to revoke the region’s semi-autonomous status. Officials insist the blackout is needed to prevent unrest, but India’s …..

  • UNICEF: Sahel children are victims of increasing violence

    Africa’s Sahel region is facing staggering levels of violence – and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is warning nearly five million children will need aid there this year. UNICEF says children are increasingly the target of attacks, abductions …..

  • Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires

    After a season of devastating bushfires, severe flooding is now sweeping through parts of Australia. Heavy rain has soaked coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) over the last few days. The rain is expected to move south …..

  • Foreign leaders demand compensation over plane downing in Iran

    Canada has convened a meeting of countries that lost nationals in the downing of a civilian plane by Iran’s military last week. All 176 passengers on board the Ukrainian International Airlines flight from Tehran to Kyiv were killed. Investigators are …..

  • Abortion looms over Senate fight on Supreme Court nominee

    When a U.S. appeals court last week rejected an Alabama abortion law, one of the court’s judges bemoaned having to base the decision on Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, calling it an “aberration of constitutional …..

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