Tens of thousands of Sadr supporters rally in Iraq

Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Iraq’s capital to show support for Muqtada al-Sadr ahead of parliamentary elections next June. They gathered in Tahrir Square, which was once…

🇦🇺 Why are so many indigenous youth jailed in Australia? | The Stream

In Western Australia, indigenous children are a staggering 50 times more likely to end up in juvenile detention than white children. In some cases those children are as young as…

🇩🇿 Is Algeria about to become a ‘New Republic’? | The Stream

Algeria’s president is among those who say the country become a ‘New Republic’ if a majority of people support a draft constitution in a referendum on November 1. Abdelmadjid Tebboune…

France rallies in support of slain teacher

Rallies have taken place across France in support of Samuel Paty. He was a school teacher, murdered after showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson about freedom of…

Who is Kyrgyzstan’s new prime minister, Sadyr Zhaparov?

Sadyr Zhaparov is opposed by some who say he has forced his way undemocratically into power. But he also enjoys massive support. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford travelled to Zhaparov’s birthplace…

Armenia PM hopes Russia will ‘take all measures’ of support

Armenia’s prime minister has told Al Jazeera he hopes Russia will “take all measures” to ensure its commitments to Armenian security. That comes after Turkey’s president said he would “stand…

US sanctions Lebanese allies of Hezbollah for first time

The United States has for the first time sanctioned Lebanese allies of Hezbollah. Two former ministers dismiss US accusations of corruption and providing material support to Hezbollah. Washington considers the…

Lebanon appoints Mustapha Adib as new PM

Mustapha Adib has been named as prime minister-designate and will now form a new government. The former ambassador to Germany won support from several parties, including the Future Movement and…

🇱🇧 Lebanon blast: Why can’t migrant workers go home? | The Stream

As Lebanon grapples with the aftermath of an explosion that killed more than 200 people and left thousands homeless, the country has plunged deeper into an economic, political and humanitarian…

Global condemnation of Mali coup despite public support

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned the coup attempt in Mali and has moved to suspend the country from its decision-making body. In an announcement, the…