Shamima Begum’s family to challenge revoking of UK citizenship

Shamima Begum’s family to challenge revoking of UK citizenship

The family of Shamima Begum, one of the three British schoolgirls who left the United Kingdom to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, say they plan to challenge the government's decision to strip her of her citizenship. Her family's lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, said in a statement that they were considering "all legal avenues", as a senior MP…
South Africa to deliver budget faced with huge debt and blackouts

South Africa to deliver budget faced with huge debt and blackouts

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faces a balancing act with his maiden budget if he is to reassure investors in the country's troubled public electricity company without alienating union allies ahead of national elections. He is under pressure to bail out the state power utility Eskom - along with its $30bn mountain of debt…
Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

Eight months later and more than 2,200km further north, Vietnam's capital Hanoi is gearing up to host the second encounter between the leaders of North Korea and the United States following their unprecedented summit last year in Singapore. With preparations for the February 27-28 meeting under way, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are under…
Trump-Kim summit: What’s at stake for Japan?

Trump-Kim summit: What’s at stake for Japan?

Tokyo, Japan - As global interest in the second meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump next week in Vietnam gathers momentum, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is insisting on holding his own summit with the North Korean leader to settle the two neighbours' long-standing differences. Even as a member of his foreign ministry last month…
In Poland, the homeless and Chechen refugees form unlikely bond

In Poland, the homeless and Chechen refugees form unlikely bond

Warsaw, Poland - Kazik, a 61-year-old moustached man, rarely leaves western Warsaw, an area known for simple summer houses, orchards and community gardens. In recent years, it has become popular with the city's homeless, Kazik among them. For the past 10 years, he has been living in a small cottage, which although surrounded by apple and…
‘Trade and investment’ to top Saudi crown prince’s India visit

‘Trade and investment’ to top Saudi crown prince’s India visit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, looking to boost ties with Asian allies, has arrived in India for a two-day visit amid rising expectations of further investment deals following a high-profile trip to Pakistan. The Saudi crown prince, also known as MBS, was welcomed at the New Delhi airport by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who embraced him…
Korean War veterans hope Trump-Kim talks bring end to conflict

Korean War veterans hope Trump-Kim talks bring end to conflict

Song Jin-won was in middle school when the Korean War broke out in 1950. As the North Korean army invaded the South, Song realised he had to hide until it was safe. "When the South Korean army recaptured my area, I thought I should take revenge from the North Koreans," Song told Al Jazeera. "So…
Burden of victory: What should happen to European ISIL prisoners?

Burden of victory: What should happen to European ISIL prisoners?

In a tiny sliver of land along the Euphrates River in northern Syria, about 300 battle-hardened ISIL fighters are making a last stand, with just a "few days" remaining for the group's total military defeat, according to US-backed Kurdish forces battling the fighters. But US President Donald Trump - even while hailing an impending "100…
Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris at age 85: Reports

Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris at age 85: Reports

Haute-couture designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85 at the American Hospital of Paris. Lagerfeld died on Tuesday morning at the clinic in the Neuilly-sur-Seine area of the French capital, where he was admitted on Monday night. The cause of his death wasn't yet known. The German directed two giants of the…
Bernie Sanders to run for US president in 2020

Bernie Sanders to run for US president in 2020

US Senator Bernie Sanders has announced he is running for president, launching a second bid for the White House after a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Sanders, 77, made the announcement in a radio interview in his home state of Vermont on Tuesday.  "I am running for president for two reasons,"…

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