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  • Crops sprayed by Israel destroy Gaza's farmlands

    In January, the Israeli army said it used crop-dusters to kill off vegetation along the border with Gaza. According to Palestinian officials, 170 hectares of land were damaged as a result, and the effects continue to be felt by farmers in the region

    Crops sprayed by Israel destroy Gaza's farmlands
    Crops sprayed by Israel destroy Gaza's farmlands

    In January, the Israeli army said it used crop-dusters to kill off vegetation along the border with Gaza. According to Palestinian officials, 170 hectares of land were damaged as a result, and the effects continue to be felt by farmers in the region

    01:55Feb 19, 2017

  • Exploring the world's digital future - Counting the Cost

    What countries or region will lead the next wave of innovation?

    Exploring the world's digital future - Counting the Cost
  • Iraq: The struggle for an independent Sinjar

    A power struggle is underway in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. Much of it is in ruins after Kurdish fighters, aided by US air strikes, defeated ISIL.

    Iraq: The struggle for an independent Sinjar
  • Syria’s war: A look at the Manbij conflict

    The people of Manbij, like all Syrians, have seen enough fighting for a lifetime. They’re protected by a mainly Kurdish home guard. It was formed by the alliance now fighting ISiL in Raqqa province led by the YPG.

    Syria’s war: A look at the Manbij conflict
  • Iraqis stage silent protests to reform voting laws

    Thousands of Iraqis have been holding a silent protest in the capital for reforms to their electoral commission and voting laws. The majority of the protesters are followers of the influential cleric Muqtada Al Sadr.

    Iraqis stage silent protests to reform voting laws
  • Syria’s war: Peace talks take place in Astana

    Delegations from the Syrian government and opposition met face to face in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana. Russia, Turkey and Iran hosted the talks with extension of Syrian ceasefire on the agenda. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Astana.

     Syria’s war: Peace talks take place in Astana