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  • Russia-US ties: Democrats push for conduct inquiry

    Donald Trump is under growing pressure at home as leading Democrats call for an independent investigation into White House conduct. It follows reports that the US president gave Russian officials classified information during a visit to Washington

    Russia-US ties: Democrats push for conduct inquiry
    Russia-US ties: Democrats push for conduct inquiry

    Donald Trump is under growing pressure at home as leading Democrats call for an independent investigation into White House conduct. It follows reports that the US president gave Russian officials classified information during a visit to Washington

    02:44May 17, 2017

  • Talk to Al Jazeera - Henrique Capriles promo

    As Venezuela descends into public disorder, the opposition leader explains his strategy for bringing down the President.

    Talk to Al Jazeera - Henrique Capriles promo
  • Seoul wants communication lines restored with North Korea

    South Korea's president is warning a military confrontation with North Korea is 'highly possible'. But he has not given up on a dialogue, and the government wants to re-open communication lines.

    Seoul wants communication lines restored with North Korea
  • Hungary's proposed NGO bill stirs controversy

    In the latest alleged attack on civil society, Hungary wants to pass a law demanding that non-governmental organisations reveal the source of all their funding.

    Hungary's proposed NGO bill stirs controversy
  • Unemployment central to Iran election

    Unemployment in Iran stands at about 13 percent, while nearly a third of young people have no job - and that has become a focal point in the election.

    Unemployment central to Iran election
  • US whistleblower Chelsea Manning set to be freed from prison

    Chelsea Manning, a transgender and former US soldier who was jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, is set to walk out of a military prison after seven years behind bars.

    US whistleblower Chelsea Manning set to be freed from prison
  • Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold talks

    The main two topics on Tuesday's agenda were Trump's decision to send weapons to Syrian Kurdish forces of YPG, which Ankara considers a "terrorist" group, and Turkey's request for the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim leader.

    Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold talks
    Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold talks

    The main two topics on Tuesday's agenda were Trump's decision to send weapons to Syrian Kurdish forces of YPG, which Ankara considers a "terrorist" group, and Turkey's request for the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim leader.

    02:07May 17, 2017

  • Donald Trump defends sharing information with Russia

    The US president has defended his decision to share sensitive information in a meeting with Russia, after a political storm erupted over the passing on of the material.

    Donald Trump defends sharing information with Russia
  • How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

    The UN has warned that more than a decade of development is at risk if Ethiopia continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media.

    How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?
  • Balikatan 2017: US and the Philippines start smaller-scale annual military exercise

    Relations between the US and the Philippines may be strained, but their soldiers are still carrying out their annual joint military exercises. However, there is no sea-patrol training, war gaming or live ammunition at this year Balikatan exercise.

    Balikatan 2017: US and the Philippines start smaller-scale annual military exercise
  • US ambassador to Israel's ties to settlements on Palestinian land

    David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, has taken up his new post. An ardent Zionist, Friedman has long ties to Jewish settlements on Palestinian land, considered illegal by international law.

    US ambassador to Israel's ties to settlements on Palestinian land
  • Economy tops voters' concerns in Iran election

    Iranians are heading to the polls to chose their next president on May 19. It is the first election since the lifting of some of the sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear programme.

    Economy tops voters' concerns in Iran election