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  • Trump 'seeks $54bn increase' in military budget

    Donald Trump has reportedly proposed an increase in the 2018 US defence budget by $54bn, while imposing funding cuts to other domestic programmes and foreign aid.

    Trump 'seeks $54bn increase' in military budget
    Trump 'seeks $54bn increase' in military budget

    Donald Trump has reportedly proposed an increase in the 2018 US defence budget by $54bn, while imposing funding cuts to other domestic programmes and foreign aid.

    02:02Feb 27, 2017

  • Police reforms top new Somali government’s agenda

    Police in Somalia are playing an important role in preventing attacks by al-Shabab, the armed group opposed to the Somali government. The country's new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo says one of his priorities is to reform the security sector.

    Police reforms top new Somali government’s agenda
  • Race to elect new Hong Kong leader begins

    Hong Kong will soon replace its incumbent Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in an upcoming election. So far, three of the four potential candidates have qualified to contest the race on March 26.

    Race to elect new Hong Kong leader begins
  • Indonesia and Australia restore full military ties

    Indonesia and Australia have restored full military relations, weeks after Jakarta suspended cooperation because of "insulting" teaching material found at an Australian army centre.

    Indonesia and Australia restore full military ties
  • Will Trump's border wall stop undocumented workers?

    The administration of US President Donald Trump wants to tackle illegal migration and has focused efforts on those coming through the border with Mexico. But there are many groups who go unnoticed. Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan explains.

    Will Trump's border wall stop undocumented workers?
  • US Democrats elect Tom Perez as new leader

    US Democrats have elected a former labour secretary in Barack Obama's administration as their new leader. Tom Perez beat Keith Ellison, the Minnesota congress member, following two rounds of voting on Saturday.

    US Democrats elect Tom Perez as new leader
  • Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution

    Turkey's ruling AK Party has officially launched its campaign for a 'yes' vote in April's constitutional referendum. The party says the reforms will stabilise and strengthen the country.

    Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution
    Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution

    Turkey's ruling AK Party has officially launched its campaign for a 'yes' vote in April's constitutional referendum. The party says the reforms will stabilise and strengthen the country.

    02:34Feb 26, 2017

  • At 93rd birthday bash, Robert Mugabe says he won't quit

    The world's oldest elected leader, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, says he has no plans to step down. His country is in the midst of an economic crisis, but that didn't stop tens of thousands of dollars being spent on his 93rd birthday.

    At 93rd birthday bash, Robert Mugabe says he won't quit
  • US Democrats to elect new chairperson after loss

    Members of the US Democratic Party will gather in Atlanta on Saturday, to elect a new chairperson. Democrats are grappling with how to move forward after their stinging loss last November.

     US Democrats to elect new chairperson after loss
  • Tories score major victory in UK by-elections

    Right wing nationalist politics in the United Kingdom has suffered a major setback with the failure of UK Independence Party leader Paul Nuttall to win a place as a member of parliament. Nuttall was beaten into second place in the Stoke by-election.

    Tories score major victory in UK by-elections
  • What are the US president's thoughts on Bashar al-Assad's future?

    Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, dodges question when asked about Assad's future by Al Jazeera's James Bays.

    What are the US president's thoughts on Bashar al-Assad's future?
  • US police arrest Dakota pipeline protesters

    US police have arrested activists at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp after a deadline for them to leave the site passed on Wednesday.

    US police arrest Dakota pipeline protesters