Turkey probing visit of Saudi officers the day Khashoggi vanished

At least 15 Saudi officials arrived in Turkey the day journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and later disappeared, sources in the Turkish government have told Al Jazeera. "The Saudi officials flew into Istanbul on two different flights on Tuesday," Al Jazeera's Istanbul correspondent Jamal Elshayyal quoted his sources as saying on Saturday. Elshayyal said…

MeToo founder: Kavanaugh debate shows ‘more education is needed’

It was described as a watershed moment when, last year, tens of millions of people from around the world shared their personal stories of sexual harassment, assault and violence. The accounts fell under #MeToo, which has since grown into a movement to end sexual violence in all its forms, support survivors, and educate people about…

Refugee football teams battle far-right racism in Italy

Milan, Italy - Before the game, fans flock to the pitch with megaphones, drums and firecrackers. Tops off. Onlookers are baffled. It's Saturday afternoon at a football pitch on Milan's outskirts among council houses, containers and construction sites. But today's match is about more than just football. One side, St. Ambroeus FC, is one of…

Why we know so much about Russia’s GRU operations

On March 16, 2015, I received an email saying that there has been an attempt to break into my Gmail account and that I needed to change my password immediately. The blue "change password" button looked indeed quite tempting on the screen of my phone, but before pressing it, I noticed that the address from…

Netherlands disrupted Russian hacking attack: Dutch minister

Dutch defence minister has said Netherlands disrupted Russian hacking attack and expelled four Russian intelligence officers. In April, authorities disrupted an attempt by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld said at a press conference in the Hague. Bijleveld called on Russia to cease its…

The crisis in Cameroon can still be resolved peacefully

Speaking recently on the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng said, "there is always a solution when people accept genuinely to sit together and discuss in good faith." We agree. This is why we, a Francophone daughter and anglophone son of Cameroon, have come together on the eve of…

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM charged with money-laundering

The wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with 17 offences, including money-laundering, as anti-graft agents investigate billions of dollars missing from state coffers. Rosmah Mansor smiled and waved at reporters as she was escorted into court but said little on Thursday.  She was arrested on Wednesday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission…

Palu disaster: Road to recovery after escaping the ‘Apocalypse’

Palu, Indonesia - Ayir! Ayir! People screamed in horror, pointing to the wall of water barreling towards Palu, just minutes after a 7.5-magnitude quake struck the central Sulawesi city on September 28. The water advanced like a speeding train and roared like thunder. Then waves as high as six metres slammed the coast with force…

Indonesia quake, tsunami toll jumps to 1,234: Disaster agency

The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island has risen to 1,234, from 844, the national disaster agency said on Tuesday. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet), which ravaged the small city of Palu, on the west coast of Sulawesi.…

White Chicago cop convicted of murder in shooting of black teen

A Chicago jury convicted a white police officer of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old African American.  Jason Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20, 2014, as the teen, who was carrying a knife, appeared to be walking away from him.  The shooting was captured…

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