Al Jazeera

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 06:40
Once the best military in West Africa, Nigeria's army is now struggling to fend off the threat of Boko Haram.What went wrong and why has there been under investment in the military? Retired Major General Ishola Williams, the executive secretary of Pan African Strategic and Policy Research Group, joins the discussion on Counting the Cost.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:41
Since Europe closed its borders in 2006, thousands of Eritreans try to flee their repressive country to Israel by crossing the Sinai desert. But there, many are kidnapped by Bedouins and taken to one of the hidden camps where their families are then extorted for ransom.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 06:20
The Nigerian government has acknowledged it is getting technical and logistical support from what it calls foreign contractors in the fight against Boko Haram.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 08:02
The farmers blame the Mexican government for their role in Mexico’s multibillion-dollar drug-trafficking industry.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 07:21
Lebanon has not set up formal camps for its 1.5 million Syrian refugees, a policy some say could be mutually beneficial.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 07:07
Riyadh recalls ambassador following Stockholm's criticism of the kingdom's human rights and democracy records.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:01
Lured by money and a sense of purpose, a growing number of young boys are being recruited by Yemen's warring factions.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 07:04
A week ago, Egypt's customs services in Alexandria port confiscated 400 copies of a book that documents the Egyptian revolution through graffiti. A government official told a local paper the book was confiscated because it "contains elements that give advice on confronting police and army forces" and, therefore, a cause for concern.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 06:42
The United States and Turkey signed an agreement Thursday to train and equip vetted Syrian opposition fighters, a deal that has been months in the planning but appears to have been held up by a divergence in priorities between Washington and its regional allies.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:47
Ambassador recalled "for consultation" after row over Egypt's strikes on ISIL targets in Libya, Qatari media reports.