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... is connected not only with strong anti-immigrant attacks but also with some kind of Euroscepticism. If Mr Drahos wins, the president's image will be different because Drahos is intellectual oriented with no radical vision," Lubomir Kopecek, a political analyst at Masaryk University in Brno, told Al Jazeera.
Morocco-based Africa analyst Adama Gaye told Al Jazeera: "Trump has shown a continuous display of racism towards Africa [and people from poor nations]." Abdulsalam Kayode, a resident of the Nigerian capital city of Lagos, told Al Jazeera that the US president's comments are "not unexpected from ...

Ahmed Assid, an Amazigh activist, told Al Jazeera the event has a "significant historical connotation" for Berbers: "It dates back to ancient times when the Amazigh king Shoshenq I was enthroned in Egypt, after defeating Ramses III." In Morocco, where Yennayer is celebrated by both Arab and Berber ...
"Instead, it appears to have gone to ground, returned to its covert insurgent roots. This means that it's more like an archipelago of all the territories that together still form what it considers to be the Islamic State, what it still considers to be a caliphate," Winter told Al Jazeera. "But it is no longer operating or ...
US President Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to the UK expected to take place next month, citing his displeasure at the new US Embassy in London he was due to inaugurate. In a tweet, Trump said the new embassy building was part of a "bad deal" as he blamed the Obama administration for selling the ...
Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Thursday as violence continues in the occupied territories. A Palestinian teen from the Gaza Strip was killed east of the Burij refugee camp after a live round was fired into his chest, the Wafa news agency quoted medical sources as ...

German sociologist Max Weber's highly cited definition of the modern state as a "community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory" does not fit well with the case of Yemen. In North Yemen, some tribes have enjoyed autonomous political and ...
Turkey has warned its citizens to revise their travel plans to the United States or to exercise caution if they go ahead with a trip, according to the foreign ministry. A statement on Friday cited risks of "terrorist" attacks as well as arbitrary arrests in Turkey's Western ally. "It has been observed that there is a ...
Qatar has complained to the UN Security Council after the United Arab Emirates violated its airspace. In a letter to the secretary-general of the United Nations, the Qatari delegation said a UAE fighter jet entering Qatar's airspace was a flagrant violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The letter also ...
It said it was done to protect battery life, but users hadn't been told. Some suspect there was another motive - that the company was trying to persuade customers to upgrade to a new phone. A French prosecutor has launched an investigation. Legal cases are also under way in the United States. And a US ...
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, an adviser to a coalition of medical charities operating in Syria, told Al Jazeera from the UK city of Salisbury that more than 120 children were in need of urgent medical care in Eastern Ghouta, noting the last week and a half has been "horrific in terms of the amount of attacks".
While the Sydney suburb of Penrith was grabbing headlines on Sunday with temperatures of 47C, it was to the southwest of the city that the extreme heat was taking its greatest toll. In Campbelltown, which is home to a large colony of flying foxes, the hot weather caused some of the bats - mainly youngsters ...
Iran's supreme leader lashed out at the United States and Britain and vowed to respond against foreign powers he accused of attempting to overthrow the Islamic republic. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also took a shot at Donald Trump on Tuesday, accusing the US president of being "a very unstable man" who ...
Tensions in the Red Sea region have been brewing for months but came to the fore when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan last month. The visit, hailed as historic, was the first by a Turkish head of state since 1956 when Sudan gained independence. Sudan's official state news ...
Chris Rock looks set to go ahead with a show in Israel, despite calls for the comedian to cancel the event, with activists comparing it to performing in apartheid South Africa. The American entertainer, who is also an actor, is expected to perform in Tel Aviv at the Menora Mivtachin Arena on Tuesday at ...
An Egyptian poet and the host of the popular radio programme Our Beautiful Language (لغتنا الجميلة in Arabic), Farouk Shousha (فاروق شوشة in Arabic) would have been 82 on Tuesday, January 9. In his honour, Google is changing its logo to a doodle in nine countries across the Middle East. This is ...
Earlier this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced plans to release political prisoners in a surprise move the government says aims to "foster national reconciliation". The prime minister also declared that the government would close the Maekelawi detention facility in Addis ...

... the case in 2018. The Pakistan-Afghanistan border may be shut down and the supplies to US troops in Afghanistan suddenly cut, but such is the chaos in Washington that no one may notice. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.
Mhamdi told Al Jazeera in a telephone interview on Tuesday that many Tunisian youth have lost faith in political parties. The protest movement began spontaneously, she said, after a few people tagged the phrase #Fech_Nestannew [What are we waiting for?] on walls across the city at night. The slogan is ...
We will lose it and that hurts us, but there is nothing we can do," he told Al Jazeera. Rising tides and more frequent, devastating storms are slowly destroying what is left of Lahou-Kpanda, the offshoot of what was once a major colonial town near the mouth of the Bandama River, the longest river in Ivory ...
On Wednesday, at least two people were killed in attacks carried out by Russian warplanes, SOHR said. According to the group, the death toll is expected to rise as many injured are currently in "critical" condition. The SOHR said 70 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta since December 31. Al Jazeera ...
According to Ramallah-based development consultant, Sam Bahour, Trump's threat is not without precedent. "This is not the first time cutting or threatening to cut funds were used for political coercion," Bahour told Al Jazeera. "The most glaring example of this was when the US supported elections in 2006 ...
Saudi Arabia has been accused of preventing Qatari pilgrims from performing the Umrah pilgrimage, according to a social media account and a Qatari newspaper report. In its editorial on Thursday, the Al-Raya newspaper said Saudi Arabia has been taking arbitrary measures against Qatari pilgrims visiting ...
A CIA agent was the "main projector" of deadly demonstrations in Iran with assistance from Israel and Saudi Arabia, the country's chief prosecutor alleged on Thursday. Planning for the plot - dubbed "Consequential Convergence Doctrine" - was initiated four years ago by an operative from the Central ...
Al Jazeera: It looks like there is a consensus that Iranian hardliners ignited the protests. What do you think? Saeed Laylaz: Alamolhoda, Raeesi and Qalibaf started it and Ahmadinejad is extending it. It is, I think, a fight among the factions inside the establishment. Part of it is to take revenge after the election ...
Muslims are expected to become the second-largest religious group in the United States after Christians by 2040, according to a new report. There were 3.45 millions Muslims living in the US in 2017 representing about 1.1 percent of the total population, a study by Pew Research Center found. At present ...
The real tragedy of US President Donald Trump is that he swept in Republican majorities with him. In his first year in office, the only serious bill he passed was the tax cuts. But Mitch Mcconnell, majority leader in the Senate, and Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, wanted tax cuts as much or more than ...
Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi, reporting from Tehran, said, a "few small and short-lived anti-government rallies have taken place overnight Wednesday in a few cities around the country. "[But] what really is at play today are the pro-government, pro-establishment demonstrations and marches being held in ...
Gaza's residents would be required to pay a collective monthly fee of 10 million shekels ($2.8m) to restore the amount of electricity the PA asked Israel to cut off from the Strip in June, a source from the PA, who asked to remain anonymous, told Al Jazeera. "This is the first time that the PA has made such a ...
"We have contributed and sacrificed the most in fighting international terrorism and carried out the largest counter-terrorism operation anywhere in the world," she said in an email sent to Al Jazeera on Wednesday. "US spokespersons should not shift the blame for their own mistakes and failures onto others.
Brazil's state-run oil company has said it will pay $2.95bn to settle a class action brought by investors in the United States. Petroleo Brasilerio SA, commonly known as Petrobras, said in a statement on Wednesday that the settlement would bring to an end a legal battle with investors claiming to have ...
Now, against all these ways to discredit any uprising in Iran, there is only one sure way to restore legitimacy to it and rekindle the revolutionary flame against tyranny: Invite a cheerleader for the Islamic Republic, like Mohammad Marandi, on Al Jazeera and give him the podium to play back his broken record ...
Two Democratic senators have been sworn into office in the United States, reducing the upper chamber's already slim Republican majority. Mike Pence, the US vice president, on Wednesday administered the oath of office to Doug Jones from Alabama and Tina Smith from Minnesota. The ceremony in ...
"There is a range of people who were arrested, accused and tried and convicted of what we may call political crimes," Allo told Al Jazeera, including endangering national security or the Constitution, or "terrorism" or "terrorism-related" crimes. Under that definition, Allo said "tens of thousands" of people could ...
Tribal sources in the Yemeni province of Marib have told Al Jazeera that Tareq Abdullah Saleh, the commander of the Presidential Guard and nephew of late ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, is still alive - contrary to earlier reports of his demise. Sources said a photo circulated on social media of Tareq ...
Justine Sachs, a Jewish New Zealander, who co-wrote the letter to Lorde, told Al Jazeera she was "overjoyed and surprised" when she found out the artist had listened to her request not to play in Israel. The 23-year-old graduate student said she and Nadia Abu-Shanab, the Palestinian activist she wrote ...
"He died shortly after the occupation forces fired a bullet into his neck," Maria Aqraa, a spokesman for the ministry, told Al Jazeera. ... He told Al Jazeera that Israeli soldiers raided Deir Nitham at about 8am local time (6:00 GMT) on Wednesday after which boys from the village went out to confront them.
Tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets to rally in support of the Iranian government, after six days of anti-establishment nationwide protests in which at least 22 people were killed. The protests on Wednesday came hours before General Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of Iran's Islamic ...
twitter has suspended a fake account on the social media platform purporting to report on behalf of Al Jazeera on the ongoing protests in Iran. In a statement on Tuesday, Al Jazeera called on Twitter to remove the fake account where individuals and groups sought "to undermine Al Jazeera Media Network's ...
The central bank of Qatar has launched an investigation into what it says are attempts to harm the Qatari economy through the manipulation of its currency, securities and derivatives markets. Sheikh Abdulla bin Saud Al Thani, the governor of Qatar's central bank, blamed the effort on a Saudi-led group of ...
"Egyptians love their military and so to have someone competing from within the military may divide it," he told Al Jazeera. "Ahmed Konsowa is the antithesis of Sisi - he's smart, well spoken, educated and supports the January 25 revolution. He presents Egypt with an alternative ... and the idea that an ...
Al Jazeera documentary The New Germans examines Germany's reception of new Arab immigrants and its longterm pursuit of Arab immigrants as a demographic strategy. But Germany is not the only country in Europe that has relied on Arab immigrants to fill demands in the labour market since the 19th ...
... a relative killed by communist rebels from the New People's army (NPA). Vivien Pepito, one of the school's teachers, could not forget her ordeal on the night of July 6, when those men knocked violently at the door of a staff house where she and her family lives. "They wanted to get in," she told Al Jazeera.
... while we are struggling for our basic food. If the war continues and we keep being unpaid, we will have to flee to the villages. We will bring water from the well, plant, and live a simple way of life. We'll have to flee from the cities and live like people did in primitive times." Karl Schembri/NRC/Al Jazeera.
"Two militants were killed in the gunfight, one of them belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen, and another belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad," police superintendent Shriram Ambarkar told Al Jazeera. More than 20 people were wounded in clashes between stone-throwing youth and security forces, officials said.
The least popular first-year US president on record saw fit to begin his "America First" National Security strategy (NSS) speech by trashing his predecessors. It was a "Trump first" moment, albeit in the name of "the people". President Donald Trump boasted (pdf) of a "new and very different course" for the ...
In early 2015, Uranija Pirovska, the then director of Macedonia's Helsinki Committee, found out that her government had been spying on her since at least 2011. Like many others in her position, Pirovska is adamant that plenty of red flags existed back then to indicate that the Macedonian government was ...
It shifts the focus not to just human security, but also freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and privacy," Lucie Krahulcova, of Access Now, a digital rights organisation, told Al Jazeera. "governments should be held accountable to make sure the technology that is traded through them is disclosed in a ...
Wednesday marks one year since Egypt arrested the Al Jazeera journalist, who is now 51 years old having celebrated a recent birthday at Cairo's Tora Prison, which was built in 1993. Known as Scorpion, conditions at the facility are notoriously poor. Lawyers have previously been banned from seeing their ...
Tanderup told Al Jazeera an oil spill would threaten the Ogallala aquifer, a vast underground water source that spans over 362,000sq km in the ...


 

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