The Kidney Brokers: Yemeni organs sold for $5,000 in Egypt

The Kidney Brokers: Yemeni organs sold for $5,000 in Egypt

An Egyptian hospital and officials at the Yemeni embassy in Cairo were involved in a large-scale organ-trafficking ring from 2014 that included hundreds of patients and brokers from Yemen and Egypt, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. Through interviews and documents obtained by Al Jazeera, the investigation exposes officials who have been giving out false…
Haftar’s forces say they shot down a military plane near Tripoli

Haftar’s forces say they shot down a military plane near Tripoli

Forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have shot down a warplane belonging to the internationally-recognised Government of National Accords (GNA), Haftar's forces said. Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) said in a statement on Tuesday it brought down the aircraft in Tripoli's southern al-Hira district, alongside photos of what it said was the…
Several killed in Syria’s rebel-held northwest

Several killed in Syria’s rebel-held northwest

At least 15 civilians have been killed in Syria's northwest region as Russian-backed government forces continued air raids and shelling in the last rebel-held territory in the country, activists and volunteer medics have said. Five civilians including three children were killed when an air raid hit three homes and a vegetable market in the village of Ras…
Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo freed from Myanmar jail

Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo freed from Myanmar jail

Two Reuters journalists, jailed in Myanmar after being convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act, have been freed after more than 500 days behind bars. The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail in a case that raised questions about Myanmar's progress towards democracy and…
Bahrain PM calls Qatar emir in rare contact amid Gulf dispute

Bahrain PM calls Qatar emir in rare contact amid Gulf dispute

Bahrain's long-serving prime minister has called Qatar's emir to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan in a rare contact between Doha and the countries boycotting it. Bahrain's state-run news agency acknowledged the call between Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a report…
Barcelona’s Suarez: I will not celebrate against Liverpool

Barcelona’s Suarez: I will not celebrate against Liverpool

Barcelona is looking to make its ninth Champions League final as it heads into the second leg of its semi-final against Liverpool with a commanding 3-0 lead. Play gets under way at Anfield stadium on Tuesday at 8pm local time (19:00 GMT). Lionel Messi scored his 599th and 600th goals for Barcelona to subdue a…
Qatar to send $480m to West Bank, Gaza, after truce with Israel

Qatar to send $480m to West Bank, Gaza, after truce with Israel

Qatar has said it will send $480m to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip after a ceasefire deal ended the deadliest fighting between Israel and Palestinian factions since a 2014 Israeli assault on the enclave. A statement from Qatar's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday morning said $300m would support health and…
‘Psychological warfare’: Iran dismisses US naval deployment

‘Psychological warfare’: Iran dismisses US naval deployment

Iran labelled the US announcement that it was deploying a naval strike group to the Middle East to deliver the Islamic Republic a message as "psychological warfare". The dismissal on Monday came a day after John Bolton, US national security adviser, said Washington was sending the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and a bomber task force as…

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‘This is not a peace plan’: Palestinians shun Bahrain conference

‘This is not a peace plan’: Palestinians shun Bahrain conference

The Palestinian leadership has not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month in support of Washington's Middle East peace plan, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said. Washington announced the conference on Sunday, describing it as the unveiling of the first part of US President Donald Trump's long-awaited proposal for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.…
Some Republicans unsettled by Trump’s sweeping claims of immunity

Some Republicans unsettled by Trump’s sweeping claims of immunity

The handling of Robert Mueller's conclusions motivated one Republican lawmaker, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, to call for the president's impeachment over the weekend. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Senior House Republicans are breaking with Donald Trump over the president’s legal claims that Congress can’t investigate whether a commander-in-chief violated the law. That view, advanced…
DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

President Felix Tshisekedi has named Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba as the new prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The move was announced on Monday by presidential spokesman Kasongo Mwema Yambayamba, who said Ilukamba was appointed under a political agreement between Tshisekedi and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila. Ilukamba was previously the head of the DRC's national railway company. He also…