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Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Iraqi city: government

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.<p>A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the radical …

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Poverty persists in oil-rich Niger Delta

The Niger Delta is where almost all of Nigeria’s oil comes from, but the region remains one of the poorest in the country.<p>President Goodluck Jonathan hails from the region, and when he was elected, many people hoped their lives would improve. However, little has changed.<p>Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa …

Clinton presses State Department to publish her emails

The US State Department has said it would review Hillary Clinton's request to have emails sent from her private email address published.<p>"I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They (the State Department) said they will review them for release as soon as possible," Clinton …

How One Belgian Went From Altar Boy to ISIL Fan

Delefortrie stayed in Aleppo, Syria, for about five weeks, according to court papers, and while there he posed for photographs with weapons and posted them on his Facebook page, where he named as his employers Jabhat Al-Nusra (the Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise) and “Revolusi [revolution] …

US ambassador attacked in South Korea | South Korea News

The US ambassador to South Korea has been attacked by a knife-wielding man shouting anti-war slogans during a public event at an arts centre in Seoul.<p>The ambassador, Mark Lippert, was assaulted during a breakfast conference on Thursday as he was preparing to give a lecture about prospects for peace …

ISIL fighters bulldoze ancient Assyrian palace in Iraq

<b>Baghdad -</b> Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have used a bulldozer to start destroying a 3,000-year-old Assyrian city near Mosul in Iraq, archaeologists and other sources have told Al Jazeera.<p>The demolition at Nimrud on Thursday comes less than a week after video was released …

Boko Haram fighters 'kill dozens in Nigeria town'

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed dozens of people, including many children, in a massacre in the northeastern Nigeria village of Njaba, security sources and witnesses have said.<p>The Reuters news agency cited security forces as saying that at least 45 people were killed by members of the …

Can Hezbollah fight two wars at the same time? | Lebanon

Hezbollah flags now fly in Tehran, Baghdad and in parts of Lebanon.<p>The Shia 'Party of God' has become much bigger than before, and as a regional player is pushing its boundaries ever further.<p>It now has a prominent role in Syria that has been confirmed by Hezbollah leader, Hassan …

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from prison

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from prison after serving a 15-day sentence for distributing leaflets for an opposition rally on the subway.<p>A court had earlier rejected his plea for early release to attend the funeral on Tuesday of murdered Putin critic Boris Nemtsov.<p>On his …

Indonesian president steadfast on executions

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has defended his decision to reject clemency for drug smugglers on death row, but says he is open to abolishing the death penalty if the Indonesian people wanted change.<p>In an exclusive one-one-one interview with Al Jazeera correspondent Step Vaessen, set to air at …

South Sudan peace talks suspended indefinitely

Peace talks between the two warring parties in South Sudan have been suspended indefinitely.<p>President Salva Kiir and his rival, rebel leader and former vice president, Riek Machar, had been meeting in Ethiopia since Tuesday, but the talks were adjourned on Friday with no peace agreement in place.<p>No …