Fire erupts near ancient Greek site of Mycenae

A wildfire has erupted near the ruins of the Bronze Age site of Mycenae in Greece, prompting the evacuation of visitors to the archaeological site.      The fire started on Sunday near the tomb of Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae, one of the major centres of civilisation in the Mediterranean in the second millennium BC. According […]

Pakistan’s balancing act may be failing

Earlier this month, the long-simmering tensions between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia came to a boil when Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi publicly criticised the kingdom for its perceived lack of support for Islamabad’s interests in the disputed Kashmir region. During a televised interview on August 4, Qureshi said Islamabad expects the Jeddah-based Organization of […]

Montenegro votes in tense election testing long-governing party

Polls have closed in Montenegro’s tense parliamentary election that is pitting a long-ruling, pro-Western party against an opposition alliance seeking closer ties with Serbia and Russia. The parliamentary vote on Sunday is marked by a dispute over a law on religious rights introduced in late 2019 that is staunchly opposed by the influential Serbian Orthodox […]

Jacob Blake: Official says Trump Kenosha visit not helpful

Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes has said his state, the site of recent protests following the police shooting of Black man, does not need a visit from President Donald Trump following his “incendiary remarks” on the racial justice demonstrations that have swept the United States in recent months.  Trump, who has taken a hard stance […]

Root hits 64 in winning Yorkshire return

Joe Root was playing his first T20 Blast game for Yorkshire since July 2018 Joe Root marked his first T20 Blast appearance in more than two years with a half-century as he helped Yorkshire Vikings to a thumping victory over Derbyshire Falcons. England’s Test captain made 64 off 40 balls in Yorkshire’s 220-5, Adam Lyth […]

Mustapha Adib on course to be designated Lebanon PM

Lebanon’s Ambassador to Germany Mustapha Adib looks set to become the new Lebanese prime minister-designate. Fouad Siniora, a senior member of the Future Movement led by Lebanon’s main Sunni politician Saad al-Hariri, said on Sunday the party would nominate Adib to be prime minister in formal consultations starting on Monday. The announcement makes Adib the […]

Sudan rebels agree key peace deal to end 17-year conflict: Report

Sudan’s main rebel alliance has agreed on a peace deal with the government aimed at ending 17 years of conflict, official news agency SUNA said on Sunday. The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), an alliance of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, inked a […]

US Elections: Who is Republican candidate Donald Trump?

Donald Trump, a 74-year-old real estate mogul and former reality TV star who had never held public office until he was elected president of the United States in 2016, will vie for four more years in office against Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November 3 election. Born in the Queens borough of New York […]

Burundian journalist Jean Bigirimana missing for 1,500 days

The last time Jean Bigirimana’s family saw or heard from him was 1,500 days ago. The Burundian reporter and father of two went missing on July 22, 2016, allegedly after being arrested by the country’s National Security Service in Bugarama, some 45km (28 miles) from the capital, Bujumbura. Later that day, one of Bigirimana’s colleagues at […]

Quins beat top-four rivals Northampton

Harlequins wing Chris Ashton scored the 88th try of his Premiership career against his former club Harlequins (18) 30 Tries: Earle, Baldwin, Robshaw, Ashton Cons: Smith 2 Pens: Smith 2 Northampton (14) 17 Tries: Hutchinson, Olowofela Cons: Grayson 2 Pen: Grayson Harlequins revived their Premiership play-off challenge with a bonus-point win over top-four hopefuls Northampton. […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: California Is 1st State With Over 700,000 Cases

Ryan Crouser, the 2016 Olympic shot-put champion, had expected to defend his gold medal in Tokyo this summer. He did not expect to enter bass-fishing tournaments as a way to feed his competitive bend that was being stifled by a pandemic. “Finished in the money three of the last four tournaments,” Crouser, 27, who lives […]

Pakistan families seek answers over enforced disappearances

Pakistan has one of the worst records in the world for enforced disappearances. Rights groups say thousands of political activists and human rights workers have been taken against their will and held in secret. Al Jazeera has spoken to a woman whose father was seized by armed men last year. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports. […]

The civil war is threatening an ancient way of life in Syria

For centuries, Bedouin tribes moved around the vast semi-arid steppe land in Syria, searching for water and pasture for their herds of camels, sheep, and goats. This ecologically sustainable mobility and way of life indelibly contributed to the rich cultural heritage of the country.  About 100 years ago, first under the French mandate and later […]

More than half of Lebanon could face food shortages: UN

More than half of Lebanon’s population risk facing a food crisis in the aftermath of a Beirut port blast that compounded the country’s many woes, a UN agency has warned. “More than half of the country’s population is at risk of failing to access their basic food needs by the year’s end,” the UN Economic […]

Belarus: Tense situation ahead of fresh anti-Lukashenko protests

The situation in the Belarusian capital Minsk was tense on Sunday in the run-up to a planned mass demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko. Independence Square in the centre of the city was sealed off with metal barriers and guarded by security forces as the interior ministry warned citizens not to take part in the unauthorised […]

Typhoon Maysak strengthens as it heads towards South Korea

Just a few days after Typhoon Bavi struck the Korean Peninsula, there is another powerful storm heading for the region. Typhoon Maysak has formed to the east of the Philippines and is gaining strength as it makes its way towards South Korea. Maysak, which is locally known in the Philippines as Julian, is currently located […]

In Pictures: How Ashoura was marked amid coronavirus restrictions

Thousands of tearful Shia pilgrims wearing gloves and face masks flooded Iraq’s city of Karbala on Sunday to mark Ashoura in one of the largest Muslim gatherings since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Ashoura, the 10th day of the Muslim month of Muharram, commemorates the killing of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in the Battle […]

Matt Doherty: Tottenham sign defender from Wolves

Matt Doherty’s final game for Wolves was against Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals Tottenham Hotspur have signed defender Matt Doherty from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee. The Republic of Ireland right-back, 28, has signed a four-year deal with Spurs. Doherty made over 300 appearances for Wolves after joining from League […]

Indonesia: Chinese vaccine to be tested as COVID-19 cases rise

Indonesia is reporting record new coronavirus cases for a third consecutive day, with nearly 3,000 new cases and 100 more deaths recorded on Saturday. This has led to Indonesia advancing trials of a potential vaccine developed in China. More than 2,000 Indonesians signed up to trial the vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer Sinovac. Al […]

How the world reached 25 million coronavirus cases

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to data compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University, with India setting the record for the highest single-day rise in cases. The university’s running data showed that global confirmed COVID-19 infections stood at 25,009,739 and the number of recoveries had reached 16,411,400. According to World […]

Portland: 1 killed as Trump supporters clash with BLM protesters

One person has died after being shot as a large procession of supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters on the streets of Portland on Saturday, police said. Portland, in the US state of Oregon, has been the site of nightly protests for more than three months since the police killing […]

Almost 400 migrants stranded in Med despite Louise Michel rescue

Nearly 400 refugees and migrants remained stranded in the central Mediterranean after an overcrowded rescue vessel was emptied of all the rescued people on Saturday. The German-flagged Louise Michel, sponsored by British street artist Banksy, made a mayday call late on Friday after rescuing more than 200 people, saying the 31-metre (101-foot) ship had become overcrowded […]

Why Kenya’s Rift Valley lakes are going through a crisis

Rift Valley, Kenya – It was seven years ago when Job Chebon, owner of a tourist lodge on the edge of Lake Baringo, first noticed the waters near his property rise dangerously. “The water would come and then recede. For years, it would come a little bit further to dry land, to our homes, then go […]

Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color

Nearly half of dermatologists and dermatology residents say they were not adequately trained to treat skin conditions in people of color. For Black patients, that often translates into a prolonged, disheartening search for the right diagnosis. When Tierra Styles, 31, of Auburn, Ga., asked her pediatrician about a rough patch of skin on the back […]