‘We will fight for justice’: Abu Akleh family slams killing probe

The niece of Shireen Abu Akleh said her family is “very disappointed” at the US State Department statement that said independent investigators could not reach a definitive conclusion regarding the bullet that killed the Al Jazeera reporter on May 11 but said they remain undeterred in their fight for justice and accountability. On Monday, the … Read more

‘Irresponsible’ to cut back aid now: Q&A with UNDP’s Steiner

New York City, US –  Developed nations should do more for less fortunate countries in a world with “more conflicts, more refugees and more displaced people since World War II”, a senior United Nations official has told Al Jazeera. The world is “in a bad place and things could easily get worse”, Achim Steiner, administrator of the … Read more

US judges halt abortion bans in Kentucky and Florida

Courts block conservative states from enforcing bans as abortion rights groups push for injunctions after fall of Roe. US judges have temporarily blocked abortion bans in Florida and Kentucky following the US Supreme Court ruling that eliminated constitutional protections for abortion rights last week. Circuit Court Judge John Cooper on Thursday granted a petition from … Read more

NATO faces biggest challenge since World War II: Stoltenberg

The alliance is set to label Russia a ‘direct threat’ and pledges bolstered defence capabilities. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said the 30-country bloc faces its biggest crisis since World War II, with Russia, in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine, posing a “direct threat” to the alliance. Stoltenberg made the comments on Wednesday … Read more

US opens criminal probe after 51 people die in Texas truck

Authorities in the United States have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of at least 51 people who had been trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer found abandoned in the city of San Antonio in southern Texas. The incident was one of the deadliest human trafficking tragedies along the US-Mexico border in recent history. The … Read more

Texas judge blocks pre-Roe v Wade abortion ban

Abortion performed up to the sixth week of pregnancy can now resume in Texas at some clinics, US legal groups say. A judge in Texas has blocked officials from enforcing a dormant 1925 abortion ban that the US state’s Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the United States Supreme Court overturned the … Read more

US kills ‘senior leader’ of al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria

US military says it carried out a raid targeting Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, leader of the al-Qaeda-aligned group, Hurras al-Din. The United States military says it carried out a raid in Syria’s Idlib province that targeted a senior leader of an al-Qaeda-aligned group. The attack on Monday targeted Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a “senior leader” … Read more

Rolling back Roe v Wade: How Louisianans lost abortion access

New Orleans, United States – Jen* had been sitting outside the New Orleans Women’s Health Care Center for an hour. It was 34°C (93°F) on a Monday afternoon in mid-June, and as Jen, who is in her 40s, waited on a shaded bench for someone to answer the door, she scrolled through her phone, trying … Read more

Rare mummified baby woolly mammoth found in Canada

Palaeontologist says the baby woolly mammoth is ‘one of the most incredible mummified ice age animals ever discovered in the world’. Miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada’s far north have made a rare discovery, digging up the mummified remains of a near-complete baby woolly mammoth. Members of the local Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation … Read more

What’s behind the US Supreme Court decision on abortion?

From: Inside Story Protests spread across the US after the Supreme Court struck down a 50-year-old abortion law. The US Supreme Court has struck down Roe v Wade – a federal ruling that allowed abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It had been law of the land for nearly 50 years. Immediately after … Read more