Government forces advance against rebels north of Hama
Government forces retake the town of Halfaya near Hama city and push deeper into rebel-held areas of Damascus.
France votes in first round of tight presidential race
Any two of the four leading candidates could reach the second round in a vote that may determine the fate of the EU.
Taliban attack prompts resignation calls in Afghanistan
Ministers, army chiefs must resign for failing to provide security, Afghan public says following deadly base assault.
North Korea threatens to sink approaching US carrier
Rhetoric rises as Pyongyang also warns Australia of a nuclear attack if it joins any US strike on the communist nation.
Land mine blast kills OSCE observer in Ukraine
OSCE chairman calls for 'thorough investigation' after monitors' patrol hits roadside bomb in rebel-held Luhansk.
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France set for crucial presidential election
Voters head to the polls on Sunday in the first round of a closely contested election that could impact the rest of EU.
Giving the far right a voice
How did journalists not pre-empt the rise of the right and to what end should a platform be afforded to its leaders?
Afghanistan mourns after deadly Taliban attack on base
President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base.
Venezuela braced for new protest in wave of unrest
A test of government tolerance after days of running street battles with rubber bullets and Molotov cocktails.
Turkey's vote and the role of the media
Was the referendum contested on an unlevel playing field and how did the media participate in the outcome?
ISIL attacks police station near Mosul
Fighters target police base in Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul, killing at least one police officer, Iraqi officials say,
North Korea 'arrests US citizen' at Pyongyang airport
Amid regional tensions, Korean-American aid worker reportedly arrested on Friday while trying to leave North Korea.
The art of surviving a Venezuela on the brink
As repression of anti-government protests continue, the human rights situation in Venezuela has deteriorated.
What matters most to Iranians in presidential vote?
As campaigning gets under way, Al Jazeera speaks with six Iranian voters about their views on the upcoming election.
Umbrella politics of Hindutva
Hindu nationalism is dominating India by smothering minorities and encroaching on regional Hindu traditions.