North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs.

Air strikes kill civilians fleeing Syria's Raqqa

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 03:25 Written by

Air strikes have killed at least 11 people, seven of them children, as they tried to flee the fighting in Syria's northern Raqqa province, witnesses and a monitor said.

Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.

Iraqi troops on Tuesday drove out Islamic State militants from the largest neighborhood in the western half of the city of Mosul, a senior military commander said, a major development in the months-long fight to recapture the country's second-largest city.

 President Xi Jinping called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday.

Macron, Le Pen set to face off in final round

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 03:59 Written by

Polls have closed in the first round of the presidential vote, and for the first time in modern French history, no major-party candidate will advance to the runoff.

Scores of Palestinian prisoners have joined a mass hunger strike underway in Israeli prisons in a protest campaign which entered its eighth day on Monday.

The media committee established to support the “Freedom and Dignity" strike said six Palestinians held in the Israeli prison of Megiddo started refusing food on Thursday, joining their 1,500 fellow inmates who are currently on hunger strike.

The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018.

The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.

Israeli forces have attacked pro-Syrian government groups in the countryside of Quneitra, two days after carrying out similar strikes in the same region.

An Al Jazeera correspondent said Sunday's attacks targeted fighters loyal to the Syrian government in the Naba al-Fawwar area of Quneitra province, which is located in the 30 percent of the Golan Heights that is not under Israeli occupation.