Democrats challenge Trump's state of emergency move over wall
Democrats hit back at US president’s state of emergency declaration over the building of border wall with Mexico.
Democrats on Tuesday are seeking to overturn US President Donald Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency to access funding for a wall he wants to build on the southern border with Mexico.
The vote is likely to pass, but Trump has vowed to veto it should that happen.
Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Washington, DC.
Pakistan denies involvement in Iran attack
Islamabad is trying to navigate anger on its western border, with Iran saying an attack that killed 27 Revolutionary Guards last week was planned from inside Pakistan.
Iran has said it has evidence that last week’s attack on the Revolutionary Guard was planned inside Pakistan.
Pakistan has denied the attack was planned from its territory and offered to cooperate with Iran.
But the Iranian military is demanding Pakistan crack down on the group responsible, Jaish al Adl, and has warned that if Pakistan does not take action, it may do so itself.
Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.
Trade with Colombia continues as Venezuela blocks US aid
Although shipment of food and medical supplies remains stranded in Colombia, goods continue to cross the border on a daily basis.
A single shipment of aid has taken the spotlight in the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.
President Nicolas Maduro has blocked food and medical supplies sent by the United States, saying they are an attempt to undermine his authority.
While that shipment remains stranded in Colombia, trade between the two countries has continued on a daily basis.
Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cucuta.
Haiti's political crisis disrupts economy and day-to-day life
People anxiously search for clean water, have no money to buy food, and blocked roads hinder movement.
Protesters in Haiti say they won’t back down until President Jovenel Moise resigns.
However, Moise has refused to step down despite more than a week of unrest, sparked by anger over corruption and soaring prices.
Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from the capital, Port-Au-Prince.
Ongoing threat from ISIL raises fears in its former territory
Though the armed group was defeated more than 18 months ago in the region, fears abound of an ISIL comeback.
While reconstruction has been slow on one side of the city, there are signs of change in some parts of Mosul, the city that used to be ISIL’s self-declared capital in Iraq.
The armed group was defeated there more than 18 months ago, and the Iraqi city is flaunting its more fabulous side.
Beauty salons have reopened since Mosul was liberated by Iraqi security forces, and they can hardly keep up with the flow of customers.
Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Mosul.
North Macedonia, Greece boost economic ties after dispute
After the dispute over the name change ended, the two countries are seeking to improve trade that was reduced for years.
For three decades, Greece and North Macedonia have fought over which name the latter would adopt, and the Greek claim to Alexander the Great as its national hero.
During that time, their economic ties have quietly grown.
Now that political issues have been laid to rest, the two countries are discovering that a close economic relationship could be the basis for a future friendship.
Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Skopje.
Nigerians siphoning off oil for survival
Unemployment and poverty forcing many to turn to crime and they are tapping into the country’s rich resources of oil.
In Nigeria, unemployment and poverty are forcing many young people to turn to crime and they are tapping into the country’s rich resources of oil.
Africa’s largest producer of crude oil is losing millions of dollars because of theft, but some locals say the illicit way is their only means of survival.
Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Niger Delta.
Despite hardships, small core still backs Venezuela's Maduro
Six years of economic turmoil have not dampened revolutionary flame for tiny group of hardcore supporters
Millions of people in Venezuela have called on President Nicolas Maduro to step down after what’s seen as gross mismanagement of the economy.
But despite the near collapse of the oil-rich state, some are still believers in the socialist cause.
Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman speaks to some Maduro loyalists in the capital Caracas.
Syrian refugees burn plastic to survive harsh winter
Winter is the most difficult time for the millions of Syrians displaced for years.
For the millions of Syrians displaced for years, winter is the most difficult time. Those in the poorest and unofficial camps are worst affected.
Aid agencies warn of conflict fatigue and need donors to care for the refugees.
Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from the border region between Turkey and Syria.
Kashmiris in India blame media for revenge attacks
After last week’s attack in Indian-administered Kashmir, Kashmiris living in India say that both social and traditional media are driving violence against them.
Many Kashmiris working and studying in India have been harassed, threatened and assaulted since last week’s suicide bombing against Indian troops in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Many feel that the media has helped stoke the violence and have criticised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not criticising attacks on Kashmiris.
Al Jazeera’s Faiz Jamil reports.