And can his political project succeed while the West continues to be openly hostile to Russia?
People are only allowed to leave home for essential work or trips and to vote under Portugal’s current lockdown.
Thousands join rallies in several Brazilian cities against President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the deadly pandemic.
President Cyril Ramaphosa leads the tributes to the legendary musician who was nominated for an Oscar.
French leader says country needs to better protect children as victims share testimonies of abuse on social media.
Renewed questions on whether postponed Tokyo Olympics will be held.
UK giving second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, but WHO recommends a shorter gap.
Sand extraction provides a lifeline to many in impoverished CAR, but the industry faces a growing threat of violence.
Cyclone Eloise, which lost its strength, hit the port city of Beira early on Saturday, but danger of flooding remains.
Developed countries have to fulfil their commitments to provide foreign aid and ensure its effectiveness.
A total of 374 migrants have been rescued in two days, said SOS Mediterranee, which operates Ocean Viking aid vessel.
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Broadcaster was best known for a 25-year run as talk show host of CNN’s Larry King Live.
Violation of Lebanese airspace by low-flying Israeli jets brings back memories of deadly explosion at Beirut’s port.
Saudi Arabia’s airport delays flights after the kingdom intercepts apparent missile or drone attack over its capital.
Taipei says Chinese combat aircraft, including nuclear-capable H-6K bombers and fighter jets, entered its airspace.
The World Bank vice president for the Middle East and North Africa discusses the financial impact of ongoing conflicts.
Al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed after troops raided their hideouts in southern Somalia.
State-run body says the blue amulets – believed to date back to 3,300 BCE – are incompatible with Islam.
Demonstrators tell Al Jazeera the revolution’s promises 10 years ago have not translated into a just society.
At least 300 out of the 500 members of the National Assembly’s lower house have signed the motion.
Ottawa says foreign ministry officials met online with Michael Kovrig, who has been held in China since December 2018.
Supporters of jailed opposition leader scuffle with police as Moscow cracks down on protests in dozens of cities.
WHO experts in Wuhan to investigate source of the virus say too early to conclude if COVID-19 actually started there.
We look at the president’s plans for post-pandemic recovery, and ask if the US can reset relationships with old friends.
Canadian prime minister was the first foreign leader to speak with new US president since Biden’s inauguration.
Carbon emissions blamed for Australia’s hotter and drier condition, increasing the risk of more droughts and bushfires.
Rural Indigenous and Black communities continue to live in fear as armed groups vie for control of territory.
Legislation allows demolition of other countries’ structures built on Chinese-claimed reefs.
Alex Saab carried a letter from Maduro asking for Iranian petrol and medicines when he was arrested on a US warrant.
Canada already requires those entering the country to self-isolate for 14 days and to present a negative COVID-19 test.
Top law enforcement and intelligence officials will look into the threats weeks after a riot at the US Capitol.
President Biden directs federal agencies to require international travellers to quarantine upon arrival in the US.
Texas, which shares a long border with Mexico, claims freeze will cause ‘irreparable harm’ to the state.
Cryptocurrency miners in Iran say they are being scapegoated for power outages and pollution.
The movie’s global release has been pushed back from April to October as the pandemic keeps many theatres shuttered.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says US should probe case against former minister Salvador Cienfuegos.
Hungary FM says Budapest is buying two million doses of the Russian jab hoping to lift lockdown restrictions sooner.
As COVID cases and hospitalisations surge, the medical system in Amazonas state is collapsing amid oxygen shortages.
The eurozone hopes to ratify laws later this year to protect forests, curb child labour and end farmer poverty.
President Emmanuel Macron is setting up a Truth Commission to scrutinise French colonial rule over Algeria.
The judge says the defendants will serve at least two-thirds of their terms in custody, instead of the usual half.
Home sales in the US rose to 6.48 million last year, the highest total since the peak of the housing boom.
Aaron, one of the few Black baseball players at the time, beat Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974.
Under UK COVID lockdown rules, weddings can only take place in ‘exceptional circumstances’ with up to six people.
UN expresses concern over ‘deteriorating security conditions’ at camp for displaced people controlled by Kurdish forces.
Soaring computer equipment prices are squeezing smaller miners while benefitting big-time players, many outside China.
Former army general with personal ties to Joe Biden takes charge of US Department of Defense, US military.
Sakib Mahmuljin’s lawyers argue he was not responsible for killings carried out by foreign fighters of El Mujahid unit.
The US government’s student loan write-downs are gigantic, amounting to $98bn in September alone.
We round up the numbers from the week’s biggest economic news stories so you can impress yourself and your friends.
Migrants returned to Libyan soil and are likely to be held in detention centres criticised by rights groups.
The UNHCR called the humanitarian response in Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger ‘dangerously overstretched’.
Supporters of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny plan to hold demonstrations throughout Russia over his recent arrest.
More than 60 percent of voters will vote yes, or are considering doing so, in upcoming referendum, survey shows.
The 35-year-old was taken to hospital after passers-by and police put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.
After his father died in November, the pacer’s mother and India captain Virat Kohli urged him to stay on in Australia.
The halt came as the capital of the Amazonas state received shots just to cover 34 percent of 56,000 health workers.
Digital rights experts warn the proposed move in Lucknow will lead to intrusive policing and privacy violations.
The military trial to begin for three men, who are suspected of involvement in deadly bombings in Indonesia.