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Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis.Many have taken to the streets to demand that right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro step down. Meanwhile, left-wing, former President Lula Da Silva seems to be making a comeback. Could he be looking at a third term in power?One man who may shed some light on what the future might hold is former President F…
 
Courage, corruption, culture and competition – all major factors in the life and times of the first women’s football team in Somalia and its inspirational young coach, Shaima Sellal. The government gave the go-ahead for a women’s team in 1994, but it did not take off because of the continuing civil war. Football can be a casualty of the conflict in…
 
The US invasion of Afghanistan began in 2001. Twenty years on, the Americans are still there, but President Joe Biden has promised the mission will finally end on August 31, 2021.Once US troops are gone, Afghanistan's affairs will have to be solved internally.Can the country overcome the wounds left by years of disagreement and sectarian division? …
 
Decades of turmoil in Afghanistan have led to sectarian division, political instability and the loss of countless lives.International players from the region and beyond have made several attempts to bring peace and stability to the country. The United States has played a central role. Afghan-born American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has been leading …
 
Between 2006 and 2011, a high-stakes negotiated prisoner exchange took place between Israel and Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza Strip. During that time, the two sides did not have any direct contact, so mediators from Egypt, Germany and Ireland were involved. At stake were the terms of exchange between one captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Sha…
 
Berlin is an unconventional city, ever changing and yet forever defined by its turbulent past.From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall split the city and polarised Germany into two peoples divided by the ideological struggles between East and West. But what is Berlin today? Have the barriers the wall created been broken over three decades later? Is there…
 
Death, for many, is something to be feared - while for others, it is simply a part of life. But regardless of how we perceive it, it is inevitable.More than 50 million people die every year from natural causes or medical conditions. Philosophers and doctors have studied the process of dying for centuries. And perhaps the discipline that has better …
 
Arabs Abroad: The Designer & the Atomic Scientist profiles two people who have built highly successful, yet quite different, lives in countries beyond their Arab homelands.The film meets an Iraqi graphic designer living in Germany - a man whose work is seen by millions - and a Palestinian-American atomic scientist whose research with the smallest o…
 
Born in 1947, in Birzeit, Palestine, a year before the establishment of the State of Israel, Sliman Mansour studied fine arts in Jerusalem.Growing up under occupation, his work first gained recognition when he was aged 26, with the piece “Camel of Hardship”, which portrays an elderly, bent-over porter struggling to carry the city of Jerusalem on hi…
 
Football is hugely popular in Chad but results on the pitch have been disappointing. It has never qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations or the World Cup.In 2016, the national team was suspended after facing financial problems. That ban was lifted in 2019, the starting point of this film.Players, coaches, politicians and fans all have conflicting …
 
The United Nations General Assembly elected Ban Ki-moon as its eighth secretary-general in October 2006.The challenges he faced were many; from Iran and North Korea’s nuclear programmes, to conflicts in the Middle East, and the threat of global warming. After two terms, Ban left office and was replaced by Antonio Guterres in 2017.As many of the iss…
 
Argentina was once one of the world’s richest countries, but mismanagement and a lack of planning turned it into one of the most volatile of economies.Its foreign debt is growing, with more than $40bn owed to the International Monetary Fund. And there is a big bill outstanding to European countries that dates back to the 1950s.So, will Argentina ev…
 
Pirate radio: A force for change or a transient subversive movement?The Voice of Peace and Radio Caroline were pirate radio stations that launched in the 1960s and 1970s, broadcasting from ships anchored outside national territorial waters, in an attempt to challenge the societies around them.Radio Caroline, moored off the east coast of England, wa…
 
Russia has been a major player in the Middle East for decades, whether it be politically, economically or militarily.In this two-part Talk to Al Jazeera interview, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discusses the crises in Syria and Libya, Iran's nuclear deal and the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: http:/…
 
Russia has been a major player in the Middle East for decades, whether it be politically, economically or militarily.In this two-part Talk to Al Jazeera interview, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discusses the crises in Syria and Libya, Iran's nuclear deal and the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: http:/…
 
In recent years Venezuela has become known the world over for its struggle between those who defend democracy and those intent on ruling for life.Many accuse the government of cracking down on protesters, arrests without charge, political prosecutions and forcing critical voices into exile.One of those voices belongs to former Attorney General Luis…
 
Music offers insights into the songwriter, the performers, the audience and their cultures. In this film, we delve into the stories of four songs from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan.From Morocco comes an expression of mourning and loss - Younes Megri is a renowned regional name whose most famous song was picked up by a western pop group. The A…
 
As nearly 250 Palestinians were killed in Israel's latest offensive in Gaza, many wonder how long will the truce last.Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi attended the United Nations General Assembly's emergency session where the effects of the Israeli offensive in Gaza was condemned.Pakistan aims to play a prominent role when it comes …
 
The latest Israeli offensive in Gaza that started May 11 is considered the worst since the 2014 Gaza War.Israel’s security cabinet and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire 11 days later.But how long will the truce last?And while the Israeli offensive seems to have brought the Palestinian people together, it is not clear if it also brought unification among …
 
It’s been one year since Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi took office.But the country has been marked in recent decades by conflict, turmoil, and instability.There was the U.S. invasion in 2003 and the chaos of the transition to a new beginning.In the years that followed, endemic corruption and sectarian violence.More recently, civil disobe…
 
It has been one year since Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi took office. But the country has been marked in recent decades by conflict, turmoil and instability.There was the US invasion in 2003 and the chaos of the transition to a new beginning. In the years that followed, there was endemic corruption and sectarian violence. And more recent…
 
It has been nearly 100 days since Myanmar’s military took power in a coup, triggering mass protests. The country's security forces have responded with violence. Hundreds have been killed in the crackdown.Shortly after the coup in February, Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations spoke out against the military leaders. Ambassadors of many countri…
 
A Palestinian boy who was rescued from danger in 1967 grew up to become a major global figure in the Red Crescent and Red Cross, while a Jordanian woman who struggled to get into American medical schools now leads cutting-edge research into rheumatic treatments.Dr Hossam Elsharkawi was rescued from Gaza during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War; decades lat…
 
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