Rainfall has dropped by 30 percent since 1998 in the West African country, leaving nearly 2 million in need of food aid.
Why doesn't tuberculosis attract as much attention—or get as much funding—as HIV or malaria?
The blue-collar neighborhood of Kasimpasa in Istanbul has defined the prime minister's no-nonsense character.
Guatemala's firearm homicide rate is almost twice the global average. The victims tend to be young.
The last generation of tattooed women in Algeria is fading, but the tradition lives on in other forms.
A Dutch royal has a plan to end the violence that 'conflict minerals' have caused in South Kivu. Will it work?
Al Jazeera English's program "Listening Post" examines why journalists are finding it difficult to cover the story in Mali. It features an interview with Pulitzer Center grantee Peter Chilson.
Deep in the wilds of northern Burma's Kachin state a brutal civil war has intensified over the past year between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army.
Up to a million Haitians, and descendants of Haitians, are being affected by a new law about citizenship in the Dominican Republic. Many could face deportation, despite being born in the country.
What happens when women's bodies become instruments for warfare?
Disputed territory faces challenges as impact of climate change begins to take its toll.
Muqtada al-Sadr and his armed group, the al-Mahdi army, have been America's most intractable opponents in Iraq, the only major Shia party to make the demand for US troops to withdraw.
For five years, they have controlled large sections of the country, they have also defied attempts to marginalise them politically, and have fought pitched battles with US Marines. Despite all this, al-Sadr's al-Mahdi army has only grown in size and influence.