The government says 279 schoolgirls kidnapped in northwest Zamfara state have been released. Gunmen took them from a state run school on Friday. It is the latest of a series of abductions in the region. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris joins…

Armenia’s prime minister has accused his armed forces of an attempted coup. Nikol Pashinyan has fired his military chief after the army called for his resignation. He is calling on his supporters to gather in the capital amid mounting pressure…

Dozens of people are feared dead in India after part of a Himalayan glacier burst. It sent torrent water rushing down a river, where a hydroelectric power station and several villages are positioned. Several communities have been put on high…

Russian police have detained more than 260 protesters as activists took to the streets across the country demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny. The first of Sunday’s protests took place in the Far East, including the port…

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of a man convicted, then acquitted, in the murder of Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl. Judges dismissed the appeals against the release of British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. He had received…