We track four people on their journey.
We explore the new US-Cuba relationship
Marga Ortigas covers the Asia-Pacific region from her base in Manila, in the Philippines, for Al Jazeera.
A broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, Ortigas has covered stories from across Asia for Al Jazeera - including in South Korea, Laos, China, Japan and the military stand-off between Cambodia and Thailand.
She has reported on Southeast Asia's two longest insurgencies extensively, gaining access to both the Muslim separatists and the Communist fighters battling the Philippine government and the victims trapped within the conflict.
She speaks three languages.
Hernando Guanlao set up a reading corner outside his home 15 years ago to help out-of-school youth learn how to read.
17 Dec 2015 21:08 GMT | Education, Asia Pacific, Philippines
Underground lifelines used by residents of the town of Rafah are being flooded by Egypt, worsening existing isolation.
20 Sep 2015 09:29 GMT | Human Rights, Politics, Middle East, Palestine, Gaza: After the war
Rise in digital technology has led to nation's leading actors lining up to star in low-budget films from new directors.
30 Aug 2015 13:49 GMT | Arts & Culture, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Cinema
A look into the double life of a drug trade "fixer" in the Philippines.
Marga Ortigas | 11 Aug 2015 18:18 GMT | Drugs, Crime, Philippines, Asia Pacific
Analysts divided over how the South China Sea dispute between the Philippines and China will progress.
Marga Ortigas | 25 Jul 2015 02:25 GMT | South China Sea, Philippines, China, Asia Pacific, Politics
Rhio Zablan's unusual trajectory from the Philippine president's press office to working for China's state-run media.
Marga Ortigas | 27 Jun 2015 19:21 GMT | Media, Philippines, China, South China Sea, Asia Pacific
Thirty-seven days in detention did not take away Li Tingting's determination to be heard.
Marga Ortigas | 23 Apr 2015 12:21 GMT | Human Rights, Asia Pacific, China
Many Chinese believe that ownership of South China Sea is non-negotiable, but some advocate dialogue with neighbours.
Marga Ortigas | 17 Apr 2015 11:15 GMT | Politics, Asia Pacific, China, Philippines
In the shadow of the slow recovery, emotional wounds have yet to heal a year after devastating storm hit Philippines.
Marga Ortigas | 17 Dec 2014 13:53 GMT | Asia
Chinese woman raises dozens of abandoned children with various disabilities, challenging country's one-child policy.
Marga Ortigas | 26 Nov 2013 11:34 GMT | Asia
The great modern Chinese artist Zhang Daqian has outsold Pablo Picasso.
Marga Ortigas | 27 May 2013 19:13 GMT | Asia
We travel to remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to investigate Australia's refugee detention programme.
Refugees, Papua New Guinea, Australia
In an ancient city torn apart by modern conflict, can food help to bridge political and religious divisions?
Arts & Culture, Middle East, Jerusalem
We look at the Taliban threat and the future of Afghan journalism; plus, Davos - global news event or PR exercise?
Media, Afghanistan, Taliban
We speak to the former UN chief weapons inspector, and ask Noam Chomsky about the US presidential election.
Politics, United States, North Korea