Charles Stratford

Charles Stratford

Charles Stratford is a correspondent with Al Jazeera English. He has covered politics and conflicts in various countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

Africa

Danakil Depression: Salt mining in one of earth's hottest places

At more than 100 metres below sea level and with temperatures that often reach higher than 50 degrees Celsius, Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable places on earth.

Danakil Depression: Salt mining in one of earth's hottest places

Asia Pacific

EU urges Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

They face 14 years behind bars for illegally acquiring information to share with foreign media.

EU urges Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

Asia

Bangladesh, Myanmar set to implement Rohingya repatriation deal

Bangladesh and Myanmar say they are ready to go ahead with a plan to bring Rohingya refugees back home.

Bangladesh, Myanmar set to implement Rohingya repatriation deal

Myanmar

Look ahead 2018: Rohingya flee Myanmar crackdown

In 2017, any number of governments and organisations condemned Myanmar's campaign against its minority as 'ethnic cleansing'. In 2018, Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh are facing dire conditions.

Look ahead 2018: Rohingya flee Myanmar crackdown

Middle East

Oman: Traditional dhow boats under threat in the Gulf

The construction of traditional dhow boats in the Gulf is under threat because of cheaper, modern vessels.

Oman: Traditional dhow boats under threat in the Gulf

Oman

Oman daggers: Traditional craft lives on

For centuries, handcrafted knives have been status symbols in the Middle East.

Oman daggers: Traditional craft lives on

Asia

Rohingya refugees suffer from diphtheria outbreak

A new health challenge has emerged in the crowded camps housing Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. After dealing with cholera and measles, the camps are now struggling with a diphtheria outbreak.

Rohingya refugees suffer from diphtheria outbreak

Asia

Rohingya refugees say they fear being sent back to Myanmar

Bangladesh and Myanmar are working on a plan to send hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar.

Rohingya refugees say they fear being sent back to Myanmar

Rohingya

Myanmar army accused of targeting Rohingya children

Myanmar's army is being accused of deliberately targeting Rohingya children who are escaping a military crackdown in Rakhine State.

Myanmar army accused of targeting Rohingya children

Asia

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees are being trained to save lives

Many refugees aren't able to travel the significant distances from their camps to medical facilities, so an Australian organisation is training some Rohingya to provide basic medical services to their fellow refugees.

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees are being trained to save lives

Rohingya

Rohingya refugees trapped and afraid in 'no man's land'

Thousands of Rohingya refugees have set up camp in an area known as 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees trapped and afraid in 'no man's land'

Pope Francis

Pope Francis wraps up his Asia tour

Pope Francis has wrapped up his Asian tour and is on his way back to the Vatican.

Pope Francis wraps up his Asia tour