Jassim Mater

Jassim Mater

Shorts

Saving a dying Siberian language

The Buryat language traces its origins to Mongolia, but many fear it is dying out.

Saving a dying Siberian language

Environment

Siberia's tug of war over Lake Baikal's water

Villagers struggle to cope as world's largest freshwater lake drops to its lowest level in 60 years.

Siberia's tug of war over Lake Baikal's water

Global Warming

The world's potentially catastrophic gas problem

Massive amounts of powerful methane gas under the Arctic have some scientists worried about apocalyptic results.

The world's potentially catastrophic gas problem

Religion

Siberia's resurgent shamanism

One of the world's oldest spiritual belief systems has attracted new followers since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Siberia's resurgent shamanism

Arts & Culture

Unravelling the Afghan art of carpet weaving

Urbanisation and commercialisation threaten vestiges of ancient craft practised by tribes in Afghanistan.

Unravelling the Afghan art of carpet weaving

Interactive

Infographic: The spread of MERS

Al Jazeera examines the deadly coronavirus which has spread to at least 20 countries and killed more than 300 people.

Infographic: The spread of MERS

Poverty & Development

Tackling autism in the Middle East

Treatment for autism in the region has progressed, but lack of awareness and support services remains a challenge.

Tackling autism in the Middle East

Europe

Emirati women attacked with hammer in London

Attacker bludgeons three women with a hammer as they sleep in central London's Cumberland Hotel.

Emirati women attacked with hammer in London

Politics

Jarba: Empty Syria seat strengthens Assad

Head of Syrian National Coalition criticises lack of opposition representation at Arab League summit.

Jarba: Empty Syria seat strengthens Assad

Politics

Arab League summit hit by new rifts

The Muslim Brotherhood's role in politics will be the elephant in the room as a polarised Arab League meets in Kuwait.

Arab League summit hit by new rifts