Neave Barker

"Neave Barker is Al Jazeera's correspondent based in Moscow. He has reported extensively across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and beyond. During the Russia-Georgia conflict of August 2008, Neave provided up-to-the minute analysis of diplomatic developments from the Russian capital. He has interviewed a range of key figures on a number of defining issues, including Hans Blix, the former UN weapons inspector; Marti Ahtisaari, the UN special envoy to Kosovo; and the prime ministers of Hungary and Russia. He was short-listed for an International Broadcasters Association Award for his work on Moscow's homeless."


Mancunians stage vigil after Manchester Arena attack

Tens of thousands of people in Manchester have rallied in a show of unity after a suicide bombing at a music concert left 22 people dead and dozens wounded.

Manchester Bombing

UK police: Suicide bomber behind deadly Manchester attack

UK police on Tuesday raised the death toll in an apparent suicide bomb blast at an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young fans in Manchester, northern England, to at least 22 people.


EU future tops agenda as Germany's Merkel hosts France's Macron

Emmanuel Macron is set to visit Berlin on his first day as France's president to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

United Kingdom

Ransomware attack: Russia among the worst hit countries

A global cyberattack using hacking tools believed to have been created by the US National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. Russia was the worst hit, followed by Ukraine, India and Taiwan.


250 feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea

Nearly 250 refugees are still missing after two boats sank in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend.

Human Rights

Syria under investigation by OPCW for using chemical weapons

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for getting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to turn over his chemical weapons stockpile.

Middle East

Billions pledged at Brussels conference for Syria reconstruction

A chemical attack in rural Idlib this week hung heavily over a conference of 70 nations in Brussels who gathered to raise money for Syria's reconstruction. Participating nations pledged to contribute at least six billion dollars.


UK task force to tackle ‘prison extremism’

UK government has unveiled a new plan to tackle violent indoctrination in prisons. A special task force will identify vulnerable offenders in an effort to prevent small-time criminals from being inspired by fellow inmates to commit serious crimes.

United States

US wants NATO allies to spend more on defence

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met NATO foreign ministers in Brussels and told allies they have to spend more on defence. This was Tillerson’s first meeting with the ministers, Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from Brussels.


UK government to discuss encryption with tech giants

Four leading technology companies are due to meet the British government in the wake of an attack last week in London. The attacker used instant messaging service WhatsApp in the minutes before he killed four people at Westminster.

United Kingdom

British Muslims condemn London attack

Members of the UK’s Muslim community have condemned a car-and-knife attack which killed at least five people, including the suspect. Many also feared collective punishment, as some equate Islam with 'terrorism'.


Thousands displaced after Lagos police raze slum

Thousands of people have been made homeless in Nigeria after security forces used bullets, tear gas and bulldozers to push them out of a waterfront slum.