Rob Matheson

Rob Matheson

Africa

South Africans react to Ramaphosa speech

The new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, promised to cut unemployment, boost the economy and tackle widespread corruption in his first SONA, but many in South Africa are anxious to see if he can deliver.

South Africans react to Ramaphosa speech

Politics

Cyril Ramaphosa set to give his first SONA

South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa is set to give his first State of the Nation Address and is expected to appoint a new cabinet.

Cyril Ramaphosa set to give his first SONA

Oman

Omanis bring aid to Yemeni borders by trucks

Since the war in Yemen began, one escape route from the fighting has been by road, across the border and into Oman. But some Omanis are driving in the other direction.

Omanis bring aid to Yemeni borders by trucks

Education

Qatar opens new state-of-the-art 'noisy' library

Qatar hopes its new national library will appeal to today's children and prepare them for a future in leadership and business.

Qatar opens new state-of-the-art 'noisy' library

Europe

Malta: Car bomb kills Panama Papers anti-corruption journalist

A journalist who has been leading the fight against corruption in Malta has been killed by a car bomb.

Malta: Car bomb kills Panama Papers anti-corruption journalist

US & Canada

Oscar board expels Harvey Weinstein from Motion Picture Academy

Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been removed from the organisation which hands out the Oscars.

Oscar board expels Harvey Weinstein from Motion Picture Academy

Middle East

Mauritania referendum: Counting under way in controversial vote

Vote counting is under way in a divisive referendum on Mauritania's constitution.

Mauritania referendum: Counting under way in controversial vote

Africa

Mauritania edges towards referendum vote

Dramatic changes to Mauritania's constitution could get the go-ahead soon. A referendum is being held on whether to approve or reject political reforms and abolish the senate. Al Jazeera’s Rob Matheson reports from Nouakchott, Mauritania

Mauritania edges towards referendum vote

Latin America

Thousands flee to Colombia before Venezuela strike, vote

More Venezuelans are crossing the border into Colombia before a strike called by the opposition and an election called by the government.

Thousands flee to Colombia before Venezuela strike, vote

Latin America

Venezuela: Vigil held in Caracas to mourn deaths of protesters

Venezuelans held a vigil in the capital Caracas Monday night for the more than 100 people killed during anti-government protests.

Venezuela: Vigil held in Caracas to mourn deaths of protesters

Latin America

More deaths as protests continue in Venezuela

At least 80 people have been killed in months of protests against economic chaos.

More deaths as protests continue in Venezuela

Asia

Dhaka cafe reopens on anniversary of deadly ISIL attack

The Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery – the site of an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Dhaka - has reopened on the first anniversary of a siege which killed 22 people. Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports.

Dhaka cafe reopens on anniversary of deadly ISIL attack