Rob Matheson

Middle East

Mauritania referendum: Counting under way in controversial vote

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


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

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.

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.

Latin America

More deaths as protests continue in Venezuela

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


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.


Eid celebrations in Kashmir marred by violence

Fighting erupted during Eid celebrations in Indian-administered Kashmir. Muslims say their rights are being threatened. And separatists want India to release control of the territory.


Mongolians vote in the shadow of corruption allegations

Polling stations have opened across Mongolia for the country’s presidential election, with many seeking a leader who could rescue the struggling economy.

Middle East

Qatar says 'blockade' will not affect it

Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that punishing measures imposed on the peninsula by several countries, including 'economic sanctions', will not be felt.

Middle East

Iran weighs whether Saudi Arabia was behind attack

Iran's military has vowed to take action against the perpetrators of Wednesday's double attacks in Tehran, which killed at least 13 people.


Manchester: Distrust of police action persists after attack

Some locals accuse the police of ignoring concerns raised about some of the suspects before the attack happened.


Manchester attack: Millions raised for victims' families

Another man has been arrested in connection with last Monday's bomb attack at a concert in Manchester in which 22 people were killed. Millions of dollars have been raised to help the families of the victims.