Rob Matheson

Middle East

Trump orders review on Tehran sanctions

President Donald Trump has ordered a review into whether sanctions against Tehran should be reinstated. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Tehran the world's "leading state-sponsor of terrorism".

Middle East

US attacks Syrian airbase

A few hours ago the US launched dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles. The US says the target was a Syrian airbase from which the government of Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on its own people last Tuesday.

US & Canada

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to fund space tourism

The chief executive of internet giant Amazon is selling $1bn of stock a year to fund his space ambitions. Jeff Bezos wants to launch paying passengers into orbit for short rides starting next year.


Cristiano Ronaldo's airport bust a bust on social media

The Portuguese island of Madeira has renamed its main airport in honour of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. It's also unveiled a statue of its famous player, considered one of the world’s most handsome men. But fans say the likeness is poor.

Asia Pacific

Japan rolls out new military vessel

The second of Japan's largest military ships is now officially on duty. A commissioning ceremony has been held in Yokohama dockyards near Tokyo.


'Carlos the Jackal' on trial in French court

The man known as 'Carlos the Jackal' is to go on trial in France for an attack on a shopping centre 43 years ago. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is already in jail for several killings, spanning decades.

United Kingdom

Internet creator is concerned over fake news

The British scientist widely credited with creating the 'World Wide Web' says he wants to save it from so called-fake news and targeted advertising.


India: Modi's BJP wins big in Uttar Pradesh elections

Uttar Pradesh is regarded as the most important political battleground outside New Delhi. Al Jazeera’s Rob Matheson reports.