Rob McBride


Afghanistan's displaced face discrimination

A surge in fighting in Afghanistan has led to an increase in the number of internally displaced people. The UN says more than 70,000 people have been forced from their homes so far this year.


Afghanistan workers hit by job losses

Afghanistan is facing a jobs crisis as the withdrawal of international troops and cuts in foreign aid hurt the economy. Workers in all sectors are suffering as a result.


Taliban fighters attack Afghan army base, 'killing 140'

Afghan government officials say the death toll has jumped to 140 following Friday's assault on an army base in the northern Balkh province.

Asia Pacific

'Ghost in the Shell' criticised for casting white heroine

A new movie based on the adventures of a Japanese manga comic hero has reignited an old debate. 'Ghost in the Shell' has attracted criticism for casting Scarlett Johansson, a white Hollywood star, as an Asian heroine.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar dam project raises environmental concerns

A commission set up by Myanmar's government is due to report on a controversial dam project that has been suspended for several years.

South Korea

Rex Tillerson on North Korea: ‘All options on the table’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he will not rule out military action against nuclear-armed North Korean. The US diplomat’s comments came during a visit to South Korea. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul.

Asia Pacific

Tillerson: New North Korea approach needed

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says a new approach is needed in dealing with North Korea. Tillerson said attempts to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions over the past 20 years have all failed.

Asia Pacific

South Koreans hope for change under new president

Liberal and conservative parties in South Korea are looking ahead to elections a day after impeached President Park Guen-hye left the official residence.

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Ousted Park Geun-hye vacates official residence

South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-Hye has left the presidential residence, two days after her impeachment was upheld by the constitutional court.

Asia Pacific

Slow progress to end Myanmar's ethnic conflict

At least 30 people have been killed in fighting between security forces and rebels in Myanmar. Talks to end a decades-old internal conflict began last August with high hopes, but since then pessimism has set in.

Asia Pacific

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Myanmar

Rakhine State, Myanmar - A ship from Malaysia, filled with aid for the Rohingya, has arrived in Myanmar. The ethnic minority Rohingya in Myanmar suffer frequent attacks and discrimination.

Asia Pacific

NLD party looks to gain more ground in key Myanmar by-elections

Campaigning has begun for by-elections in Myanmar, seen as a first real test of the new government and the popularity of de facto leader Aung San Syu Kyi. Nineteen seats are up for grabs.