Robin Forestier-Walker

Robin Forestier-Walker

Robin has been reporting for Al Jazeera English from Europe and Central Asia since 2008. He was a Rory Peck Award News finalist for his coverage of the inter-ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan and has covered the country's political upheaval since the ousting of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April 2010. Robin worked for BBC News for six years before going freelance in late 2006. Twitter Robin

Georgia

Soldier, three gunmen killed in Tbilisi 'anti-terrorism' raid

The government says that the three fighters killed in a nearly 20-hour 'anti-terrorism' operation in the Georgian capital were not citizens of Georgia.

Soldier, three gunmen killed in Tbilisi 'anti-terrorism' raid

Asia

Snow leopards 'no longer endangered, but still threatened'

One of the world's rarest big cats has been downgraded on the international list of threatened species.

Snow leopards 'no longer endangered, but still threatened'

Asia

Kyrgyz-Uzbek citizens welcome reopening of borders

Families separated by political tension between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are finally able to reunite after a recent thaw in relations.

Kyrgyz-Uzbek citizens welcome reopening of borders

Europe

US vice president condemns Russia’s occupation of Georgian land

US Vice President Mike Pence has been in Georgia where he has condemned Russian occupation of one-fifth of the country and promised new sanctions against the Kremlin.

US vice president condemns Russia’s occupation of Georgian land

Europe

Georgians split over NATO bid amid protests of Russian occupation

Georgians have launched renewed protests against Russia's nine-year long occupation of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Georgians split over NATO bid amid protests of Russian occupation

Europe

Georgia citizens now can travel to EU visa-free

The UK may have begun divorce proceedings to exit the European Union, but Georgia has moved a step closer to membership. Georgians can now travel visa-free to the EU's Shengen zone for up to 90 days.

Georgia citizens now can travel to EU visa-free

Georgia

Georgia's very public sex tapes and the secret police

Georgians shocked by release of videos exposing sex lives of leading politicians, amid warnings that more are to come.

Georgia's very public sex tapes and the secret police

Politics

Crackdown on dissent in Kazakhstan as economy slumps

Activist jailed for inciting social hatred on Facebook, then released after apology, as dropping oil prices hit hard.

Crackdown on dissent in Kazakhstan as economy slumps

Business & Economy

Global oil glut leaves Kazakhstan reeling

Many struggling to make ends meet in main city of Central Asian nation whose economy is heavily dependent on oil.

Global oil glut leaves Kazakhstan reeling

Europe

Soviet-era cable cars keep Georgian town going

Cable-car system is Chiatura's public transport, and it has been running for free, 24 hours a day, since 1952.

Soviet-era cable cars keep Georgian town going

Politics

Interview: Kyrgyzstan coalition nominates Sariyev as PM

Al Jazeera meets head of new government after October election and probes the leader on nation's close ties with Russia.

Interview: Kyrgyzstan coalition nominates Sariyev as PM

Politics

Kyrgyzstan's chance to stand out in Central Asia

Landmark vote in post-Soviet state sets an example in a regional sea of authoritarianism.

Kyrgyzstan's chance to stand out in Central Asia