Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler is an Asia Correspondent based out of the Bangkok bureau. He covers everything from Korea Peninsula tension to Cambodia’s politics to Nepal’s Sherpa community. When he joined Al Jazeera English in 2010 he covered the United Nations in New York. Prior to that he lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jerusalem for a collective eight years. He is the co-author of the award-winning book "Women of Courage; Intimate Stories from Afghanistan".

Asia Pacific

Starting over in Japan: Strict laws keep refugees at bay

While Japan is one of the biggest donors to global refugee assistance programmes, it has been criticised for accepting a limited number of refugees.

Starting over in Japan: Strict laws keep refugees at bay

Asia

Fear as Myanmar violence hits Bengali Hindus

A small community of Bengali Hindus has been caught up in the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Fear as Myanmar violence hits Bengali Hindus

Asia Pacific

Rohingya crisis takes heavy toll on Myanmar economy

The Rohingya crisis is starting to hurt Myanmar's economy.

Rohingya crisis takes heavy toll on Myanmar economy

Asia Pacific

Nationalist groups on the rise in Myanmar

The nationalist movement has existed in Myanmar for decades, and the latest crisis is helping it gain momentum. But not all agree that it is the way for Myanmar's young democracy to go.

Nationalist groups on the rise in Myanmar

Asia Pacific

Mobs in Myanmar target non-Rohingya Muslims

As the crisis spirals, Muslims in Myanmar who are not Rohingya fear they too will be targeted. There have already been a few angry mobs in central Myanmar, where a Muslim shop owner's business was ransacked.

Mobs in Myanmar target non-Rohingya Muslims

Asia Pacific

Japan's atom-bomb survivors reflect on legacy

Japan is the only nation to have been attacked with nuclear weapons. So, unsurprisingly, the threats between North Korea and the US have made the Japanese people and their government very edgy.

Japan's atom-bomb survivors reflect on legacy

Asia Pacific

North Korea’s missiles may turn Japan away from pacifism

North Korea’s ballistic missile test on Tuesday flew directly over Japanese territory. The Self Defense Force said it didn’t shoot it down because it was not in danger of hitting anywhere in the country.

North Korea’s missiles may turn Japan away from pacifism

Asia Pacific

UK and Japan push for new sanctions against North Korea

The governments of Britain and Japan will step up the pace of sanctions against North Korea, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said during a visit to the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

UK and Japan push for new sanctions against North Korea

Middle East

Jerusalem's Old City: Concern over Jewish expansion

There’s renewed concern Jewish settlers are trying to gain more control in all quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem's Old City: Concern over Jewish expansion

Middle East

Jordan's King Abdullah heads to occupied West Bank amid tensions

Jordan's King Abdullah is travelling to Ramallah on Monday to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Jordan's King Abdullah heads to occupied West Bank amid tensions

Middle East

Israel criticised for crackdown on journalists covering al-Aqsa

Israeli security forces are being criticised for an apparent crackdown on journalists who covered the protests and clashes.

Israel criticised for crackdown on journalists covering al-Aqsa

Middle East

Palestinian businesses count losses after al-Aqsa Mosque protests

People who have built their livelihoods around the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem are taking stock after two weeks of protests.

Palestinian businesses count losses after al-Aqsa Mosque protests