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".

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Peace eludes Thailand's mainly Muslim south

Military under pressure to solve separatist problem plaguing Buddhist-majority country's Malay-speaking provinces.

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The changing face of Thailand’s Hua Hin

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Hua Hin, one of the Thai cities that has reportedly seen major economic reforms accompanied by a booming tourism industry following the 2014 military coup.

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Thailand: Deep divisions remain since 2014 military coup

It has been three years since a military coup deposed Yingluck Shinawatra, who was then prime minister.

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How life has changed in Thailand since 2014 military coup

May 22 marks three years since the then-Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army Prayuth Chan-ocha staged a military coup against Yingluck Shinawat’s government and took power.

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Companies show off military hardware in Singapore

The companies that arm the world’s naval forces have been showing off their new military hardware in Singapore. Asia is expected to drive future demand for the latest maritime technology, accounting for nearly one-third of global defence budgets.

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How Singapore became a global military industry hub

Companies arming the world's navies have been displaying their latest technology in a major maritime defence show in Singapore.


Japan fears a nuclear attack from North Korea

The threat of another North Korean nuclear test has put Japan on high alert and they are preparing for the worst. As Japan hosts US military bases and is within striking distance from Pyongyang, many people fear the possibility of attack.

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North Korea marks army day with massive live-fire drill

North Korea has marked the 85th anniversary of its armed forces with large-scale military exercises.

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China's national legislature wraps up annual session

It's the tenth and final day of one of the most important events on China’s political calendar, the National People’s Congress. The economy and domestic policies are usually the main focus of the legislative session.

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Surging property prices dash Chinese dreams

Young men in China are having their marriage prospects dashed because they cannot afford a home for their wife.


Erasing physical reminders of gang life in Japan

Prosthetic clinics are helping former Yakuza gang members reintegrate into society by covering up traces of their past.


Thailand introduces new anti-corruption court

Ruling generals seen as trying to prove their sincerity by fundamentally reforming country's legal process.