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

'Beyond comprehension': Myanmar admits killing Rohingya

Military acknowledges 10 Rohingya Muslims killed by soldiers, as Amnesty International calls for independent investigation.

'Beyond comprehension': Myanmar admits killing Rohingya

Asia Pacific

Myanmar mass: Pope urges minorities to resist ‘revenge’

For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has avoided using the name of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority and failed to condemn the country's military for what the United Nations has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Myanmar mass: Pope urges minorities to resist ‘revenge’

Pope Francis

Rohingya crisis looms as Pope Francis lands in Myanmar

Pope Francis will be visiting Myanmar and Bangladesh, meeting with people on both sides of the world’s biggest forced exodus this year. He will be meeting leaders in Myanmar as well as Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Rohingya crisis looms as Pope Francis lands in Myanmar

Myanmar

Christians oppressed in Myanmar's Chin State

Christian churches are plentiful in Chin State, but many locals say the system in Myanmar still favours Buddhism.

Christians oppressed in Myanmar's Chin State

Asia

Rohingya fear returning to Myanmar after repatriation deal

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal for the repatriation of 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from reported military atrocities in Myanmar's Rakhine state over the last three months.

Rohingya fear returning to Myanmar after repatriation deal

Rohingya

Amnesty: Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya amounts to ‘apartheid’

Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims has been likened to apartheid, in a report by Amnesty International.

Amnesty: Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya amounts to ‘apartheid’

Rohingya

HRW: Systematic rape of Rohingya by Myanmar's army

Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing Myanmar's army of further abuses against civilians. It says there has been systemic rape and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls in Rakhine state.

HRW: Systematic rape of Rohingya by Myanmar's army

Asia Pacific

Tillerson calls for probe into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for a "credible and impartial" investigation into the Rohingya refugee crisis. He described what happened to the Rohingya at the hands of Myanmar's security forces as "horrific".

Tillerson calls for probe into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

Donald Trump

Trump kicks off Asia tour in Japan

Trump's Asia tour, the longest to the region of any US president in more than 25 years, will include South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Trump kicks off Asia tour in Japan

Asia Pacific

Japan - first stop for Trump's Asia-Pacific tour

Donald Trump has kicked off his 12-day tour of the Asia-Pacific region in Japan.

Japan - first stop for Trump's Asia-Pacific tour

Thailand

Millions of Thais prepare for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's cremation

It is now more than 12 months since Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej died. After a year of national mourning, he will be cremated in an elaborate ceremony on Thursday.

Millions of Thais prepare for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's cremation

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