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".


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.


Strike keeps Christian schools closed in Israel

More than 30,000 students missed the start of the new school year as students and teachers are on strike.


Hong Kong protesters sure of goal, not method

The resignation of chief executive Leung has emerged as the main demand but opinion is split on how to achieve the goal.


APEC 2013: The Xi show

With Obama absent the Chinese President was able to turn the economic summit into the Xi show.


Q&A: How credible was Cambodia's election?

Al Jazeera speaks with Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy about Sunday's vote results.


Xi Jinping and his ‘China Dream’

Incoming president envisions the Communist Party and entire country getting back to their roots


Growing concern over missing Lao aid worker

Sombath Somphone has been missing for a month. His wife says she can't understand why.


Robot connects sick child with classmates

WiFi-powered robot is helping child with severe allergy achieve his dream of attending school.


Coptic Christians are coming to America

Post-revolution instability in Egypt has led to a change in the demographic makeup of one Queens neighbourhood.