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".

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

Asia Pacific

Forest bathing: The latest health craze in Japan

Many of us will try anything to de-stress and unwind. Yoga, Pilates, meditation. But what about “forest bathing”? It's taking off in Japan as a surprisingly simple way to stay healthy.

Forest bathing: The latest health craze in Japan

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Verdict for 103 who buried Rohingya in mass graves

At least 103 people charged with abandoning Rohingya refugees at sea and burying dozens more in mass graves are about to receive their verdicts in Thailand.

Thailand: Verdict for 103 who buried Rohingya in mass graves

Asia Pacific

Japan leads TPP talks to keep trade deal alive

The Trans-Pacific Partnership was supposed to be the world’s biggest trade agreement until President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of it. The remaining 11 nations are moving forward with the deal, with negotiations in Japan this week.

Japan leads TPP talks to keep trade deal alive

Asia Pacific

Japan floods: PM Shinzo Abe visits worst affected areas

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been visiting some of the areas worst hit by severe flooding and landslides on the southwestern island of Kyushu. Search and rescue operations are continuing there.

Japan floods: PM Shinzo Abe visits worst affected areas

Asia Pacific

Japan's vinyl revival: Sony to produce records again

Japan is well-known for its futuristic innovations but, when it comes to music, the technology of the past is back in fashion. Vinyl records are making a comeback. Even Sony Music is trying to cash in and plans to restart record production next year

Japan's vinyl revival: Sony to produce records again

Asia Pacific

Japan continues to search for storm survivors

Torrential rains continue to batter the south of Japan, where at least 11 people have been killed following a typhoon. Rescuers are searching for the missing in remote areas on the island of Kyushu.

Japan continues to search for storm survivors

Thailand

Study finds high suicide rates among Myanmar refugees in Thailand

Since the 1980s, tens of thousands of refugees from Myanmar have crossed the border into Thailand. They are mostly settled in nine major camps. A recent study conducted in the largest camp shows an increase in suicides.

Study finds high suicide rates among Myanmar refugees in Thailand

Asia Pacific

Peace eludes Thailand's mainly Muslim south

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

Peace eludes Thailand's mainly Muslim south