Stefanie Dekker

Stefanie joined Al Jazeera English in November 2005. She has travelled extensively for Al Jazeera covering and reporting on stories from Angola, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel and the United States.


Russia: Anger in Moscow over house demolition bill

Thousands of people have demonstrated in Moscow against a proposed demolition of 10 percent of the Russian capital's low-cost housing stock.


Russia celebrates Victory Day with military parade in Red Square

Russia is marking the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II 72 years ago. President Vladimir Putin has attended a large military parade in Moscow. Victory Day is still one of the most important holidays in the country.


Macron email hack: Analysts accuse Russia of involvement

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has sent France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron a telegram telling him he wants to put aside mutual mistrust.


Putin to hold talks with Merkel in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to hold holds with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sochi on Tuesday. Russia's annexation of Crimea, the EU sanctions that followed and the war in Syria will dominate the meeting between the two leaders.

Asia Pacific

Russia and Japan discuss North Korea during summit

Tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme have dominated talks between Japan and Russia in Moscow. Both leaders called for Pyongyang and other countries to avoid language that could escalate the situation.


Mosul’s children speak of life under ISIL

At least 350,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since the Mosul offensive began last October. Aid workers are warning about the psychological impact of life under ISIL’s control. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Chamakor Camp


Iraq says 200 bodies pulled from rubble in Mosul

After recent heavy fighting in Mosul, Iraqi civil defence forces say they have pulled more than 200 bodies from the rubble in recent days. The troops have been battling to push ISIL fighters from their last urban stronghold in the west of the city.

Middle East

Bomb-rigged homes delay return of Iraqi residents near Mosul

More than 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes since the Iraqi military offensive began to push ISIL out of Mosul, the group's last stronghold in Iraq. But the armed group has left behind countless mines and booby-traps.

Middle East

Booby-trapped homes in Iraq delay civilians' return

While Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi forces have made efforts to clear some of the ISIL explosives left behind, there are few resources available to make villages and districts safe enough for residents to return.

Middle East

The battle for Mosul leaves thousands in despair

Iraqi forces say they've captured two key neighbourhoods in the battle for Mosul that will allow a safe corridor for civilians to escape the city.

Middle East

Iraq camps overwhelmed with Mosul's displaced

The fighting between Iraqi troops and ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, is pushing thousands out of the city and camps for displaced people are being stretched to the limit.

Middle East

Over 76,000 flee Mosul’s war zone

Iraqis say being ruled by ISIL has destroyed their lives. At least 76,000 people have fled the Western part of the city since the Iraqi army offensive to drive ISIL out of its last stronghold in the city began almost three weeks ago.