Victoria Gatenby

Middle East

Saudi-led blockade on Qatar affecting college students

Young people from across the Middle East come to Qatar to study at various universities. But the air, sea and land blockade imposed by Qatar’s neighbours is disrupting their education.


Ethiopia drought: Food supplies 'dangerously' low

Aid agencies are warning that Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid by the end of this month. Almost eight million people are affected by a severe drought and they need the aid to survive.

Middle East

Syria: SDF makes gains in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces have seized the town of Al-Hamra, five kilometres east of the city. The US-backed Kurdish-led fighters are closing in on the Raqqa stronghold of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Middle East

Yemen protesters call for southern secession

Thousands of Yemenis, who support the secession of the country's south from the north, have been rallying in Aden.


More than 100 abducted Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to continue negotiations with the armed group until all of those kidnapped are released.

Middle East

More than 160 Palestinians injured in Gaza protests

More than 160 Palestinians have been injured in the violent clashes with Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip. People in the Occupied West Bank are also facing unrest Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.


Nigeriens enjoy an old French ball game

An ancient French ball game is becoming popular in Niger in West Africa. Players say it helps them forget frequent attacks by armed groups such as Boko Haram and al-Qaeda.


Niger's Diffa region could face Hepatitis E outbreak

Doctors Without Borders is warning that an epidemic of Hepatitis E in Niger may get worse with the imminent rainy season.


Almost 230 refugees rescued off Libya's coast

A Spanish aid agency rescued almost 230 refugees from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The refugees, now being processed in Italy's Sicily, were trying to make the dangerous crossing from Africa into Europe.

US & Canada

Calls for Jeff Sessions to resign over Russia contacts

US politicians are calling for the new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign because of allegations he discussed Donald Trump's presidential campaign with Russian diplomats. Sessions denies the allegations and says he's done nothing wrong.


UN troops use locals in Mali peacekeeping mission

UN soldiers in northern Mali are enlisting the help of local residents to defeat fighters linked to al-Qaeda. It's a strategy one commander says has already prevented a massacre. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby explains.