Yaara Bou Melhem

Asia Pacific

Cardinal Pell to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

One of the highest-ranking figures in the Roman Catholic Church will appear in an Australian court to answer to multiple counts of historical sexual offences.

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Duterte to deliver second State of Nation address

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is due to deliver his second State of the Nation Address on Monday.

War & Conflict

Philippines’ rebels distance themselves from ISIL-inspired groups

The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines has expressed support for a new edict issued against radicalisation. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has been trying to distance itself from ISIL-inspired fighters battling the military

Asia Pacific

Retired swimmers struggling with life after sport

In a series of reports, Al Jazeera is looking at the theme of life after sport, and the challenges facing elite athletes as they conclude their professional careers. The sport of swimming has had several high-profile examples.

Asia Pacific

Australia's large-scale crop waste prompts calls for reform

As many as a quarter of farms in Australia are leaving perfectly good crops to rot in the ground, according to researchers.

Asia Pacific

Festival of light shines on Sydney's iconic landmarks

A spectacular light show has taken over Sydney's iconic landmarks.

Asia Pacific

Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long

A coroner's inquest into an attack on a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has found police waited too long to resolve the situation. Two hostages and the gunman were killed during the Lindt cafe siege more than two years ago.


Environmentalists fear damage to Great Barrier Reef in mine talks

A plan to allow a mining company access to an enormous coal reserve near the coast of Australia has environmentalists worried. There are major concerns about its potential damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

Asia Pacific

New research to aid walking on Mars

Researchers in Australia are working with NASA so that space pioneers can take their first steps on Mars.

United States

US vice president wraps up his Asia-Pacific tour

Mike Pence is in Australia on the last leg of his Asia-Pacific tour. The US vice president says he is confident China can help bring about a nuclear-free North Korea through peaceful means. Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Sydney.

Asia Pacific

The refugee who self-harmed to stop his forced deportation

The number of forced deportations from the island nation of Papua New Guinea is increasing. The country houses an offshore prison for asylum seekers trying to reach Australia.

South Korea

South Korea: Former president Park Geun-hye detained

South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye has been transferred to a detention centre. Park faces accusations of bribery and abuse of power. Al Jazeera’s Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Seoul.