Yaara Bou Melhem

Yaara Bou Melhem

Asia Pacific

New Zealand voters gear up for elections

Voters in New Zealand are heading to the polls on Saturday in one of the most hotly contested general elections in years.

New Zealand voters gear up for elections

Asia Pacific

US resettlement for refugees in Australian prison camps

Dozens of refugees who spent years in Australian prison camps are finally being resettled in the United States. However, around 2,000 of them will be left behind while government leaders decide their fate.

US resettlement for refugees in Australian prison camps

Asia Pacific

Samoa obesity: Activists launch campaign to change locals' diet

The island nation of Samoa in the Pacific has one of the world's highest rates of obesity. But a campaign's under way to change that.

Samoa obesity: Activists launch campaign to change locals' diet

Asia Pacific

What will happen to refugees after Australia closes Manus camp?

PNG's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill told Al Jazeera he is in talks with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to assist in managing the well-being of refugees left behind after the closure of the camp.

What will happen to refugees after Australia closes Manus camp?

Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific leaders worry about climate change funding

Low-lying countries in the Pacific are especially vulnerable to climate change. After a devastating flood in 2012, Samoa is building a river wall to reduce the risk of flooding.

Asia-Pacific leaders worry about climate change funding

Asia Pacific

Statues controversy spread from US to Australia

The furore over the tearing down of Confederate monuments in the United States has triggered a debate about whether something similar should happen in Australia.

Statues controversy spread from US to Australia

Asia Pacific

Australia to cut benefits for asylum seekers

The Australian government has told asylum seekers that it intends to cut housing and support benefits in a bid to get them to leave the country.

Australia to cut benefits for asylum seekers

Australia

Artificial intelligence experts demand ban on AI weapons

An international consortium of experts are campaigning for a ban on AI weapons.

Artificial intelligence experts demand ban on AI weapons

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.

Cardinal Pell to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

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.

Philippines: Duterte to deliver second State of Nation address

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

Philippines’ rebels distance themselves from ISIL-inspired groups

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.

Retired swimmers struggling with life after sport