Yaara Bou Melhem

Yaara Bou Melhem

Human Rights

Manus Island officials start dismantling refugee camp

Papua New Guinea immigration officials have started dismantling parts of a prison camp housing hundreds of defiant refugees as an evacuation deadline looms.

Manus Island officials start dismantling refugee camp

Asia Pacific

Rohingya repatriation minister: Exodus may be 'planned'

The Myanmar government minister responsible for repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh has told Al Jazeera the Rohingya may have 'planned' their exodus to give the appearance of ethnic cleansing.

Rohingya repatriation minister: Exodus may be 'planned'

Rohingya

Myanmar blocks UN investigators from areas of reported atrocities

The UN is accusing Myanmar's security forces of torture, killings and the rape of children, as part of what it says were "well-organised, coordinated and systematic attacks" against Rohingya.

Myanmar blocks UN investigators from areas of reported atrocities

Human Rights

Rohingya flee Myanmar due to hunger after atrocities

Access to Rohingya towns is severely restricted by Myanmar's government, preventing aid agencies from reaching them and resulting in warnings that a lack of food is leading to another wave of displacement.

Rohingya flee Myanmar due to hunger after atrocities

Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi popular in Myanmar despite international condemnation

The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, is widely criticised for failing to prevent ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar.

Suu Kyi popular in Myanmar despite international condemnation

Asia

Fears over deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed on a repatriation deal for half a million Rohingya civilians who reportedly fled military atrocities in Rakhine state. The UN has described the crisis as the world's fastest developing refugee emergency.

Fears over deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar

Australia

Australia keen to invest in clean energy

Australians are suffering from soaring electricity prices and power blackouts.

Australia keen to invest in clean energy

Asia Pacific

Mars colonisation dominates International Astronautical Congress

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin wants to set up a base camp on Mars, while Space X founder Elon Musk intends to colonise the red planet much sooner than previously thought.

Mars colonisation dominates International Astronautical Congress

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?