A mafia gang in Italy is being accused of profiting from Europe’s refugee crisis.
Gerald Tan is a TV news reporter by day and foodie by night. He is celebrating his 10th year with Al Jazeera and is now based at the network headquart... ers in Doha after stints in Washington, DC and Kuala Lumpur. As a senior producer in the English channel, he is responsible for writing, voicing, and packaging reports for the hourly news bulletins. His passion for international affairs is rivalled by only that for food. Gerald runs his own website www.boulangerry.com featuring articles about food and travel, the restaurant scene in Doha, and his kitchen adventures as a baker. AJEats is the meeting of his two worlds, a lens into global culture through the food people eat. Follow Gerald Tan on Twitter @GeraldoTan & on Instagram @boulangerry
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North Korea is blaming the US for stirring up a possible conflict n the region. Words have been flying between the adversaries as the North prepares to mark its biggest celebration of the year – some say with a show of force.
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A two-day meeting in the Pakistani city of Lahore is under way to help resolve a water dispute between India and Pakistan. The neighbours are bound by a decades-old accord to share resources along the Indus River.