Andrew Simmons

Andrew Simmons

Andrew Simmons, a senior Africa correspondent, has more than 20 years of experience in high-profile television news, and is an experienced war correspondent.

He has covered Chechnya, the Bosnian conflict and the first Gulf War, during which he spent more than one week in captivity in Basra. More recently, he reported on the revolution in Egypt and the war in Libya. His laurels include two Royal Television Society (RTS) awards.

Europe

As Russian ties deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall

Facebook campaign to draw other tourists to Georgia hatched as Russian arrivals slow.

As Russian ties deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall

Europe

Georgia, Russia post-conflict dividing lines split communities

Amnesty International calls on Russia to ease harsh treatment of civilians living along disputed border with Georgia.

Georgia, Russia post-conflict dividing lines split communities

Europe

Protesters in Georgia call for end to 'pro-Russian policies'

Russia's President Putin rejects calls to impose more sanctions on Georgia in bid to calm anti-Russian sentiment.

Protesters in Georgia call for end to 'pro-Russian policies'

Middle East

Saudi Arabia holds summit amid rising US-Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia is holding three summits to discuss regional issues, including rising tensions between the US and Iran.

Saudi Arabia holds summit amid rising US-Iran tensions

Africa

Eritrea Independence: First anniversary since peace deal

The biggest day in Eritrea's calendar of celebrations and now there's a peace deal with the country's neighbour and one-time enemy Ethiopia.

Eritrea Independence: First anniversary since peace deal

Asia

Sri Lanka unrest: Violence against Muslims increases

Leaders warn that violence will not only increase tension but also hinder the investigation into the Easter bombings.

Sri Lanka unrest: Violence against Muslims increases

Europe

Northern Ireland's young candidates to make an impact

In Belfast, Protestants and Catholics remain divided particularly in poor areas.

Northern Ireland's young candidates to make an impact

Europe

Ukrainian Navy commander dismisses Russia's provocation charge

Talking to Al Jazeera, Admiral Ihor Voronchenko says Russia has no right to put captured sailors on trial.

Ukrainian Navy commander dismisses Russia's provocation charge

Europe

Wife of Ukrainian officer appeals to Putin to release him

Vasili Soroka was one of 23 servicemen captured after three Ukrainian boats were fired upon in the Black Sea last month.

Wife of Ukrainian officer appeals to Putin to release him

Europe

Ukraine president vows to bring home sailors captured by Russia

Poroshenko reassures 24 captured Ukrainian servicemen's relatives that he's doing everything possible to get them freed.

Ukraine president vows to bring home sailors captured by Russia

Europe

Ukraine far-right militia tries to exploit martial law

The declaration of martial law in Ukraine has led far-right militias to capitalise on the situation for political gain.

Ukraine far-right militia tries to exploit martial law

Europe

Russia-Ukraine tensions: Martial law not so evident in Kharkiv

People in this second-largest city of Ukraine are worried about invasion from Russia.

Russia-Ukraine tensions: Martial law not so evident in Kharkiv