Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith

Europe

France protests: Businesses lose more than $1.5bn

'Yellow vest' protests against high taxes, falling living standards have taken a massive bite from tourism revenue.

France protests: Businesses lose more than $1.5bn

Asia

Political crisis, tumbling rupee add to Sri Lanka's economic woes

Paying back just got harder as political crisis sends Sri Lankan rupee to its lowest level against US dollar.

Political crisis, tumbling rupee add to Sri Lanka's economic woes

Asia

Rajapaksa loses no-confidence vote amid parliamentary chaos

In Sri Lanka, for the second time this week, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa loses a vote of no confidence even as his supporters try to disrupt proceedings.

Rajapaksa loses no-confidence vote amid parliamentary chaos

Asia

Khmer Rouge leaders convicted for genocide in Cambodia

For the first time, Khmer Rouge leaders - Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan - were found guilty of genocide by a UN-backed tribunal.

Khmer Rouge leaders convicted for genocide in Cambodia

Asia

Sri Lanka's new PM faces bribery accusations

Needing support for his pick for prime minister, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena faces accusations of bribing MPs to switch sides while the legislature is suspended.

Sri Lanka's new PM faces bribery accusations

Asia

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka democracy under threat

Deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tells Al Jazeera that he believes the future of Sri Lanka's democracy is at stake in the nation's ongoing constitutional crisis.

Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka democracy under threat

Asia

Sri Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa says his appointment is legitimate

Sri Lanka's new prime minister tells Al Jazeera that his appointment is 'according to the constitution'.

Sri Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa says his appointment is legitimate

Middle East

More Yemeni children die as medicine prices skyrocket

Spiralling inflation in Yemen has nearly doubled the cost of providing for a family.

More Yemeni children die as medicine prices skyrocket

Middle East

Saudi investment summit secures deals worth $56bn

Saudi oil money tempts many despite a boycott by some key global leaders after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi investment summit secures deals worth $56bn

Djibouti

Yemenis flee across Red Sea to escape war

Thousands of families have made the dangerous trip to Djibouti from Yemen, where the government there allows the refugees to live either in a camp or in the capital city.

Yemenis flee across Red Sea to escape war

Middle East

In Yemen, children clamber over rubble to get to school

How the Saudi-Emirati led war in Yemen makes the task of going to school anything but simple.

In Yemen, children clamber over rubble to get to school

Middle East

UAE-backed separatists block Yemen airline from refuelling

Yemenia Airways is being prohibited from refuelling at Aden's airport by the separatists who control the facility, forcing the airline to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to divert to Djibouti.

UAE-backed separatists block Yemen airline from refuelling