Charles Stratford

Charles Stratford

Charles Stratford is a correspondent with Al Jazeera English. He has covered politics and conflicts in various countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

 

Middle East

Syrian tamarind juice sellers continue with tradition in Ramadan

The coronavirus pandemic makes it harder for the families dependent on tamarind for their income.

Syrian tamarind juice sellers continue with tradition in Ramadan

Middle East

Libya fighting: Foreign powers want stake now, as in past

Al Jazeera visits ancient city of Leptis Magna and finds its present-day conflict has historical parallels.

Libya fighting: Foreign powers want stake now, as in past

News

Libya civil war: Tribal loyalties tested as violence continues

The repeated failure of UN-sponsored ceasefire talks is increasing fear among many Libyans that tribal divisions are being exploited again.

Libya civil war: Tribal loyalties tested as violence continues

Libya

Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli's Mitiga airport

Residents are in limbo, fearing for their lives and angry at the UN for not doing more to help.

Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli's Mitiga airport

Middle East

Libya: Are Haftar's forces harbouring 'the new ISIL'?

A report on why some fighters backing the renegade military commander are being accused of sharing an ideology with the ISIL.

Libya: Are Haftar's forces harbouring 'the new ISIL'?

Libya

Libya: Tripoli businesses struggling during Haftar assault

Political instability and conflict have derailed Libya's plans to diversify its economy.

Libya: Tripoli businesses struggling during Haftar assault

Middle East

Libya conflict: Tripoli, two tales of one city

Peace and punishment in one city, Al Jazeera look at the contrasting sides of life in Libya's capital.

Libya conflict: Tripoli, two tales of one city

Middle East

Libya crisis: More than 200 schools in conflict zones closed

The UN-backed government says schools in safer areas are becoming increasingly overcrowded.

Libya crisis: More than 200 schools in conflict zones closed

Middle East

Ninth anniversary of Libya's revolution

Nine years have passed since Libya's revolution but people there say there is nothing to celebrate as the conflict drags on.

Ninth anniversary of Libya's revolution

Asia

Sri Lanka's Tamils fear discrimination under new president

Northern area neglected under new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who led campaign against Tamil Tigers during civil war.

Sri Lanka's Tamils fear discrimination under new president

Asia

Sri Lanka: Journalists fear a new media crackdown

Some journalists in Sri Lanka say they fear intimidation from the new government.

Sri Lanka: Journalists fear a new media crackdown

Asia

Sri Lanka's new leader promises to unite country

Buddhist nationalist group Bodu Bala Sena, which means Army of Buddhist Power, is accused of inciting hate and taking part in violent attacks on Sri Lanka's minority Muslim and Christian communities in recent years.

Sri Lanka's new leader promises to unite country