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.

Rohingya

Myanmar army accused of targeting Rohingya children

Myanmar's army is being accused of deliberately targeting Rohingya children who are escaping a military crackdown in Rakhine State.

Myanmar army accused of targeting Rohingya children

Asia

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees are being trained to save lives

Many refugees aren't able to travel the significant distances from their camps to medical facilities, so an Australian organisation is training some Rohingya to provide basic medical services to their fellow refugees.

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees are being trained to save lives

Rohingya

Rohingya refugees trapped and afraid in 'no man's land'

Thousands of Rohingya refugees have set up camp in an area known as 'no man's land' between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees trapped and afraid in 'no man's land'

Pope Francis

Pope Francis wraps up his Asia tour

Pope Francis has wrapped up his Asian tour and is on his way back to the Vatican.

Pope Francis wraps up his Asia tour

Bangladesh

Pope Francis meets Rohingya refugees

Pope Francis has met Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who fled Myanmar's military crackdown in Rakhine State.

Pope Francis meets Rohingya refugees

Asia

Rohingya crisis: Cracks in repatriation process

After decades of shifting levels of recognition by the Myanmar government, Rohingya refugees are being issued yet another form of identification by the government of Bangladesh before they are allowed to return home and many Rohingya are wary.

Rohingya crisis: Cracks in repatriation process

Africa

Togo opposition coalition urges constitutional change

Anti-government protesters in the West African country of Togo have been on the streets of the capital, Lome, to call for constitutional change and the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has been in power for 50 years.

Togo opposition coalition urges constitutional change

Kurds

Kurds lose vital oil fields after Iraqi forces capture Kirkuk

The oil fields around Kirkuk were the source of billions of dollars of revenue for the Kurdish regional government (KRG).

Kurds lose vital oil fields after Iraqi forces capture Kirkuk

Middle East

Iraqi forces seize more territory in northern Iraq

A day after government troops took control of the city of Kirkuk, Kurdish forces have relinquished more territory to Iraqi forces in disputed areas of northern Iraq.

Iraqi forces seize more territory in northern Iraq

Kurds

Iraqi army takes 'full control’ of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces

Government forces in Iraq have taken full control of the contested city of Kirkuk without any opposition from Kurdish fighters who had controlled it.

Iraqi army takes 'full control’ of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces

Middle East

Iranian Kurds back Iraqi Kurdish secession

The governments of Iraq, Turkey and Iran have joined ranks in announcing new measures against Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG.

Iranian Kurds back Iraqi Kurdish secession

Middle East

Tal Afar after ISIL: Iraqi army focuses on IEDs and booby traps

It is expected to take four years and up to $4bn to rebuild towns in northern Iraq destroyed under ISIL rule.

Tal Afar after ISIL: Iraqi army focuses on IEDs and booby traps