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.

 

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

Middle East

The human cost of Turkey's military action in Syria

The United Nations and aid agencies operating in Syria say thousands of people are fleeing the fighting as Turkey's military campaign continues.

The human cost of Turkey's military action in Syria

Middle East

Ashoura commemorations: Iraq struggles with influx of people

Iraqi religious leaders say Iran is biggest foreign player in donations and investments.

Ashoura commemorations: Iraq struggles with influx of people

Middle East

Iraq protests: Thousands of graduates demand jobs from government

Government says not enough done to tackle Iraq's jobless rate and investment climate affected by decades of war.

Iraq protests: Thousands of graduates demand jobs from government

Middle East

Former al-Qaeda member claims he was hired by Bahrain as assassin

Critics said it exposed the political oppression that the country's majority Shia population had suffered for decades.

Former al-Qaeda member claims he was hired by Bahrain as assassin

Middle East

Iraq landmines: A legacy of decades of conflicts

Al Jazeera looks at how Iraq has been left littered with unexploded booby traps after decades of wars.

Iraq landmines: A legacy of decades of conflicts

Middle East

Gulf tensions: Iraq worried about impact on its economy

As tension between the US and Iran builds in the Gulf, Iraq is watching developments closely.

Gulf tensions: Iraq worried about impact on its economy

Middle East

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Experts say pollution from surrounding oilfields is one of the reasons why Basra has the highest rate of cancer in Iraq.

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Middle East

Saving Babylon: Archaeologists appeal for support to save sites

Iraqi archaeologists say more money is needed to preserve dozens of ancient sites in Babylon.

Saving Babylon: Archaeologists appeal for support to save sites

Middle East

Iran-US tension: Iraq's Sunnis want more say in talks

Analysts say a military escalation between Iran and the US seems unlikely.

Iran-US tension: Iraq's Sunnis want more say in talks

Middle East

How US-Iran tensions could benefit ISIL in Iraq

Fears in Iraq ISIL is seeking to exploit any instability arising out of tensions between the US and Iran.

How US-Iran tensions could benefit ISIL in Iraq

Middle East

US ally and Iran's neighbour, Iraq is caught in the middle

Iraq has been mediating between both sides, US and Iran, to try and avoid a crisis.

US ally and Iran's neighbour, Iraq is caught in the middle