Natasha Ghoneim

Natasha Ghoneim

Asia Pacific

Separated Korean families remember their ancestors

In South Korea, families split between the two Koreas gather to remember relatives on the other side of the border and hope for the opportunity to reunite with loved ones.

Separated Korean families remember their ancestors

South Korea

S Korea: Choi Soon-sil jailed 20 years for corruption

The woman at the centre of the scandal that brought down former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has been jailed for 20 years for corruption.

S Korea: Choi Soon-sil jailed 20 years for corruption

North Korea

North Korea's military parades before Pyeongchang 2018

A slightly subdued military parade was held in North Korea right before the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

North Korea's military parades before Pyeongchang 2018

Asia Pacific

Samsung heir's release sparks controversy in S Korea

Some South Koreans think his release will be good for the economy, while others have criticised the court's decision.

Samsung heir's release sparks controversy in S Korea

Syria's Civil War

UN: Syrian regime forcing demographic displacements

The UN accuses the Syrian government of trying to forcibly displace the populations of opposition-held areas.

UN: Syrian regime forcing demographic displacements

Syria's Civil War

Syrian regime steps up offensive on Idlib

Idlib is supposed to be a 'de-escalation zone' - set up last year with the backing of Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Syrian regime steps up offensive on Idlib

Yemen

Yemenis say little has changed in Hodeidah despite aid

Saudis have allowed humanitarian aid to flow into Yemen, but in a limited manner that is insufficient to meet the needs of a population in crisis.

Yemenis say little has changed in Hodeidah despite aid

Pakistan

Pakistan seizes control of Hafiz Saeed's assets

Pakistan has seized control of charities and financial assets linked to one of the main suspects of the 2008 Mumbai bombings in India, Hafiz Saeed.

Pakistan seizes control of Hafiz Saeed's assets

Latin America

Guatemala: Bereaved Indigenous families get closure

Over 20 years after the end of Guatemala's civil war, the families of thousands of indigenous people killed in the violence are finally able to bury their loved ones and find closure

Guatemala: Bereaved Indigenous families get closure

Yemen

Yemeni forces and Houthis accused of prisoner torture

Human rights groups have pointed to both sides of the war in Yemen as being responsible for torturing prisoners.

Yemeni forces and Houthis accused of prisoner torture

Middle East

Turkey plays major role opposing US Jerusalem move

The Turkish president said he plans to open an embassy in East Jerusalem - days after leading calls for the world to recognise it as the capital of Palestine.

Turkey plays major role opposing US Jerusalem move

Health

WHO appeals for funds to combat malaria epidemic

The World Health Organization is appealing for more money to help fight malaria. Doctors are surprised by the number of deaths and rising infection rates, especially in India and some African countries.

WHO appeals for funds to combat malaria epidemic