Neave Barker

Neave Barker

"Neave Barker is Al Jazeera's correspondent based in Moscow. He has reported extensively across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and beyond. During the Russia-Georgia conflict of August 2008, Neave provided up-to-the minute analysis of diplomatic developments from the Russian capital. He has interviewed a range of key figures on a number of defining issues, including Hans Blix, the former UN weapons inspector; Marti Ahtisaari, the UN special envoy to Kosovo; and the prime ministers of Hungary and Russia. He was short-listed for an International Broadcasters Association Award for his work on Moscow's homeless."

War & Conflict

Hunger as a weapon on the rise in conflict zones

More than one child a minute could die of disease and malnutrition without treatment in the world's 10 worst conflict zones.

Hunger as a weapon on the rise in conflict zones

Europe

'Fall of Gondolin': Final Tolkien novel released

The Fall of Gondolin was described by the author before his death in 1973, as the first real story of Middle Earth.

'Fall of Gondolin': Final Tolkien novel released

Europe

Pope tells Ireland he feels 'pain, shame' over sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has marked first papal visit to Ireland in nearly four decades with speech acknowledging 'failure' of Catholic Church to adequately address 'repugnant' clerical child abuse.

Pope tells Ireland he feels 'pain, shame' over sex abuse scandal

United Kingdom

Is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival accessible to all?

While the festivals can prove a windfall for hotel and restaurant owners, many of the workers are low paid or unpaid and the city's most destitute neighbourhoods do not see festival-goers at all.

Is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival accessible to all?

Europe

Has the Edinburgh Festival Fringe become too commercial?

Some performers believe the festival has become a victim of its own success.

Has the Edinburgh Festival Fringe become too commercial?

Europe

'A sea of fire': Greece wildfire survivors recount horror

At least 83 people killed, almost 200 injured after forest fires devastated coastal areas outside of Athens.

'A sea of fire': Greece wildfire survivors recount horror

Europe

Greece wildfires: Death toll hits 80, thousands of homes burned

Rescuers struggle to find missing people after blazes destroy area near Athens.

Greece wildfires: Death toll hits 80, thousands of homes burned

United Kingdom

UK proposes giving OPCW power to 'name and shame' suspects

The UK has proposed giving more power to the world's chemical weapons watchdog by allowing it to name and shame those who carry out those types of attacks.

UK proposes giving OPCW power to 'name and shame' suspects

Asia

Muslim and Hindu artists collaborate for Kashmir peace

For the first time in 66 years, works by Kashmir's Muslims and Hindus are on display under the same roof in Srinagar, part of a display to promote togetherness between the communities.

Muslim and Hindu artists collaborate for Kashmir peace

Europe

Europeans in UK deeply worried about post-Brexit future

The UK is promising a streamlined registration system for EU citizens to apply to stay after Brexit.

Europeans in UK deeply worried about post-Brexit future

Europe

UK government urged to get tough on suspect Russian money

The Foreign Affairs Committee report on Russian money in the UK calls on the government to close all loopholes and become less hospitable for suspect Russian money.

UK government urged to get tough on suspect Russian money

Europe

EU votes for a permanent ban on bee-harming pesticides

The European Union has voted for a permanent ban on pesticides that are harmful to bees.

EU votes for a permanent ban on bee-harming pesticides