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."

Asia

Bhutan may compromise its forests to pay national debt

As the world's greenest country slowly embraces the modern lifestyle, keeping it this way is a huge challenge.

Bhutan may compromise its forests to pay national debt

Asia

Bhutan: What it means to be happy in the 'happiest country'

We are in the birthplace of 'gross national happiness' to find out how does a country measure happiness.

Bhutan: What it means to be happy in the 'happiest country'

Europe

Abortion taboo: Play tackles strict Maltese laws

Theater is helping address a sensitive and controversial issue in Malta.

Abortion taboo: Play tackles strict Maltese laws

Asia

Bhutan development tops agenda in election

The economy and environment are many voter's primary concerns in one of the world's youngest democracies.

Bhutan development tops agenda in election

Europe

Family of slain journalist in Malta demands official inquiry

One year from the killing of Malta journalist Daphne Galizia - her family wants an inquiry to find out if the government had a role in her killing.

Family of slain journalist in Malta demands official inquiry

Europe

Scientists in Italy set out to discover 'dark matter'

If they're successful, physicists will be able to identify invisible objects in the universe.

Scientists in Italy set out to discover 'dark matter'

Malta

Saving life without a licence: Rescue ship trial delayed in Malta

A court in Malta postpones the trial of Claus-Peter Reisch, a German captain of a refugee rescue ship impounded by the government.

Saving life without a licence: Rescue ship trial delayed in Malta

Europe

Tainted blood inquiry opens in the UK, victims seek answers

A public inquiry in the UK is looking at how thousands of patients were given infected blood products during the 1970s and 1980s in what has been dubbed the worst-ever NHS disaster.

Tainted blood inquiry opens in the UK, victims seek answers

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?