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."

Europe

Face coverings to become compulsory in England shops

As government tries to coax people from their homes and back to the shops, they hope making masks mandatory will help bolster the economy.

Face coverings to become compulsory in England shops

Europe

UK reviews social distancing rules as COVID-19 cases fall

The review follows warnings from the hospitality sector that businesses and jobs could be severely affected when they reopen if the current restrictions remain in place.

UK reviews social distancing rules as COVID-19 cases fall

Europe

Growing concerns about mental health in UK

A UK report brings into focus the severe effect the pandemic is having on many young and vulnerable minds.

Growing concerns about mental health in UK

Coronavirus pandemic

Europe pandemic: Coronavirus restrictions eased in some countries

The World Health Organization is warning against complacency, as some European countries ease restrictions.

Europe pandemic: Coronavirus restrictions eased in some countries

Europe

COVID-19: UK death toll continues to surge

More than 60,000 people have been infected across the country, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

COVID-19: UK death toll continues to surge

United Kingdom

Coronavirus: Pressure builds on UK government to step up measures

The British government says it is putting science at the heart of all coronavirus planning.

Coronavirus: Pressure builds on UK government to step up measures

News

UK universities strike: More than a million students miss class

Staff at dozens of the country's top academic institutions are angry about their pay, working conditions and rising pension costs.

UK universities strike: More than a million students miss class

Europe

EU seeks to protect human rights by regulating AI

From smart devices to facial recognition, AI is the technology of the future and the EU is eager to play a central role in defining codes of conduct to safeguard people's rights.

EU seeks to protect human rights by regulating AI

Europe

Ireland election: Polls predict change to political landscape

The Irish PM was applauded for his handling of Brexit but voters care more about healthcare and housing.

Ireland election: Polls predict change to political landscape

Europe

Ireland: Home shortage at centre of election debate

A record number of babies are now born into homelessness.

Ireland: Home shortage at centre of election debate

Middle East

Foreign leaders demand compensation over plane downing in Iran

Canada has convened a meeting of countries that lost nationals in the downing of a civilian plane by Iran's military last week.

Foreign leaders demand compensation over plane downing in Iran

Europe

Catholic priest celibacy: Former Pope Benedict defends it in book

Former Pope Benedict's new book supports celibacy for Catholic priests, in contradiction of Pope Francis' remarks.

Catholic priest celibacy: Former Pope Benedict defends it in book