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."

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

Europe

Malta's Labour Party votes to choose new PM

Polls are about to open on the Mediterranean island of Malta as ruling Labour Party members decide on new prime minister.

Malta's Labour Party votes to choose new PM

Europe

European Union calls on Malta PM to resign

Head of an EU mission to Malta urges Joseph Muscat to quit over his handling of the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

European Union calls on Malta PM to resign

Europe

Police chief acquitted over UK stadium accident that killed 96

David Duckenfield was responsible for Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield when severe overcrowding led to deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters.

Police chief acquitted over UK stadium accident that killed 96

Middle East

Exiled Egyptian contractor says he has a plan for change

Mohamed Ali, whose online call sparked rare protests against el-Sisi, says the fight is entering a new phase.

Exiled Egyptian contractor says he has a plan for change

Europe

UK: Female MPs fear running in election after rise in attacks

Country set for snap election, but some are dissuaded from running after crimes against MPs doubled last year and parliamentary report found 'commonplace' abuse.

UK: Female MPs fear running in election after rise in attacks

Europe

UK Brexit Party offers PM Johnson backing in upcoming election

Nigel Farage says his party will only help if Boris Johnson withdraws deal with EU.

UK Brexit Party offers PM Johnson backing in upcoming election

Europe

Brexit: UK political leaders clash in campaign bid

Britain is heading towards its third election in five years, a decision that could end the deadlock or deepen the crisis.

Brexit: UK political leaders clash in campaign bid

Europe

Could Brexit put an end to peace in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland has enjoyed 20 years of reconciliation between nationalists and unionists but Brexit has put pressure on keeping the peace.

Could Brexit put an end to peace in Northern Ireland?

Middle East

Turkey tourism revives since freedom from ISIL

A Turkish military base is a designated 'active military zone' but from next year it will be an open-air museum.

Turkey tourism revives since freedom from ISIL

Middle East

Syrians celebrate Eid amid bombing

Since the collapse of a short-lived ceasefire last week, the killing of civilians has continued.

Syrians celebrate Eid amid bombing