Nigel O'Connor

Nigel O'Connor

Cyprus

African refugees abandon busy Cypriot cities for sleepy villages

Faced with housing and benefits shortages, asylum seekers are migrating to villages, stirring debate among locals.

African refugees abandon busy Cypriot cities for sleepy villages

Australia

Nauru: A place of abuse and desperation

A former Nauru refugee prison camp employee describes a process of dehumanisation and a resulting mental health crisis.

Nauru: A place of abuse and desperation

Human Rights

To make ends meet, Gazans sell their gold

With economic conditions continuing to worsen, some in Gaza are resorting to selling their family heirlooms.

To make ends meet, Gazans sell their gold

Human Rights

Iraq's Christian refugees linger in Jordan

Thousands of Iraqi Christians who fled from ISIL face increasing financial hardships as they await resettlement.

Iraq's Christian refugees linger in Jordan

Environment

Coal versus climate in Australia

As G20 summit approaches, Australia's coal-friendly government refuses to put climate change on the agenda.

Coal versus climate in Australia

Egypt

Gaza tunnel closures add to economic crisis

Egypt has been tearing down Gaza's tunnels into the country, shutting off much needed supplies for civilians.

Gaza tunnel closures add to economic crisis

US & Canada

Holding together Gaza's fragile ceasefire

Leaders of armed group in Gaza doubtful whether current truce will last, as rocket fire draws retaliation from Israel.

Holding together Gaza's fragile ceasefire

US & Canada

Teen gunned down in the Occupied Territories

Questions raised after Palestinian teenager shot dead under mysterious circumstances.

Teen gunned down in the Occupied Territories

Features

Bedouin rise up against Israel eviction plan

Protesters clashed with police in response to plan that would relocate 40,000 Bedouin living in the Negev Desert.

Bedouin rise up against Israel eviction plan

Cyprus

Cyprus' Golden Dawn wing confident of success

Far-right ELAM party calls for an end to 'illegal migration' and hopes to gain support amid Cyprus' weak economy.

Cyprus' Golden Dawn wing confident of success

Features

Olive farmers hard-pressed by Israel's wall

As Palestinians celebrate Eid, olive farmers in the West Bank are grappling with a poor harvest under occupation.

Olive farmers hard-pressed by Israel's wall

US & Canada

Q&A: Ex-Australian PM attacks refugee policy

Malcolm Fraser, a former prime minister, says tough asylum-seeker policies have damaged Australia's reputation.

Q&A: Ex-Australian PM attacks refugee policy