Philip Heijmans

Philip Heijmans

Czech Republic

Czech vote: Milos Zeman to face Jiri Drahos in runoff

While the role of president is largely ceremonial, it is regarded as a weathervane of the country's political direction.

Czech vote: Milos Zeman to face Jiri Drahos in runoff

Czech Republic

Czechs head to the polls to elect next president

Incumbent Milos Zeman seen as front runner in field of nine candidates vying for a spot in a runoff later this month.

Czechs head to the polls to elect next president

The Far Right

Europe far right hails Trump, slams EU, Islam, migrants

Politicians from continent meet in Prague to unify efforts against 'disastrous' EU as hundreds protest xenophobia.

Europe far right hails Trump, slams EU, Islam, migrants

The Far Right

Europe's far-right leaders to meet in Prague

Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders to feature in Prague meeting likely to face protests as Czech rightwing gains strength.

Europe's far-right leaders to meet in Prague

Islamophobia

Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

Muslims comprise less than 0.5 percent of population, but face disproportionate about of hatred from fellow citizens.

Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

Asia

Aung San Suu Kyi support strong despite denunciations

Inaction during Rohingya crisis does little to change majority-Burmese sentiment towards Myanmar's de facto leader.

Aung San Suu Kyi support strong despite denunciations

Asia Pacific

'Perilous times' as Cambodia Daily shuts after 24 years

Rights groups slam closure of Cambodian daily as fears grow over widening crackdown on government critics ahead of vote.

'Perilous times' as Cambodia Daily shuts after 24 years

Myanmar

Myanmar says it killed 370 Rohingya 'fighters'

As humanitarian crises worsens with thousands fleeing violence, army claims to have killed hundreds over five days.

Myanmar says it killed 370 Rohingya 'fighters'

Europe

Czech Republic: A dangerous gambling addiction

Little-regulated gambling industry afflicts significant part of Czech population, with few treatment and care options.

Czech Republic: A dangerous gambling addiction

Arts & Culture

Myanmar's dazzling and dangerous festival of lights

The fireworks festival celebrating end of rains, often rains fire down onto jubilant crowds.

Myanmar's dazzling and dangerous festival of lights

Elections

Suu Kyi's party wins majority in historic Myanmar vote

Nobel laureate's party captures two-thirds majority - enough seats to choose the country's next president.

Suu Kyi's party wins majority in historic Myanmar vote

Corruption

The corruption of Myanmar's jade trade

New report identifies key players in the industry who have obtained $31bn worth of the precious gem over the last year.

The corruption of Myanmar's jade trade