Rob Matheson

Rob Matheson

Middle East

Iraq close to running out of water

Government says about 90 percent of land is now desert and remaining farmland is shrinking by five percent each year.

Iraq close to running out of water

Middle East

Are pro-Iran parties on the rise in Iraq?

US-backed Haider al-Abadi appears to be losing grip on power as Tehran furthers its influence in Baghdad.

Are pro-Iran parties on the rise in Iraq?

Middle East

Iraq post-ISIL: Anger over government's 'unfair' compensation

Residents of Fallujah say that government compensation following the destruction caused by the fight against ISIL is not being handed out fairly.

Iraq post-ISIL: Anger over government's 'unfair' compensation

Yemen

Yemen war: Hudaida residents escape south to Sanaa

People from Hudaida have started heading south to the capital Sanaa in an attempt to escape the fighting in the port city.

Yemen war: Hudaida residents escape south to Sanaa

Middle East

Yemen war: People of Hudaida caught in the middle of the fighting

Residents struggle as they face dwindling supplies while troops backed by Saudi-led coalition stormed an airport in Hudaida - part of a crucial battle for Yemen's main port city.

Yemen war: People of Hudaida caught in the middle of the fighting

Africa

Ebola in DRC: Aid workers racing to spread awareness

Thousands of people live and work on the Congo river, which runs through several countries and raises the risk of the Ebola infection spreading. Aid workers are trying to educate people about simple steps they can take to protect themselves.

Ebola in DRC: Aid workers racing to spread awareness

Africa

DR Congo activist: Anti-Kabila protester shot dead

Rossy Mukendi was killed when police fired tear gas and live bullets at protesters in February.

DR Congo activist: Anti-Kabila protester shot dead

Africa

South Africans react to Ramaphosa speech

The new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, promised to cut unemployment, boost the economy and tackle widespread corruption in his first SONA, but many in South Africa are anxious to see if he can deliver.

South Africans react to Ramaphosa speech

South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa set to give his first SONA

South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa is set to give his first State of the Nation Address and is expected to appoint a new cabinet.

Cyril Ramaphosa set to give his first SONA

Oman

Omanis bring aid to Yemeni borders by trucks

Since the war in Yemen began, one escape route from the fighting has been by road, across the border and into Oman. But some Omanis are driving in the other direction.

Omanis bring aid to Yemeni borders by trucks

Education

Qatar opens new state-of-the-art 'noisy' library

Qatar hopes its new national library will appeal to today's children and prepare them for a future in leadership and business.

Qatar opens new state-of-the-art 'noisy' library

Europe

Malta: Car bomb kills Panama Papers anti-corruption journalist

A journalist who has been leading the fight against corruption in Malta has been killed by a car bomb.

Malta: Car bomb kills Panama Papers anti-corruption journalist