Rory Challands

Rory Challands

Rory Challands is a journalist based in London who has experience working for some of the UK's most respected broadcasters.

Asia

Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India

The tens of thousands moved to relief camps can only wait before it is safe to return.

Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India

Europe

UK Brexit pressure: Johnson's majority cut to one seat

When the British parliament returns from recess in September, it will have less than two months to decide how it exits the European Union.

UK Brexit pressure: Johnson's majority cut to one seat

Middle East

Tanker dispute: Captain of Iranian vessel arrested

The UK moved to maritime security level 3 after its government said the ship, BP oil tanker British Heritage, was approached by 3 Iranian vessels.

Tanker dispute: Captain of Iranian vessel arrested

Europe

European heatwave: Wildfires burn across Spain

Firefighters are warning the burning area could get five times as big, as they try to douse the flames.

European heatwave: Wildfires burn across Spain

Middle East

Saudi dissident launches case against Saudi Arabia

Living in the UK, Ghanem al-Dosari says his phone was hacked and personal data were stolen.

Saudi dissident launches case against Saudi Arabia

Europe

Serbia-Kosovo tensions: Troops on alert after Mitrovica arrests

Serbian leaders say the officers were sent to intimidate them.

Serbia-Kosovo tensions: Troops on alert after Mitrovica arrests

Europe

Farage's Brexit party set to win UK seats in European elections

Frustrations over Brexit's handling translates into Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party in the lead in the UK.

Farage's Brexit party set to win UK seats in European elections

Europe

UK MPs to debate alternatives to Theresa May's plan

Future of British prime minister left hanging as MPs to vote on various Brexit proposals.

UK MPs to debate alternatives to Theresa May's plan

Vatican

Vatican abuse meeting: Victims demand meaningful reform

Clerical sex abuse survivors are demanding accountability for religious officials who turned a blind eye on decades of abuse.

Vatican abuse meeting: Victims demand meaningful reform

Europe

Catholic priests' sex abuse victims dismiss pope's action plan

They demand the guilty clergy and those who covered the acts to be thrown out of the priesthood.

Catholic priests' sex abuse victims dismiss pope's action plan

Europe

Dane first to be jailed over Jehovah's Witness link in Russia

Dennis Christensen, a Danish national, is sentenced to six years for links to the Christian denomination, which Russia considers to be an extremist organisation.

Dane first to be jailed over Jehovah's Witness link in Russia

Europe

Russia's St Petersburg marks 75 years since Nazi siege

By the time the siege on the Russian capital was broken, hunger, disease, bombs and shells had killed more than half a million civilians.

Russia's St Petersburg marks 75 years since Nazi siege