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.

Russia

Russian plane crash probe progressing

Working in difficult conditions, the investigators into the crash of Sunday's Saratov Airlines flight out of Moscow are making slow progress in putting together a picture of what happened.

Russian plane crash probe progressing

Europe

Russia investigators search Saratov plane crash site

Saratov Airlines Flight 703 with 71 people aboard goes down near Moscow soon after take-off from Domodedovo airport. The cause of the crash is unclear.

Russia investigators search Saratov plane crash site

Europe

New space race: Could Musk's gain be Russia's loss?

This week's astounding developments in the push for commercial space exploration have left many in Russia worried.

New space race: Could Musk's gain be Russia's loss?

Olympics

Bans for 28 Russian Olympic athletes overturned

Citing a lack of sufficient evidence, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned the lifetime doping bans placed on 28 Russian athletes by the IOC.

Bans for 28 Russian Olympic athletes overturned

Russia

Russia police arrest opposition leader amid protests

A video posted on his Twitter account on Sunday showed several policemen wrestling him to the ground before dragging him into a police bus, surrounded by a crowd of supporters and journalists.

Russia police arrest opposition leader amid protests

Russia

Dark comedy film 'The Death of Stalin' banned in Russia

Russia's culture ministry has withdrawn permission for the release of Armando Iannucci's acclaimed black comedy.

Dark comedy film 'The Death of Stalin' banned in Russia

Syria's Civil War

Turkey, Russia: Anger over US backing of Kurdish forces

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that the formation of a zone controlled by US-backed fighters could lead to the partition of Syria.

Turkey, Russia: Anger over US backing of Kurdish forces

Russia

Super Putin: Russian president expected to win election

An exhibition lauding Russia's president opened days after Putin made the widely expected announcement that he was to run for president in this year’s elections.

Super Putin: Russian president expected to win election

Russia

2018 Look ahead: Countdown to the World Cup in Russia

Al Jazeera looks ahead with a report from Russia as the country gears up to host the World Cup next summer.

2018 Look ahead: Countdown to the World Cup in Russia

Europe

Russian opposition leader Navalny files presidential candidacy

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has submitted the documentation needed to run against Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election.

Russian opposition leader Navalny files presidential candidacy

Nuclear weapons

Russia nuclear stockpile is world's largest

Russia has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons and there is concern the country isn't in a rush to reduce its arsenal.

Russia nuclear stockpile is world's largest

Russia

Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting foreign media

Law condemned by rights groups classifies international media organisations as 'foreign agents'.

Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting foreign media