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.

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

Middle East

Moscow talks: Erdogan to discuss Syria with Putin

Turkey's president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Syria.

Moscow talks: Erdogan to discuss Syria with Putin

Europe

Russia cracks down on outspoken music artists

After a string of arrests and concert cancellations, President Putin recently called for tighter control of rap music.

Russia cracks down on outspoken music artists

Europe

Putin leads 25th anniversary celebrations of Russian constitution

As Russia observes 25th anniversary of its constitution, many activists say there is not much to celebrate.

Putin leads 25th anniversary celebrations of Russian constitution

Europe

Man or machine: The soul of Russian Orthodox church bells

A recent expansion of the Orthodox Church has created a skills shortage of bell ringers that is being filled by machines.

Man or machine: The soul of Russian Orthodox church bells

Europe

Putin attends Russia's Vostok 2018 war games

Three hundred thousand troops are participating in the week-long Vostok training exercises in Russia's far east.

Putin attends Russia's Vostok 2018 war games

Europe

Moscow marks 90th anniversary of Gorky Park

Overview of how one of Russia's most famous sites has sometimes followed, sometimes led the fortunes of the city.

Moscow marks 90th anniversary of Gorky Park

Middle East

The battle for Idlib: UN warns of a ‘perfect storm’

The UN Special Envoy for Syria is warning of what he calls a 'perfect storm' in Idlib province if the government pushes to retake the last rebel stronghold.

The battle for Idlib: UN warns of a ‘perfect storm’