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.

Syria's War

UN tries to restart Syria talks after regime advances

A week after US missile attacks on Syria, the conflict between the US and Russia appears to have calmed, but rebel enclaves continue to fall to the Assad regime as the UN pushes for peace talks.

UN tries to restart Syria talks after regime advances

Russia

Funerals for Russia mall fire victims as many seek answers

Funerals are being held for some of the victims of a fire at a shopping centre in Kemerovo, Siberia, on Sunday. It is a day of national mourning in Russia to remember the 64 victims - 41 of whom were children.

Funerals for Russia mall fire victims as many seek answers

Europe

Protests held as anger mounts over Kemerovo fire

Crowds of angry protesters gathered in Siberian city to denounce Russian officials over shopping centre fire that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children.

Protests held as anger mounts over Kemerovo fire

Skripal poisoning

UK-Russia tension: British diplomats leave Moscow

Russia and the UK have exchanged diplomatic expulsions in response to the Sergei Skripal poisoning, as Theresa May attempts to persuade the EU of Russian responsibility for the incident.

UK-Russia tension: British diplomats leave Moscow

Politics

What is next for Russia after Putin's victory?

It was always expected to be a Vladimir Putin victory, but the question was how many voters would turn up for Russia's presidential election.

What is next for Russia after Putin's victory?

Politics

Crimea votes in Russian election for first time

Presidential election took place on the fourth anniversary of the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Crimea votes in Russian election for first time

Crimea

Crimea votes for first time in Russian elections

The annexation of Crimea is an important feather in Russian President Vladimir Putin's cap and Crimean Tartars say they are being pressured to not boycott the election.

Crimea votes for first time in Russian elections

Europe

Russia: Navalny trying to undermine the election's legitimacy

Opposition leader Navalny plans to delegitimise Vladimir Putin's expected re-election by monitoring polling stations and calling for an election boycott.

Russia: Navalny trying to undermine the election's legitimacy

Europe

'There's no choice': Uglich's voters on Russia's election

Al Jazeera speaks to voters in the small Russian town of Uglich, where support for President Putin runs high.

'There's no choice': Uglich's voters on Russia's election

Europe

Russia's Lavrov set to meet Tillerson during Africa tour

Russian foreign minister is set to visit five different countries, including Angola and Ethiopia, where he will hold talks with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Russia's Lavrov set to meet Tillerson during Africa tour

Europe

Russian conservation efforts to restore historic estates

Thousands of Russian private estates were seized by the state after the 1917 revolution and hadn't been reprivatised. There is one success story.

Russian conservation efforts to restore historic estates

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