Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler is an Asia Correspondent based out of the Bangkok bureau. He covers everything from Korea Peninsula tension to Cambodia’s politics to Nepal’s Sherpa community. When he joined Al Jazeera English in 2010 he covered the United Nations in New York. Prior to that he lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jerusalem for a collective eight years. He is the co-author of the award-winning book "Women of Courage; Intimate Stories from Afghanistan".

Asia Pacific

Women wheelchair basketball teams compete in Thailand

Al Jazeera follows the Cambodian team as they aim to change perceptions about disability in their country.

Women wheelchair basketball teams compete in Thailand

Asia Pacific

Asian countries agree on trade deal terms

Fifteen nations conclude talks on Chinese-backed economic partnership during ASEAN summit in Bangkok.

Asian countries agree on trade deal terms

Asia Pacific

ASEAN summit: Mega trade deal delayed

Why plans to finalise what could be the world's largest trade bloc at the ASEAN summit have hit the buffers.

ASEAN summit: Mega trade deal delayed

Asia Pacific

Ongoing fighting, abuses in Myanmar's northern Shan State

Amnesty International says Myanmar military, ethnic armed groups guilty of abuses amid fighting in northern state.

Ongoing fighting, abuses in Myanmar's northern Shan State

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong families divided by protests

Those who are pro-government and police are referred to as blue, and those who support the protest movement are identified as yellow.

Hong Kong families divided by protests

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam holds open dialogue with people

The city administration announces that it will not take arrested protesters to a controversial detention centre near the border with mainland China.

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam holds open dialogue with people

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Businesses face pressure from China

Hong Kong protesters feel the heat as some employers take China's side against them.

Hong Kong protests: Businesses face pressure from China

US & Canada

US-China trade war: Supply chains affected in Thailand

Both sides have increased and added tariffs in recent weeks - affecting global markets and supply chains.

US-China trade war: Supply chains affected in Thailand

Asia Pacific

South China Sea dispute to dominate Duterte’s China visit

Philippine president is facing pressure over what critics say is an increasingly close relationship with China.

South China Sea dispute to dominate Duterte’s China visit

Asia Pacific

Myanmar conflict: Arakan violence rises in Rakhine state

The ethnic Arakan people are fighting for greater autonomy from Myanmar’s central government

Myanmar conflict: Arakan violence rises in Rakhine state

Asia Pacific

China's e-sports: Health concerns for young gamers

Besides the concerns for their physical health, burnout and anxiety are also an increasing issue for the players.

China's e-sports: Health concerns for young gamers

Asia Pacific

China steps up threats to Hong Kong protesters

Beijing sees the anti-government movement as a threat to its rule of the territory and is struggling to put an end to it.

China steps up threats to Hong Kong protesters