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

Chinese residents in quarantine call for government action

Some communities are taking matters into their hands to deal with the coronavirus epidemic.

Chinese residents in quarantine call for government action

Coronavirus outbreak

Al Jazeera attempts to visit China's coronavirus epicentre

Network's team travelled to region north of Hubei province, but with threat of quarantine, they were forced to leave.

Al Jazeera attempts to visit China's coronavirus epicentre

Coronavirus outbreak

China cracks down on wildlife trade amid coronavirus outbreak

Move is latest measure to make public safety a top priority in bid to contain virus.

China cracks down on wildlife trade amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus outbreak

China's Hubei: 'Epicentre' of coronavirus

Hubei province is facing a severe medical situation, according to an official there, as outbreak casts shadow over Chinese Lunar New Year.

China's Hubei: 'Epicentre' of coronavirus

Asia Pacific

China coronavirus: Two deaths reported outside Hubei

China has stepped up its response to a new coronavirus outbreak, placing restrictions on 10 cities in Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak.

China coronavirus: Two deaths reported outside Hubei

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong movement drives Taiwan pro-independence support

Amid heated elections, Taiwanese have been closely watching crackdown on anti-government protesters in nearby Hong Kong.

Hong Kong movement drives Taiwan pro-independence support

Asia Pacific

Taiwan election seen as referendum on China influence

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have fled Hong Kong to the island since the demonstrations began.

Taiwan election seen as referendum on China influence

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