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".

Thailand

Bangkok facing weeks of extreme air pollution

The government is being accused for not giving proper warnings about the health risks as ten million residents of Bangkok endure extreme levels of air pollution.

Bangkok facing weeks of extreme air pollution

Rohingya

AP releases video showing 'Rohingya massacre site, mass graves'

The Associated Press news agency says the discovery of five mass graves confirms the killing of hundreds of Muslim-majority Rohingya last year.

AP releases video showing 'Rohingya massacre site, mass graves'

Asia Pacific

Myanmar: Growing relations with West at risk over Rohingya crisis

With rising criticism from the West over the treatment of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Aung San Suu Kyi's government appears to have turned toward Russia and China.

Myanmar: Growing relations with West at risk over Rohingya crisis

Asia Pacific

Former US diplomat in rift with Myanmar's government

An increasingly bitter back-and-forth going on between veteran US diplomat, Bill Richardson, and Myanmar's government.

Former US diplomat in rift with Myanmar's government

Asia Pacific

Myanmar mass: Pope urges minorities to resist ‘revenge’

For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has avoided using the name of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority and failed to condemn the country's military for what the United Nations has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Myanmar mass: Pope urges minorities to resist ‘revenge’

Pope Francis

Rohingya crisis looms as Pope Francis lands in Myanmar

Pope Francis will be visiting Myanmar and Bangladesh, meeting with people on both sides of the world’s biggest forced exodus this year. He will be meeting leaders in Myanmar as well as Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Rohingya crisis looms as Pope Francis lands in Myanmar

Myanmar

Christians oppressed in Myanmar's Chin State

Christian churches are plentiful in Chin State, but many locals say the system in Myanmar still favours Buddhism.

Christians oppressed in Myanmar's Chin State

Asia

Rohingya fear returning to Myanmar after repatriation deal

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal for the repatriation of 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from reported military atrocities in Myanmar's Rakhine state over the last three months.

Rohingya fear returning to Myanmar after repatriation deal

Rohingya

Amnesty: Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya amounts to ‘apartheid’

Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims has been likened to apartheid, in a report by Amnesty International.

Amnesty: Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya amounts to ‘apartheid’

Rohingya

HRW: Systematic rape of Rohingya by Myanmar's army

Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing Myanmar's army of further abuses against civilians. It says there has been systemic rape and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls in Rakhine state.

HRW: Systematic rape of Rohingya by Myanmar's army

Asia Pacific

Tillerson calls for probe into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for a "credible and impartial" investigation into the Rohingya refugee crisis. He described what happened to the Rohingya at the hands of Myanmar's security forces as "horrific".

Tillerson calls for probe into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

Donald Trump

Trump kicks off Asia tour in Japan

Trump's Asia tour, the longest to the region of any US president in more than 25 years, will include South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Trump kicks off Asia tour in Japan