Ali Mustafa

Ali Mustafa is a broadcast journalist with Al Jazeera English. He has covered politics, security and society in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and North America since 2004. He graduated from the Master of Arts program at Columbia University with degrees in Politics and Journalism.

War & Conflict

Children bear burden of Syrian war

Children are forced to work and earn money as parents struggle to provide for families amid raging war.

Business & Economy

Honduras arrests alleged drug cartel leaders

Brothers described as leaders of the Los Valles cartel face extradition to the US.


Syrian forces aim to cut off Aleppo rebels

Government forces attack Handarat just outside Aleppo in bid to disrupt rebel supply lines.

Human Rights

Pakistan's fight against feudalism

Pakistan's culture of feudal impunity is put in the spotlight after a landowner's son cuts a boy's arms off.


Pakistan and Indian leaders hold formal talks

Foreign secretaries to meet soon "to carry forward bilateral agenda", Sharif says after attending Modi's inauguration.


Singapore: Small state, big weapons buyer

In its quest to remain independent, Singapore has embarked on major arms deals with the US.


Analysis: Trimming US military might

Budget cuts force the US secretary of defence to slash troop levels to pre-World War II levels.


Ghost of 1971 war shadows Bangladesh election

Conflicting narratives over Bangladesh's bloody war for independence continue to plague relations with Pakistan.


India-US row: Voices from the streets

Diplomatic spat between New Delhi and Washington over diplomat's arrest has triggered strong emotions in both countries.


'Nannygate' rocks India-US relations

Diplomat's arrest in New York over wage dispute with her maid escalates into spat between New Delhi and Washington.


Cleric adds to Pakistan uncertainty

Tahir-ul-Qadri led a massive march to Islamabad, but his motives and means remain suspect to many.


Pakistan's military plays Afghan peacemaker

Long accused of assisting the Taliban, Pakistan's army is reportedly seeking to move the group into the political realm.