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Farah Najjar

Farah Najjar is an online producer at Al Jazeera English. 

Middle East

As ISIL's 'caliphate' crumbles, its ideology remains

Analysts say the end of the self-proclaimed caliphate's territorial rule 'does not mean the end of ISIL'.

Interactive

GCC Crisis: Who’s who?

Despite ongoing mediation efforts to resolve the latest Gulf rift, the key players involved have various stances.

Middle East

Egypt: Crackdown continues amid controversial land deal

Blocking of websites is part of a campaign to silence public dissent before presidential elections, analysts say.

Egypt

Why is Egypt's new NGO law controversial?

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a law that heavily restricts the operations of more than 47,000 NGOs.

Jerusalem

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Palestine

Palestinian basic rights 'not on the agenda' for Trump

As US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel, analysts say efforts to revive peace talks are a 'charade'.

Middle East

100 days in: Is the Middle East Trump's new playground?

One hundred days into office, analysts say Trump's Middle East policies remain largely unclear and arbitrary.

Syria's Civil War

Syria gas attack: 'We found bodies all over the floor'

Survivors and aid workers share their stories of horror and shock after suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Palestine

How Israeli soldiers interrogated me

On Palestinian Prisoners Day detainees and their relatives tell horror stories of torture and abuse in Israeli jails.

Gaza

HRW: Israel denying human rights workers access to Gaza

Rights group says Israel is blocking access for researchers to Gaza, compromising efforts to document violations.

Battle for Mosul

UN: Up to 450,000 IDPs expected in cramped Mosul camps

As fighting for western Mosul continues, at least 70,000 civilians remain trapped as supplies dwindle.

Egypt

Attacks on Copts in Sinai 'a message from ISIL'

The state's 'war on terrorism' in Sinai has proved unsuccessful, say analysts.