Hashem Ahelbarra

"Hashem Ahelbarra is a roving Middle East correspondent for Al Jazeera English. He regularly reports from Afghanistan, Yemen and across the Gulf region.

Hashem has covered many of the biggest international news stories in recent years and secured exclusive interviews with many of the major names in world news, including late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and former Liberian president Charles Taylor."

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Syrian rebels advance in Hama province

Syrian opposition fighters are advancing in Hama province, as part of their biggest offensive in months. Monitors say the rebels have seized ammunition depots and 11 villages The Syrian government has brought in reinforcements for a counterattack.

| Middle East, War & Conflict