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Jane Ferguson

Jane Ferguson is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera. She has reported extensively from across the Middle East and Africa, including Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and reports most regularly from Yemen and Somalia. She was one of the first reporters on the ground in Somalia when the 2011 famine was declared, and has covered the conflict there extensively from the frontline of fighting in Mogadishu. In 2012, she was smuggled into the Syrian city of Homs and reported exclusively on the government siege.

Asia

Another Karzai aide killed in Afghanistan

The killings are a reminder that the war here extends well beyond the battle field, and into cities, houses and mosques.

Politics

Afghan elite forces may lose US spy support

Special Forces rely on intelligence provided by foreign militaries, posing a huge problem for the long-awaited handover.

Asia

A midnight stroll with Afghan commandos

Helicopter assaults, treks in Taliban territory, brushes with wild dogs - a day in the life of Afghan special forces

Afghanistan

Kabul's beauticians make up their own rules

NATO forces will leave in 2014, and some Afghan women fear the ensuing political changes will be more than cosmetic.

Politics

Israeli Haredim rebel against army draft plan

Ultra-Orthodox Jews say Torah studies can protect Israel better than an army.

Middle East

Looking back at Al-Nakba

Around five million Palestinians live scattered across the world, mostly children of those displaced.

Middle East

Israelis rally against austerity measures

Protests in Tel Aviv mirror images in Athens and Madrid but demonstrators lack central leadership or united ideas.

Jordan

'Good Samaritans' seek Ukrainian wives

In the West Bank, the world's few remaining Samaritans are starting to marry women from outside to expand the gene pool.

Environment

Pesticide revelations stir debate in Israel

A new study has found more than half of Israeli fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues.

Middle East

Economic hardships plague Jordanians

Anti-monarchy protests have calmed down, but anger over rising prices persists.

Politics

Firebrand cleric walks a fine line in Yemen

Labeled a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" by the US, Sheikh Abdul Zindani tries to temper his rhetoric.

Middle East

Arrival of US marines stirs up Yemen politics

The quiet arrival of around 50 US soldiers has proved a useful weapon for President Hadi's critics.