Megan O'Toole

Megan O'Toole is the Deputy Middle East Editor for aljazeera.com. She reports primarily on law, politics, global conflicts and human rights, and has covered stories in more than a dozen countries, including Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon and the Syria-Turkey border region.


What matters most to Iranians in presidential vote?

As campaigning gets under way, Al Jazeera speaks with six Iranian voters about their views on the upcoming election.

Syria's Civil War

The 'slow-motion slaughter' of Syrian civilians

Government policies have prevented aid delivery to millions of people in besieged or hard-to-reach areas, report finds.


Report warns Trump against scrapping Iran nuclear deal

Ending the agreement would lead to 'unfathomable consequences' throughout the region, International Crisis Group says.


Broken homes: A record year of Israeli demolitions

For a full year, Al Jazeera documented the impact of Israel's home demolitions on Palestinians in East Jerusalem.

Fidel Castro

Cuba after Castro: Staying the financial course

While Cuba's economy has gradually opened up in recent years, Fidel Castro's death is unlikely to prompt larger reforms.

Battle for Mosul

How will Mosul rise from the ashes of battle?

Once ISIL is pushed out, the city will face the massive challenges of social, cultural and economic reconstruction.

US Elections 2016

The Middle East that Obama left behind

New US president inherits legacy of "perpetual warfare" in the region.

Middle East

Meet Turkey's Assad supporters

Even after five years of brutal civil war, members of Antakya's Alawite community stand behind the Syrian president.

Middle East

The changing face of Gaziantep

Refugee influx, economic pressures and ever-present ISIL threat have reshaped the Turkish border city in recent years.

Middle East

Life in an ISIL firing zone on the Syria-Turkey border

With dozens of rockets landing in Kilis this year, some residents say they have become afraid to go outside.

Middle East

'If we lose this generation, we lose Syria'

With millions of Syrian refugee children out of school, a programme in Turkey is offering an alternative.

Middle East

'Gaziantep is as safe as Germany and the US'

Despite ongoing challenges in the Turkey-Syria border town, Mayor Fatma Sahin is optimistic about the future.