Osama Bin Javaid

Osama Bin Javaid

Osama Bin Javaid is a broadcast journalist based out of Doha. He's worked extensively on South Asia, specially in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has reported on global security, war on terror and other issues related to South Asia and Middle East.

Middle East

Fear among Syrians as UN blocks chemical attack investigation

The United Nations Security Council failed last month to agree on investigating chemical attacks in Syria.

Fear among Syrians as UN blocks chemical attack investigation

Middle East

Syria: Secret underground hospital established to treat injuries

Most of Syria's hospitals, along with its entire healthcare system, have been devastated by six years of war, so Syrians have built a 500sq metre hospital under the ground.

Syria: Secret underground hospital established to treat injuries

Syria's Civil War

Air attacks kill dozens in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta

Attacks on a besieged rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital intensified over the past week, killing more than 80 civilians.

Air attacks kill dozens in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta

Syria's Civil War

Siege of Eastern Ghouta: A blot on world's conscience

In Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta, medicine is being rationed and people are dying due to a lack of medical care.

Siege of Eastern Ghouta: A blot on world's conscience

Middle East

A million children orphaned by the Syrian war

UN warns against dangers facing these children, including lack of education, trafficking and being indoctrinated by armed groups.

A million children orphaned by the  Syrian war

Middle East

Syria's Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment

Doctors have given the Syrian government a list of 452 patients that need to be evacuated, but nine have already died while the UN waits for approval from the Syrian government.

Syria's Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment

Middle East

Astana talks fail to curb attacks against civilians in Syria

Recent agreements brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran in Kazakhstan's capital Astana are failing to curb the number of civilian casualties in Syria's war.

Astana talks fail to curb attacks against civilians in Syria

Middle East

Syria war: Air strikes on Atareb market ‘kill more than 60’

People say there were no fighters or weapons in the neighbourhood targeted by Russian or Syrian jets. The bombings happened as the leaders of Turkey and Russia discussed the Syrian conflict in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

Syria war: Air strikes on Atareb market ‘kill more than 60’

Crimes against humanity

Amnesty report warns of crime against humanity in Syria

Amnesty International says that the ‘surrender or starve’ campaign being waged by the Syrian government against its civilians is a crime against humanity.

Amnesty report warns of crime against humanity in Syria

Middle East

'Syrian army is targeting us with air strikes'

The Syrian province of Aleppo is again under heavy bombardment by government warplanes targeting rebel fighters.

'Syrian army is targeting us with air strikes'

War & Conflict

Syrian army 'liberate' last ISIL stronghold in eastern region

The Syrian army says it is now in control of the eastern city of al-Bukamal after ISIL (also known as ISIS) fighters withdrew.

Syrian army 'liberate' last ISIL stronghold in eastern region

Middle East

World’s humanitarian crises: abused aid, shrinking space

Attacks on aid workers have resulted in shrinking humanitarian space for agencies to carry out their work safely and effectively.

World’s humanitarian crises: abused aid, shrinking space