Zena Tahhan

Zena al-Tahhan is an online journalist for Al Jazeera English. She mainly covers the Arab world, with a focus on the Levant.  

Prior to joining Al Jazeera, Zena was a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.

Human Rights

Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike to demand basic rights as Israeli jails' conditions hit 'new low'.

Human Rights

What it means to be a Palestinian prisoner in Israel

As hundreds of prisoners go on a mass hunger strike, here is a fact sheet about their plight in Israeli jails.

Middle East

Riyad Hijab: 'Assad has no future in Syria'

Former PM and current opposition leader kicks off Al Jazeera's 11th annual forum addressing the 'new equation' in Syria.

Arab League

Arab Summit: 'Arabs lost confidence in their leaders'

The summit will do little to end the conflicts in the region, analysts say.

Syria's Civil War

The voices missing from Syria's peace talks

As negotiations on the war in Syria resume in Geneva, civil society groups say their voices are not being heard.

Syria's Civil War

Saving Syria: Is international law the answer?

As the war enters its seventh year, the prospect of achieving a peaceful solution is becoming increasingly difficult.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

'Basil al-Araj was a beacon for Palestinian youth'

Family, friends of Basil al-Araj, killed by the Israeli army, say his struggle against occupation will not be forgotten.


Geneva talks: Rebels positive after meeting de Mistura

Opposition official praises Staffan de Mistura's 'positive ideas' at first meeting of new round of Geneva talks.

Middle East

Syria talks hit snag before opening ceremony in Geneva

Negotiations off to rocky start after opposition threatens to skip opening ceremony over disagreements.

Middle East

UN's de Mistura expects no breakthrough in Syria talks

UN's Staffan de Mistura plays down expectations for progress as government and opposition officials gather in Geneva.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's Geneva talks: 'Expectations pretty low'

As officials and rebels gather in Geneva for more meetings, prospect of war ending fades with ceasefire falling apart.


West Bank: 'One day on my land is worth a lifetime'

A Palestinian landowner shares her story of loss and hope, as Israel legalises theft of private land by settlers.