Zena Tahhan

Zena Tahhan

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

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

Gaza

Egypt opens Rafah for first time under unity deal

The crossing, which is being run by the Palestinian Authority, is expected to remain open for three days.

Egypt opens Rafah for first time under unity deal

Israel

How might Israel exploit Lebanon's political turmoil?

Hariri's resignation gives Israel a chance to benefit from the Saudi-Iranian divide, analysts say.

How might Israel exploit Lebanon's political turmoil?

Palestine

Campaign to free Palestinian leader launched in Turkey

The campaign for Sheikh Raed Salah is being led by activists in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

Campaign to free Palestinian leader launched in Turkey

Palestine

Who was behind the Balfour Declaration?

Britain's pledge is regarded as one of the most controversial documents in the modern history of the Arab world.

Who was behind the Balfour Declaration?

Palestine

Palestinian prisoner gets '10 minutes' to see dying son

Political prisoner and his son have spent less than three years in total together due to Israeli policies.

Palestinian prisoner gets '10 minutes' to see dying son

Jerusalem

Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Legislation would add some 140,000 Israelis living in illegal settlements to the city's population.

Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Palestine

100 years on: The Balfour Declaration explained

As Palestinians mark 100 years since Britain's controversial pledge, here is everything you need to know about it.

100 years on: The Balfour Declaration explained

Syria's Civil War

Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?

Al Jazeera examines what is behind the cross-border violence and threats between Israel and Syria.

Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?

Politics

Palestinian official: Unity deal will aid peace process

Palestinian parties say they will stand firm after statement from US official against Hamas' role in unity government.

Palestinian official: Unity deal will aid peace process

Palestine

Dying Palestinian teen longs for imprisoned father

Majd Tahhan's only wish is to see his imprisoned father, fearing he may soon part with life as he battles leukaemia.

 Dying Palestinian teen longs for imprisoned father

Middle East

Hamas and Fatah: How are the two groups different?

Despite the differences between the two Palestinian parties, they have managed to reach a deal to end their divide.

Hamas and Fatah: How are the two groups different?

Syria's Civil War

Rebels: Turkey operation in Idlib likely to go smoothly

Rebels tell Al Jazeera that Turkey has indirectly sent a stark warning to any faction that resists the operation.

Rebels: Turkey operation in Idlib likely to go smoothly