The traditional lanterns adorn many Muslim homes during the holy month of Ramadan.
Basma is a journalist covering the Middle East. Before joining Al Jazeera, she was an assistant editor at Carnegie Endowment in Beirut. She has previo... usly worked at the United Nations in Damascus and at the European Parliament in Brussels. In October 2013, Basma won Anna Lindh Foundation's "Mediterranian Journalist of the Year Award" for her work in the warn-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. In May 2013, an interactive she worked on won the "2013 Online Media Award" in London. Basma holds a BA in political science from the American University of Beirut and an MSc in human rights from London School of Economics. She was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012. Follow Basma on twitter: @Basma_
World’s big oil producers fail to agree on output cap to stabilise prices after months of uncertainty.
Footage showing Egypt president’s convoy driving over several kilometres of red carpet sparks outrage on social media.
As talks get under way, the PYD’s leader is staying in Geneva waiting for an invitation that seems unlikely to come.
Post on Facebook page linked to wife of Syrian President reveals what appears to be an insight into family life.
Magazine describes iconic Lebanese singer as a supporter of Syrian President Assad, causing anger on social media.
Tracking the human toll of the wave of violence in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.
Rights groups say Israel is using excessive force against Palestinian civilians in the recent wave of violence.
Activists say hospital in Latakia province suffers damage, amid concerns that many of Moscow’s targets are civilians.
Activists say warplanes are targeting civilians in areas under control of Western-backed rebels, a claim Russia denies.