Farah Najjar

Farah Najjar

Farah Najjar is an online news and features writer with Al Jazeera English. She covers war and conflict, politics and development in the Middle East region. She has reported from Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and the Gaza Strip amongst others.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Why are Arab states 'divided' in the face of Trump's plan?

Several countries facing social and economic upheaval and a perceived threat from Iran fail to challenge Trump's plan.

Why are Arab states 'divided' in the face of Trump's plan?

Lebanon

'They're still robbing us': Angry Lebanese reject new government

Nearly 100 days and a new cabinet in, protests in Beirut continue to call for an end to sectarian politics.

'They're still robbing us': Angry Lebanese reject new government

Lebanon

Hezbollah a 'major architect' of Lebanon's new government

Analysts say Lebanon's new contested cabinet must regain international community's trust and stem economic crisis.

Hezbollah a 'major architect' of Lebanon's new government

Lebanon

Lebanon: A lost eye, the 'price paid for demanding your rights'

Youth injured during clashes in Beirut say they will continue to protest until their demands are met.

Lebanon: A lost eye, the 'price paid for demanding your rights'

Syria's War

'A ceasefire never lasts': Idlib bombing resumes after brief lull

Syria's last rebel bastion struck days after ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey takes effect, activists say.

'A ceasefire never lasts': Idlib bombing resumes after brief lull

Syria's War

Tens of thousands flee as Syrian forces continue Idlib advance

Deadly bombing prompts more civilians to flee in northwest Syria as gov't gains terrain in last rebel-held province.

Tens of thousands flee as Syrian forces continue Idlib advance

Iraq

Iraq protesters insist on system overhaul after US call for vote

Demonstrators say 'corrupt' politicians must step down before elections take place as bloody rallies continue.

Iraq protesters insist on system overhaul after US call for vote

Turkey-Syria border

'For a better life': Families return to Turkey from NE Syria

Citing rising prices and fears of government takeover, Syrians return after months on the other side of the border.

'For a better life': Families return to Turkey from NE Syria

Syria's War

'We're Arabs just as much as Kurds': Syrian Kurds call for unity

Fearing sectarianism and the YPG, some Syrian Kurds are choosing to remain in Turkey.

'We're Arabs just as much as Kurds': Syrian Kurds call for unity

Turkey-Syria border

New front in Syria's war: Why Manbij matters

As Turkey presses ahead, strategic city becomes a potential flashpoint between its allied forces and the Syrian army.

New front in Syria's war: Why Manbij matters

Turkey-Syria border

Amid Turkish push, displaced Arab Syrians eye return to homeland

Ankara's cross-border assault on Kurdish fighters raises hopes of return home for Arab Syrians displaced in Turkey.

Amid Turkish push, displaced Arab Syrians eye return to homeland

Middle East

Civilians displaced in Turkey's Syria offensive fear for future

Tens of thousands have fled border region as Turkey's military pushes into Kurdish-held areas in northeastern Syria.

Civilians displaced in Turkey's Syria offensive fear for future