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.

Coronavirus pandemic

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds half a million: Live

Grim milestone passed as worldwide COVID-19 infections top 10 million.

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds half a million: Live

Coronavirus pandemic

Lack of leadership 'greatest threat' in coronavirus fight: Live

WHO warns pandemic accelerating as it reports record daily global case rise while outbreak surges in Brazil, India.

Lack of leadership 'greatest threat' in coronavirus fight: Live

Coronavirus pandemic

WHO warning as 100,000 new coronavirus cases logged daily: Live

WHO chief warns of a 'resurgence' as over 100,000 cases have been reported worldwide each day over the past two weeks.

WHO warning as 100,000 new coronavirus cases logged daily: Live

Coronavirus pandemic

Number of coronavirus cases in Africa tops 200,000: Live updates

COVID-19 infections in Africa reach 203,899, with more than 5,500 related deaths recorded across the continent.

Number of coronavirus cases in Africa tops 200,000: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

'Disaster' looms in coronavirus-hit Afghanistan: Live updates

With hospital beds almost full, Afghan officials warn of coming 'disaster' as suspected cases of COVID-19 surge.

'Disaster' looms in coronavirus-hit Afghanistan: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

S Africa court rules some coronavirus curbs invalid: Live updates

South Africa's gov't said it was studying a High Court decision declaring its COVID-19 restrictions as unconstitutional.

S Africa court rules some coronavirus curbs invalid: Live updates

Health

UK still 'critical' as lockdown eases: Live coronavirus updates

The UK government defended its decision to ease restrictions, but advised people that the situation remained "critical".

UK still 'critical' as lockdown eases: Live coronavirus updates

Coronavirus pandemic

US coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000: Live updates

The grim milestone comes as US states and cities continue to loosen restrictions and reopen.

US coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Peru coronavirus cases surge past 100,000: Live updates

Peru's rise in cases comes amid WHO reporting most number of COVID-19 cases in 24 hours yet.

Peru coronavirus cases surge past 100,000: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

EU wants borders opened for tourism: Coronavirus live updates

With tourism making up 10 percent of European Union's economy, bloc urges leaders to reopen borders.

EU wants borders opened for tourism: Coronavirus live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

US could see 3,000 daily deaths as economy reopens : Live updates

Data and modelling by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows infections could rise to 200,000 by June.

US could see 3,000 daily deaths as economy reopens : Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Confirmed coronavirus recoveries hit 1m worldwide: Live updates

About a third of some 3.2 million known COVID-19 patients have recovered, with total number of deaths exceeding 228,000.

Confirmed coronavirus recoveries hit 1m worldwide: Live updates