Farah Najjar

Farah Najjar

Farah Najjar is an online producer at Al Jazeera English covering the Middle East region.

Syria's War

Syria: Evacuees stuck near al-Bab plead for help

Following evacuation deal, Syrians from southern Damascus say they are stranded without access to basic needs.

Syria: Evacuees stuck near al-Bab plead for help

Lebanon

Why women are 'barely scratching surface' of Lebanese politics

Female candidates in this year's election say change 'within' state institutions needed to level the playing field.

Why women are 'barely scratching surface' of Lebanese politics

Syria's War

Syria's Yarmouk camp: From a 'war on stomachs' to 'annihilation'

Activists describe scenes of besieged camp in southern Damascus as Syrian forces attempt to drive ISIL out.

Syria's Yarmouk camp: From a 'war on stomachs' to 'annihilation'

Syria's War

What is the West's end game in Syria?

Were US-led strikes on Syria aimed at destroying chemical weapons, or an attempt to maintain geopolitical status quo?

What is the West's end game in Syria?

Middle East

Syria chemical attack: 'It was like my lungs were shutting down'

Survivors and activists share their stories of horror and shock after a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta's Douma.

Syria chemical attack: 'It was like my lungs were shutting down'

Egypt

Sinai Peninsula: Sisi's offensive continues despite promises

Experts say security-first approach in Egypt's Sinai marks new 'low' in state's relationship with region and its people.

Sinai Peninsula: Sisi's offensive continues despite promises

Syria's War

Bashar al-Assad visits army in Eastern Ghouta as attacks continue

As thousands flee violence in Damascus suburb, activists say remaining civilians face dire humanitarian situation.

Bashar al-Assad visits army in Eastern Ghouta as attacks continue

Middle East

Syria's war: Eastern Ghouta ceasefire violations kill four

Residents of rebel-held Damascus suburb say Syrian government jets continue attacks on several areas, despite truce.

Syria's war: Eastern Ghouta ceasefire violations kill four

Human Rights

Prisoners held without charge boycott Israeli courts

Some 450 Palestinian administrative detainees launch open-ended boycott, refusing to attend military court hearings.

Prisoners held without charge boycott Israeli courts

Gaza

'54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits

Rights groups say Israel responsible for more than 50 deaths in besieged Gaza Strip in 2017 for lack of medical permits.

'54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits

Syria's War

Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria

Tit-for-tat exchanges between Israel and Iran-backed Syria confront Russia with challenge of keeping a lid on tensions.

Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria

Narendra Modi

Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

Narendra Modi backs independent Palestinian state during first trip by an Indian prime minister to occupied territories.

Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state