Hashem Ahelbarra

Hashem Ahelbarra

"Hashem Ahelbarra is a roving Middle East correspondent for Al Jazeera English. He regularly reports from Afghanistan, Yemen and across the Gulf region.

Hashem has covered many of the biggest international news stories in recent years and secured exclusive interviews with many of the major names in world news, including late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and former Liberian president Charles Taylor."

Latin America

Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan

University students and union members keep leading strike but as days go by larger sectors of society have been championing protest and its demands.

Colombia Protests: Anger over president's economic plan

Middle East

Civilian deaths as Idlib hospital struck by Russian air raids

Children among dozens killed in last few days of attacks in Syrian province.

Civilian deaths as Idlib hospital struck by Russian air raids

Middle East

Uncertain future for religious minority in northeastern Syria

Syrians contemplate going back to their cities but as fighting continues in the northeast it could be a dangerous decision.

Uncertain future for religious minority in northeastern Syria

Middle East

Tunisia election: New President Saied promises to fix economy

Tunisia's newly elected president Kais Saied, who won by a landslide, offers new hope that ailing economy will be fixed.

Tunisia election: New President Saied promises to fix economy

Middle East

Tunisia's presidential candidates appear in TV debate

Tunisia's 2 presidential candidates have gone head-to-head in a rare TV debate ahead of Sunday's runoff vote.

Tunisia's presidential candidates appear in TV debate

Middle East

Tunisia: Unemployment, inflation crisis highlighted in election

Reviving the economy will be one of the main challenges for the winner of Sunday's presidential election runoff.

Tunisia: Unemployment, inflation crisis highlighted in election

Middle East

Tunisia completes second parliamentary elections since revolution

Early indications suggest a low voter turnout against a backdrop of growing frustration with the established parties, and their failure to solve the economic crisis.

Tunisia completes second parliamentary elections since revolution

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Generation gap on the streets

Pro-China crowds are mostly middle-aged or older, the pro-democracy group is mostly made up of the younger generation.

Hong Kong protests: Generation gap on the streets

Middle East

Libya Quartet meets in Tunis to reconcile warring factions

The so-called Libya Quartet hopes to end the years-long conflict in the African nation.

Libya Quartet meets in Tunis to reconcile warring factions

Middle East

Looking at the political life of Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika

The 82-year-old's decision to withdraw from the upcoming presidential race comes amid widespread anger over his candidacy.

Looking at the political life of Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Europe

Munich security summit: Global instability on agenda

World's leaders debate some of the biggest challenges of today, including Yemen war and fight against ISIL.

Munich security summit: Global instability on agenda

Europe

US-Poland summit: Many nations snubbing meet

A number of countries are either pulling out or sending low-level delegations to the Warsaw summit aimed at curbing Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East.

US-Poland summit: Many nations snubbing meet