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."

Middle East

Syria: 800,000 displaced face desperate conditions in camps

In past four days alone, more than 150,000 Syrians flee villages as government forces close in on rebel-held Idlib.

Syria: 800,000 displaced face desperate conditions in camps

Middle East

Syria's army pushes into Idlib province

Syrian forces backed by Russian fighter jets retake key government positions as Turkey's Erdogan warns of swift revenge if more Turkish troops are attacked.

Syria's army pushes into Idlib province

Europe

Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war

Berlin's bid comes after a recent attempt by Russia and Turkey to broker a truce failed, raising fears of a prolonged conflict.

Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war

Middle East

Libyan armed groups accused of human rights abuses

Troops loyal to Haftar are on the outskirts of Tripoli, raising fears of more casualties and human rights abuses.

Libyan armed groups accused of human rights abuses

Middle East

How Libya spiralled into chaos post-Gaddafi

Libya has been scarred by violence and divided by conflict ever since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in October nine years ago.

How Libya spiralled into chaos post-Gaddafi

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