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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."

Europe

Qatar's emir in London for talks with British prime minister

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held talks in London with British Prime Minister Theresa May on strengthening bilateral relations between both countries.

Qatar's emir in London for talks with British prime minister

Europe

Qatari emir visits London to rally international support

UK visit comes ahead of a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May as the blockade against Qatar continues.

Qatari emir visits London to rally international support

Middle East

ICJ to announce ruling in Qatar v. UAE lawsuit

The UN's highest legal body is set to announce its verdict in an urgent case filed by Qatar against the UAE for discriminating against Qatari citizens and human rights violations.

ICJ to announce ruling in Qatar v. UAE lawsuit

Africa

African Union summit: Macron addresses security in Sahel

Africa's problems have spread beyond the continent, which explains why the EU has stepped in offering cash and military assistance to tackle the surge in attacks by armed groups.

African Union summit: Macron addresses security in Sahel

Africa

AU summit opens with call for actions on S Sudan conflict

The African Union was established to promote peace and regional stability but African leaders are struggling to resolve regional conflict.

AU summit opens with call for actions on S Sudan conflict

Middle East

Syria intensifies offensive to retake Deraa

Thousands of civilians are fleeing Deraa as Syrian government helicopters continue to drop barrel bombs as part of an offensive against the last rebel stronghold in southwest Syria.

Syria intensifies offensive to retake Deraa

Middle East

Saudi, UAE coalition forces claim control of Hudaida airport

Yemeni army is blocking the road between Hudaida province and the capital, cutting Houthi supply lines and stopping reinforcements from getting through.

Saudi, UAE coalition forces claim control of Hudaida airport

Middle East

'I miss family gatherings': Syrians observe Ramadan in camps

Most Syrian refugee families tell the same story; eviction, loss and anxiety over an uncertain future. During the holy month, their yearning to return to their homes and families is stronger than ever.

'I miss family gatherings': Syrians observe Ramadan in camps

Middle East

Lebanon parliamentary elections 2018: last day of campaigning

As Lebanon's parliamentary campaigns enter their final sprint, the country remains divided along sectarian lines, lines exploited and reinforced by competing regional powers.

Lebanon parliamentary elections 2018: last day of campaigning

Middle East

Syria: Qalamoun fighters arrive in Aleppo after evacuation deal

The fighters had to leave behind their heavy weapons and armoured vehicles.

Syria: Qalamoun fighters arrive in Aleppo after evacuation deal

Middle East

Yemen war escalates with no end in sight

Over the last weeks, separatists in the south have attacked and occupied government buildings and the UN envoy to the country has resigned after failing to bring the various factions together.

Yemen war escalates with no end in sight

Africa

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to meet for Nile dam talks

Dispute threatens to undermine unity at the African Union's annual gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to meet for Nile dam talks