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

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

Asia

Afghanistan peace 'not going to be an easy process': US official

The US could leave Afghanistan in exchange for the Taliban joining government and ensuring the country will not be used by armed groups, but achieving peace will be far more complicated.

Afghanistan peace 'not going to be an easy process': US official

Pakistan

'Trump-style wall': Pakistan building wall on Afghan border

A proposed fence along one of the world's most dangerous border areas is causing friction between two Asian neighbours.

'Trump-style wall': Pakistan building wall on Afghan border

Middle East

New round of Yemen peace talks may launch in Jordan

Development comes after UN envoy met Houthis before heading for Saudi Arabia to ensure implementation of a recent deal.

New round of Yemen peace talks may launch in Jordan

US & Canada

Will Trump let CIA top brass tell Khashoggi case truth to Senate?

White House has dismissed reports it's restricting CIA director and other senior officials from attending.

Will Trump let CIA top brass tell Khashoggi case truth to Senate?