Osama Bin Javaid

Osama Bin Javaid

Osama Bin Javaid is a broadcast journalist based out of Doha. He's worked extensively on South Asia, specially in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has reported on global security, war on terror and other issues related to South Asia and Middle East.

Middle East

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels advance towards Afrin

Syrian rebels backed by Turkey say they have taken more positions from Kurdish fighters around the city of Afrin.

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels advance towards Afrin

Middle East

Qatar uses gene mapping in bid to improve national health

Qatar is the second country, after Iceland, to have the capability to sequence the genomes of the entire population, and researchers view it as a unique opportunity.

Qatar uses gene mapping in bid to improve national health

Iraq

Iraq fighting Kurdish 'White Flags' group in north

Iraq is launching a final push to clean up the border region from remnants of ISIL.

Iraq fighting Kurdish 'White Flags' group in north

Middle East

Syria war: Hospitals being deliberately targeted, medics say

The White Helmets volunteer rescue group are limited as to where the wounded can be helped since hospitals are under attack.

Syria war: Hospitals being deliberately targeted, medics say

Syria's Civil War

Syria: Over 136 people killed in Eastern Ghouta

The death toll rises as Russian and Syrian government bombardment continues.

Syria: Over 136 people killed in Eastern Ghouta

Yemen

Yemen: UAE-backed separatists 'take control' of Aden

President Hadi and his government are based out of Saudi Arabia. The man he appointed as governor of Aden now heads a separatist movement demanding immediate changes.

Yemen: UAE-backed separatists 'take control' of Aden

Yemen

Fighting intensifies in Yemen's Aden after separatist 'coup'

At least four people have been killed in raging battles between government forces and secessionist fighters in the southern port city of Aden, as Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher accuses the separatists of attempting a coup.

Fighting intensifies in Yemen's Aden after separatist 'coup'

Yemen

Yemen: Separatists take over government headquarters in Aden

Yemeni PM accuses southern separatists of staging a coup after taking over government buildings in the port city.

Yemen: Separatists take over government headquarters in Aden

Qatar

Gulf crisis: Qatari pilots train to police skies

A recent dispute with its Emirati neighbours over airspace has highlighted the extent to which the blockade of Qatar has encouraged the peninsular nation to beef up its military spending and training.

Gulf crisis: Qatari pilots train to police skies

Middle East

Saudi Arabia pledges $1.5bn in Yemen aid

Saudi has vowed to donate half of the UN's humanitarian appeal for Yemen, which has been largely devastated by years of war.

Saudi Arabia pledges $1.5bn in Yemen aid

Middle East

De-escalation deals fail to protect Syrian towns, warn activists

Russian and Syrian government air strikes are said to have killed more than 300 people in Damascus province's Eastern Ghouta region in just the past two months.

De-escalation deals fail to protect Syrian towns, warn activists

Tunisia

Tunisia challenges persist seven years after revolution

It has been seven years since the revolution in Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring uprising in the Middle East.

Tunisia challenges persist seven years after revolution