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.

Asia

Pakistan stock exchange attack: Government accuses foreign powers

UN Security Council deadly attack on Pakistan’s financial hub and urges all states involved to bring perpetrators to justice.

Pakistan stock exchange attack: Government accuses foreign powers

Asia

Pakistan mango farmers hit hard by COVID-19, locust attacks

Suspended flights and high freight charges have brought down exports, and locust attacks have severely damaged the fruit.

Pakistan mango farmers hit hard by COVID-19, locust attacks

Pakistan

Why a US blogger is at the centre of controversy in Pakistan

Cynthia Ritchie has created a political storm after accusing opposition politicians of raping her back in 2011.

Why a US blogger is at the centre of controversy in Pakistan

Asia

Pakistan's economy: People-friendly budget as recession looms

Pakistan's economy was already struggling and the coronavirus pandemic added to its strain.

Pakistan's economy: People-friendly budget as recession looms

Middle East

Oil production cuts: Agreement comes into effect on Friday

The International Energy Agency estimates global storage capacity could be full by mid-June.

Oil production cuts: Agreement comes into effect on Friday

Coronavirus pandemic

Below the bottom of the barrel

Oil-rich countries in the Middle East will find every blip in prices taking a chunk out of their budgets and economies.

Below the bottom of the barrel

Asia

Pakistan's Swat River fouled by untreated waste, dumping

Rubbish, untreated waste poisons Swat River's waters and poses health risk to Hindu Kush villagers downstream.

Pakistan's Swat River fouled by untreated waste, dumping

Syria's War

No peace in sight as Syrian conflict enters tenth year

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced since the war began in 2011.

No peace in sight as Syrian conflict enters tenth year

Middle East

Syria war: Idlib residents struggle with daily life

More than half a million children displaced by the latest fighting are living in desperate conditions.

Syria war: Idlib residents struggle with daily life

Middle East

Iraq struggles to switch from imported fuel to national gas

Despite awareness campaigns and government subsidy, users are reluctant to move away from conventional fuel

Iraq struggles to switch from imported fuel to national gas

Asia

Disabled children in Kazakhstan: Parents work to change practice

Human Rights Watch reports physical violence, forced sedation and an attitude of neglect towards children with disabilities in Kazakhstan state institutions.

Disabled children in Kazakhstan: Parents work to change practice

Middle East

Iraq economic crisis: 'Everyone is suffering'

Months of demonstrations, along with a weak government, have pushed an already struggling economy to the brink.

Iraq economic crisis: 'Everyone is suffering'