Zena Tahhan

Zena Tahhan

Zena al-Tahhan is an online journalist and producer for Al Jazeera English. She covers the Arab world, with a focus on the Levant.  

Prior to joining Al Jazeera, Zena was a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.

Middle East

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Haifa Abu Sbaih says she was psychologically tortured and mistreated as a prisoner in Israeli jails for 16 months.

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Sport

Meet Shadia Bseiso, the first Arab woman to sign with WWE

The 31-year-old Jordanian is making history and smashing regional taboos surrounding women and sports.

Meet Shadia Bseiso, the first Arab woman to sign with WWE

Syria's War

Limited food allowed to enter Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta

Some 25 food trucks allowed in, but those on the ground say the amount will not last each family more than two days.

Limited food allowed to enter Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta

Palestine

New programme qualifies Palestine students for Ivy League schools

Programme graduates its first batch of 110 students, with 50 receiving early acceptances into schools such as Harvard.

New programme qualifies Palestine students for Ivy League schools

War & Conflict

Eastern Ghouta residents 'mock' ceasefire as killing continues

Local residents and doctors say at least five killed on Thursday morning, despite Russian claims of a ceasefire.

Eastern Ghouta residents 'mock' ceasefire as killing continues

Syria's War

More than 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

At least 22 children among the dead as Russian and Syrian government warplanes continue to pound the rebel-held area.

More than 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Syria's War

Air raids on rebel-held Idlib province intensified

At least 18 killed and 45 wounded in overnight attacks on hospitals and residential areas, aid workers say.

Air raids on rebel-held Idlib province intensified

Jordan

Meet the woman challenging Arab notions of disability

Reem Alfranji, who has sons with developmental disabilities, is making the first Arabic cartoon challenging taboos.

Meet the woman challenging Arab notions of disability

Gaza

Gaza residents to pay Israel for electricity

Gaza's weary residents expected to pay a collective fee of $2.8m a month to restore the power supply.

Gaza residents to pay Israel for electricity

Syria's War

Will Syria see a political solution in 2018?

Over the past seven years, the fighting that once spanned the entirety of Syria has now been relegated to a few areas.

Will Syria see a political solution in 2018?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinian teen first to be killed by Israel in 2018

Musab Tamimi, 17, shot dead by Israeli forces in a village north of Ramallah, Palestinian health ministry says.

Palestinian teen first to be killed by Israel in 2018

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Oren Hazan harasses families of Palestinian prisoners

Israeli parliament member boards bus carrying families of Palestinian prisoners, calling their sons 'dogs'.

Oren Hazan harasses families of Palestinian prisoners