Zeina Khodr

Zeina Khodr

Zeina Khodr is a roving correspondent based out of Doha. She has been working with Al Jazeera English since the launch of the channel in 2006. Khodr has done a lot of work in conflict areas particularly in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Since the Arab spring, Khodr has been mainly covering the upheavals in the Arab world. Before that, she spent time covering Afghanistan and Pakistan 

Khodr's coverage of the uprising in Tripoli and the fall of the Libyan capital was nominated at the Monte Carlo TV and Film Festival as well as at the Emmy Awards. In December 2011, she also won a Sky Women In TV and Film award in the category "The ITV Achievement Of The Year Award" for  her Fall of Tripoli news coverage.

Middle East

Lebanon's Syrian refugees hope to go home despite UN warnings

Thousands set to head back to Qalamoun region where fighting has subsided, but many still cannot return.

Lebanon's Syrian refugees hope to go home despite UN warnings

Asia Pacific

Tensions between Lebanon and UNHCR over Syrian refugees

Lebanon has long complained of the burden it carries; officials say the refugee crisis has cost the country more than $20bn.

Tensions between Lebanon and UNHCR over Syrian refugees

Middle East

Russia, Iran jostle for influence in Syria

Tensions between Damascus' allies are increasing as Moscow plans to expand troop presence in Syria war.

Russia, Iran jostle for influence in Syria

Middle East

Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear they may never return home

Bashar al-Assad's government is planning to seize the property of any of the five million Syrian refugees who cannot prove ownership of their homes.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear they may never return home

Syrian Refugees

UN agencies appeal for funds for Syrian refugees to avoid cuts

The war in Syria has created the world's largest refugee crisis and the international community has funded less than one-third of the $5.6bn required to support them.

UN agencies appeal for funds for Syrian refugees to avoid cuts

Middle East

Russia, US and Jordan discuss need to preserve truce in Syria

The announcement of talks came as it was reported that Syrian government forces were being sent to the region in preparation for an offensive.

Russia, US and Jordan discuss need to preserve truce in Syria

Middle East

Fears as Syria military expected to target Deraa province next

Tens of thousands of Syrians are bracing themselves for an offensive by the Syrian government that would break a three-year ceasefire in the province.

Fears as Syria military expected to target Deraa province next

Middle East

Hezbollah strengthens influence in Lebanon parliament

Election of ally of Iran-backed group to role of deputy speaker could give it more power.

Hezbollah strengthens influence in Lebanon parliament

Middle East

UN: Challenges persist in meeting humanitarian needs in Syria

Enclave on the edge of Damascus is no longer besieged by pro-government forces but the United Nations says it remains a difficult place to reach.

UN: Challenges persist in meeting humanitarian needs in Syria

Middle East

Turkish troops set up observation posts in Syria's Idlib

While Turkey and its proxy forces are trying to determine Idlib's fate through dialogue and disarmament to prevent a government assault, the province could become a Turkish-guaranteed 'safe area' like other zones in northern Syria.

Turkish troops set up observation posts in Syria's Idlib

Middle East

Lebanon's new election law unlikely to upset balance of power

A new system of proportional representation was used in the election in which 3.6 million people were eligible to vote for the nearly 600 candidates vying for the 128-seat parliament.

Lebanon's new election law unlikely to upset balance of power

Middle East

Lebanon elections: New electoral law draws concern

Lebanon has gone to the polls on Sunday, but not only is this the first parliamentary election in nine years, it is the first test of a new electoral law that is supposed to give new candidates a better shot.

Lebanon elections: New electoral law draws concern