Farah Najjar, Al Jazeera English

Farah Najjar

Al Jazeera English

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Recent articles by Farah:

In 2021, normalisation failed to mask the suffering in Syria

2021 marked a decade since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, with violence and economic hardship still rife. → Read More

France to tighten rules on UK travellers amid Omicron surge: Live

The move comes a day after the UK reported its highest number of new daily COVID infections since the pandemic began. → Read More

Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron variant: COVID Live

Nigeria reports two cases of new variant among arrivals from South Africa as countries tighten travel restrictions. → Read More

Afghan women speak up against new Taliban media guidelines

Journalists say the new media ‘guideline’ is yet another form of control over women, as they vow to continue their work. → Read More

Rescue efforts begin after Hurricane Ida hits US: Live

New Orleans plunged into darkness hours after storm slammed southern US state of Louisiana, killing at least one person. → Read More

Students in Gaza celebrate passing final exams despite war trauma

Secondary school students sat crucial tests just weeks after a deadly Israeli offensive ripped through the enclave. → Read More

Gaza tower block collapses after Israeli strike: Live news

Rocket-warning sirens sound in Tel Aviv as Hamas says it launched 130 rockets on Israel in response to strikes on Gaza. → Read More

What’s behind the latest GCC reconciliation efforts?

Reports of potential deal to end the Gulf dispute come ahead of upcoming GCC summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh. → Read More

Russian strike on Syria’s Idlib fighters a ‘message’ to Turkey

Latest uptick comes as Turkey’s involvement in the region stretches from Syria to the Caucasus and the Mediterranean. → Read More

What is behind Bahrain's normalisation deal with Israel?

Bahrain moves to please the US, deter perceived regional threats by following in the UAE's footsteps, analysts say. → Read More

'We lost everything': Thousands homeless as Sudan battles floods

In a country already facing multiple crises, record floods and heavy rains have killed 100 and displaced 500,000 people. → Read More

Domestic abuse against Palestinian women soars

Since start of coronavirus lockdown, at least five women have been killed at the hands of their abusers, activists say. → Read More

Hezbollah a 'major architect' of Lebanon’s new government

Analysts say Lebanon’s new contested cabinet must regain international community’s trust and stem economic crisis. → Read More

'A ceasefire never lasts': Idlib bombing resumes after brief lull

Syria's last rebel bastion struck days after ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey takes effect, activists say. → Read More

Tens of thousands flee as Syrian forces continue Idlib advance

Deadly bombardment prompts more civilians to flee in northwest Syria as govt' gain terrain in last rebel-held province. → Read More

New front in Syria's war: Why Manbij matters

As Turkey presses ahead, strategic city becomes a potential flashpoint between its allied forces and the Syrian army. → Read More

Civilians displaced in Turkey's Syria offensive fear for future

Tens of thousands have fled border region as Turkey's military pushes into Kurdish-held areas in northeastern Syria. → Read More

Syria: Kurds vow to form 'human shields' to fend off looming push

Turkey has long warned of operation in the region to set up 'safe zone' to host Syrian refugees and push out enemies. → Read More

Anatomy of a 'caliphate': The rise and fall of ISIL

Despite the near-end of ISIL's territorial rule, the armed group is likely to remain a force in the region, experts say. → Read More

EU-Arab League summit in Egypt is 'insignificant, ceremonial'

The meeting of leaders from the EU and the Arab League in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh will likely be fruitless, experts say. → Read More