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Ali Hashem is an Arab journalist who is serving now as Almayadeen news network's chief correspondent. Till march 2012, Ali was Aljazeera's war correspondent, and prior to Aljazeera he was a senior journalist at the BBC. During a decade of professional reporting, Ali covered conflicts and crisis around the Middle East and North Africa, including the Revolution in both Libya and Syria, famine and drought in Somalia and Kenya, unrest in Egypt, 2006 Lebanon war, the 2012 Gaza war, etc...

He also reported several major news stories around the globe, war in SierraLeone, 2009 post Iranian presidential elections crisis, 2012 Venezuelan and Sierra Leonean presidential elections. Follow him on Twitter @alihashem_tv and on Facebook.

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Is Defeating ISIS Impossible?

(5) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 1:20 PM

While working on a documentary about the self-professed Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, I had the chance to meet Abu Omar, a former ISIS operative who was once an inmate in the infamous Camp Bucca facility that brought together all those who later became the ruling...

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Why the War on Terror Isn't Working?

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 10:54 AM

Why is the world still suffering from terrorism? There might be several answers, some that could be fitted in a book, or maybe books. Yet the reasons given are always the same, or to be specific, the answers aren't convincing. No it's not because the bad guys are strong enough...

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The Arabs' Next Decade

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 4:15 PM

It's not easy to predict what the Arab world would look like after a decade, not even after a year, or even less. A region divided horizontally and vertically, with wars and conflicts dominating most of its lands, while the rest who enjoy peace and prosperity are indeed main financiers...

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Can the Helpless Bet on Journalists?

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 6:14 AM

A decade and few years working as a journalist taught me few good things. Few but enough to help me pave my way to the truth whenever it's a bit clear for someone like me to see. I went to Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Gaza, Sierra Leone, Venezuela, London,...

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Islamophobia as a Muslim Problem

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 5:10 AM

Islamophobia has been for years the main complaint by Muslims around the world; the feeling of being discriminated for what you believe, practice or look like prompted many Muslims in Europe and America to raise the voice and seek changing the image by drawing a clear line between Islam and...

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America's War on Syria: They Can Start It but Who Can Stop It

(13) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 2:37 PM

The breeze of war is hitting the Middle East once again; the U.S. this time is planning to hit Syria, a country where a bloody civil war is already being fought between the regime and the armed opposition. To Washington the war is justified, the regime according to Secretary of...

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Syria: Journalists' Graveyard

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 5:13 AM

At least 100 journalists have lost their lives since the crisis in Syria ignited. Few were foreigners; some of them prominent reporters who were seen as one of their kinds in our era. Marie Colvin, Anthony Shadid, Gilles Jacquire, and others died while on...

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Syria: Another Bloody Year

(5) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 4:07 PM

Thirty years ago, a famous Syrian author, Mohammed Al Maghout, wrote a film titled The Borders. The film portrayed a taxi driver, who was stuck in the middle of his war torn nation without a passport; the dilemma prompted him to build a coffee shop right on the borders, and...

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