Published on Feb 16, 2013
Palestinians are building thousands of new apartments in part of Occupied East Jerusalem, without Israeli approval.
It’s thanks to a quirk in the layout of the Separation Wall which splits the city.
The wall cuts off an area called Kufr Aqab – putting it on the West Bank side.
That means Palestinians who live there can keep their East Jerusalem identity cards and still get access to services in Israel.
Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Kufr Aqab.
Published on Nov 28, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Marshes restored after they were drained under Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980′s are now under the risk of being completely destroyed due to rising temperatures and drought. Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Iraq’s southern marshes.
Published on Aug 6, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
In the West Bank the disposal of medical waste is a major problem, it should be incinerated, but instead it’s often taken to the nearest landfill.
Many people are at risk of catching diseases from the used products.
Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from Jenin in the Occupied West Bank.
Feb 10, 2012
From the $250mn purchase of Cezanne’s The Card Players to investment in Takashi Murakami’s Ego exhibit – first in Versailles and now Doha – Qatar’s elite are spending hundreds of millions of in making the country a world-class destination.
The UN estimates that one in five women in Iraq suffer from domestic abuse, in a society where a woman leaving her husband for any reason is considered grounds for punishment.
One rights group says cases of abuse appear to be on the rise since the fall of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein nearly nine years ago.
But even for women who do manage to escape their abuse, there are few places in the country they can go to seek refugee.
Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf has this exclusive report from the capital, Baghdad.
A journalist for Al Jazeera has spoken of her harrowing ordeal while being held for nearly three weeks in a Syrian jail.
Despite foreign journalists being banned from entering the country Dorothy Parvaz tried, but was quickly arrested.