Ahmad Melhem


A Palestinian man casts his ballot for municipal elections at a polling station in the West Bank village of Shiyoukh, north of Hebron, Oct. 20, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

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Why did PFLP suspend participation in local elections?

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine suspended participation in local elections in response to the Palestinian Authority’s security practices and general policies, which are unlikely to affect the Democratic Alliance List’s decision.

Will new regulations deal a blow to Palestine’s local tobacco industry?

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian government approved a plan to regulate the local tobacco industry to increase tax revenue and end the chaos plaguing the market.

When will Gaza gas field start operating?

Monday, Mar. 13, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian Authority is working to accelerate efforts to develop the Gaza Marine gas field, whose production capacity could help solve the energy crisis plaguing Palestinians.

Following Abbas visit, cautious calm prevails in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh camp

Monday, Mar. 6, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

Armed clashes flared up in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Lebanon, making the discussion of the security issue a top priority.

Palestinian college students rush to take Chinese language course

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

Although teaching the Chinese language is in its early stages at Birzeit University, it is an important step to broaden students’ work and studying horizons, especially given China's growing economic and political roles in the Middle East and the world.

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Ahmad Melhem is a Palestinian journalist and photographer based in Ramallah for Al-Watan News. He writes for a number of Arabic outlets.

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