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Ali Hashem


Ali Hashem is a columnist for Al-Monitor. He is an Arab journalist serving as Al Mayadeen news network's chief correspondent. Until March 2012, he was Al Jazeera's war correspondent, and prior to that he was a senior journalist at the BBC. He has written for several Arab newspapers, including the Lebanese daily As Safir, the Egyptian dailies Al-Masry Al-Youm and Aldostor and the Jordanian daily Alghad. He has also contributed to The Guardian.

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Iran sees influence growing in Syria

By  Ali Hashem | Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Iranian leaders consider their positions in Syria, including support for both Hezbollah and a political solution, as gaining traction while Western mediation efforts have failed.

Iran, Qatar recast regional 'resistance' alliance

By  Ali Hashem | Mon, Mar 17, 2014
The dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is playing out within the context of Iran’s improved ties with Doha, Qatar’s rethink of its Syria policy and Tehran’s initiatives to expand its influence with Palestinian factions.

Islamic Jihad leader: negotiations gain 'nothing'

By  Ali Hashem | Fri, Mar 14, 2014
In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdullah Shalah said, “Our performance from one war to another is getting better. If in 2012 we hit Tel Aviv, I think the enemy can imagine what can be beyond Tel Aviv.”

Ashton, Iranian officials disagree on Syria

By  Ali Hashem | Wed, Mar 12, 2014
The visit of EU foreign affairs and security policy representative Catherine Ashton to Iran included discussions on Syria, which highlighted the two sides' differing perspectives on the nature of a political solution.

Egypt-Iran relations stuck in neutral

By  Ali Hashem | Wed, Mar 5, 2014
Cairo and Tehran have been seeking to stabilize ties and find common ground on Syria and Palestine ever since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was deposed and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was elected.
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