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Reporter and Senior Producer  with Al Jazeera English News

Global Affairs, Politics, Arts and Culture

Arabic speaking, mountain climbing and working on her Pashtu

My Latest Work

Afghan women protest after Taliban enforces university ban

Protests have been held in some cities in Afghanistan against the Taliban's decision to ban women from universities. Demonstrators have in Jalalabad and Kabul, pledged solidarity with female students. Girls have already been banned from middle school and high school. Some analysts say the latest government order points to a clear divide in the Taliban. Al Jazeera’s Laura Khan reports. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #Afghanistan #Taliban #AfghanistanWomen #AfghanWomenEducation #AfghanWomenRights #UniversityBan #AfghanGirlsEducation

Qatar’s architectural landmarks host dance performances

Choreographers and dancers in Qatar are pushing the boundaries of what makes a performance venue. 55 concerts are taking place in 10 unconventional spaces as part of the football World Cup festivities. Al Jazeera’s Laura Khan caught up with the curators and got a sneak peek at the performances. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #Qatar2022 #QatarWorldCupFestival #QatarTourism #AlJazeeraEnglish

'Monsoon wedding the musical’ premieres in Qatar during World Cup

Sports and weddings are two things that draw people from around the world. The stage musical production of Mira Nair’s successful 2001 Indian comedy-drama Monsoon Wedding has finally made its debut in Doha. The musical is part of the lively cultural program for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and beyond. Al Jazeera's Laura Khan joined the creators at a rehearsal in Doha's Souq Waqif, Qatar. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #worldcup2022 #qatar2022 #monsoonwedding #monsoonweddingmusical #qatar #souqwaqif

Qatar festivities: A sneak peek into a fire & water show on Corniche

In addition to football, Qatar is putting on a range of festivities and entertainment for more than a million fans entering the country. Some of the shows on offer are ambitious in scale, use state-of-the-art technology and, perhaps most appealing, are free. Al Jazeera's @Laura Khan went to check out a rehearsal for a water show on Doha’s Corniche, Qatar. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #Qatar2022 #worldcup2022 #Qatar #worldcup

Behind the scenes: Katara Studios kicks into high gear

As Qatar prepares for the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, Katara Studios is kicking into high gear. The production studio is responsible for the official music videos and the majority of the opening and closing ceremonies. It is also where the World Cup mascot La’eeb was born. Al Jazeera's @Laura Khan joined them for a peek behind the scenes in Katara in Doha, Qatar. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #Qatar2022 #Katara #Qatar #worldcup2022 #worldcup

Ukrainian gymnastics overshadowed by war

The team continues to train in Doha, Qatar as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shows no signs of slowing down. Doha, Qatar – Qatar’s gymnastics training centre is alive with activity as the Ukrainian gymnastics team and other world-class athletes double flip over the vault and perform intricate turns on the horizontal bars. The Ukrainian team judge Bohdan Makuts introduces himself with a warm smile while keeping an eagle eye on the gymnasts. He understands from decades of experience, how politics

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