About Jane @JaneFerguson5
Jane is a Beirut-based Special Correspondent for the NewsHour, reporting from across the Middle East, Africa and beyond. Reporting highlights include front-line dispatches from the war against ISIS in Iraq, an up-close look at Houthi-controlled Yemen, and reports on the war and famine in South Sudan. Areas of particular interest are the ongoing cold war between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, Islamist groups around the world, and US foreign policy. Before coming to the NewsHour Jane reported extensively for Al Jazeera English and CNN International. She has lived in the Middle East for 10 years and is fluent in Arabic.
Jane’s Recent Stories
World Jul 05Houthis deny U.S., Saudi claim that they are Iran’s puppets
In the streets of Yemen’s capital Sana’a, chants of “Death to America” are loud and clear. Houthi rebels, tied to Iran, seized the city and much of the north in 2014, causing Saudi Arabia to form a coalition, backed by…
World Jul 05Behind Rebel Lines: Watch our series
Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report on what’s happening inside the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
World Jul 03American-made bombs in Yemen are killing civilians, destroying infrastructure and fueling anger at the U.S.
War rains down from the sky in Yemen, where an aerial bombing campaign by Saudi-led and American-backed coalition hammers much of the north. The U.S. military supports the campaign against the Houthi rebels with logistics and intelligence, and sells the…
World Jul 03How we got the images you weren’t meant to see in Yemen
Jane Ferguson describes reporting from Yemen, the city that’s fallen off a cliff.
World Jul 02Yemen’s spiraling hunger crisis is a man-made disaster
One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen's war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes.
World May 15Harsh living conditions in Gaza fuel little-to-lose mentality
Palestinians have been protesting for weeks for the right to leave Gaza; in the last two days, tens of thousands have joined in. Under an 11-year blockade by Israel and Egypt, life there has become a painful struggle. Unemployment stands…
World May 14Carnage and celebration mark U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem
As the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli security forces shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, and reportedly wounded more than 2,000 others. Blanket denunciations are sweeping across the Arab and Muslim world, blasting both…
World May 10Israel answers Iranian rockets with airstrikes, raising escalation fears
Long-simmering hostility flared to life overnight as Israel blasted Iranian fighters in Syria with their largest air strikes since the 1973 war. The Israeli military said the overnight operation was a response to rockets that they claim Iranian forces fired…
World Apr 09Trump threatens action on Syria chemical attack after suggesting U.S. military presence pullout
President Trump said Monday there would be a price to pay for Saturday's apparent chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, days after Trump said he wanted the U.S. out of Syria entirely. Early in the morning, airstrikes hit…
Science Mar 07As climate change parches Somalia, frequent drought comes with conflict over fertile land
Desert sand is slowly taking over Somalia. Just six years after the last major drought emergency, the rains have failed again -- a devastating trend in a country where around 80 percent of people make their living on the land.