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International Correspondent for NPR, covering Syria, Lebanon and more. Formerly at the Daily Telegraph. Retweets only mean this is interesting.

Joined July 2010

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  1. Pinned Tweet
    Nov 9

    rescuers counter coalition claim of “precise war” on . Tell that “thousands” of civilians died

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  2. Retweeted
    Dec 12

    This is an important story about the horrible choices faced by Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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    Dec 12

    This 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world’s oldest skydiver.

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    Dec 12

    UN envoy has given Yemen's two warring sides a draft deal to consider before talks end tmw, with proposals that include post-war political framework, reopening Sanaa airport, and control of key port Hodeida via

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    Dec 13

    Worth emphasizing the degree to which Western capitals obsess about indirectly benefiting blacklisted terror groups, while pouring money into UN structures that massively benefit sanctioned regime entities

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  6. Dec 12

    So many scary facts in my Fwd email. It’s a dark time in and for our world.

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  8. Dec 10

    I had a wonderful time as a pupil at a , and would send my own children there. This article does little to explain what "safety" issues there may be. Certainly our teachers did not "give us chocolate"- eating chocolate was discouraged.

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    Even a courageous lion 🦁 needs at least one true and loyal friend. 🎦 Noble comradery and companionship at its finest 👌

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    Dec 9

    Seriously, of all the questions you could ask Nadia Murad, this is a question that a reporter thought was appropriate to ask?

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    Dec 9

    Love the spectacle of American and British pundits telling the French, THE FRENCH, that violent protests aren't right.

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    Dec 5

    'When we walk our steps are soft like biting into pears, feet crunching through beaches of ash and bone.'

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    Dec 8

    'I, Zamira, feel her sleeping hand dipping into my chest, a command slicing through to now from the chasm that abolishes time, ' (Zamira is the shaman who convinced the Kyrgyz government to rebury an ancient mummy before the presidential elections in 2017)

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    Dec 8

    "But the broader track record of Syrian stabilization is bleak — and Syria will probably not be the last place where local civilian U.S. assistance programs are engulfed by a dramatically deteriorating strategic conflict environment." writes

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    Dec 7

    In an instant Europe has gone from being the most stable region in the world to anything but. Paris is burning, the Merkel era is ending, Italy is playing a dangerous game of chicken with the EU, Russia is carving up Ukraine, and the UK is consumed by Brexit. History is resuming.

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  18. Dec 7

    Also, per always be as kind (or kinder) to those below you as to those above you (in workplace hierarchy)

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    Dec 6

    Our report here on the secret torture prisons of southern Yemen. The kind of story easily missed in the year the “rules based order” was so under threat:

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    "When the night comes in the UAE prisons (n Yemen), you hear the screams everywhere," Adel al-Hassani describes in detail torture at the hands of Emiratis in prisons in Aden, Yemen.

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