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  • The Washington Post Company
    Correspondent, 2014 - present
  • Independent Journalist, 2009 - 2011
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    Middle East, Africa, AfPak Editor, 2013 - 2013
  • GlobalPost
    Senior Correspondent for the Middle East and North Africa, 2012 - 2013
  • Egypt Today
    Associate News Editor, 2008 - 2009
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Huntington Beach, California - Paris, France - Cairo, Egypt - Ramallah, West Bank - Podgorica, Montenegro - Gaza City, Gaza - Kabul, Afghanistan
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Turkey’s government has adopted a much harsher stance against the Islamic State in neighboring Syria.
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Something to watch: Islamic State makes gains in Libya, where a local affiliate was established by veterans of the Syrian civil war. Libya's turmoil amid a collapsed state offers a near-perfect environment for the group to flourish, though the desert nation does not have sectarian conflict like in Iraq and Syria. 
Chaos following the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 has allowed militants to seize a foothold in the oil-rich nation, which could provide an opportunity for launching attacks elsewhere in North Africa.
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Soltan had been on hunger strike for more than a year when Egyptian authorities deported him to the U.S. on Saturday.
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Aid agencies say food, gas and medicine are at dangerously low levels.
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Leaders meeting in Egypt agreed to create the combined military force while a Saudi-led coalition spent its fourth day attacking Shiite rebels in Yemen.
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Sunni tribesmen are supporting Shiite militias in the battle for Tikrit. But such unity is fragile.
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Islamic State entrenches itself in Ramadi, the caliphate's latest prize. 
The jihadists have quelled opposition in the Iraqi city, but their attention to daily needs is dimming prospects of recapture, observers say.
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A look at Saudi's new, pro-active king. 
The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region and is showing less deference to the U.S.
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The campaign against rights groups is “the worst attack on civil society in Egypt’s history,” an activist says.
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After their defeat in Tikrit, the militants launched a devastating assault on Iraqi government forces in Ramadi.
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Sunni tribesmen are supporting Shiite militias in the battle for Tikrit. But such unity is fragile.
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Pro-government fighters have routed militants east and south of Tikrit but are stuck outside the city.
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