I'm a writer and editor on the foreign desk of @latimes. Formerly based in Africa and the Middle East.

How are Muslims around the world reacting to Obama's visit to a mosque?

latimes.com — President Obama's first visit to an American mosque since taking office predictably drew criticism from his opponents on the campaign trail and conservative commentators. But what was the reaction from the world's 1.5 billion Muslims? For the most part, a collective shrug.
Feb 05, 2016

"For the most part, a collective shrug" how #Muslims around the world reacted to #Obama speaking in a #US masjed | lat.ms/1T1F34L

Feb 05, 2016

"It is well in the interest of the nation that #Modi emulates #Obama and visits a #mosque in #India" | lat.ms/1T1F34L

Feb 05, 2016

RT @latimes: How are Muslims around the world reacting to Obama's visit to a mosque? lat.ms/1obxH1T pic.twitter.com/kJhxZsdESs

Zika ‘spreading explosively’ in the Americas: What you need to know (+video)

heralddemocrat.com — Declaring a threat of "alarming proportions," the head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" across the Americas and could infect as many as 4 million people.

Zika in the Americas: What you need to know

herald-review.com — Declaring a threat of "alarming proportions," the head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" across the Americas and could infect as many as 4 million people.

Zika virus, linked to to birth defects, is 'spreading explosively,' world health agency says

latimes.com — The World Health Organization is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus - which has been linked to birth...
Jan 28, 2016

Zika virus, linked to to birth defects, is 'spreading explosively,' world health agency says lat.ms/1WPA1ay

Jan 28, 2016

WHO says Zika is 'spreading explosively' in the Americas. Here's what you need to know: lat.ms/1RPaXkT pic.twitter.com/rn51k0EmdD

Jan 29, 2016

RT @alexzavis: WHO says Zika is 'spreading explosively' in the Americas. Here's what you need to know: lat.ms/1RPaXkT pic.twitter.com/rn51k0EmdD

Can Iran deliver on promises to ramp up oil production?

latimes.com — The prospect of Iranian crude oil returning to global markets that are already oversupplied has piled additional pressure on prices that recently fell below $30 a barrel. The International Energy Agency, a leading industry watchdog, is forecasting that supply could exceed demand by 1.5 million barrels per day in the first half of the year.
Jan 27, 2016

Can Iran deliver on promises to quickly ramp up oil production? Analysts are skeptical: lat.ms/205HasU

North Korea says it is holding U.S. student for 'hostile act'

unionleader.com — North Korea on Friday announced the arrest of a university student from Ohio accused of posing as a tourist to commit a "hostile act" against the reclusive country.

North Korea says it is holding US university student for ‘hostile act’

North Korea arrests U.S. university student

latimes.com — North Korea says it has arrested an American university student for alleged anti-state acts. Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency reported Friday that authorities are investigating the student, who it says entered the North as a tourist. It says the student allegedly plotted to undermine the...
Jan 22, 2016

RT @latimes: North Korea says it arrested an American student for an alleged “hostile act" orchestrated by the U.S. government lat.ms/1RDeG4V

Jan 22, 2016

North Korea says it is holding a college student from Ohio accused of posing as a tourist to commit a 'hostile act' lat.ms/1RDeG4V

Syrian town a ‘real-time reflection’ of severe malnutrition problem (+video)

heralddemocrat.com — Aid workers on a relief mission to the besieged Syrian town of Madaya were horrified to witness the death of a severely malnourished 16-year-old boy who a U.N. official said "passed away in the town's clinic in front of our eyes."

In Canada, followers of pastor held by North Korea keep their faith

latimes.com — At Light Korean Presbyterian Church on a recent Sunday, there are few outward signs that anything is wrong. Families crowd the corridors, abuzz in English and Korean. The congregation rises in song. The pastor devotes most of his sermon to the challenges of daily life. "If we don't turn toward...
Jan 18, 2016

RT @latimes: A Canadian pastor is in a North Korean labor camp, leaving his congregation to wonder if he will ever come home lat.ms/1Qi8hdT

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Feb 07, 2016

After Taiwan quake, families hold anxious vigil outside collapsed building. More than 120 people unaccounted for lat.ms/20hrZY8

Feb 07, 2016

Syria and Iran warn Saudis against sending troops, who would 'return in wooden boxes' lat.ms/1Q2WQbr

Feb 07, 2016

North Korea says it has put a satellite into orbit with rocket launch lat.ms/1Q31JkT

Feb 06, 2016

Taiwan's quake ripped a 10-foot chasm in a golf course, cut off water supplies and halted high-speed rail service lat.ms/1NVe0Ag

Feb 06, 2016

Taiwan quake: Firefighters rescued a 7-year-old after following the cries of his pet cat, who stayed by his side lat.ms/1NVe0Ag

Feb 06, 2016

RT @kimmurphy: Echoes of a Soviet past: a dissident artist in Russia is sent to psychiatric confinement. lat.ms/1T5uqOn pic.twitter.com/W4hivohsKK

Feb 05, 2016

RT @JRKaiman: Our coverage of the #taiwan quake: "It lasted at least a minute with swaying afterwards. I felt complete terror." latimes.com/world/la-fg-ta…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @JulieMakLAT: Not Homs-like, but still amazing: Drone footage of the 17-story building that fell in Taiwan quake, via Apple Daily appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/a…

Feb 05, 2016

Taiwan earthquake: More than 220 pulled from the rubble and 115 hospitalized; 3 people did not have vital signs lat.ms/1NVe0Ag


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