Writer and editor on the Los Angeles Times foreign desk. Formerly based in Africa and the Middle East.

Monday, Jul. 20, 2015

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Saudi women find ways into the workplace

latimes.com — When Sofana Dahlan wanted to study law, she had to go to Egypt to do it. The subject wasn't offered to women at universities in her native Saudi Arabia. Nearly 20 years later, she is an accomplished lawyer and entrepreneur who has helped launch the businesses of numerous artists, designers and other creative types.
Jul 20, 2015

RT @WomenAFrontiers: Saudi women in the workplace "No matter how successful we are the world still chooses to see us as oppressed" More: goo.gl/ljePkm

Jul 20, 2015

RT @IWMF: #Saudi women find ways into the workplace, gaining a measure of financial independence: ow.ly/PQ1w7 via @LATimes @alexzavis

Airstrikes and clashes persist in Yemen despite U.N.-brokered truce

latimes.com — Barely two hours after a United Nations-brokered cease-fire took effect in Yemen, Shiite Muslim rebels accused a Saudi Arabian-led coalition of carrying out airstrikes against its forces, and antiaircraft fire resonated across the capital early Saturday.
Jul 10, 2015

Not a good start: Airstrikes and clashes persist in Yemen despite U.N.-brokered truce lat.ms/1Sevomx

Jul 11, 2015

“I’m not very optimistic about truces any more," says father of four as fighting continues in Yemen lat.ms/1LYsOl0

Yemen's warring sides agree to temporary truce beginning late Friday

latimes.com — Yemen's warring sides have agreed to a temporary halt in hostilities to allow desperately needed aid to reach civilians in the Arab world's poorest country, the United Nations announced Thursday. The "humanitarian pause" will take effect at 11:59 p.m.
Jul 09, 2015

Yemen's warring sides have agreed to a temporary truce beginning at 11:59 pm Friday, UN says lat.ms/1fsxDa4

The number of Syrian refugees has topped 4 million, UN says

latimes.com — With no end in sight to Syria's civil war, the number of people who have fled to neighboring countries has surpassed 4 million, according to United Nations figures released Thursday. "This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
Jul 09, 2015

Another grim milestone: The number of refugees fleeing Syria's civil war has topped 4 million lat.ms/1HlFXOA pic.twitter.com/NfyCNfurf4

24 suspected Islamic State militants sentenced to death for Tikrit massacre

chicagotribune.com — An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death 24 suspected Islamic State members accused of taking part in the slaughter of hundreds of military recruits from a former U.S. base known as Camp Speicher last summer.

24 suspected Islamic State militants sentenced to death for Tikrit massacre

courant.com — An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death 24 suspected Islamic State members accused of taking part in the slaughter of hundreds of military recruits from a former U.S. base known as Camp Speicher last summer.

Iraq sentences 24 suspected Islamic State militants to death

latimes.com — A Baghdad court on Wednesday sentenced 24 suspected Islamic State members to death for their roles in the deaths of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers during the extremists' blitz across the country last year. The case stems from the horrific killings of 1,700 Iraqi soldiers at the hands of Islamic State militants who overran the city of Tikrit in June 2014.
Jul 08, 2015

Iraq sentences to death 24 suspected Islamic State members accused in the slaughter of hundreds of military recruits lat.ms/1JUlJzF

Ebola outbreak exposed WHO's organizational failings, experts report

latimes.com — The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday, but it did not blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for a bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.
Jul 07, 2015

In a scathing report on the Ebola response, experts urge deep changes at the UN health agency lat.ms/1KPCIEQ pic.twitter.com/wFQk6qMS0A

Greek court clears way for Sunday's referendum on bailout terms

latimes.com — Greece's top administrative court ruled Friday that a referendum on terms offered by the country's major lenders for another bailout was constitutional, clearing the way for a vote this weekend.
Jul 03, 2015

RT @latimes: A Greek court has cleared the way for Sunday's referendum on bailout terms lat.ms/1Cg2scb

Jul 03, 2015

RT @latimes: A Greek court has cleared the way for Sunday's referendum on bailout terms lat.ms/1Cg2scb

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Jul 28, 2015

Human rights groups criticize Obama for calling Ethiopia's election 'democratic' lat.ms/1SdTTpt

Jul 28, 2015

Jonathan Pollard, jailed spy for Israel, to be released in November, Justice Department says lat.ms/1I7Kc1F

Jul 28, 2015

Libyans shrug as Moammar Kadafi's son and one-time heir apparent is sentenced to death by firing squad lat.ms/1VLEBaz

Jul 18, 2015

Kenya's Westgate mall reopens after 2013 terror attack. 'We are back on our feet,' survivor says lat.ms/1gGrtDs

Jul 18, 2015

Suicide car bombing on Eid holiday leaves more than 100 dead in Iraq lat.ms/1CP410K

Jul 18, 2015

Bombings in Nigeria targeted a market, a mosque and prayer ground; scores killed lat.ms/1JmPUNi

Jul 14, 2015

Although today's deal could leave Iran without a nuclear bomb for more than a decade, it could still emerge stronger lat.ms/1UZyOhh

Jul 14, 2015

RT @LizSly: After anti-ISIS raids,Turkey blocks pro-ISIS websites. A clear shift underway in Ankara's ISIS policy. todayszaman.com/national_turke…

Jul 14, 2015

Greek leader Alexis Tsipras tries to quell a revolt in Parliament and push through the bailout plan lat.ms/1Huklk8 via @HenryHChu

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