I edit and write about world news for the Los Angeles Times. Formerly based in Africa and the Middle East.
A video posted online purports to show U.S. journalist James Foley's beheading by the militant group Islamic State lat.ms/1tflO9I
RT @LATlands: So it's come to this: Chicago is converting newsstands into healthy food kiosks. From fishwrap to tofu scrambles. fw.to/0mI20rb
Israeli delegation leaves Cairo talks with Hamas after attack and counterattack disrupt cease-fire lat.ms/1BxQSpb
RT @SBengali: Afghan officials interrogate @mrosenbergNYT over election reporting, then ban him from leaving the country nytimes.com/2014/08/20/wor…
'We have complete control of the Mosul Dam,' Kurdish general says in Iraq lat.ms/1pWsyHq
Thousands of Yazidis remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar, though many more have managed to leave lat.ms/1nUnsXX via @mcdneville in Iraq
RT @karihow: "Why do you want to kill this boy?"
A priest, a gunman, a 10-year-old.
@alexzavis in tragic Central African Republic.
Nouri Maliki has given up the post of Iraq's prime minister to Haider Abadi, state TV reports lat.ms/XkT97K
Even if he is able to form a government, Iraq's Haider Abadi may struggle to win Sunni Arab support lat.ms/VmkcOa
Islamic State fighters seize several towns in Syria's northern Aleppo province lat.ms/1q8YLIL
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