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Alexandra Zavis

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International Affairs Editor and Writer — Los Angeles Times

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

Zika didn't drive her from Miami Beach - but questions about the chemicals being used to stop it did

latimes.com — Zika 's arrival in Miami Beach didn't drive away Miriam Haskell, who is pregnant with her first child. But her questions about one of the chemicals being used to combat the mosquitoes that are spreading the virus did.

Why a new opposition road map isn't the breakthrough negotiators are seeking in Syria

latimes.com — In most parts of the world, the unveiling of proposals for a negotiated solution to a ruinous civil war might be viewed as progress. Not so when it comes to Syria.

Nearly 50 million children uprooted: A global crisis by the numbers

latimes.com — The haunting images of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi 's body washed up on a Turkish beach, and of Omran Daqneesh 's bloodied and bewildered face after his home was destroyed in Aleppo, have become emblems of the heavy toll inflicted by war and displacement on the world's children.

Uzbekistan's longtime strongman is laid to rest amid praise from his Cabinet

latimes.com — Uzbekistan's widely criticized authoritarian leader Islam Karimov was hailed as a statesman and democrat by his government as he was laid to rest Saturday in the ancient silk road city of Samarkand.

Florida finds Zika in trapped mosquitoes, the first found in the U.S. mainland

latimes.com — Authorities in Florida said Thursday they have found the Zika virus in three trapped mosquitoes in Miami Beach, marking a first in the continental U.S. The three mosquitoes were trapped in a 1.5-square-mile area of Miami Beach that had been identified as an active zone of active transmission of...

U.N. takes responsibility for role in Haiti cholera epidemic

latimes.com — Months after an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, a deadly new crisis began to unfold: Cholera spread through the wretched tent cities that had become home to thousands of displaced families. Scientists traced the outbreak to a base housing United Nations peacekeepers sent from Nepal to assist with the recovery efforts.

What people are saying about 'burkinis' in France

latimes.com — Few issues have so inflamed passions in France this summer as the decision by a handful of mayors to bar 'burkini' swimsuits from their cites' beaches. To officials from across the political spectrum who support the bans, the full-body, head-covering suits are a symbol of Islamist extremism and an affront to French values of equality and secularism.

Miami residents greet Zika news with anxiety, resolve … and humor

missoulian.com — MIAMI - Sherrie Varpula-Walter has spent most of the last week holed up in her apartment. She is three months into her second pregnancy and doing everything she can to avoid being bitten by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus. Her husband, Matt Walter, has taken charge of walking their two dogs.

Miami residents fight Zika fears

thestate.com — Sherrie Varpula-Walter has spent most of the past week holed up in her apartment. She is three months into her second pregnancy and doing everything she can to avoid being bitten by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus. Her husband, Matt Walter, has taken charge of walking their two dogs.

In Miami, Zika's arrival is met with anxiety, resolve - and humor

latimes.com — Sherrie Varpula-Walter has spent most of the last week holed up in her apartment. She is three months into her second pregnancy and doing everything she can to avoid being bitten by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus. Her husband, Matt Walter, has taken charge of walking their two dogs.
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Sep 23, 2016

Out of the limelight, a small corps of US ex-officials meets regularly with high-ranking North Koreans (from @AP)  http://bigstory.ap.org/01e743eb097d41318d768c00ed6e0dd5 

Sep 23, 2016

@VinceintheBay The paper published a correction. Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to speak there instead.

Sep 23, 2016

Correction: The Kremlin said Putin will not attend the UN General Assembly. Russia's foreign minister is scheduled to speak there instead.

Sep 22, 2016

Zika didn't drive her from Miami Beach — but questions about the pesticide being used to stop it did  http://lat.ms/2cVgKFg 

Sep 21, 2016

The Iraqi forces being trained to recapture Mosul will be ready next month, Joint Chiefs chairman says  http://lat.ms/2cVFjAm 

Sep 21, 2016

'That book pack turned into a long evening.' Meet the homeless man who helped foil a bomb attack in New Jersey  http://lat.ms/2db6L2j 

Sep 20, 2016

The White House worked secretly to prevent a bill to sanction Assad's government from getting a vote  http://wapo.st/2d5CnSg?tid=ss_tw  via @joshrogin

Sep 20, 2016

Putin's speech Friday at the UN General Assembly will be closely watched. Here's why  http://lat.ms/2dh9pT0 


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