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Erin Cunningham is a Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post, based between Cairo and Baghdad.

She has also covered conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan for CNN, BBC World Service, CBS Radio, and Al Jazeera English. Her written work has appeared in TIME, the Independent (UK), t...

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RT @OCHA_Syria: Since 11 March, an estimated 20,000 people left #EastGhouta. Insecurity and fierce hostilities continue to endanger people…
The definitive account of the 2015 kidnapping of a royal Qatari hunting party in southern Iraq, and how the incident helped reshape parts of Syria and reverberated across the Middle East  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/magazine/how-a-ransom-for-royal-falconers-reshaped-the-middle-east.html 
RT @PaulaReidCBS: JUST IN: Lordy, there are memos. McCabe kept contemporaneous memos of conversations with the President & events surround…
RT @jaketapper: CNN’s @LauraAJarrett reports that much like fired FBI Director James Comey, there are memos former FBI Deputy Direc… https://t.co/FKG4sO2Cls
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