International Correspondent for @Independent covering Middle East, Europe, & North Africa. Senior Fellow at @ACScowcroft. DM me ideas.
Aboard the Istanbul metro: it’s not enough to wear a mask, but you also have to use it properly. Cover your nose as well as your mouth
Is it me or do too many scifi tv shows and movies about missions to Mars focus too way much on the soap operas behind the astronauts’ lives? They’re not interesting at all. Stick to the astronauts’ interactions space and the science. No one tuning in cares about hubby back home
Stunning video shows explosions just minutes ago at Beirut port
Turkish social media was heartbroken over the viral photo of a Syrian refugee shoeshine boy staring in from the outside of a southeast Turkey gym (left). So the gym gave the 12-year-old Muhammad Hussein a free lifetime membership. (right, DHA photo)
The woman narrating this video perfectly poetically captures the moment. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ to Lebanon