Borzou Daragahi ??

Borzou Daragahi ??


International Correspondent for @Independent covering Middle East, Europe, & North Africa. Senior Fellow at @ACScowcroft. DM me ideas.

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Unhinged QAnon anti-masker refuses to wear mask ***in a hospital*** and then records video in violation of rules meant to protect privacy of patients

Disaster: Iran reports record 200 coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours in stark warning to any country considering defying health guidance and opening too early

Trump paid someone to take SATs for him and went to the movies the night his brother died, niece claims

Iraqi researcher Husham al-Hashemi was gunned down in cold blood last night. He leaves behind a wife and four kids. To help them, go to this link

I humbly propose that MAGA people sending an immunocompromised child to a church gathering, then feeding her drugs prescribed by Trump are a far bigger problem for the US than small groups of activists policing bad behaviors of entrenched cultural elites

That a 19-year-old LGBT+ kid on campus struggling to find their voice and critique the powers-that-be somehow poses so a grave threat to democracy that it merits a dramatic letter while actual armed fascists are taking over statehouses shows the myopia & isolation of US elites

“The heart the cultural agitation we’ve witnessed has been a desire to see minorities treated equally⁠—sharing rights to which all people are entitled but that have been denied to many by society’s extant bigots and residual effects of injustices past.”

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Nurse blows up the lie that wearing surgical masks impedes oxygen intake or increases CO2 intake

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)

Journalists at Saudi consulate in Istanbul spotting cleaners coming into building just before Turkish investigators are scheduled to arrive to probe Jamal Khashoggi disappearance (via APTN feed)

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Flashback: 1979 anti-hijab rally in Tehran, Iran, a day before theocratic regime forcibly and violently began imposing veil on women

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“I have a breathing problem!” unhinged but physically fit Karen screams at top of her lungs as she’s escorted out of a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles for refusing to wear a mask

Seems world leaders didn't "lead" #CharlieHebdo  marchers in Paris but conducted photo op on empty, guarded street

‘Could the US have stopped the outbreak completely, like Taiwan and New Zealand have done “Probably not,” said Frieden. “Could we be Germany, with way, way fewer cases and deaths and less economic dislocation? Absolutely.”’

This is what hell on earth looks like: hungry, freezing men, women and children flee as men with guns open fire in ruins of Aleppo, Syria

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