Borzou Daragahi ??

Borzou Daragahi ??

International Correspondent at @Independent. Senior Fellow at @ACScowcroft. DMs open for tips or questions. Sorry for typos.

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Weapons and war were the top agenda items in a pair of high-power diplomatic meetings between the UK and Turkey on Thursday. My piece

Home of the Brave: American kids are getting trained to deal with treating horrific traumatic injuries in case crazed gunmen wielding assault rifles storm their schools and open fire.

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Qatar was long a destination for Egypt migrant workers and a source of remittances for Cairo's coffers

‘The timing and the location of the attack raised concern that it may have been intended to target the L.G.B.T.Q. community in Norway, where gay couples have had the right to marry and have children since 2009.’

Horrifying: Putin regime forces attack Ukraine shopping center in city of Kremenchuk “while over 1,000 people inside,” says Zelensky "The mall is on fire, firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire, the number of victims is impossible to imagine," he said

Turkey among the top 10 worst countries in the world for workers rights, along with Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Eswatini, Guatemala, Myanmar, and the Philippines, according to @ituc 

Taliban calls for major gathering of scholars which could address Afghan school ban for girls

‘Turkey got what it wanted’: An Erdogan victory, a poll bump, but little substance in Nato expansion deal My piece


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)

Just a good ol’ boy apparently embedded with Russian forces in Ukraine

“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

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

Totally ridiculous. What a scandalous shit-show you've set off, France.

Cuz the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is to bring in a bunch of cleaners through the front door before the detectives arrive