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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Young people are spreading the coronavirus not because they’re partying but because they’re the working stiffs who have to keep working service-sector jobs to survive and keep economies going

Sick, far-right QAnon cult is destroying people's lives

‘Navalny still expects a long path to recovery. There are still many problems to be solved. The phone feels like a stone in his hand, he wrote. "And pouring yourself water is a real show."’

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 really “hacking” into “encrypted messaging apps” when someone is lured into clicking onto a phishing link and hands over control of their device to a state actor?

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

‘Some voters and polling staff members felt intimidated by what some saw as protesters.’


Stunning video shows explosions just minutes ago at Beirut port

Hurricane that Trump ignores while playing golf knocks down his shoddily built border wall

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)

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

“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

The woman narrating this video perfectly poetically captures the moment. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ to LebanonLB

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