Paul Danahar

Paul Danahar


Author of 'The New Middle East'. BBC's Middle East Bureau Chief (2010-13) Now based in DC as BBC's Americas Bureau Chief. My personal Twitter account, not BBC's

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If on November 4th millions of Americans find themselves asking how; despite a tanking economy, bungling a pandemic & being tone deaf over race President Trump still won the election the answer may once again be hubris.

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The most shocking thing so far about the Tech hearing in Congress today is the quality of the video feed of the tech gurus giving their remote evidence.

I do wish CNN would go back to reporting the news instead of long diatribes telling me what I should think. (not the case with its international arm which still does a good job of reporting on things)

The @nytimes ⁩ has trawled through all the tell-all books on the Trump Presidency so you don’t have to.

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US pool reports that President Trump, after a torrent of tweets over London attack including criticising the Mayor, has gone to play golf

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We have dozens of language services at the BBC which today are all discussing the right way to translate into their own language the word “shithole’ for their millions of listeners.

The BBC's response to being barred, along with other selected media, from today's White House press briefing.

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Confirmed: Mike Bloomberg is out of the race to be the Democrat nominee. His was an historic campaign in the sense that it was biggest waste of $500,000,000 in history

I’ve written to asking for a full review of security arrangements for the media after last night’s attack on our BBC cameraman at the President's rally. Access into the media area was unsupervised. No one in law enforcement intervened before, during or after the attack.

President Trump’s letter to Erdogan. Yes it’s for real. The fact that you will ask yourself that question as you read it is a reflection of just how remarkable it is.

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This was Jihad's 11 month old son Omar who was killed in #Gaza  yesterday when a shell came through the roof

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This thread shows why the BBC is not like Netflix etc, in fact it’s not like anything else on earth. It's a truly public service organisation for the UK. It deserves to be supported because at times like this it does things like this.

It’s an illustration of how political campaigns in America have changed that a few hours after launching his Presidential campaign online, Joe Biden is not at a huge launch party but sitting quietly on a train to New York with just a handful of aides

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