Karen DeYoung

ReporterWashington, D.C.


About 200 pesh merga fighters could cross the border to aid the town of Kobane within days.

  • Oct 24, 2014

Following Wednesday’s shooting in Ottawa, the prime minister says, ‘We will be prudent, but we will not panic.’

  • Oct 23, 2014

The Treasury Department is trying to crack down on sales to middlemen and even the Syrian government.

  • Oct 23, 2014

The plan, described as methodical and time-consuming, will not begin in earnest for several months.

  • Oct 21, 2014

Turkey said it would allow Iraqi Kurds passage to Syria, and the U.S. dropped weapons and aid to Kobane, where Kurdish fighters have been battling the Islamic State.

  • Oct 20, 2014

The Syrian town along the Turkish border has become, for now, the epicenter of the fight.

  • Oct 15, 2014

Sixty countries are participating to some degree, and the question now is whether they will be able to agree.

  • Oct 14, 2014

Saudi officials were investigating the shooting as a workplace dispute and not terrorism.

  • Oct 14, 2014

The country will also allow its territory to be used as part of training efforts for Syrian opposition fighters.

  • Oct 12, 2014

The world must “do something” to prevent a possible massacre of thousands in the Syrian town by the Islamic State, he said.

  • Oct 10, 2014
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Karen DeYoung is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the Washington Post. In more than three decades at the paper, she has served as bureau chief in Latin America and London and correspondent covering the the White House, U.S. foreign policy and the intelligence community, as well as assistant managing editor for national news, national editor and foreign editor. She has won numerous awards for national and international reporting and is the author of “Soldier,” a biography of Colin Powell.
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