Liz Sly

Bureau chiefBeirut


The nations moved ahead without the U.S. after worries that the White House has other concerns, officials said.

  • Apr 29, 2015

King Salman replaced his anointed heir with his nephew and named his son as deputy in line to the throne.

  • Apr 29, 2015

A new coalition called the Army of Conquest has proved more cohesive and more effective than expected.

  • Apr 26, 2015

Residents of the Palestinian camp are again at risk of starvation after the arrival of the Islamic State.

  • Apr 11, 2015

Ex-officers from Saddam Hussein’s army have risen to prominent positions in the group’s hierarchy, firmly rooting the extremist movement in Iraq’s bloody past.

  • Apr 4, 2015

Nouri al-Maliki's lingering presence is a challenge to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as he tries to build unity.

  • Apr 1, 2015

It is the second provincial capital to fall to rebels since Raqqa was taken by Islamic State rebels two years ago.

  • Mar 28, 2015

There is a danger the conflict could escalate beyond Yemen and spark a wider war.

  • Mar 27, 2015

The man who commanded U.S. troops during the surge in Iraq offers insights into the mistakes, the prosecution and the prospects of the war against the Islamic State.

  • Mar 20, 2015

In the general’s most expansive comments yet on the latest crisis in Iraq and Syria, the former CIA director voiced his growing worries.

  • Mar 20, 2015
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Liz Sly is the Post’s Beirut bureau chief, and is currently covering the turmoil in the wider Middle East. Before joining the Post, she covered Iraq for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has over two decades experience as a foreign correspondent, based in the Middle East, Africa, China, South Asia and Europe.
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