Liz Sly

Bureau chiefBeirut


Syria, Russia and Iran dismayed about being excluded from Obama’s plans to confront the Islamic State.

  • Sep 11, 2014

President Obama’s efforts to secure Arab cooperation faces obstacles, including suspicion of U.S. intentions.

  • Sep 10, 2014

Obama is repudiating him, his supporters are grumbling and his troops are being routed.

  • Sep 9, 2014

The abductions came a day after the armed Syrian group seized control of the crossing along the Israeli border.

  • Aug 28, 2014

An al-Qaeda-linked group helped to seize the Golan Heights post, a gain of more symbolic than strategic value.

  • Aug 27, 2014

Damascus issued the warning despite the militant group’s capture of a major Syrian air base on Sunday.

  • Aug 25, 2014

The journalist had been held for almost two years by an al-Qaeda-affiliated group.

  • Aug 24, 2014

In the video, a group of about 60 men are shown in a hall listening intently to an Islamic State imam as he extols the virtues of Islam.

  • Aug 21, 2014

An advance on the city by government forces came under heavy fire from Islamist militants.

  • Aug 19, 2014

He praised cooperation between Kurds and the Iraqi army, and left room for more U.S. military action.

  • Aug 18, 2014
Load More
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.
Most Read