William Branigin
Staff Writer

William Branigin writes and edits breaking news. He previously was a reporter on the Post’s national and local staffs and spent 19 years overseas, reporting in Southeast Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Europe. Before joining the Post in 1979, he was a wire service reporter in Paris and a freelancer in Tehran and Beirut. He later served as the Post’s bureau chief in Bangkok, Mexico City and Manila.

Latest by William Branigin

Three abducted Israeli teens found dead, army says

Three abducted Israeli teens found dead, army says

Israel accused members of the Islamist militant group Hamas of carrying out the kidnappings.

U.S. says it will not make any more land mines

At a conference in Mozambique, the U.S. vows to pursue steps toward signing the Mine Ban Treaty.

Syria is said to hand over last of its chemical weapons

Syria is said to hand over last of its chemical weapons

The organization overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical arms cites “a major landmark” in its task.

Snowden defends his question to Putin on spying

The fugitive NSA leaker expresses incredulity at the Russian leader’s denial of mass surveillance.