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AstraZeneca is the ‘workhorse’ for vaccinating the world. Now, the world is uneasy over clot risks.

The Covax initiative aims to help developing countries, with the easy-to-store AstraZeneca vaccine as the centerpiece.
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Post Reports

Where is Mazen al-Hamada?

After telling the world about the brutality he experienced in a Damascus prison, Mazen al-Hamada mysteriously returned to Syria, into the arms of his tormentors. His story goes to the heart of the Syria tragedy — a decade after the hopeful Arab Spring.
  • Mar 29, 2021

He told the world about his brutal torture in Syria. Then, mysteriously, he went back.

Mazen al-Hamada's decision left friends and family to agonize over why he'd returned to the arms of his tormentors. The answers go to the heart of Syria's tragedy.
  • Mar 4, 2021

The dream of an Arab Spring was dashed 10 years ago, but the movement may not be dead yet

Washington Post correspondents who covered the Arab Spring reflect on the uprisings and the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East.
  • Jan 24, 2021

The unfinished business of the Arab Spring

Ten years after the anti-government uprisings, anger over economic and political setbacks continues to roil the Middle East.
  • Jan 24, 2021

‘Almost like a ghost’: Six portraits from a year defined by loss

Empty beds in an Italian monastery. A community wrenched apart in Wyoming. The year has left countless points of pain, but also perseverance.
  • Dec 30, 2020

He was the party planner of Baghdad. Then armed men took him away.

Arshad Haibti al-Fakhry was hosting a Ladies Night at a popular hotel when uniformed security personnel burst in and took him away. No one’s seen him since.
  • Dec 16, 2020

No sign Trump’s Syria outreach has made progress on missing Americans

Abbas Ibrahim was invited to Washington by the White House as a mediator but left without any sign of progress.
  • Oct 23, 2020

Blast levels Hezbollah-linked site in southern Lebanon

Members of the Iran-backed group cordoned off the site as smoke billowed from a destroyed structure.
  • Sep 22, 2020

New port fire burns in battered Beirut one month after deadly blast

Authorities have not revealed a cause of the fire, which burned oil and tires at the port’s duty-free zone.
  • Sep 10, 2020