Sarah Dadouch

Beirut, Lebanon

Correspondent covering the Middle East

Education: University of California at Berkeley, BA in political science; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Sarah Dadouch is a Beirut-based correspondent covering Syria and Lebanon, as well as the Gulf, for The Washington Post. Previously, she was a Reuters correspondent in Beirut, Riyadh and Istanbul covering Lebanon, Syria, the Gulf and Turkey. She grew up in Damascus, Syria.
Latest from Sarah Dadouch

What time is it? In Lebanon, no one is sure.

The Lebanese prime minister's attempt to help Muslims fasting for Ramadan by delaying the start of daylight saving time led to widespread derision and confusion.

March 27, 2023

Iran and Saudi Arabia set to restore ties after mediation by China

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran in 2016 after the Saudi Embassy in Tehran was attacked and burned by Iranian protesters.

March 10, 2023

When the earth shook: Recounting the moments quakes hit Turkey, Syria

At 4:17 a.m. on Feb. 6, millions of people in Turkey and Syria were shaken out of their beds by an epochal earthquake. This is what it was like to live through it.

March 8, 2023

    The ancient Turkish city that ceased to exist after the earthquakes

    The two massive earthquakes on Feb. 6 spread destruction across southern Turkey, but the devastation in Antakya stands out.

    February 24, 2023

    ‘We had hope’: Antakya residents left to dig out themselves and their dead

    The historic city of Antakya was among the places most ravaged by the earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria. But many residents said they were left to dig out on their own.

    February 20, 2023

    Facing anger after quakes, Syrians in Turkey wonder again: Where do we go?

    Already used to discrimination in Turkey before the quakes, Syrians now face new insecurity, and are wrestling with the familiar question of what to do next.

    February 17, 2023

    Toll from quakes passes 21,000; Turkey builds makeshift cemetery

    The United Nations said a convoy of six trucks carrying humanitarian aid crossed into northwestern Syria.

    February 9, 2023

    Nowhere to run: Quake displaces Syrians in rebel enclave, again

    Syria's northwest rebel enclave was already a war zone with little infrastructure; the quake has hammered a uniquely vulnerable population already displaced by the conflict.

    February 9, 2023

    Why is it so hard to help Syria’s earthquake victims?

    The earthquake has compounded a dire situation in Idlib province, which has been under bombardment for years. Foreign sanctions on Syria also complicate the situation.

    February 8, 2023

    Death toll in Turkey, Syria earthquakes rises to nearly 8,000

    The 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which left rescuers racing against the cold, devastated southern Turkey and northwest Syria.

    February 7, 2023