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

Why Turkey’s elections matter so much for the world

Turks headed to the polls in a pivotal election that gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan another term after 20 years in power.

May 28, 2023

Lebanon deporting refugees to Syria to face an uncertain fate

Once across the border, some of the men have disappeared into Syrian custody. Others are in hiding. Rights groups are calling for a halt to the deportations.

May 20, 2023

Dozens killed in stampede in Yemen’s capital during charity event

An official with the Houthi-run Interior Ministry said at least 78 people were killed in Sanaa, with dozens of others injured.

April 20, 2023

Saudi Arabia mends ties with Syria as part of regional diplomatic spree

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic push could reshape regional dynamics, analysts say, at a time of uncertainty about the future of U.S. engagement in the Middle East.

April 14, 2023

Israel launches strikes on Lebanon after major rocket barrage

The Israel Defense Forces said it struck infrastructure belonging to Hamas in southern Lebanon, as tensions continued to rise in the region.

April 6, 2023

China hosts rare meeting of top diplomats from Saudi Arabia and Iran

The meeting was the latest sign of easing tensions between between Iran and Saudi Arabia, whose enmity has fueled instability across the Middle East.

April 6, 2023

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