Siobhán O'Grady

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo bureau chief

Education: Dickinson College

Siobhán O’Grady is The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, covering North Africa and Yemen. She previously reported on foreign affairs for The Post, including from Afghanistan, Lebanon and Cameroon. She also freelanced across sub-Saharan Africa and worked as a staff writer at Foreign Policy magazine.
Latest from Siobhán O'Grady

Libyans hope election will end a decade of strife but fear it will tear the country apart again

Presidential vote in late December could include two of the most divisive figures in recent Libyan history.

December 2, 2021

Gaddafi’s son to run for president of Libya as December election looms

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

November 14, 2021

How a Cairo bookshop beat the odds to write its own story

Detractors said Diwan Bookstore was bound to fail. But it transformed Egypt’s literary scene.

November 14, 2021

Yemen’s Houthi forces breach U.S. Embassy compound, detain local employees

Operations at the embassy have been suspended since 2015, and the State Department said that a “majority” of the detained staff were released.

November 12, 2021

Attack on journalists in Yemen shows it has become ‘death career,’ even away from the front line

A pregnant journalist was killed and her husband severely wounded in a car bombing in Aden this week.

November 11, 2021

The unlikeliest of sights amid Yemen’s war: Trees sculpted into whimsical forms

Not far from Marib’s front lines, gardeners find peace by transforming trees into art.

November 8, 2021

Both his children were dying. Yemen’s crisis forced him to choose only one to save.

With his infant son and daughter stricken by hunger, he could take just one to the hospital.

October 30, 2021

Under fire for abuses, Egypt releases human rights strategy to mixed reviews

The government says the new approach is not a response to pressure from the Biden administration.

October 5, 2021

Battle for the badlands

Yemen's seven-year civil war could turn on fierce fighting in the remote Marib province.

October 1, 2021

Scores of Afghan dual nationals, including Americans, leave from newly reopened Kabul airport

Diplomats say those allowed to leave also include German, Dutch, Canadian and British passport holders.

September 9, 2021