Tamer El-Ghobashy

Washington, D.C.

Assignment editor on The Washington Post's foreign desk

Education: New York University, BA in journalism, 2000

Tamer El-Ghobashy was an editor on The Washington Post’s foreign desk. He left The Post in October 2019.
Latest from Tamer El-Ghobashy

    Graffiti, glass and tear gas: Scenes of defiance from protesters in Hong Kong

    After shattering windows and forcing open metal shutters protecting the building, protesters stormed into the legislature of the semiautonomous territory in an unprecedented act of civil disobedience.

    July 1, 2019

    How scammers used a silicone mask and Skype to impersonate a French minister and steal $90 million

    The caper netted some $90 million that the conmen said was for the release of French hostages.

    June 20, 2019

    Hong Kong’s protests are about more than an extradition law. Here’s why.

    What is the law and why is China pushing for it?

    June 12, 2019

    Iranians are more worried about their battered economy than a war with the U.S.

    They say they are already living in a war economy because of severe U.S. sanctions.

    May 31, 2019

    Faced with relentless American pressure, Iran starts to hit back

    Tehran is seeking to exact a cost for U.S. sanctions that have battered its economy, but it wants to avoid all-out war.

    May 22, 2019

    Rocket lands near U.S. Embassy inside Baghdad’s Green Zone

    The rocket fell harmlessly but was seen as a warning shot to the United States amid escalating tensions with Iran.

    May 19, 2019

    Iran announces it will stop complying with parts of landmark nuclear deal

    Iran set a 60-day deadline for new terms to the nuclear accord amid a looming confrontation with United States.

    May 8, 2019

    Escalating Syrian and Russian airstrikes in rebel-held Idlib stoke fears of a final showdown

    The bombardment has killed about 100 civilians and driven tens of thousands from their homes.

    May 6, 2019

    For religious minorities targeted by ISIS, new schools and clinics. But where are the people?

    Despite nearly $300 million in U.S. assistance, many Christians and Yazidis see little future in Iraq.

    March 31, 2019