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William Branigin

Staff writerWashington, D.C.


Washington Post editors met with correspondent Jason Rezaian for two hours at a U.S. military hospital in Germany where he and two other freed Americans are being examined.

  • Jan 18, 2016

While the plane was airborne, the Obama administration announced new sanctions related to Iran’s ballistic missile program.

  • Jan 17, 2016

A plane carrying Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and other Americans took off Sunday from Tehran.

  • Jan 17, 2016

Jason Rezaian and three other detained Americans flew out of Tehran on Sunday after a nuclear deal with Iran was formally implemented. A fifth American left separately on Saturday.

  • Jan 17, 2016

The Vienna-based IAEA is expected to verify that Iran has met the terms of a landmark nuclear deal.

  • Jan 16, 2016

Rezaian was arrested in Tehran with his wife in July 2014 and was tried by a Revolutionary Court on espionage and other charges.

  • Oct 12, 2015

An Israeli soldier shot an Arab who stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv.

  • Oct 8, 2015

The lawyer and lawmaker played major roles in ousting two Philippine presidents who abused their power.

  • Oct 7, 2015

Work was underway at the compound less than two weeks before the annual hajj Islamic pilgrimage.

  • Sep 11, 2015

The House speaker pushes back against criticism from the right.

  • Dec 11, 2013
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William Branigin writes and edits breaking news. He previously was a reporter on the Post’s national and local staffs and spent 19 years overseas, reporting in Southeast Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Europe. Before joining the Post in 1979, he was a wire service reporter in Paris and a freelancer in Tehran and Beirut. He later served as the Post’s bureau chief in Bangkok, Mexico City and Manila.
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