Claire Parker

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer

Education: Harvard University, BA in social studies with a minor in Middle Eastern studies and an Arabic language citation

Claire Parker covers international news for The Washington Post. She was previously a freelance journalist in Tunisia and an Overseas Press Club Foundation fellow with the Associated Press in Paris.
Latest from Claire Parker

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky meets pope, hails ‘important meeting for approaching victory’ alongside Italian PM

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Rome to meet the Italian prime minister and the pope Saturday.

May 13, 2023

Zelensky says ‘peace plan must be Ukrainian’ after meeting Pope Francis

Zelensky is rallying his European allies this weekend ahead of a planned counteroffensive on the battlefield.

May 13, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Wagner chief calls on Russian defense leaders to ‘stop lying’ about battlefield strength

The Ukrainian and Russian sides have given conflicting statements on whether Ukraine’s counteroffensive has begun, amid fierce fighting for the city of Bakhmut.

May 12, 2023

Will Turkey’s elections be free and fair? Here’s what to know.

Even as their country sinks deeper into authoritarianism, Turks love to vote — and have a real chance of reshaping their country’s politics.

May 12, 2023

Gunman kills five in attack in Tunisia during Jewish pilgrimage

The victims of the attack included two Jewish pilgrims, a 30-year-old Tunisian and a 42-year-old French national.

May 10, 2023

    What to know about Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

    Fighting around the power plant in southeastern Ukraine has raised fears of a nuclear catastrophe. Here’s what to know about the Zaporizhzhia facility.

    May 8, 2023

      The coronation of King Charles III: Memorable moments in photos and videos

      Photos and videos from the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

      May 6, 2023

      Ukraine live briefing: Head of Russia’s Wagner mercenaries lashes out at Moscow; drone attacks target Russian oil refinery

      Yevgeniy Prigozhin said he would withdraw his forces from Bakhmut on May 10, the day after Russia’s Victory Day military parade, due to insufficient ammunition.

      May 5, 2023

      Biden authorizes new sanctions on Sudan, says violence ‘must end’

      “The violence taking place in Sudan is a tragedy — and it is a betrayal of the Sudanese people’s clear demand for civilian government and a transition to democracy,” Biden said.

      May 4, 2023

      Seventh-grader kills 8 children in rare Serbia school shooting, police say

      Officials said a seventh-grader who is suspected of opening fire at a Belgrade school was detained. Authorities said six children and a teacher were injured.

      May 3, 2023