Kareem FahimKareem Fahim is the Istanbul bureau chief and a Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post. He previously spent 11 years at the New York Times, covering the Arab world as a Cairo-based correspondent, among other assignments. Kareem also worked as a reporter at the Village Voice.https://www.washingtonpost.comMon, 15 May 2023 03:41:50 +00001hourly1Erdogan claims lead amid contested vote count in Turkey electionhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/14/turkey-erdogan-election-opposition-kilicdaroglu/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/14/turkey-erdogan-election-opposition-kilicdaroglu/Kareem Fahim, Murat Oztaskin, Zeynep KaratasMon, 15 May 2023 00:08:19 +0000A pivotal election between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu was thrown into chaos late Sunday amid a dispute over the vote count.Facing toughest election in years, Turkey’s Erdogan lashes out https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/12/turkey-erdogan-election-opposition-kilicdaroglu/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/12/turkey-erdogan-election-opposition-kilicdaroglu/Kareem FahimFri, 12 May 2023 21:07:23 +0000Erdogan's rancorous rhetoric reflects the pressures and peril of an election unlike any other during his two decades as Turkey's dominant political figure. Turkey elections: Erdogan’s challenger vows to end ‘authoritarian rule’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/10/turkey-election-erdogan-opposition-kilicdaroglu/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/10/turkey-election-erdogan-opposition-kilicdaroglu/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasWed, 10 May 2023 17:09:28 +0000“Turkey is a country of prohibitions," Kemal Kilicdaroglu told The Post in an interview this week. "When we are in power, Turkey will be a country of freedom.”From his kitchen table, Erdogan’s challenger gets his message outhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/07/turkey-election-erdogan-kilicdaroglu-opposition/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/07/turkey-election-erdogan-kilicdaroglu-opposition/Zeynep Karatas, Kareem FahimSun, 07 May 2023 06:00:00 +0000Shut out of mainstream media ahead of Turkey's May 14 election, the main opposition candidate has put out videos online laying out his vision for a Turkey after Erdogan.Turkey elections: Are voters ready to move on from Erdogan? https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/05/turkey-elections-erdogan-opposition-voters/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/05/05/turkey-elections-erdogan-opposition-voters/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasFri, 05 May 2023 06:00:04 +0000In interviews across Istanbul, voters expressed anxiety about the state of their finances ahead of pivotal presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14.A new threat rises in earthquake-battered Turkey: Mountains of rubblehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/04/25/turkey-earthquake-recovery-samandag-rubble/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/04/25/turkey-earthquake-recovery-samandag-rubble/Kareem FahimTue, 25 Apr 2023 07:32:04 +0000In Samandag, the dump sites are another blow to a wounded town, sparking protests by residents and environmental activists, and fears of future health problems.China hosts rare meeting of top diplomats from Saudi Arabia and Iranhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2023/04/06/iran-saudi-arabia-china-yemen/https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2023/04/06/iran-saudi-arabia-china-yemen/Kareem Fahim, Sarah DadouchThu, 06 Apr 2023 13:16:50 +0000The meeting was the latest sign of easing tensions between between Iran and Saudi Arabia, whose enmity has fueled instability across the Middle East.Turkey approves Finland’s NATO bid, clearing path for it to join alliancehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/30/turkey-finland-nato-vote/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/30/turkey-finland-nato-vote/Emily Rauhala, Annabelle Timsit, Kareem FahimThu, 30 Mar 2023 21:57:51 +0000Finland and Sweden applied to join the military bloc after Russia invaded Ukraine. Turkey has still not approved Sweden's bid.Ukraine live briefing: Grain deal extended; Putin’s ICC arrest warrant is justified, Biden sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/18/russia-ukraine-war-news/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/18/russia-ukraine-war-news/Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset, Justine McDaniel, Nick Parker, Claire Parker, Andrea Salcedo, Kareem FahimSat, 18 Mar 2023 16:00:22 +0000The United Nations and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who brokered the grain deal, did not say how long this extension will last.Turkey backs Finland for NATO membership, snubs Sweden https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/17/finland-nato-turkey-erdogan/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/17/finland-nato-turkey-erdogan/Emily Rauhala, Kareem FahimFri, 17 Mar 2023 17:03:14 +0000Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played spoiler for much of the past 10 months. When the earth shook: Recounting the moments quakes hit Turkey, Syriahttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/08/turkey-syria-moment-of-earthquake/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/08/turkey-syria-moment-of-earthquake/Louisa Loveluck, Kareem Fahim, Sarah Dadouch, Marc Fisher, Zeynep KaratasWed, 08 Mar 2023 17:47:51 +0000At 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.Turkey’s opposition chooses candidate to challenge Erdogan in May electionhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/06/turkey-election-erdogan-opposition-kilicdaroglu/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/06/turkey-election-erdogan-opposition-kilicdaroglu/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasMon, 06 Mar 2023 21:24:46 +0000After days of infighting, a Turkish opposition alliance announced that they had chosen a veteran political leader to face Erdogan in pivotal May elections.Years of warnings and inaction in Turkish city destroyed by earthquakeshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/02/turkey-earthquake-adiyaman-construction-destruction/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/02/turkey-earthquake-adiyaman-construction-destruction/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep Karatas, Samuel OakfordThu, 02 Mar 2023 17:27:50 +0000Adiyaman wasn't ready for a powerful quake, experts told the government. But little was done to protect residents in the city’s most vulnerable structures.At least 3 dead as another strong earthquake hits Turkey-Syria border https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/20/quake-turkey-syria-monday/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/20/quake-turkey-syria-monday/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasMon, 20 Feb 2023 21:14:09 +0000A strong earthquake rattled southern Turkey and northern Syria late Monday, sparking panic in a region devasted two weeks ago by powerful temblors that ripped through cities and towns and have killed more than 46,000 people. Quakes toll passes 23,000 as search continues in Turkey, Syriahttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/10/turkey-syria-earthquake-aid-rescue/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/10/turkey-syria-earthquake-aid-rescue/Kareem Fahim, Siobhán O'Grady, Claire ParkerFri, 10 Feb 2023 23:29:15 +0000Several people were rescued alive from under the rubble in Turkey on Friday, providing a rare moment of optimism as survivors grappled with the disaster's aftermath. Turkey-Syria quake live briefing: U.S. military launches relief mission as death toll tops 23,000 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/10/turkey-syria-earthquake-death-toll-updates/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/10/turkey-syria-earthquake-death-toll-updates/Ellen Francis, Niha Masih, Claire Parker, Kareem Fahim, Dan LamotheFri, 10 Feb 2023 19:25:20 +0000It was not immediately clear how the U.S. military also might assist in Syria, where the United States maintains a limited counterterrorism mission.In a swelling Turkish cemetery, a glimpse of the earthquakes’ rising toll https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/09/turkey-syria-quake-rescue-aid/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/09/turkey-syria-quake-rescue-aid/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasFri, 10 Feb 2023 04:38:53 +0000The expansion of a burial ground in southern Turkey is a sign of the overwhelming task to come, as more bodies are pulled hourly from collapsed buildings. Toll from quakes passes 21,000; Turkey builds makeshift cemeteryhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/09/turkey-syria-earthquake-death-count-updates/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/09/turkey-syria-earthquake-death-count-updates/Kareem Fahim, Sarah Dadouch, Ellen Francis, Rachel Pannett, Claire ParkerFri, 10 Feb 2023 01:29:07 +0000The United Nations said a convoy of six trucks carrying humanitarian aid crossed into northwestern Syria.Erdogan tours Turkey’s disaster zone as death toll climbs past 15,000 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/08/turkey-syria-earthquake-damage-rescue/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/08/turkey-syria-earthquake-damage-rescue/Louisa Loveluck, Kareem Fahim, Zeynep Karatas, Leo Sands, Ellen Francis, Erin CunninghamThu, 09 Feb 2023 02:05:46 +0000Monday’s earthquake and its aftershocks leveled towns and cities across Turkey and Syria, compounding existing humanitarian crises and creating new ones. Earthquake survivors scramble for international aid https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimWed, 08 Feb 2023 23:07:34 +0000As foreign rescuers arrive, Turkish earthquake survivors scramble for aidhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/08/turkey-syria-earthquake-rescue-aid/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/08/turkey-syria-earthquake-rescue-aid/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasWed, 08 Feb 2023 22:34:00 +0000Help began to arrive to quake-ravaged parts of southern Turkey, but the distribution was at times scattershot and chaotic. Erdogan tours disaster zone in Turkey as death toll climbs past 11,000https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comLouisa Loveluck, Kareem Fahim, Leo Sands, Ellen FrancisWed, 08 Feb 2023 19:02:15 +0000In a Turkish town shattered by the earthquake, death is everywherehttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasWed, 08 Feb 2023 16:24:03 +0000Inside hard-hit city’s chaotic humanitarian aid effortshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimWed, 08 Feb 2023 12:34:07 +0000In a Turkish town shattered by the earthquake, death is everywherehttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasWed, 08 Feb 2023 02:35:19 +0000In a Turkish town shattered by the earthquake, death is everywhere https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/07/turkey-syria-earthquake-aid-rescue/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/07/turkey-syria-earthquake-aid-rescue/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasTue, 07 Feb 2023 23:35:19 +0000As hope for the missing dissolved, there were bursts of sorrow and anger, in terrible scenes that played out on what seemed like every block in the town of Nurdagi.Despair and glimmers of hope in scramble to save earthquake survivorshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/07/turkey-syria-earthquake-rescue-cold/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/07/turkey-syria-earthquake-rescue-cold/Adam Taylor, Kareem Fahim, Sarah Dadouch, Maham JavaidTue, 07 Feb 2023 22:57:48 +0000With more than 7,000 people dead, a figure set to rise, Monday's earthquakes, which devastated Turkey and Syria, were among the deadliest of the 21st century.In several districts of Nurdagi, a town of...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasTue, 07 Feb 2023 14:20:48 +0000More than 7,800 people rescued, state media reportshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Louisa Loveluck, Sarah Dadouch, Zeynep Karatas, Carolyn Y. JohnsonTue, 07 Feb 2023 04:01:38 +0000More than 4,000 killed in Turkey, Syria after powerful earthquake and aftershockshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/05/turkey-earthquake-istanbul-death-toll/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/05/turkey-earthquake-istanbul-death-toll/Kareem Fahim, Sarah Dadouch, Kelly Kasulis Cho, Niha Masih, Zeynep Karatas, Annabelle Timsit, Adam Taylor, Paulina Villegas, Ben BraschTue, 07 Feb 2023 04:01:17 +0000The first earthquake occurred in Kahramanmaras province, north of Gaziantep, near the Syrian border. A second major one was recorded in south-central Turkey near Ekinozu.More than 7,800 people rescued, state media reportshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Louisa Loveluck, Sarah Dadouch, Zeynep Karatas, Carolyn Y. JohnsonTue, 07 Feb 2023 02:17:13 +0000Powerful earthquake devastates Turkey and Syria; death toll mountshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/06/turkey-syria-earthquake/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/02/06/turkey-syria-earthquake/Kareem Fahim, Louisa Loveluck, Sarah Dadouch, Zeynep Karatas, Carolyn Y. JohnsonTue, 07 Feb 2023 01:55:39 +0000A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in southern Turkey and a series of powerful aftershocks killed more than 3,000 people in Turkey and neighboring Syria.The scene in Sanliurfa: At 10 p.m., digging for survivors continueshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep Karatas Mon, 06 Feb 2023 20:59:21 +0000Hospitals in Hatay province ‘destroyed,’ governor says https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimMon, 06 Feb 2023 06:32:25 +0000Turkish media: 5 dead in Osmaniye province, 23 in Malatya, 17 in Sanliurfahttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimMon, 06 Feb 2023 04:15:22 +0000Turkey’s geography makes it no stranger to deadly earthquakeshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKelly Kasulis Cho, Kareem FahimMon, 06 Feb 2023 03:56:21 +0000Facing hardest election yet, Turkey’s Erdogan woos voters with ‘good news’https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/01/28/turkey-election-erdogan-economy-inflation/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/01/28/turkey-election-erdogan-economy-inflation/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasSat, 28 Jan 2023 07:00:52 +0000Despite his stature, at home and abroad, Erdogan is more vulnerable than ever before, as the public is battered by historically high inflation. Turkish court sentences Erdogan rival to prison for insulting officialshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/12/14/turkey-erdogan-ekrem-imamoglu/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/12/14/turkey-erdogan-ekrem-imamoglu/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasWed, 14 Dec 2022 18:42:25 +0000Recent polls have shown that Ekrem Imamoglu is among a small group of opposition figures who could defeat Erdogan in June's consequential presidential election.Morocco’s World Cup win lifts a legion of Arab fans https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/12/07/world-cup-arabs-morocco-solidarity/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/12/07/world-cup-arabs-morocco-solidarity/Kareem FahimWed, 07 Dec 2022 15:43:55 +0000The rare sense of Middle Eastern solidarity has come as a pleasant surprise, bringing together citizens whose governments have often been hostile to one other.After enduring insults and threats, Iranian team exits World Cup https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/29/iran-usa-world-cup-protests/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/29/iran-usa-world-cup-protests/Kareem Fahim, Ishaan TharoorWed, 30 Nov 2022 00:33:21 +0000The players on Iran’s national soccer team braved a firestorm, even before they were defeated by the United States on Tuesday.For Iran, tensions over protests persist at the World Cuphttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimTue, 29 Nov 2022 18:15:03 +0000U.S. Soccer briefly alters Iran’s flag on social mediahttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/27/usmnt-twitter-iran-flag-change/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/27/usmnt-twitter-iran-flag-change/Kareem Fahim, Steven GoffSun, 27 Nov 2022 22:39:17 +0000In a statement, the U.S. Soccer Federation, which oversees the national teams, said the decision was made to “show support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights.” At the Saudi-Qatari border, calm gives way to giddy World Cup excitementhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/26/saudi-fans-world-cup-qatar/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/26/saudi-fans-world-cup-qatar/Chuck Culpepper, Kareem FahimSun, 27 Nov 2022 00:13:57 +0000Qatar's only land border is a quiet stretch of desert — and a bustling meeting point for Saudi soccer fans fired up by a historic upset of Argentina.Iran’s World Cup victory stirs joy, but tensions over protests persisthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/25/iran-wales-world-cup-victory-protests/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/25/iran-wales-world-cup-victory-protests/Kareem FahimFri, 25 Nov 2022 17:33:50 +0000The looming backdrop to Iran’s World Cup campaign is a nationwide protest movement back home targeting its clerical leadership, and the tensions are spilling onto the field.Iran arrests soccer’s Voria Ghafouri amid scrutiny of World Cup teamhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimFri, 25 Nov 2022 11:00:16 +0000Iran’s players, who stayed silent during the playing...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimFri, 25 Nov 2022 10:03:00 +0000Iran arrests soccer’s Voria Ghafouri amid scrutiny of World Cup team https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/24/voria-ghafouri-iran-arrest-world-cup-soccer-football/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/24/voria-ghafouri-iran-arrest-world-cup-soccer-football/Kareem FahimThu, 24 Nov 2022 20:35:04 +0000The player, Voria Ghafouri, is a critic of the government. Players are under scrutiny for statements in favor of Iran's antigovernment protest movement. World Cup highlights: Saudi Arabia steals the show in Qatarhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/22/world-cup-live-updates/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/22/world-cup-live-updates/Cindy Boren, Noah Davis, Glynn A. Hill, Matt Bonesteel, Chuck Culpepper, Kareem FahimTue, 22 Nov 2022 21:21:24 +0000Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina to open a day that also included defending champion France rolling to a win and a pair of draws from Denmark-Tunisia and Mexico-Poland.A huge cheer for Hannibal Mejbri as he...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimTue, 22 Nov 2022 14:46:11 +0000In the spotlight, Iran’s World Cup team silently nods to protests at homehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/21/iran-world-cup-protests-anthem/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/21/iran-world-cup-protests-anthem/Kareem Fahim, Miriam BergerMon, 21 Nov 2022 18:21:42 +0000The appearance of Team Melli in Qatar is being closely watched — and not just for how it performs, as each side in the divided country looks for their support.World Cup highlights: Netherlands outlasts Senegal; England routs Iranhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/22/world-cup-scores/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/22/world-cup-scores/Cindy Boren, Matt Bonesteel, Scott Allen, Chuck Culpepper, Kareem FahimMon, 21 Nov 2022 18:12:48 +0000England beat Iran and the Netherlands beat Senegal before the United States took on Wales.Host Qatar revels in World Cup opener, then suffers a deflating losshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/20/world-cup-starts-qatar-ecuador/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/20/world-cup-starts-qatar-ecuador/Chuck Culpepper, Kareem FahimSun, 20 Nov 2022 22:28:46 +0000World Cup host Qatar took a 2-0 manhandling from Ecuador and Enner Valencia, who scored both goals.World leaders attending the tournament as guests of...https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimSun, 20 Nov 2022 15:24:15 +0000The World Cup is a high-stakes test for Qatarhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimSun, 20 Nov 2022 14:43:20 +0000World Cup highlights: Ecuador beats Qatar to kick things offhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/20/world-cup-scores-qatar-ecuador/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/20/world-cup-scores-qatar-ecuador/Matt Bonesteel, Scott Allen, Chuck Culpepper, Kareem FahimSun, 20 Nov 2022 18:00:22 +0000The 2022 World Cup got underway Sunday, and Ecuador beat Qatar in the tournament opener.For Qatar, the World Cup is a high-stakes test and a show of clout https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/19/qatar-world-cup-2022/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/19/qatar-world-cup-2022/Kareem FahimSat, 19 Nov 2022 23:32:18 +0000For all Qatar’s progress, the country will be tested over the next month as it hosts the World Cup, inviting a rare degree of scrutiny and criticism.Families of migrant workers who died in Qatar are waiting for answers https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/18/qatar-world-cup-migrant-workers/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/18/qatar-world-cup-migrant-workers/Niha Masih, Anant Gupta, Kareem FahimFri, 18 Nov 2022 14:58:18 +0000The unexplained deaths of thousands of migrant workers during Qatar’s preparations for the World Cup have tarnished the tournament, human rights groups say.Qatar, in reversal, bans alcohol sales at World Cup stadiumshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/18/qatar-world-cup-beer/https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/18/qatar-world-cup-beer/Kareem Fahim, Claire HealyFri, 18 Nov 2022 13:45:54 +0000Qatar strictly limits the sale of alcohol and bans its consumption in public places. It has rolled back exceptions for the World Cup.Turkey accuses Kurdish militants in deadly Istanbul bombinghttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/14/turkey-istanbul-explosion-suspect-arrested/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/14/turkey-istanbul-explosion-suspect-arrested/Kareem Fahim, Annabelle TimsitMon, 14 Nov 2022 12:47:44 +0000Police detained dozens of people, including a Syrian woman, in connection with the attack.Six dead after ‘attack’ on busy Istanbul shopping district, Erdogan sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/13/istanbul-turkey-explosion-istiklal/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/13/istanbul-turkey-explosion-istiklal/Kareem Fahim, Annabelle TimsitMon, 14 Nov 2022 08:10:40 +0000The explosion occurred on Istiklal Avenue, a popular tourist thoroughfare, as the street was filled with Sunday shoppers.Turkey deports hundreds of Syrian refugees, Human Rights Watch sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/24/syria-turkey-refugees-deportation/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/24/syria-turkey-refugees-deportation/Kareem FahimMon, 24 Oct 2022 13:08:47 +0000The allegations were the latest sign of a surging hostility toward Syrians in Turkey, which hosts at least 4 million refugees and asylum seekers.The World Cup is only a month away. Will Qatar be ready?https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/20/qatar-world-cup-2022-doha/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/20/qatar-world-cup-2022-doha/Kareem Fahim, Steven GoffThu, 20 Oct 2022 18:53:52 +0000Qatar’s great virtue as World cup host — its small size, which allows for speedy travel between stadiums for fans and teams alike — is also a potential liability.Explosion in Turkish coal mine kills 41, authorities sayhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/15/turkey-bartin-coal-mine-explosion/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/15/turkey-bartin-coal-mine-explosion/Zeynep Karatas, Kareem FahimSat, 15 Oct 2022 18:46:43 +0000An explosion in a Turkish coal mine in Bartin has killed at least 40 people and the fate of one miner is unclear, authorities said. U.S., Saudi Arabia spar over decision to cut oil productionhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/13/saudi-opec-oil-production-biden/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/13/saudi-opec-oil-production-biden/Karen DeYoung, Kareem FahimThu, 13 Oct 2022 09:13:40 +0000The White House denounced the OPEC Plus decision to cut production, which could raise oil prices, ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.As Iran protests persist, supreme leader blames foreigners for unrest https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/03/iran-protests-khamenei-hijab-mahsa/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/03/iran-protests-khamenei-hijab-mahsa/Kareem Fahim, Babak DehghanpishehMon, 03 Oct 2022 21:45:43 +0000Khamenei said Mahsa Amini’s death “broke our hearts” but called the reaction “unnatural,” according to the semiofficial Tasnim news agency, as protests continued.The Russian men fleeing mobilization, and leaving everything behindhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep Karatas, Robyn DixonFri, 30 Sep 2022 06:30:39 +0000The Russian men fleeing mobilization, and leaving everything behindhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/28/russia-turkey-partial-mobilization-ukraine/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/28/russia-turkey-partial-mobilization-ukraine/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep Karatas, Robyn DixonWed, 28 Sep 2022 08:00:27 +0000Putin’s announcement of a military mobilization of Russian reservists for his war in Ukraine has set off a frenzied dash for the country’s borders.Iran president threatens ‘decisive’ response as protests continuehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/25/iran-protests-mahsa-amini/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/25/iran-protests-mahsa-amini/Kareem Fahim, Babak DehghanpishehMon, 26 Sep 2022 08:50:27 +0000The protests are the largest since nationwide demonstrations three years ago and have posed a growing challenge to Iran’s hardline clerical establishment. More than 70 migrants perish while fleeing Lebanon after boat sinkshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/23/lebanon-migrant-ship-sink/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/23/lebanon-migrant-ship-sink/Kareem Fahim, Sarah DadouchFri, 23 Sep 2022 15:14:01 +0000It is the deadliest accident to date as thousands flee Lebanon's escalating economic meltdown.Anger against Iran’s ‘morality police’ erupts after death of Mahsa Aminihttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/21/iran-protests-mahsa-amini-hijab/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/21/iran-protests-mahsa-amini-hijab/Joyce Lee, Stefanie Le, Atthar Mirza, Babak Dehghanpisheh, Kareem FahimThu, 22 Sep 2022 19:46:07 +0000The death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Iran’s "morality police" has sparked demonstrations from the Kurdish west to the holy city of Qom. Iranian woman dies after detention by ‘morality police,’ stirring outragehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/16/iran-woman-dies-detention-police/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/16/iran-woman-dies-detention-police/Kareem FahimFri, 16 Sep 2022 21:22:46 +0000The death of Mahsa Amini, 22, has sparked outrage over the government’s increasingly strict enforcement of ultraconservative dress codes for women.Iraqi cleric orders supporters to retreat after clashes kill dozenshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/30/iraq-violence-protest-sadr-baghdad/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/30/iraq-violence-protest-sadr-baghdad/Mustafa Salim, Kareem FahimTue, 30 Aug 2022 17:58:12 +0000After the prominent cleric announced his retirement, his supporters descended on government buildings in 24 hours of deadly violence.Iraq protests turn deadly after prominent cleric quits politicshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/29/iraq-protests-sadr-presidential-palace/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/29/iraq-protests-sadr-presidential-palace/Mustafa Salim, Kareem FahimMon, 29 Aug 2022 20:34:30 +0000By late Monday evening, gunfire and explosions were rattling windows across Baghdad, as long-simmering political arguments gave way to heavy weapons. With nationalism rising, Turkey turns against refugees it once welcomedhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/21/turkey-immigrants-economy-erdogan/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/21/turkey-immigrants-economy-erdogan/Kareem FahimSun, 21 Aug 2022 07:00:10 +0000Turkey’s growing antipathy toward refugees is starting to resemble the attitudes in the rest of Europe toward those fleeing unrest.Russia turns to Turkey, other trading partners to blunt sanctions’ impacthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/05/russia-turkey-war-sanctions-trade/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/05/russia-turkey-war-sanctions-trade/Catherine Belton, Kareem FahimFri, 05 Aug 2022 20:23:54 +0000In a meeting in Sochi, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree for their nations to work more closely but release few specifics.Ukraine Live Briefing: Russia is using nuclear plant as ‘shield,’ situation ‘out of control,’ officials sayhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/03/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/03/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/Reis Thebault, Ellen Francis, Kareem Fahim, Sean Fanning, Claire Parker, Sammy WestfallThu, 04 Aug 2022 00:40:47 +0000The first grain ship to leave Odessa is headed to Lebanon with more than 26,000 metric tons of corn after a three-hour inspection Wednesday in Turkish waters.Ukraine Live Briefing: First grain shipment leaves Ukraine as Zelensky urges security for future food exportshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/01/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/01/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/Dalton Bennett, Jennifer Hassan, Kareem Fahim, Kendra Nichols, Adam Taylor, Reis ThebaultTue, 02 Aug 2022 01:59:58 +0000The Red Cross says access to Olenivka prison where Ukrainian POWs were killed has not been granted. First ship carrying grain leaves Odessa in deal to ease global food crisishttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/01/ukraine-grain-deal-odessa-shipments-resume/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/01/ukraine-grain-deal-odessa-shipments-resume/Dalton Bennett, Kareem FahimMon, 01 Aug 2022 17:06:18 +0000The ship’s departure came after a U.N.-brokered agreement to ease a global food crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion.Saudi crown prince engages in long handshake with Macron on rehabilitation tourhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/28/mbs-macron-france-khashoggi/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/28/mbs-macron-france-khashoggi/Rick Noack, Kareem FahimThu, 28 Jul 2022 20:04:03 +0000Mohammed bin Salman visited Greece and then France for the first time since the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Biden hailed Yemen truce in Saudi visit, but war is far from over https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/26/biden-yemen-truce-saudi/https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/26/biden-yemen-truce-saudi/Missy Ryan, Kareem FahimTue, 26 Jul 2022 18:56:05 +0000A week before a truce expires, Yemen’s warring parties appear far apart and a political solution to the conflict is not even on the horizon. Russia attacks Odessa port a day after signing grain deal, Ukraine sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/23/russian-strike-odessa-port-ukraine-grain/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/23/russian-strike-odessa-port-ukraine-grain/Ellen Francis, Kareem Fahim, Claire ParkerSat, 23 Jul 2022 20:57:40 +0000A Ukrainian official called Saturday's attack a “spit in the face” of the United Nations and Turkey, which brokered the grain export deal.Ukraine Live Briefing: Grain deal signed in Turkey; U.S. to send Ukraine more artillery https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/22/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/22/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/Julian Duplain, Grace Moon, Kareem Fahim, Robyn Dixon, Claire ParkerFri, 22 Jul 2022 23:49:10 +0000The United Nations says a deal Turkey has brokered between Russia and Ukraine will be signed later Friday to allow exports of grain from blockaded Ukrainian ports.Russia and Ukraine agree to release blockaded grain exports https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/22/ukraine-grain-deal-turkey-russia/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/22/ukraine-grain-deal-turkey-russia/Kareem FahimFri, 22 Jul 2022 19:27:43 +0000The grain agreement depends on goodwill that is in short supply, resting on Russian assurances it will not attack merchant ships or port facilities involved.Putin makes rare international trip to Iran amid isolation from the Westhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/19/putin-iran-ukraine-war-erdogan/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/19/putin-iran-ukraine-war-erdogan/Robyn Dixon, Kareem Fahim, Karina TsuiTue, 19 Jul 2022 21:19:59 +0000Putin’s trip comes days after Biden visited Israel and Saudi Arabia — a hint at Moscow’s plans to forge closer ties with Tehran in the face of Western sanctions.U.S. requests more information on UAE arrest of Khashoggi lawyerhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/19/asim-ghafoor-uae-khashoggi/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/19/asim-ghafoor-uae-khashoggi/John Hudson, Kareem FahimTue, 19 Jul 2022 07:54:51 +0000Asim Ghafoor's lawyer said there was no announcement of a previous conviction in absentia in the UAE, and the State Department said it didn't request his arrest.Three journalist deaths fit uneasily in Biden’s human rights pushhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/18/biden-journalist-killings/https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/18/biden-journalist-killings/Yasmeen Abutaleb, Kareem Fahim, Missy RyanMon, 18 Jul 2022 23:49:37 +0000Biden's response to three journalists' deaths highlights the challenge of elevating human rights while building a coalition against China and Russia. ‘Some progress’ in grain talks, Zelensky sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKendra Nichols, Kareem FahimThu, 14 Jul 2022 07:40:58 +0000Russia-Ukraine grain talks ‘extremely encouraging’ but no final deal reached, U.N. chief sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasWed, 13 Jul 2022 19:31:23 +0000Key Islamic State figure killed in Syria drone strike, U.S. sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/12/isis-leader-maher-al-agal-killed/https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/12/isis-leader-maher-al-agal-killed/Karoun Demirjian, Kareem FahimTue, 12 Jul 2022 18:02:49 +0000Maher al-Agal, who worked to build Islamic State networks outside of Iraq and Syria, was targeted along with an associate, the U.S. military said. Russia, Ukraine to discuss Black Sea ‘grain corridor,’ Turkey sayshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynap KaratasTue, 12 Jul 2022 14:07:54 +0000Iran says former British diplomat among several foreigners detainedhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/06/iran-uk-revolutionary-guards/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/06/iran-uk-revolutionary-guards/Erin Cunningham, Kareem FahimWed, 06 Jul 2022 23:24:55 +0000Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has accused the detainees of collecting soil samples in a prohibited area. Judge asks U.S. if Saudi crown prince should be immune from suithttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/03/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-mbs/https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/03/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-mbs/Kareem Fahim, Amy B WangSun, 03 Jul 2022 23:21:12 +0000The order comes days before Biden is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, a trip that has prompted accusations of Biden reversing his promise to make the country a "pariah" after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.War in Ukraine may threaten a Syrian lifeline for aid https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimSat, 02 Jul 2022 19:52:41 +0000War in Ukraine may threaten a Syrian lifeline for aidhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem FahimSat, 02 Jul 2022 02:30:21 +0000War in Ukraine may threaten displaced Syrians’ lifelinehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/01/syria-un-border-aid/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/01/syria-un-border-aid/Kareem FahimFri, 01 Jul 2022 20:03:43 +0000The aid lifeline for millions of people in northern Syria is up for debate in the Security Council, during worsening tensions over war in Ukraine. Erdogan: Sweden, Finland must ‘fulfill their duties’ of NATO agreementhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasThu, 30 Jun 2022 22:26:47 +0000Erdogan warns Sweden and Finland to ‘fulfill’ duties under NATO deal https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/29/nato-summit-turkey-erdogan-finland-sweden/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/29/nato-summit-turkey-erdogan-finland-sweden/Kareem Fahim, Erin Cunningham, Zeynep KaratasThu, 30 Jun 2022 21:33:01 +0000A trilateral agreement among Finland, Sweden and Turkey appears to give few concrete concessions to Ankara.Erdogan cites Turkey’s ‘security concerns’ before NATO summit, Biden meetinghttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comKareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasTue, 28 Jun 2022 12:05:11 +0000U.N. rights body says Israeli soldiers killed American journalist in West Bankhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/24/israel-un-shireen-american-journalist/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/24/israel-un-shireen-american-journalist/Shira Rubin, Kareem FahimFri, 24 Jun 2022 14:34:05 +0000Israeli authorities originally said the fatal shots came from Palestinian gunmen.Turkey’s Erdogan hosts Saudi crown prince, ending rift over Khashoggi murderhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/22/turkey-saudi-mbs-khashoggi/https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/22/turkey-saudi-mbs-khashoggi/Kareem Fahim, Zeynep KaratasWed, 22 Jun 2022 15:19:33 +0000Turkey was once a leading critic of Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi's murder, but an economic crisis has left it open to improving ties.