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Alexandra Zavis

Alexandra Zavis is a writer and editor on the Los Angeles Times' Foreign Desk who has reported from more than 40 countries. She spent a decade with the Associated Press, covering Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, among other war-torn places. Since joining The Times in 2006, she has served as a Baghdad correspondent and as a California reporter covering poverty and veterans issues. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Award for distinguished reporting on foreign affairs and was part of teams of reporters awarded the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for foreign correspondence and APME's International Perspective Award. She is a graduate of Oxford University and City University in London.
Saudi Arabia's first new cinema in decades holds its grand opening with a screening of 'Black Panther'

Saudi Arabia's first new movie theater in decades, an AMC Cinema, opens its doors Wednesday to a nation of movie lovers with a gala screening of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther."

In Syria's capital, U.S. strikes packed a jolt but didn't shake government's resolve

Fear gave way to defiance as residents of the Syrian capital who were jolted awake by a barrage of missiles early Monday realized that the response of the United States and its allies to an alleged poison gas attack against civilians would not be as severe as many had feared.

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