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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.
Tillerson tries to soothe badly strained relations with Turkey

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey for high-stakes talks aimed at calming Ankara's concerns over U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria while also warning Turkey to limit its military actions there.

Tillerson says Hezbollah is a threat to Lebanon and the region

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday delivered a warning to Lebanon’s leaders about Hezbollah, saying the Shiite Muslim movement’s arsenal and participation in foreign conflicts pose a threat to the country and the region.Speaking at news conference with the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad H...

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