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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.
Confined to Gaza, performers find a way to break free — without crossing borders

A blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt has made travel to and from the Gaza Strip impossible for most artists. But with the help of technology, performers in Gaza and London have found a way to collaborate on a virtual stage.

Dozens killed — many of them children — in Saudi coalition airstrike on a bus in Yemen

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus in a market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 20 people, including children, and wounding as many as 35.

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