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LizSly

Liz Sly

Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond. RT=Gosh, hmm or huh. Likes are my filing cabinet, not “likes”.

Beirut, Iraq, Syria if only

Joined on 22 April, 2009

http://www.washingtonpost.com

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Replying to @timourazhari: #Breaking: The Lebanese man who died after riots in Tripoli last night was "shot in the lower back," director of Nini Hos…

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#Breaking: The Lebanese man who died after riots in Tripoli last night was "shot in the lower back," director of Nini Hospital where he was treated tells me.

Omar Tayba arrived at 9:40pm in critical condition, was operated on but died at dawn

Security forces had used live ammo.

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Replying to @Joyce_Karam: JUST IN: WSJ reporting that Biden Admin is freezing some arms sales to Saudi & UAE as part of review of transactions made…

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JUST IN: WSJ reporting that Biden Admin is freezing some arms sales to Saudi & UAE as part of review of transactions made under Trump.

US Official tells me it's "routine admin. action typical to most any transition, demonstrates commitment to transparency and good governance."

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Replying to @RichardJSpencer: Great scoop by @sameralatrush for @thetimes tonight

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Quoted @SameralAtrush

Exclusive: A Russian Pantsir air defence missile system captured on a Libyan battlefield was flown intact to a US air base in Germany in a covert mission, The Times has learnt.

Great scoop by @sameralatrush for @thetimes tonight

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Replying to @shashib: Between our doom scroll & sour dough baking, it may be worth while to read this article by @LizSly

What happened to our worl…

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Replying to @Katulis: The population of the Middle East has grown by 70 million in the past decade & it is expected to increase by an additional 120…

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The population of the Middle East has grown by 70 million in the past decade & it is expected to increase by an additional 120 million by 2030, according to World Bank figures and United Nations forecasts.

Read @LizSly @washingtonpost

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Replying to @CarolineRose8: So many fantastic reads today as the world commemorates the 10th anniversary of #TahrirSquare and the #EgyptianRevolutio

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Replying to @ishaantharoor: Today’s column, the tragic legacy of the Arab Spring, drawing from the insights of @lizsly, @kimghattas, @nesrinemalik,…

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Today’s column, the tragic legacy of the Arab Spring, drawing from the insights of @lizsly, @kimghattas, @nesrinemalik, @hisham_melhem and others

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Between our doom scroll & sour dough baking, it may be worth while to read this article by @LizSly

What happened to our world (there is one you know!) since Arab Spring. What happens in the world affects all of us in some way or the other.

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So many fantastic reads today as the world commemorates the 10th anniversary of #TahrirSquare and the #EgyptianRevolution.

I want to recommend a few that stuck out and illustrated the deep complexity of the #ArabSpring uprisings as well as what lessons we should draw from them.

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Replying to @BazziNYU: I once interviewed Abu Nidal’s neighbors in Baghdad.

They said he was a nice, quiet guy who gave out treats to kids in the…

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Replying to @Richard_RSC: The insightful @LizSly - "The unfinished business of the Arab Spring"

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Replying to @ErikaSolomon: About 11 yrs ago I left Syria after an Arabic fellowship and an editor joked I'd never return: "there's no news there". 1…

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Quoted @washingtonpost

Ten years ago, the Arab Spring swept across the Middle East. Today, the hopes awakened by the pro-democracy uprisings have vanished—but the underlying conditions that drove the unrest are as acute as ever.

About 11 yrs ago I left Syria after an Arabic fellowship and an editor joked I'd never return: "there's no news there". 10 yrs ago, the Arab Spring transformed people's lives across the region, mine too. It can be hard to look back. Here's a great overview by @LizSly.

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Replying to @KoriSchake: “Repressive states always look stable, but when a government relies on coercion as a primary means of survival, it’s inhere…

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“Repressive states always look stable, but when a government relies on coercion as a primary means of survival, it’s inherently unstable.” Smart @tcwittes in an excellent article by @LizSly

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Replying to @wammezz: “I don’t think we’re going to see any stability as long as dictators and military intelligence agencies continue to suffocate…

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Replying to @vali_nasr: .⁦@LizSly⁩ great piece on 10 year anniversary Arab Spring: hopes awakened by the protests have vanished — but the underlying…

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Replying to @hxhassan: This by @LizSly is an excellent reportage on the state of affairs across the Middle East and North Africa 10 years since the…

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This by @LizSly is an excellent reportage on the state of affairs across the Middle East and North Africa 10 years since the most historic events of 2011 shook the region, probably changing many societies and nations forever.

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Replying to @Sohrab_Farid: @LizSly brilliantly captures the unfulfilled promise of the 2011, and how the underlying conditions are as acute as ever:…

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Replying to @leloveluck: "If there is one overriding lesson from the Arab Spring, it is that tyranny can quell dissent as long as leaders exert enou…

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Replying to @joshua_landis: The unfinished business of the Arab Spring
By @LizSly

Must read because of the excellent statistics & graphics on the…

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The unfinished business of the Arab Spring
By @LizSly

Must read because of the excellent statistics & graphics on the terrible state of Middle East economies, contributed by Júlia Ledur @juledurg

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@LizSly brilliantly captures the unfulfilled promise of the 2011, and how the underlying conditions are as acute as ever:

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Replying to @raghavanWaPo: “We didn’t achieve anything we aimed for. Things got worse.” First story in our Lost Decade series on the Arab Spring. 10…

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“I don’t think we’re going to see any stability as long as dictators and military intelligence agencies continue to suffocate society,”

10 years after the start of the Arab Spring, @LizSly reflects in this thoughtful and confronting piece on its legacy

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Replying to @mrchavezphoto: The first installment of a powerful and important series of stories from @washingtonpost This from @LizSly https://t.co/…

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Quoted @raghavanWaPo

“We didn’t achieve anything we aimed for. Things got worse.” First story in our Lost Decade series on the Arab Spring. 10 years later, economic and political setbacks plague the MidEast. Via ⁦@LizSly⁩ on today’s anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolts.

The first installment of a powerful and important series of stories from @washingtonpost This from @LizSly

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.⁦@LizSly⁩ great piece on 10 year anniversary Arab Spring: hopes awakened by the protests have vanished — but the underlying conditions that drove the unrest are as acute as ever.

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"If there is one overriding lesson from the Arab Spring, it is that tyranny can quell dissent as long as leaders exert enough force or offer enough incentives." - @LizSly.

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The insightful @LizSly - "The unfinished business of the Arab Spring"

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Quoted @CNN

In her Ohio hometown, Jessica Watkins is known as a veteran who runs a bar. To the FBI, she's a militant leader who stormed the US Capitol.

I once interviewed Abu Nidal’s neighbors in Baghdad.

They said he was a nice, quiet guy who gave out treats to kids in the neighborhood.

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