Miriam Berger

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering Middle East, Foreign Affairs

Education: Wesleyan University, BA in College Social Studies ; Oxford University, MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Miriam Berger is a staff writer with The Washington Post's foreign news desk in Washington, D.C. She was previously based in Jerusalem and Cairo and has freelance reported around the Middle East, as well as parts of Africa and Central Asia. She has a master's degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University and is a former Fulbright research fellow in Egypt.
Latest from Miriam Berger

    What’s behind the fighting in Sudan, and what is at stake?

    Sudan's military is battling the RSF, a paramilitary group — a conflict that has unleashed countrywide violence. The United States has evacuated embassy staff.

    April 24, 2023

    For protesters pardoned in Iran, freedom comes with no guarantees

    The Washington Post spoke to three Iranians affected by a recent amnesty, as the authorities seek to restore order after months of anti-government protests.

    April 24, 2023

    Abortion pill at heart of Supreme Court ruling is approved in over 90 countries

    The Supreme Court ruling on mifepristone — amid legal wrangling over abortion — place the U.S. on a different trajectory from much of the rest of the world.

    April 21, 2023

    Dozens killed in stampede in Yemen’s capital during charity event

    An official with the Houthi-run Interior Ministry said at least 78 people were killed in Sanaa, with dozens of others injured.

    April 20, 2023

    Iran steps up enforcement of mandatory hijab for women

    After months of women-led protests, Iranian authorities are cracking down on those who do not wear a headscarf in public.

    April 16, 2023

    The key countries and revelations from the Pentagon document leak

    The leaked documents contain references to countries all over the world, ranging from China to Haiti.

    April 12, 2023

    Serbia denies it sent weapons to Ukraine, as leaked document claims

    The country is among a handful in Europe that have not issued sanctions targeting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

    April 12, 2023

    Ukraine live briefing: Leaked U.S. intelligence assessment says war in Ukraine unlikely to end this year

    Serbia, which has sought to appear nonaligned between Russia and the West, denied the leaked report that it may be providing lethal aid to Ukraine.

    April 12, 2023

    How U.S. friends and foes have responded to leaked Pentagon documents

    The Pentagon is working “around-the-clock” to determine the scope of any leaked material and the impact its spread could have, a Pentagon spokesman said.

    April 11, 2023

    On canvas, Iranian artists capture the hope and turmoil of an uprising

    As protests rocked Iran, The Washington Post connected with three artists in the country who spoke about how the uprising had inspired their work.

    April 8, 2023