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. Berger previously reported for BuzzFeed World and has written for the AP and Reuters, among many other media. 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

Police largely clear 'Freedom Convoy’ protesters from key U.S.-Canada border crossing but keep it closed for now

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed that borders "cannot, and will not, remain closed," his office said.

February 13, 2022

Ottawa’s protesters celebrate as officials declare emergencies and threaten fines

In the besieged streets of Ottawa, dance parties between fleets of trucks raged as the “Freedom Convoy” standoff sped into its third week.

February 12, 2022

    What’s happening in the Ukraine-Russia crisis

    French President Emmanuel Macron flew to Kyiv on Tuesday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    February 11, 2022

    ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters shut down third border crossing as U.S. officials urge Canada to get control of spiraling crisis

    Raucous protests against vaccine mandates and coronavirus restrictions blocked a third border crossing with the United States.

    February 10, 2022

    Dogs peeing and pooping in nature reserves disrupt ecosystems, Belgian study finds

    Dog excretions are high in nitrogen and phosphorus, a dangerous mix for ecosystems in nature reserves in Belgium and across Western Europe and parts of the United States.

    February 7, 2022

    Biden’s legal justification for striking ISIS leader in Syria — and why not everyone agrees

    Two decades after Congress passed the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, many critics disagree with Washington’s continued, expansive of it.

    February 4, 2022

    Who is the ISIS leader killed in the U.S. raid? Here’s what to know about Qurayshi and northern Syria.

    Qurayshi was named “caliph” after the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a 2019 raid.

    February 3, 2022

    What to know about ‘Havana syndrome,’ the mysterious illness affecting U.S. officials around the world

    Symptoms linked to Havana syndrome have now affected about 200 U.S personnel in multiple countries.

    February 2, 2022

    Rotterdam to dismantle part of historic bridge so Jeff Bezos’s massive yacht can pass through

    Once completed later this year, the ship is set to become the world’s largest sailing yacht. But it first has to pass through Rotterdam to reach the sea.

    February 2, 2022

    Amnesty International, joining other human rights groups, says Israel is ‘committing the crime of apartheid’

    Israel tried to block release of the report, which it labeled “false, biased and anti-Semitic.”

    February 1, 2022