Adela Suliman

London, U.K.

Reporter focusing on breaking U.S. and world news.

Education: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, LLB Law; Columbia University, MS in Journalism

Adela Suliman is a breaking-news reporter in The Washington Post's London hub, covering news as it unfolds in the United States and around the globe during overnight and early morning hours in Washington. Previously, she has worked for NBC News, Al Jazeera English, Reuters and the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Associated Press. She is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with a degree in Law, and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Before pivoting to journalism, she spent four years as an international corporate litigator in London
Latest from Adela Suliman

New Zealand switches on sprinklers, and ‘Baby Shark,’ to deter ‘Freedom Convoy’-inspired protesters

The parliament playlist included James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful," prompting a tweet from the singer. Earlier efforts to deter the protesters with sprinklers seemed similarly unsuccessful.

February 13, 2022

A woman in danger contacted the wrong police force — over 3,000 miles away. Luckily, they still helped her.

The woman presumed she was communicating with Durham Police in Ontario, Canada. Instead, she had connected with the Durham police force more than 3,000 miles away in England.

February 12, 2022

Judge orders protesters to end blockade of Ambassador Bridge; Ontario premier declares state of emergency, threatens fines, prison time

“We’re now two weeks into the siege of the city of Ottawa,” Premier Doug Ford said. “I call it a siege because that’s what it is. It’s an illegal occupation. This is no longer a protest.”

February 12, 2022

Stephen Hawking’s doodle-filled blackboard, a window into the theoretical physicist’s mind, goes on display

London's Science Museum said the exhibition provides "insights into a scientist who challenged perceptions of theoretical physics with a playful, imaginative and social approach to work.”

February 10, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Nancy Pelosi leads ‘gazpacho police,’ causing collective spit take

The apparent mix-up of “gazpacho” and “Gestapo” in the congresswoman's latest Nazi comparison quickly went viral on Twitter.

February 10, 2022

What to know about the omicron variant of the coronavirus

The recent surge is waning, but the highly transmissible omicron variant is still the dominant strain in the U.S., targeting the unvaccinated and those older than 75.

February 9, 2022

Biden calls Florida bill restricting LGBTQ discussion in schools ‘hateful’ after DeSantis signals support

The legislation, dubbed the "Don't say gay" bill by critics, aims to bar some classroom discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s schools.

February 9, 2022

Victims of massive Bronx fire that killed 17 sue building owners for ‘wrongful deaths’

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump alleged that safety violations had “caused unspeakable loss of life and injury to these families, mostly from Africa.”

February 9, 2022

Boris Johnson slammed for false claims after protesters mob opposition leader

One lawmaker warned the British prime minister against drifting toward "a Trumpian style of politics.”

February 8, 2022

Air Force ordered to pay $230 million to Texas church shooting survivors, families of victims

The Air Force was found partially responsible for not flagging former airman Devin Patrick Kelley's criminal history to the FBI before he killed 26 at First Baptist Church.

February 8, 2022