Borzou Daragahi

Middle East Correspondent for BuzzFeed News

Borzou Daragahi appears in the following:

Erdogan Addresses Turkish Parliament on Khashoggi's Death

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The murder of the dissident Saudi has provided the Turkish president with ammunition against his country's rival, Saudi Arabia. 


Turkey's President Erdoğan Calls Snap Election in June

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Turkish President Erdoğan has called for a new presidential election more than a year before its scheduled date. Critics say the sudden move will give opponents less time to organize. 


As Death Toll Rises, Concerns Grow Over Iranian Protests

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Protests in Iran continued into Wednesday, and at least 21 people have died amid the demonstrations.

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Even With U.S. Support, Is There Any Hope for Peace in Syria?

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Trump Administration has stepped up U.S. support for Syrian forces that are trying to drive out ISIS from the city of Raqqa, but a solution to the conflict still seems out of reach.


Gulf Crisis: ISIS Hits Iran

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The situation in the Gulf region appears to be evolving rapidly, with a sense of instability growing following reports of deadly assaults today in the Iranian capital.

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News Brief: London Terror Attack, Several Nations Cut Ties With Qatar

Monday, June 05, 2017

As Britons investigate the latest terror attack in London, President Trump takes to Twitter to make points about his travel ban. Also, several countries have suspended diplomatic ties with Qatar.


What's Next for U.S.-Turkey Relations?

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Newly appointed CIA director Mike Pompeo makes his first visit to Turkey today, in what appears to be a warming relationship with Turkey.


How the Assassination of Russia's Ambassador Could Shape Policy

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday's assassination of a Russian ambassador comes before defense ministers from Iran, Russia, and Turkey meet today in Moscow to discuss Syria and a solution for Aleppo.

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What the Middle East Thinks of the Race for the White House

Thursday, November 03, 2016

For better or worse, the U.S. has an outsized influence in the Middle East. Here's how the region is thinking about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 

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ISIS Video Shocks Arab World

Friday, February 06, 2015

The ISIS video depicting Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive pierced through the violence fatigue of the Arab world, says FT correspondent Borzou Daragahi.

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Fallout From Iran Currency Devaluation

Friday, October 05, 2012

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East and North Africa correspondent for the Financial Times, and Thomas Erdbrink, New York Times Tehran Bureau chief, discuss the fallout from the devaluation of Iran's currency.


Damascus in Disarray

Friday, July 20, 2012

It’s been two days since a bomb ripped through a high-level meeting that killed Bashar Al-Assad’s defense minister and brother-in-law. And the capital of Damascus is seeing its worst ...


Remembering Anthony Shadid

Friday, February 17, 2012

This morning we are heartbroken to report that Anthony Shadid of our partner The New York Times is no longer one of the survivors. The veteran Middle East correspondent for The Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe and long time voice on this program has died. A fatal asthma attack while he was reporting in chaotic Syria, working undercover. His body carried across the Syrian border and home by a colleague yesterday.


International Plans to End Syrian Conflict

Monday, January 23, 2012

Over the past ten months, Syrian Security Forces have killed more than 5,000 protestors across the country. But this weekend, two key voices announced their calls to action: the Arab League will seek U.N. Security Council approval to peacefully end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer introduced a bill that would block financial aid and create trade sanctions against Syrian leaders involved in the crackdown.


Middle East Update: Syria

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Los Angeles Times Beirut Bureau Chief Borzou Daragahi reports on the latest developments in Syria, including the recall of the ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.

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NATO: A Divided Mission in Libya?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Berlin attending NATO meetings, where members of the alliance are debating whether to step up their attacks on Libyan forces. Meanwhile, Libyan rebels are warning of an immanent blood bath in the city of Misurata if NATO does not intensify their air attacks. Thursday, Col. Moammar Gaddhafi rode around around Tripoli in a convertible, defiantly waving his fists at the allied forces. What is the way forward for NATO and is its latest combat mission a reflection of how little it can do to with such a divided force?


Top of the Hour: No-Fly Zone Over Libya, Morning Headlines

Friday, March 18, 2011

The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, in a  10 to zero vote. Mideast bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, Borzhou Daragahi, says that Col. Gadhafi and his loyalists were surprised by the news.


Tunisia: Checking In on the Jasmine Revolution

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Steven Cook, senior fellow for the Middle Eastern Studies Council on Foreign Relations, and Borzou DaragahiLos Angeles Times Beirut bureau chief, discuss what's happening on the ground in the Tunisian capital and what it means for the rest of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Protests Continue in Tunisia

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, to protest the rule of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014. The country has been rattled for weeks by protests over high unemployment, inflation and corruption. The protests have left 23 dead.


Lebanon's Government Collapses

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Lebanese government has collapsed following the resignation of eleven ministers from Hezbollah and its allies. Their resignation from the government came in the midst of a dispute over a U.N. tribunal, which has found ties between the 2005 assassination of former prime minister, Rafik Hariri, and Hezbollah.

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