Jane Arraf

GlobalPost Mid-East editor and CSM Iraq Correspondent

Jane Arraf appears in the following:

Coronavirus Is Changing The Rituals Of Death For Many Religions

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The virus is upending burial traditions across cultures, from the washing of the body of a loved one in Iraq to the gathering of mourners in Israel.


Global Roundtable: Coronavirus Crisis Upends Death Rituals

Monday, April 06, 2020

The elaborate funeral pyres of India, the seven-day mourning among Jews in Israel and the sacred body washing of Muslims in Iraq, are all important rituals of death now in disarray amid the pandemic.


A Wedding In Jordan Leads To A Coronavirus Cluster And Closure Of A Major City

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Middle Eastern kingdom says 26 people tested positive for the virus after the large gathering, reportedly including a guest who flew in from Canada.


Jordan Keeps Coronavirus In Check With One Of The World's Strictest Lockdowns

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Middle Eastern kingdom has forced most people to stay indoors, banned driving and even temporarily shut down grocery stores and pharmacies.


'We Don't Know Where To Hide': The Day-To-Day Struggles For Civilians In Idlib

Monday, March 16, 2020

"It is a very, very sad thing when my son says to me, 'Mum, I don't want to die,'" says Etab Hadithi, a 41-year-old mother of two. "We are all suffering ... from a dangerous life."


Near The Turkish Border, Syrian Civilians Cautiously Assess A Cease-Fire

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Twenty miles from the Turkish border, families in the Syrian city of Ariha face an agonizing choice of whether to stay, hoping a ceasefire holds, or leave.


Despite Syria-Turkey Cease-Fire, Life Is Difficult For Civilians In Idlib

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The struggles of one woman, who's a professional and a mother in Idlib, reflect the hardships faced by millions of Syrians as their city came under a new round of attacks.


One Million Displaced People In Idlib, Syria Ponder Their Futures Amid Wartime

Monday, March 09, 2020

A rare view from inside Idlib, Syria, where a fragile cease-fire is holding so far. One million displaced people have to decide whether they trust it enough to return to what is left of their homes.


Cease-Fire Holds In Syria's Idlib

Sunday, March 08, 2020

On Friday, Russia, the Syrian regime's main military backer, and Turkey announced a cease-fire in northwest Syria.


Russian-Turkish Presidents Broker Cease-Fire In Northwestern Syria

Friday, March 06, 2020

A cease-fire in Syria's Idlib province, helped along by a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appears to be holding.


Iraq's Protests Shook The Government. Now The Movement Is Nearly Crushed

Friday, February 21, 2020

The powerful protests, which led a prime minister to resign, are reeling since influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr turned on the movement.


From Iran, Shiite Cleric Tries To Crush Iraq's Protest Movement

Monday, February 17, 2020

Anti-government protests in Iraq have been nearly halted as security forces clamp down. Protesters confronting security forces are being killed or wounded almost every day.


40 Days Later, Iraqis Gather At Site Of Soleimani Killing

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The fallout from the U.S. drone strike on prominent Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani continues in Iraq, as a group of Iraqis marked 40 days of mourning with anti-U.S. protests.


It's A Dangerous Time For Christians In Northeastern Syria

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Christians have been worrying since Turkish troops entered the area in November to attack Kurdish forces, after U.S. forces moved troops out of the way. Some Christians vow to stay no matter what.


Incoming Iraqi Prime Minister Vows Support To Protesters, Who Demonstrate Against Him

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi's appointment comes at a tense time as the country has been riven by anti-government protests and a deadly crackdown by security forces.


Several Mortars Hit The U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad

Monday, January 27, 2020

The attack threatens to increase the already high tension between the U.S. and Iraq over Iranian-backed militias in the country. Iraq's prime minister condemned the attack.


Police Set Fire To Iraqi Protesters' Tents As Shiite Cleric Withdraws Support

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Iraqi security forces swept out anti-government protesters occupying public squares in Baghdad and set fire to encampments after a powerful Shiite cleric removed his support for the protesters.


Iraqi Security Forces Storm Tahrir Square, Clash With Protesters

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The security forces fired live bullets and tear gas and set ablaze tents where demonstrators have been living. At least one protester was killed and dozens wounded.


'We Are Not Going To Leave': Iraq's Protests Escalate

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tactics such as blocking highways and forcing closure of government offices have now set the protest movement, which began in early October, on a more dangerous collision course with security forces.


Baghdad Anti-Government Protests Escalate

Monday, January 20, 2020

Protesters in Baghdad are demanding the president appoint a a prime minister they find acceptable. Security forces are using tear gas and live bullets to try to push them back.