Siobhán O'Grady, Washington Post

Siobhán O'Grady

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Past articles by Siobhán:

Egyptian chefs are revolutionizing their cuisine — one meal at a time

Young chefs in Cairo are trying to reinvent the local food culture and expand the Egyptian palate, in part by bringing high-end cooking into customers’ homes. → Read More

They knew the boat could sink. Boarding it didn’t feel like a choice.

The story of how as many as 750 migrants came to board a fishing trawler and end up in one of the Mediterranean’s deadliest shipwrecks off the coast of Greece. → Read More

Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe visits front line in Ukraine

After visiting the front line where his convoy came under fire, ex-Governor Terry McAuliffe said he was more convinced than ever that the United States must help Ukraine. → Read More

How one family escaped the war in Sudan — and what they carried with them

“We have a big desert, they can use it. But they didn’t," one resident said. "They chose to fight in the middle of the city.” → Read More

How Ukrainian forces denied Russia victory in Bakhmut by Victory Day

A surprise offensive outside the city and dogged resistance in the center kept Putin from being able to trumpet the conquest of Bakhmut on Russia's May 9 holiday. → Read More

Russia preparing to evacuate nuclear plant, Ukrainian operator says

Elements of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant require constant supervision, the head of Ukraine's nuclear operator said. Eliminating that oversight, he warned, “will be dangerous for the plant itself.” → Read More

Senior Ukrainian officials fear counterattack may not live up to hype

Ukraine is readying an assault to seize back territory occupied by Russia but Kyiv worries any gains could fall short of Western expectations and undercut support → Read More

They fled fighting in Sudan, only to find a crisis at the Egyptian border

At least 14,000 Sudanese have escaped to Egypt in the past week, braving dangerous roads and checkpoints, only to find themselves in another humanitarian crisis → Read More

Traumatic stress, an invisible wound, hobbles Ukrainian soldiers

Troops face an epidemic of PTSD after a year of full-scale war. → Read More

In Dnipro missile strike: Nine floors of random death and destruction

Some victims had fled the country’s harshest front lines in the east and south, only for the war to catch up to them in a city considered a relative safe haven. → Read More

Ukraine liberated Kherson city. Now, Russia is destroying it.

After fleeing the regional capital, Russian forces have bombed hospitals, a market and homes, putting a lie to the Kremlin's claims that it invaded to protect citizens. → Read More

As war drags on, young Ukrainians are rethinking their futures

Some have fought Russian troops. Others have volunteered to support the resistance effort. All are dealing with how the war has altered their lives. → Read More

Hunger-striking British Egyptian dissident’s family gets proof of life

In the handwritten letter, Alaa Abdel Fattah said he had ended his water strike and was drinking again. His case has garnered attention during the COP27 conference. → Read More

Egypt conducts ‘medical intervention’ on hunger-striking dissident, family says

The deterioration of Alaa Abdel Fattah's condition comes a day before President Biden is set to attend COP27 in Egypt. → Read More

Ukraine war, Russian energy attacks loom over COP27 climate conference

Ukrainian delegates hope their presence at COP27 will keep the war fresh in people's minds and spark broader discussions about the world's reliance on fossil fuels. → Read More

As climate change worsens, Egypt is begging families to have fewer kids

The Egyptian government sees large families as an existential threat to the country at a time of dwindling natural resources. → Read More

As Egypt hosts COP27, its most famous political prisoner may die, family warns

Alaa Abdel Fattah has been on a partial hunger strike in an Egyptian prison for more than 200 days. On Nov. 6, his family says he will stop drinking water. → Read More

Dispatch from Ukraine: Emotional family reunions in liberated Izyum

Over seven months of Russian occupation in Kharkiv, many Ukrainians thought they would never see their families again. Liberation brought emotional homecomings. → Read More

In Russian-occupied Izyum, she was raped and tortured

Alla, a 52-year-old Ukrainian woman, said she was held hostage, tortured, and raped by Russian soldiers in a shed outside a medical clinic in occupied Izyum. → Read More

Propaganda newspapers show how Russia promoted annexation in Kharkiv

With cellphone and internet service cut in Izyum, occupying forces tried to use the information vacuum to promote Moscow's vision of a 'Russian world' → Read More