Siobhán O'Grady, Washington Post

Siobhán O'Grady

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Past articles by Siobhán:

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

Kharkiv children went to summer camp in Russia. They never came back.

Parents in Ukraine's Kharkiv region wanted to give their children a semblance of summer in wartime, so they sent them to camp in Russia. Now, the children are missing. → Read More

Torture, killings, abductions: Russian retreat from Izyum reveals horrors

Russian soldiers fled Izyum leaving behind evidence of atrocities during months of occupation. → Read More

The letters left behind by demoralized Russian soldiers as they fled

The letters left behind by demoralized Russian soldiers as they fled Destroyed Russian military equipment in the center of Izyum, Ukraine, which was liberated after months of occupation. (Wojciech Grzedzinski for The Washington Post) IZYUM, Ukraine — About 10 days before Ukrainian forces retook the city of Izyum last weekend, Russian troops stationed here were so demoralized that they drafted… → Read More

Ukrainians describe beatings and torture while held as Russian POWs

Numbers of POWs held by both sides are uncertain, but prisoner swaps are happening along the front lines. → Read More

After deadly church fire, Egyptian neighborhood searches for answers

GIZA, Egypt — The back roads of a working-class neighborhood in greater Cairo transformed into makeshift funeral parlors on Monday, as a community confronted the devastating aftermath of a church fire that killed 41 people, including many children. In one family, a husband lost his wife and all three children. In another, the parents — expecting their third child later this year — lost both… → Read More

Why so many Tunisians voted away the democracy won in the Arab Spring

Persistent economic problems caused many to lose faith in the system. → Read More

‘There is no other way’: Tunisian judges on hunger strike for democracy

The judges are protesting President Kais Saied's moves to strip the judiciary of its independence and make it subservient to the powerful presidency. → Read More

The law professor who set out to dismantle Tunisia’s democracy

A look at the populist who decided to roll back democratic gains from the Arab Spring. → Read More

Photos found near bombed-out Kyiv apartment tell a family’s story

We spent more than three months searching for the people in the photos. Then, finally, a clue. → Read More