Miriam Berger

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering Middle East, Foreign Affairs

Education: Wesleyan University, BA in College Social Studies ; Oxford University, MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Miriam Berger is a staff writer with The Washington Post's foreign news desk in Washington, D.C. She was previously based in Jerusalem and Cairo and has freelance reported around the Middle East, as well as parts of Africa and Central Asia. She has a master's degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University and is a former Fulbright research fellow in Egypt.
Latest from Miriam Berger

Ukraine live briefing: Putin warns of ‘long process’ in Ukraine; says Russia has ‘not gone crazy’ over nuclear threats

Ukraine’s allies are walking a fine line after a series of drone strikes targeting Russian military airfields this week.

December 7, 2022

Russia killed 441 civilians extrajudicially in Kyiv area early in war, U.N. finds

The findings add to mounting evidence that Russian forces have targeted and summarily executed Ukrainian civilians in grave violations of international law.

December 7, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Russia hit by a third drone strike, signaling strengthened Ukrainian ability

A Ukrainian official told The Washington Post that the strikes were carried out by Ukrainian drones, though Kyiv did not officially claim responsibility.

December 6, 2022

Iranian official signals possible suspension of morality police

The Guidance Patrol — in whose custody Mahsa Amini died, sparking protests — has been suspended, a top official said. But its status remains uncertain.

December 4, 2022

Minors in Iran could face death penalty on protest-related charges

Three teenagers are on trial for charges that carry capital punishment in Iran, in a potential escalation of the state's crackdown against protesters.

December 1, 2022

Iran’s regime at an impasse as protest movement defies crackdown

The movement does not seem set to fade on its own. Iran’s leaders, and the security state behind them, will have to decide how far they are willing to go.

December 1, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: E.U. proposes war crimes tribunal; energy woes continue; White House ‘concerned’ about Paul Whelan

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed establishing a specialized court to investigate and prosecute Russia for war crimes.

November 30, 2022

Chinese state TV obscures maskless crowd in World Cup broadcast

The World Cup comes at an awkward time for Beijing’s censorship apparatus, as protesters challenge Chinese President Xi Jinping’s coronavirus policies.

November 29, 2022

Rights groups say Iran is escalating crackdown in Kurdish areas

Nearly four dozen people have been killed in the northwest region in recent days amid efforts to suppress weeks of protests, human rights groups said.

November 22, 2022

In the spotlight, Iran’s World Cup team silently nods to protests at home

The appearance of Team Melli in Qatar is being closely watched — and not just for how it performs, as each side in the divided country looks for their support.

November 21, 2022