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International Correspondent for NPR, covering Syria, Lebanon and more. Formerly Daily Telegraph. New mum on maternity leave just now.

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“...a major goal of our coverage was to bring the voices of Iranians to Americans.“ @NPRKelly & @larrykaplow talked… https://t.co/fbPBzN1DE9
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1/25
2020
Beirut is an unusual place. Ads now target rioters. https://t.co/VZCQUa8FWd
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockRiots in Beirut #Lebanon tonight targeting Banks and Central Bank. Financial situation in decline and state bankrup… https://t.co/416IO5BvPy
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1/15
2020
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has died, according to state media. Concern had been growing over his health after he… https://t.co/1XPGmcCPVM
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1/11
2020
It’s so important right now to have a clear eyed view from #Iran. @NPRKelly @NPR is in #Tehran doing just that. https://t.co/Vm0LJoLmDtProud to be part of @NPR which has amazing journalists on the ground in #Baghdad, #Washington and #Tehran to cover latest #US #Iran crisis.
1/9
2020
Two blasts, sirens heard in Baghdad, according to @Reuters witnesses https://t.co/TbT8l0vEiq
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1/8
2020
6 there is fear because he was so central to almost every regional event in the last two decades that even people w… https://t.co/6M2X10zuX6
Retweeted by Ruth Sherlock1 THREAD: Middle East waking up to incredible news of Qassem Suleimani's killing in US strike in Iraq, at Baghdad a… https://t.co/yuoYuaSZvZ
Retweeted by Ruth Sherlock#BREAKING: Iran supreme leader vows 'severe revenge' for Soleimani killing - via @AFP
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1/3
2019
@Rsherlock @haningdr Thanks Ruth for spreading the word. With all respect, but we dont need anyone's sympathy; we w… https://t.co/0DGdbb0Gp5
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockAt a conference in Rome listening to Gebran Bassil talk about how Lebanon's leaders have failed the public. Amazing… https://t.co/ZNVtptUbZ3
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockI am not better than the Migrant domestic worker cleaning or cooking in your homes now. If I wasn't lucky enough to… https://t.co/m7OxIqpK9D
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockThe feeling among many Lebanese https://t.co/QaX0lQOW8Y
12/7
2019
congratulations @WilliamJDobson who is leaving as @NPR chief intnl editor. during his tenure he hired great corresp… https://t.co/r2sMOHnxjt
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12/5
2019
Thank you. It’s stayed with me too. Such a metaphor for the state of the country. Everyone trying to live life whil… https://t.co/qwjtdSMa8u
11/9
2019
Eyewitness says US troops materialised 'out of nowhere', set up a position and 'questioned one man for nearly an hour'
Retweeted by Ruth Sherlock#Idlib makes sense as a hideout location for #Baghdadi. #ISIS women in #AlHol told me about hardliners going to a village there recently.
10/27
2019
@suzanHaidamous @LizSly @IWMF @washingtonpost such Glamorous all star women here!! 💫 🌟 💫
10/23
2019
This is how many people were in central Beirut today. . Are you getting their message? https://t.co/PwTLm2RbFq
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockAs the #72hour deadline gets closer, the number of Lebanese protesters increases. This video is from Downtown Beiru… https://t.co/sqRwAGrqJ4
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10/20
2019
☺️ https://t.co/sA2d648IUiApologies! This is apparently from #Tripoli #Lebanon https://t.co/gBvxgoydwrWow. Now THIS is a protest. #Lebanon’s infamous party skills put to new use. #Beirut https://t.co/Ip1uTVyO1qExcellent by @chehayebk - read this to understand the #Lebanon protests. https://t.co/a7TY3l7j2URemarkable scenes in #Beirut. #Lebanon’s corruption problems run deep; they’re systematic. People want- deserve- be… https://t.co/gbb3ehWsqzLanded to a scene of chaos in Beirut #Lebanon. 2 hours in streets blocked with fire, kids and adults protesting, an… https://t.co/qRFCf7AetP
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10/19
2019
Thousands of protesters pour into the streets of Lebanon, driven by anger over rising cost of living and new tax pr… https://t.co/I3MA8Bgxw9
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockGood morning. A woman in #Lebanon kicked a thug holding a fire arm. You’re welcome. COURAGE is the weapon. Our wome… https://t.co/YHdnXAyEwb
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockIt’s as if #Lebanon’s natural environment and its people have united to reject the country’s politics and corruptio… https://t.co/sFLjkyvyUr @joelhdz @NPR actually this is my colleague @janearraf. ☺️#Lebanon is on 🔥 Huge wildfires and now mass protest bonfires. They are in economic and environmental crises. Ppl h… https://t.co/S307uLSlGAThe #Lebanese suffer daily from corrupt govt practices that destroy the environment, and fail to provide even basic… https://t.co/QQIPAgtpxYHuge protests in #Lebanon overnight with bonfires in heart of #Beirut. Lebanese are fed up after decades of chronic government corruption.
10/18
2019
Incredible. Lebanon now, protesters in this video chanting "The people demand the downfall of the regime" https://t.co/HaTGvE36Lf
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockProtests erupt in Beirut after Lebanon's government announces a tax on WhatsApp and other internet calls… https://t.co/W9yk4M1pY3
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockFairness falls victim to the chaos and politics here. This perhaps most clear in the fact that majority of #Hol cam… https://t.co/GcW6MT7GCMAnd in this mess some will suffer a worst fate than perhaps they deserve and others may get away too lightly for he… https://t.co/XF7KH1Sdvv @NLingstir @charliewinter @npratc Thanks. This is just about the view of some of the hardliners. Not saying all residents are hardliners.Knowing who did what is difficult challenges and a reason governments hesitate. How can you prove an account? https://t.co/IFBaOyUdqZWe do say this in this report. @NLingstir @charliewinter @npratc“The bombs are still falling and a lot of people still want to come,” a refugee from northeast Syria told… https://t.co/897WGXp61n
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockWoah. @npr Confirms Rep Elijah Cummings has died. Cummings died at approximately 2:45am at Johns Hopkins Hospital… https://t.co/5YLQStMitV
Retweeted by Ruth Sherlock9/ So you have to walk a careful line. But telling someone's story is not an endorsement of that person, or an inte… https://t.co/eX27WCR7MQ8/ It's interesting reporting on #AlHol because of the moral complexity. The women are there because they made terr… https://t.co/j5giqmx9Iw7/ She tells me her friend wants to send me a voicenote. It's from a woman who says she is British. She is disabled… https://t.co/7iaCR3m0nz6/ She says she is one of three adults and six children from South Africa. She says the government has done little… https://t.co/wGZdI18P3B5/ She's seen a lot: "Last winter I saw my friend from Switzerland from two tents down running with a baby of 8 mo… https://t.co/O9rBkhADBH4/She says there aren't even toilets in her part of #AlHol camp. "We get inventive. We put plastic bags in buckets.… https://t.co/kI6kIQdmAi3/ She is not one of the hardliners in the camp. She says they've threatened her ifor not adhering to the strict di… https://t.co/Nsnj8J2Yir2/ She says she came to #Syria to convince her little brother to return to South Africa. Their older brother had ju… https://t.co/7Yr6Jehje41/ The plight of some women in al-#Hol really is desperate. I have spent several days speaking with an older South… https://t.co/xxS9IUZIWRIn #AlHol, some hardliners think their "brothers" will come to free them now. #ISIS may opt against this, says… https://t.co/e7u5l1JVdvThey call her the South African “grandmother of orphans” in #AlHol camp #Syria. Hear hers and others stories here: https://t.co/lYkMUAvRUq
10/17
2019
It can be hard reach women in the #ISIS #AlHol. But now so many are desperate, afraid. Hear their voices on @npratc https://t.co/lYkMUAvRUqFascinating get by @ajaltamimi here, where he interviews members of a group that claims to help smuggle women and c… https://t.co/VCwJ8PM5L8Fascinating interview with @charliewinter just now on how #ISIS may react to latest #Syria chaos. Will they try to… https://t.co/qZWNPfyqdZChilling words here. Inside al #Hol camp residents tell me, hardliners wait in anticipation, drawing up "lists" of… https://t.co/8ozJrbhtq0
10/16
2019
Raging wildfires across #Lebanon , the worst in recent history. Government and local councils don’t have capabiliti… https://t.co/3vbvcx97ok
Retweeted by Ruth Sherlock#Lebanon already faces environemntal disaster - quarrying, poor trash management, pollution. It’s trees are vital.… https://t.co/l3xpWOJu61Terrifying scenes from #Lebanon with maybe the worst forest fires it’s ever seen. Approx 100 in 24 hours. Another… https://t.co/XiaQwYqFQ8Selon des proches, au moins 3 femmes de #djihadistes français ayant pu quitter le camp d’Aïn Issa où elles étaient… https://t.co/OUX8kjUley
Retweeted by Ruth Sherlock @JcBrisard hello! I’m a journalist at NPR. It would be great to interview you re developments in syria. If you can follow me so we can DM?
10/15
2019
Receiving panicked messages foreign woman inside in #alHol fearing a #Syria regime takeover. A Kurdish official te… https://t.co/E27Kcbmm9O
10/14
2019
I just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who i… https://t.co/bMeqZsd3gj
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockErdogan threatens to "open the doors" and send millions of #Syria refugees to #Europe, if #EU calls Syria military… https://t.co/5dGsCnum9v
10/10
2019
Turkish defence ministry announces start of ground invasion. #Syria https://t.co/tAtnotWcTWA big #protest in #Qamishli city. #NE #Syria #NorthSyria #Turkey #war https://t.co/T3ECcCTVvd
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockGraphic video claiming to be from Qamishli and show victims of the Turkish offensive. https://t.co/RJaLzXW69b#Syria regime condemns #Turkey offensive in northeast acc/ #SANA state media. There are reports Turkish planes hit… https://t.co/kaUtAgvaHRTalking to a friend in Qamişlo, a professor at the Rojava University. He's a brilliant man, usually calm & collecte… https://t.co/wdfBMNP0As
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockTurkish aircrafts struck in depth 50km in Ain Issa inside Syrian territory.
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockIn #Tal_Abyad and #SerêKaniyê 16 positions In Qamisli and Derik & Sarekaniye struck until now.
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockKurdish appeals for a no fly zone. #Syria https://t.co/inNnW9M6hi#Turkey jets in skies above #TalAbyad in NE #Syria. Several #SDF positions reported hit on its outskirts. https://t.co/dd352KHh7P
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockHeavy smoke billowing from an #SDF position, hit by #Turkey airstrikes on outskirts of Ras Al Ayn https://t.co/8LwmSmvKCq
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockIbrahim Kalin, a spokesman for the Turkish presidency, told the BBC: "Such countries as Germany, France, Italy, UK,… https://t.co/dwReA9r544
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockRight, well Turkey has just said Europe must take its ISIS fighters back. Despite what Trump assured, Erdogan made… https://t.co/0WsDTqQZjg
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10/9
2019
PENTAGON STATEMENT @ChiefPentSpox: "Unfortunately, Turkey has chosen to act unilaterally. As a result we have moved… https://t.co/kU0BmAIRm3
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10/8
2019
A quick follow list to help folks navigate the Syria shitstorm. With apols to those I missed in haste, and invite t… https://t.co/UG0t9BwgCR
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockThis is a fair assessment, but the vacuum created by Kurdish forces moving north to confront Turkey will impact the… https://t.co/UaJHcl7gCC
Retweeted by Ruth Sherlock-Kurds unlikely to simply hand over the #ISIS detainees to #Turks - There are thousands (tens of thousands includi… https://t.co/Pa3FXiqUfYThe #US has not been directly in control of #ISIS detainees in northeast #Syria. The kurdish authorities run the ca… https://t.co/9jfEvh0ulF
10/7
2019
Utter chaos in Iraq. This is Baghdad tonight. So many scenes like this coming in from many parts of the country. Th… https://t.co/haGnmsiSuk
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockGood morning #Baghdad -Internet back in some parts of #Iraq, unclear for how long -Protests out this AM despite… https://t.co/68rrqDsIFx
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10/4
2019
Lebanon has 6 million inhabitants (of which 4.5m Lebanese). 2.5 million residents are under the poverty line (of w… https://t.co/j5hBQ03LDR
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockI almost don’t know what to write anymore. The ongoing problem of these detention centres and camps is only going t… https://t.co/QUWA3yeLF0
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockOn the anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's killing, read this thoughtful piece from @almuslimi on how it has affected… https://t.co/YHGHb7j8Aw
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10/3
2019
I was completely baffled when @timesmagazine asked me to interview @hudabeauty, not least because shamefully I had… https://t.co/wY3o81ivuy
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10/2
2019
Lebanon is an actual environmental disaster right now. Toxic waste is being dumped by developers. Landfill sites al… https://t.co/bSKUjbBQEd
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10/1
2019
An emergency situation has taken place in al Hol camp. A group of 8 Daesh women were caught flogging another by the… https://t.co/ahYder5Y7a
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockAs censorship grows in Lebanon, people rally behind free speech. @Rsherlock reports from a protest concert https://t.co/2v8QkJACMF
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockRocking against #censorship -our piece on what activists call a growing pattern of repression in #Lebanon.… https://t.co/tMo7jXvUFp
9/30
2019
"This is a war against what matters to people: their homes, their schools and their hospitals." https://t.co/okV7sP6pBx
Retweeted by Ruth SherlockThank you @lindseyhilsum ! 💜 Can only aspire to report like you though.
9/14
2019
Hi Dr @MouinHamze I'm a journalist hoping to reach you for an interview. I'm grateful if we can direct message.
9/9
2019
More #Hezbollah strikes on Avivim area. Live on radio NOW sounds of explosions on phone in interview with local res… https://t.co/ugOfLsU1Gp
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9/1
2019
Eyewitness account from #Beirut Southern Suburb confirms drone action: 'We saw it drop something, a grenade or an I… https://t.co/eFZZKzotvd
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8/25
2019

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