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

Greece struggles to contain Europe’s largest wildfire on record

Ongoing fires have scorched 310 square miles.

August 29, 2023

Why Russia’s Wagner Group has been involved in Ukraine, Africa, Mideast

The Russian mercenary group that just lost its high-profile leader also operates globally, from Ukraine to Africa.

August 27, 2023

Prigozhin is confirmed dead. What happened to Putin’s other rivals?

The mercenary chief who died in a plane crash outside Moscow was not Vladimir Putin’s only foe to suffer mysterious misfortune or death.

August 27, 2023

U.S.-Iran prisoner deal highlights plight of other foreign detainees

A potential U.S.-Iran prisoner swap that could free four Americans is bringing attention to others with Western passports who remain imprisoned in Iran.

August 25, 2023

Wagner’s Prigozhin listed as passenger in Russian plane crash that killed 10

At least 10 people died in the crash of a Wagner-linked plane, according to emergency services. Yevgeniy Prighozin was on the manifest, a state-run news agency reported. Follow for live updates.

August 24, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Plane believed to be carrying Wagner chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin crashes in Russia, according to Russian state media

At least 10 died in the crash of a Wagner-linked plane, according to emergency services. Prighozin was on the manifest, according to state-run outlet RIA.

August 23, 2023

Iran arrests 12 female activists in crackdown ahead of protest anniversary

The move comes amid efforts to deter protests ahead of the first anniversary of the uprising that followed the death of Mahsa Amini in “morality police” custody.

August 18, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: NATO official walks back comment on Ukraine ceding land; Odessa grain buildings hit

President Andrzej Duda warned that NATO member Poland “will not be provoked,” as he spoke of Russia's war on Ukraine and border defenses.

August 16, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. ambassador meets Gershkovich in prison; Odessa targeted by ‘waves’ of airstrikes

A Russian patrol ship fired toward a Palau-flagged carrier, which Moscow said didn’t respond to a demand to halt for inspection. Li Shangfu will visit Russia and Belarus this week.

August 14, 2023

Ukraine briefing: Russian shelling kills 7, including infant, in Kherson; cargo ship fired on in Black Sea

Children were among civilians killed in a barrage of attacks on Saturday, Ukraine’s military said.

August 13, 2023