Topic: “Middle East”

Posted in Announcements

Kathy Gannon named news director for Afghanistan and Pakistan

, by Patrick Maks

Vice President for International News Ian Phillips and Middle East News Director Karin Laub today announced a key appointment, sending this memo to staff:

Posted in Behind the News

AP first and fast on Soleimani strike

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff on Friday, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano described how sourcing and teamwork allowed AP to dominate on the news of a U.S. drone strike killing Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, nudging the U.S. and Iran closer to the brink of war:

Posted in Announcements

Samya Kullab named AP Iraq correspondent

, by Patrick Maks

Veteran journalist Samya Kullab has been named Iraq correspondent for The Associated Press.

Posted in Announcements

New Middle East leadership team is named

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff, Executive Editor Sally Buzbee on Friday outlined a new structure for AP’s Middle East region:

Posted in Industry Insights

AP journalists accept Pulitzer Prize for Yemen coverage

, by Patrick Maks

At a luncheon at Columbia University in New York on Tuesday, the AP journalists who documented torture, corruption and starvation in Yemen’s civil war accepted a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. 

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