Jane Arraf

International Correspondent, Cairo, Egypt

Jane Arraf covers Egypt, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East for NPR News. She is based in NPR's bureau in Cairo, Egypt.

Arraf joined NPR in 2017 after two decades of reporting from and about the region for CNN, NBC, the Christian Science Monitor, PBS Newshour and al-Jazeera English. She has previously been posted to Baghdad, Amman, and Istanbul, along with Washington, DC, New York, and Montreal.

She has reported from Iraq since the 1990s. For several years, Arraf was the only Western journalist based in Baghdad. She reported live the war in Iraq in 2003; covered the battles for Fallujah, Najaf, and Samarra; and was embedded with US forces during the military surge in Iraq. She has also covered India, Haiti, Bosnia, and Afghanistan and did extensive magazine and newspaper reporting and writing.

Arraf is a former Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Her awards include a Peabody for PBS Newshour, an Overseas Press Club citation, and inclusion in a CNN Emmy.

Arraf studied journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa and began her career at Reuters.

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In Mosul, Fighting Continues After Iraqi Government Declared Victory Over ISIS

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Fighting In Mosul Continues Despite Iraq's Claim Of Victory Over ISIS

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With Destruction Of City And Citizens, Is Mosul Win Really A Victory?

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Malala Yousafzai Turns 20, Travels To Iraq

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Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Revisions, Trump In Paris, Malala Yousafzai In Iraq

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Survivors Describe Grim Revelations In Aftermath Of Mosul Victory

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Despite Victory Over ISIS, Some Fighting Continues In Mosul

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Devastation Overshadows Celebration As Iraqi Forces Liberate Mosul

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Iraqi Forces Say They're Victorious In Mosul

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Iraqi Forces Continue To Battle Remaining ISIS Fighters In Mosul

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Morning News Brief: Trump In Poland, Final Battles For Mosul, Venezuela Violence

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