Jane Arraf Jane Arraf is NPR's International Correspondent based in Cairo.
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Jane Arraf

Jane Arraf

International Correspondent, Cairo, Egypt

Jane Arraf covers Egypt, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East for NPR News.

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 on the war in Iraq in 2003 and covered live the battles for Fallujah, Najaf, Samarra, and Tel Afar. She has also covered India, Pakistan, Haiti, Bosnia, and Afghanistan and has done extensive magazine 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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What The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Looks Like From The Ground

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5-Day Truce Between Turkish And Kurdish Forces Expires Tuesday

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Syrians fleeing the Turkish incursion in northeastern Syria receive bedding materials as they arrive at a camp in Dohuk, Iraq, on Thursday. Byron Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Didn't Believe We Would See The Sun Rise': Refugees From Syria Arrive In Iraq

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Shelling Still Heard At Syrian-Turkish Border After Ceasefire Went Into Effect

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Kurdish Syrians Flee To Iraq

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The Human Toll Of Turkey's Invasion Into Northern Syria

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Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria

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In Northern Iraq, Yazidis Gather To Mark The 5th Anniversary Of An ISIS Massacre

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News Brief: Gun Legislation, Intelligence Leadership Changes, Jimmy Aldaoud

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Man Dies After Being Deported To Iraq From Michigan

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5 Years After The U.S. Tried To Protect Yazidis In Iraq, The Minority Still Suffers

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UNESCO Names Babylon A World Heritage Site

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Dozens Killed In Libya After Airstrike Targets Migrant Detention Center

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ISIS Survivor Holds Onto The Names Of Those Who Enslaved Her

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