Egypt-based correspondent for The Washington Post. Here you'll find dispatches and photos from Algeria to Afghanistan to the Gaza Strip. Currently in Cairo.

Jomakhan is from the Sangin district in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The road from his village to the bazaar is controlled by the Taliban on one side and the Afghan National Army on the other. He took his daughter and son to the market when insurgents fired on them on the road, he said, killing his 10-year-old daughter, Islamiya, and wounding Jomakhan. “It is Eid and I don’t even want to go home because my daughter is not there. Look at my white beard and how old I am. My life is finished.”
Jomakhan is from the Sangin district in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The road from his village to the bazaar is controlled by the Taliban on one side and the Afghan National Army on the other. He took his daughter and son to the market when insurgents fired on them on the road, he said, killing his 10-year-old daughter, Islamiya, and wounding Jomakhan. “It is Eid and I don’t even want to go home because my daughter is not there. Look at my white beard and how old I am. My life is finished.”

Jomakhan is from the Sangin district in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The road from his village to the bazaar is controlled by the Taliban on one side and the Afghan National Army on the other. He took his daughter and son to the market when insurgents fired on them on the road, he said, killing his 10-year-old daughter, Islamiya, and wounding Jomakhan. “It is Eid and I don’t even want to go home because my daughter is not there. Look at my white beard and how old I am. My life is finished.”

Security forces stand outside a polling station in Cairo’s Imbaba district to supervise voting in a referendum on the new constitution. January 14, 2014.
Security forces stand outside a polling station in Cairo’s Imbaba district to supervise voting in a referendum on the new constitution. January 14, 2014.

Security forces stand outside a polling station in Cairo’s Imbaba district to supervise voting in a referendum on the new constitution. January 14, 2014.

Outside the former headquarters of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party, burnt during the 2011 uprising.
Outside the former headquarters of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party, burnt during the 2011 uprising.

Outside the former headquarters of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party, burnt during the 2011 uprising.