Zeina Karam

Zeina Karam

@zkaram

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Following1.5K

AP's news director for Lebanon 🇱🇧 Syria 🇸🇾 Iraq 🇮🇶

Beirut, Lebanon
Joined on June 24, 2009
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @zkaram and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
17 hours
Average replies
6
Average retweets
29
Average likes
52
Tweets with photos
10 / 100
Tweets with videos
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From AP Morning Wire:

• Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest.
• Twitter adds ‘glorifying violence’ warning to Trump tweet.
• US job losses stir fears of lasting damage.
• NZ near eradication; India cases surging.

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From AP Morning Wire: • Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest. • Twitter adds ‘glorifying violence’ warning to Trump tweet. • US job losses stir fears of lasting damage. • NZ near eradication; India cases surging. SIGN UP: https://t.co/op6uOnAAPK https://t.co/o1J4gKTrIw

The changing fortunes of Riad Salameh, a 69-year-old former investment banker, mirror the rise and fall of Lebanon’s post-war banking sector, which he personally oversaw. By @bmroue https://t.co/arujAJ8cns

"Lockdown generation?" The U.N. labor agency says that more than one in every six young workers globally have stopped working during the pandemic. @qabdulzahra @jameykeaten https://t.co/z2QXMDQjzl

“We are invisible.” Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply (from @AP) #migrants https://t.co/hsna5fWoj4

Lebanon’s currency crisis means that many migrants have not been paid for months or that the value of their salary is down by more than half. Others have lost their jobs after employers dumped them on the street or outside their embassies. By @seldeeb https://t.co/ujQwhsdNrm

'We are invisible': Migrant workers in Lebanon suffered long before the pandemic struck. Now, as a crippling economic crisis sets in, coupled with coronavirus restrictions, they are growing more desperate. By @seldeeb. https://t.co/Vz89ivO1dn

#Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution, from @AP's @ayaelb https://t.co/NofPqrDlI1

A must-read by ⁦⁦@seldeeb⁩ on #ISIS slave system, the “Galaxy” and horrific accounts of #Yazidi women who were sold, raped, and escaped after watching their husbands and brothers executed and dumped in sinkholes. https://t.co/yUIWAWF4Lx

Read this @AP investigation, the fruit of months of laborious work by @seldeeb to establish how slavery was mapped out by IS early on, devolving into a free-for-all with fighters enriching themselves by selling Yazidi women. Photos are by @mayaalleruzzo https://t.co/Kz6pvKBqJv

Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and his son have been arrested over accusations of smuggling ex-Nissan boss out of Japan in a box (from @AP) https://t.co/19OHJs7OHS

Humans have a centuries-old emotional relationship with physical money that is difficult to erase. The virus, though, may be starting to do just that. @zkaram digs into the affinity for cash in uncertain times — and how it’s different this time around. https://t.co/fmmARdJ64W

Quoted @APMiddleEast

Another war, 20 years after pullout? Israeli troops drill for a possible invasion of Lebanon while across the border, the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group is beefing up its own forces and threatening to push into Israel. By @bmroue and @joseffederman. https://t.co/voieNfcPd8

Gearing up for a possible war that neither seems to want. https://t.co/pWNY6eJZTM

Another war, 20 years after pullout? Israeli troops drill for a possible invasion of Lebanon while across the border, the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group is beefing up its own forces and threatening to push into Israel. By @bmroue and @joseffederman. https://t.co/voieNfcPd8

Is cash king? In times of trouble, people have been known to hoard currency as a financial security blanket. Now, the status of money, passed from hand to hand just like the virus and causing newfound fear, has changed — perhaps for good. By @zkaram https://t.co/eeIXcz9c9J

Quoted @TamerFakahany

Is cash king? In times of trouble, people have been known to hoard currency as a financial security blanket. Now, the status of money, passed from hand to hand just like the virus and causing newfound fear, has changed — perhaps for good. By @zkaram https://t.co/0OJTwSvOgG

Cash ist Fesch- there are just certain things u can’t do with a credit card! Bribe? @zkaram checks into status of banknotes as people reconsider norms in times of #coronavirus https://t.co/QP3RSLREWj

7 Islamic State militants escape jail in NE Syria; 4 caught https://t.co/XENn1Elnzj

Through crackling internet lines and jumpy connections: Online English classes revive ties severed by war in #Syria, @seldeeb reports. https://t.co/sRTDqMkThl

Surviving the Virus: An Iraqi doctor experienced life in quarantine as a virus patient and then stigma when she returned to her Karbala neighborhood. Her struggles lay bare Iraq's health system, battered by decades of war and neglect. By @samya_kullab https://t.co/ie2Qrj5ucj

From AP Morning Wire:

• US auto workers’ return a glimmer of hope.
• Whistleblower: Americans at further risk.
• Iraqi doctor’s battle as virus patient lays bare a battered system.
• ‘Tear gas’ flavor ice cream sold in wake of HK protests.

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From AP Morning Wire: • US auto workers’ return a glimmer of hope. • Whistleblower: Americans at further risk. • Iraqi doctor’s battle as virus patient lays bare a battered system. • ‘Tear gas’ flavor ice cream sold in wake of HK protests. SIGN UP: https://t.co/op6uOnAAPK https://t.co/WPwZc7MDEy

A powerful account by a young doctor who survived virus in #Iraq. Hospitals without supplies, medical staff intimidated by an unknown disease and widespread stigma. “Inside quarantine, the future felt uncertain. Outside it’s no different.” By @samya_kullab https://t.co/28NvNe8jll

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