Karoun Demirjian (@karoun )

Karoun Demirjian

Bio Reporter, photo/videographer, globetrotter, language collector, part-time musician. NatSec on CapHill @WaPo, CNN analyst, fmr foreign correspndnt (Russia/IsPal)
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iPhone : Big deal, yes. But as a longtime UAE resident, I assure you this was a longtime coming and UAE has been largely tolerant of Israel. As far back as 2008,I remember attending conferences in Dubai full of Israeli nationals who were granted exceptions to visit for 1 reason or another twitter.com/realdonaldtrum…

iPhone : “Show us by hands those who voted for Lukashenko. Now show us who voted for Tikhanovskaya.” Another factory strike.

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iPhone : And now the Minsk Tractor factory is on strike. In just a few hours, the situation has turned 180 degrees. More and more difficult to see Lukashenko surviving this. twitter.com/belteanews/sta…

iPhone : More videos appearing on Telegram channels of people claiming to have served in Belarusian special forces renouncing their service in rather dramatic fashion.

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iPhone : Ive seen so much in the past few days. I run, hid, fled. Stun grenades exploded near our car or the bus where I was hiding. So I am not optimistic. Yet this video shows something that I never saw before: OMON is leaving after talking to people in one of Minsk neighbourhoods

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iPhone : EXCLUSIVE: Defense News has learned that for the last TWO YEARS key members of Congress have quietly blocked major weapon sales to Turkey. The impasse is yet another rift in the relationship between two NATO allies, and could cost industry millions.

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iPhone : ❗️Before she was forced by the authorities to leave to Lithuania last night, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was made to record this Kadyrov-style apologizing video where she calls on people to accept the official results and to not protesting

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iPhone : The footage streaming in from Minsk, in spite of an internet blockade and reports the army has been deployed against protesters, is just incredible

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iPhone : given the timing of the Mr. Peanut death/rebirth ads and the onset of coronavirus in the US I fully expect this is a teaser for a working vaccine and will be disappointed with anything less twitter.com/mrpeanut/statu…

iPhone : The dramatic video of the crackdown in Minsk. Happening now.

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iPhone : Keep an eye on the regions and smaller cities. A lot of security forces were deployed from across Belarus to protect the capital, Minsk, possibly leaving areas elsewhere in the country vulnerable and unable to keep protests from taking hold. See here: twitter.com/archer83able/s…

iPhone : Almost all foreign journalists including me were denied accreditation for the Belarus election. Heres what happened to Дождь journalists who went to cover it anyway

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iPhone : this reminds me of this great line in Hedwig & The Angry Inch, where the title character says: “we are talking to Phil Collins’ people, right? But then again — aren’t we all?” twitter.com/jayolstadtv/st…

iPhone : Lebanon’s pm says 2750 TONS of stored ammonium nitrate (like a huge fertilizer bomb) ripped through Beirut. Now concerns about fumes in a city with blown out windows and doors.