Shirin Jaafari


Shirin Jaafari covers the Middle East for The World. She has reported from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Before joining The World, Shirin worked in Washington DC. She was a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists.

You can find her on Twitter at @Shirinj

Recent Stories


How the Kabul airport went from calm to chaos

​​​​​​​Two weeks before the Afghan capital, Kabul, fell to the Taliban, The World interviewed the top man in charge of security at the airport. He was confident that the crucial entry-and exit-point to Afghanistan would be protected after US troops left.