Tim Fitzsimons


Tim Fitzsimons is a Beirut-based radio and print journalist focusing on the Middle East. He has reported from places such as Kashmir, Oman, Guantanamo Bay, and Worcester, Mass. His work has been published by GlobalPost, The Sunday Times, NPR, Salon, and Slate.

US stock indexes up on the first trading day of 2012

Trading in 2012 started off on a positive note as the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 each jumped after positive manufacturing news from Asia encouraged investors.

GOP candidates trade barbs on Iowa caucus day


Romney wins Iowa caucuses by 8 votes as Santorum surges to second


Activists accuse Damascus of hiding conflict’s toll

China year of the dragon stamp “too ferocious”


Newt’s team comes out swinging


Gingrich-aligned super PAC uses McCain attack ad against Romney a day after Iowa

Syria releases over 500 political prisoners

Assad government says the detainees were involved in anti-regime activities.

Mubarak prosecutors call for death penalty


Former Egyptian leader on trial for killing protesters in uprising that ended his rule.

Mahmoud Souleiman Hajj Hamad, Syrian government official, defects (VIDEO)

Head inspector of Syrian Defense Ministry, Mahmoud Souleiman Hajj Hamad, called government claims of terrorism “lies” and allies with opposition.

Reports: Joran Van der Sloot confesses to 2010 Stephany Flores murder in Peru (VIDEO)

Van der Sloot was the prime suspect in the 2005 Aruba disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway, but was never charged.