Articles by Alessandria Masi


Alessandria is the Middle East Correspondent for International Business Times. Previously, she was the Middle East North Africa and Underworld reporter at Vocativ.

Her writing has appeared on, amNew York,, Gourmet Live and the Cairo-based website Bikya News. She speaks Italian and French fluently and a sprinkling of Arabic and Spanish. 

Injured woman in Syria

A Ceasefire’s Ongoing Toll

For Syrians who have suffered through more than five years of war, a ceasefire means a lower body count, but not a break from mounting casualties.
Syrian forces in Palmyra

Liberated Palmyra At A Crossroads

Located in an oasis northeast of Damascus, the ancient World Heritage site has become a significant symbolic and military position in the now 5-year-old Syrian conflict.


Oil Rig

China Tariffs Hurt US Crude Oil Price

In retaliation to the $50 billion worth of tariffs announced by the United States, China said it would impose 25 percent import duty on U.S. petroleum goods, sending the WTI crude price crashing.