Leo Sands


Breaking News Reporter/Editor

Education: Cambridge University (Trinity College), BA and MPhil in History

Leo Sands is a breaking-news reporter and editor in The Washington Post’s London Hub who reports on stories from around the world in the European day. He previously worked at BBC News as a senior journalist across digital and TV news.
Latest from Leo Sands

Gaza Health Ministry says 25,000 dead; U.S. prepares for military campaign against Houthis

The Biden administration is planning a sustained military campaign targeting the Houthis in Yemen, administration officials told The Washington Post.

January 21, 2024

Male and female dung beetles share the workload to get ahead, study finds

Teamwork makes the dream work: Dung beetles are more effective at moving balls of fecal matter they use for breeding when they pair up, researchers found.

January 18, 2024

Israel hits deep in Lebanon; U.S. strikes Yemen again as tensions rise across region

Tensions are mounting across the region, amid Israel’s strikes in Gaza and exchanges with Hezbollah, strikes on ships in the Red Sea by Yemen’s Houthis, a new round of U.S. strikes on Yemen and strikes by Iran in Iraq and Pakistan.

January 16, 2024

Lava from Icelandic volcano eruption engulfs homes, roads

A volcano erupted in southwestern Iceland following earthquakes, overcoming buildings in the fishing town of Grindavik with lava. Videos show houses on fire.

January 15, 2024

    Who are the Houthis, and why are they attacking ships in the Red Sea?

    Houthi militants have attacked ships in the Red Sea during the Israel-Gaza war. The United States hopes to deter them and prevent the war from escalating regionally.

    January 13, 2024

    Father and son arrested in killing of pregnant Texas teen and boyfriend

    Christopher Preciado and his father, Ramon Preciado, were arrested in connection with the deaths of pregnant teen Savanah Soto and her boyfriend Matthew Guerra, San Antonio police said.

    January 4, 2024

    Hezbollah chief vows ‘response and punishment’ after killing of senior Hamas leader in Lebanon

    “If the enemy thinks of waging a war on Lebanon,” Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah said, they “will regret it.”

    January 3, 2024

    U.S. sinks Houthi boats trying to board shipping vessel, military says

    U.S. Navy helicopters exchanged fire with Houthis in the Red Sea, U.S. Central Command said. Ten Houthis were killed, said a spokesman for the militant group.

    December 31, 2023

    U.S. firefight with Houthi gunmen heightens shipping risk in Red Sea

    Sunday’s firefight, in which 10 Houthi militants were killed, appeared to be the first direct engagement between the U.S. and Houthi forces since Oct. 7.

    December 31, 2023

    Israel expanding fight in Gaza refugee camps; strikes mount along northern border

    Israel said it was expanding combat operations in Gaza Strip refugee camps as strikes along the Israel-Lebanon border renew fears of regional escalation.

    December 27, 2023