Niha Masih


Breaking news reporter focusing on U.S. and global events

Education: Delhi University, BA in English; Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, MA in Journalism

Niha Masih is a reporter at The Washington Post's Seoul hub, where she covers breaking news in the United States and across the world. Previously, she was The Post's correspondent in India, where she covered the rise of majoritarian nationalism, conflict in Kashmir, the covid crisis and digital surveillance of citizens. In 2022, she covered the political crisis in Sri Lanka as protesters toppled the president. She was the joint recipient of South Asian Journalism Association's 2022 Daniel Pearl Award for a series of reports into the surveillance and hacking of Indian activists jailed for terro
Latest from Niha Masih

Israel-Gaza war live updates: Netanyahu rejects Hamas’s terms for release of hostages

Health officials said the Gaza death toll passed 25,000. Netanyahu rejected what he said were Hamas’s hostage release terms, including the withdrawal of Israeli forces.

January 22, 2024

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

Medicine for hostages, aid for civilians enter Gaza in Qatar-France deal

The deal is to include the transfer of medicines to the most vulnerable areas for civilians in Gaza.

January 17, 2024

Iranian strikes in Iraq stoke fears of further Middle East escalation

The incident comes amid fears that the ongoing war between Israel and Gaza could turn into a regional war as Iranian-linked groups step up their attacks.

January 16, 2024

Israel slowing operations in northern Gaza, IDF says

A Houthi missile hit the Gibraltar Eagle, U.S. Centcom said Monday, though there were no reports of injuries or significant damage and the container ship will continue its journey.

January 15, 2024

Search ongoing for Navy SEALs lost at sea during ship-boarding operation

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby characterized the operation as part of the U.S. military’s ongoing work to disrupt Iran’s shipment of weapons to Yemen, where the Houthis, a militant group supported by Tehran, function as the de facto government in parts of the country.

January 14, 2024

This heiress wants to tax the rich. And she’s giving away $27 million.

Marlene Engelhorn, whose ancestor founded chemical giant BASF, plans to give away part of her inheritance. A citizens council will decide how to distribute it.

January 11, 2024

Blinken presses Israel on Gaza’s future; Netanyahu denies plan to displace Palestinians

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas and encountered resistance from Israeli officials over a post-war Gaza plan.

January 10, 2024

JetBlue will have new CEO as it awaits ruling on merger with Spirit

Joanna Geraghty will become the only woman to lead a major U.S. airline once current CEO Robin Hayes steps down next month.

January 9, 2024

Netanyahu warns Hezbollah as Blinken seeks to avert escalation

The secretary of state is touring the Middle East as part of the U.S. effort to avoid regional escalation, in particular a war between Israel and the militant group in Lebanon.

January 8, 2024