Alissa Rubin, The New York Times' Paris bureau chief who was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq on Tuesday, is "in stable condition" at the American hospital in Istanbul, executive editor Dean Baquet informed staff on Wednesday.

"She is in the intensive care unit, mainly so she can be observed closely," Baquet wrote in a memo. "Rod Nordland, her equally courageous, longtime partner in covering Afghanistan, is with her.

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