Beirut to Baghdad

Hello all,

After more than three years covering Syria at AFP’s Beirut office, I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be joining the agency’s Baghdad bureau to report on Iraq. I am humbled by and extremely grateful for those who have shared their stories with grace, generosity, and dignity — whether by Whatsapp or in a warzone. Reporting on this horrible conflict and its wide-reaching ramifications has opened my eyes, and hopefully AFP’s readers can say the same.

As I move on to a new bureau, my focus will shift from Syria and Lebanon to Iraq. I am thrilled to dive into a new story and a new home. As always, tips, recommendations, and story ideas can be commented here or emailed at (

If you’re interested in keeping up with me as I get to know Iraq, give me a follow on Twitter and Instagram. And if you haven’t yet, sign up for my newsletter here. You’ll receive an email every time I publish a new article, or when we’re following a major story out of Baghdad.

Thank you for your readership and your support.

All the best,


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