Author

 
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

    Iraq: A divided nation tears itself apart once again
    Iraq: A divided nation tears itself apart once again
    On the night of April 24 in the Iraqi town of Buhriz, spring has sprung. In the garden of a retired security officer a group of men, sitting around a...
    Syria's very poor revolution
    Syria's very poor revolution
    'Soldiers! Soldiers!" The man hissed his warning as he hurried past, two bullets from a government sniper kicking up dust from the dirt road...
    Insanity rules the new front in al-Qaeda's war
    Insanity rules the new front in al-Qaeda's war
    On a side street off Mogadishu's Wadnaha Road frontline, a young officer is explaining the unwritten rules of the city's intractable civil war as...
    How Somalia's civil war became new front against al-Qaeda
    How Somalia's civil war became new front against al-Qaeda
    On a side street off Mogadishu's Wadnaha Road frontline a young officer is explaining the unwritten rules of the city's intractable civil war as...
    Behind the glitz of Dubai
    Behind the glitz of Dubai
    The sun is setting and its dying rays cast triangles of light on to the bodies of the Indian workers. Two are washing themselves, scooping water...
    'Why is life in Iraq so cheap?'
    'Why is life in Iraq so cheap?'
    In most cities of the world, a person might expect to be feted for surviving a single bomb attack. In Baghdad, survival stories can be found on...
    Oiling the wheels of war
    Oiling the wheels of war
    On the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in southern Iraq, a family business is thriving. For the Ashur, a small clan of 50 families, it's worth several...
    Iraq's Mehdi Army vows revenge on British troops
    Iraq's Mehdi Army vows revenge on British troops
    The Mehdi Army Shi'ite militia vowed on Friday night to conduct revenge attacks on British soldiers in southern Iraq after its Basra leader was...
    Behind Baghdad's front lines
    Behind Baghdad's front lines
    Fadhel is a slim 26-year-old Mahdi Army commander with a thin goatee beard and smoothed-down hair that looks like a flat cap. One day last month he...
    Behind the lines of a civil war
    Behind the lines of a civil war
    Husham is standing on a street corner in his Sunni Baghdad neighbourhood when his cellphone rings. "Yes brother ... Two strangers ... Investigate...
    Iraq's scars of war
    Iraq's scars of war
    In a dark corner of a dingy courtyard, four stocky warriors with disproportionately tiny heads and huge, muscular arms stand with their backs...
    In the line of fire
    In the line of fire
    On Sunday, next to the gutted and destroyed house in Qana, seven bodies lay covered with bedsheets, a blanket and a prayer mat. One small arm...