Rising from the Rubble 'If we don't rebuild Mosul, maybe Isis will come back' - the Guardian. March 2018.

Reconstruction Hopes Hinge on Kuwait Conference - Iraq Oil Report (shared byline) February 2018

How Isis Changed the Yezidi Religion - the Atlantic December 2017

The Persian Leopards of Iraqi Kurdistan - Brown Book magazine. October 2017.

Life after Isis Slavery for Yazidi Women and Children - the New Yorker September 2017

Slaves of Isis: The long walk of the Yazidi women - the Guardian July 2017

The Fight Goes On - BBC From Our Own Correspondent July 2017

A Legacy in Ruins - the American Scholar magazine June 2017.

Love in a War Zone - Vogue April 2017.

"We are fighting terrorists but we are also terrorists?" - Politico magazine February 2017.

Tales from the Front - Monocle magazine February 2017.

The Grave Diggers of Mosul - BBC From Our Own Correspondent February 2017

Iraqi Army Makes Swift Capture of Airport in Key Operation - the Independent February 2017.

On the Ground with the Elite Iraqi Troops Fighting to free Mosul from ISIS - Time January 2017.

How Trump's Travel Ban is Affecting People Around the World - the Guardian January 2017.

Global Fury as Trump's Ban on Migrants Takes Effect - the Guardian January 2017.

Iraqi Troops Liberate Eastern Mosul After Isis Retreat - the Times January 2017.

The Real Victims - Newsweek ME December 2016.

Mosul's Christians Given New Hope For End to Exile - the Telegraph December 2016.

Worshippers Celebrate Christmas in Town Finally Liberated from Isis - the Independent December 2016.

Toxic Pollutants Choke Iraqi Children in Wake of Isis Retreat - Thomson Reuters Foundation November 2016.

The Displaced - Newsweek ME November 2016.

Inside the Mosul Offensive: Civilians Fleeing the Battle Lines - the Independent October 2016.

The Christian Town on the Front line with Isis - the Independent October 2016.

How Iraq's Women Face a Deadly Choice in the Battle for Mosul - the Telegraph October 2016.

Exclusive: Iraqi students tell how Isil Stormed their Dorms - the Telegraph October 2016.

Letter from Sinjar: Convert or Die - the American Scholar magazine February 2016.

ISIS keeps closer eye on Yezidi captives after series of remarkable escapes - the Independent February 2016.

They bomb children don't they? - the Daily Beast February 2016.

On the Hunt for Isis Jihadists with Kirkuk's Chief of Police - the Independent on Sunday December 2015.

Jalawla: Iraqi City Remains a Ghost Town After Isis - the Independent December 2015.

Exclusive: Inside America's Isis Air Strike Center in Iraq - the Daily Beast November 2015

Kurds retake Sinjar from Isis, A Little Too Easily - the Daily Beast November 2015.

Sinjar offensive: Recapture of City from Isis Opens Gate to Iraqi territory - the Independent November 2015.

Yezidis say will take more than liberating their city from Isis to put them at ease - the Independent November 2015

Sinjar offensive: Attack gives Yezidis chance to take revenge on Isis - the Independent November 2015.

Isil ex prisoners 'we were in a queue to be killed' - Al Jazeera English November 2015.

Peshmerga have new weapon in Isis fight: the ability to read - the Independent October 2015.

Isis hostage mission rescues 70 prisoners from mass execution - the Independent October 2015.

Iraq's Female Cycling Champions - the Independent on Sunday New Review magazine October 2015.

Stranded Lives - Newsweek Japan. September 2015.

Exclusive: Iraqi men whose pursuit of a better life in Europe ended in mass suffocation - the Independent September 2015.

Refugee crisis: Desperate Yezidis join exodus to Europe - the Independent September 2015.

Yezidis rescued from Isis need action from Britain says former Iraqi MP - the Independent August 2015.

PKK distracted by Turkish bombs as it continues fight against Isis - the Independent August 2015.

Kurdish villagers under fire in Iraq - the Independent August 2015.

Meet the victims of new bombing campaign over Iraq - the Independent August 2015.

The International Brigade Joining the Peshmerga - the Independent July 2015.

Why Tikrit remains a ghost town after its liberation from militant fighters - the Independent June 2015.

Iraqi forces backed by Shia militia launch operation to remove Isis from Anbar - the Independent May 2015.

Sunni Mayor of captured town given ultimatum - the Independent May 2015.

Fleeing from IS Mosul residents feel the stranglehold - DW May 2015.

Car bomb explodes near U.S. consulate in Erbil - Iraq Oil Report (shared byline) April 2015.

100,000 flee fighting as Isis gains ground in Anbar - the Independent April 2015.

Kurdish peshmerga and Shia militia form wary marriage of convenience - the Independent April 2015.

The Orphans of Al Qosh - Al Jazeera Magazine April 2015.

Yezidis tell how fearful Isis kept them on the move - the Independent April 2015.

"After this torture I am not afraid" - the Independent on Sunday New Review magazine. April 2015.

The Orphans of Al Qosh - Al Jazeera Magazine April 2015.

Assyrians call on world leaders to prevent Isis from 'destroying our civilization' - the Independent March 2015.

 Meet the fighters preparing to take Mosul from Isil - Al Jazeera English March 2015.

Iraqi Kurdistan reaches breaking point - IRIN March 2015.

Yezidi Mass Graves 'Those who did this are not human' - Al Jazeera English February 2015.

Fleeing from IS Iraqis left in limbo - DW February 2015. 

Iraq's religious minorities living in fear as they prepare for attack by militants - the Independent February 2015.

Yezidis released by Isil seek religious cleansing - Al Jazeera English February 2015.

The Stakes of Kobani - Roads and Kingdoms December 2014.

Kurdistan's Miracle Healer - Vocativ November 2014.

Born into Exile with a New Chance at Life - Vocativ October 2014.

Traumatised by Isil, Yezidis seek help - Al Jazeera English October 2014.

Iraqi Christian Villages take the fight to IS - DW October 2014.

UK brings guns and training to the peshmerga - DW October 2014.

Islamic State Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Town - Al Jazeera English August 2014.

Last Remaining Christians Flee Mosul- Al Jazeera English July 2014.

Lunch with the Asayish - BBC From Our Own Correspondent June 2014.

New camps for fleeing Iraqis offer safety but little comfort - IRIN June 2014.

Uncertainty as Iraq election results revealed - Al Jazeera English May 2014.

Iraqi Kurdistan Gambles on Oil and Baghdad's Benevolence - Christian Science Monitor April 2014.

Iraq strains under largest refugee crisis since height of war - Christian Science Monitor February 2014.

Syrian Refugees face harsh winter in Iraq - DW December 2013.

Victims of violence struggle for medical treatment in Iraq - IRIN November 2013.

Failing to Address the root causes of violence in Iraq - IRIN October 2013.

Kirkuk in limbo as law addressing political balance is scrapped - IRIN October 2013.

Iraq Terror Deaths Reach 1,000 - USA Today. October 2013.

Exploding Violence Threatens to Renew Civil War in Iraq - USA Today. September 2013.

Thousands of Syrian Refugees flee to Iraq - USA Today. August 2013.

Analysts: $60m in aid doesn't mark US shift on Syria - USA Today. February 2013.

Print only:

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Deepens - The Big Issue in the North. March 2015.

British Military Training Kurdish Peshmerga - The Big Issue in the North. October 2014.

Iraq on the border of collapse - The Big Issue in the North. July 2014.

Is Iraq Slipping Closer to Civil War? - The Big Issue in the North. March 2013.

Occupy Sandy Helps Clean-up Effort in New York - The Big Issue in the North. January 2013.

Dark Horse Theatre Company - The Big Issue in the North. June 2012.

Manchester Company Helps Spain's Jobless - The Big Issue in the North. April 2012.

Salford Zine Library - The Big Issue in the North. May 2012.

Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban - The Big Issue in the North. June 2011.

Boy Bands and Breakups - The Big Issue in the North. February 2011.

Forced evictions in China ahead of Shanghai Expo - The Big Issue in the North. August 2010.

Would a cycle scheme work in the north? - The Big Issue in the North. March 2010.

Radio and TV:

With Ash on Their Faces interview - NPR November 2017.

The Fall of Raqqa interview - CNN October 2017.

With Ash on Their Faces interview - Critical Life podcast February 2018.

With Ash on Their Faces interview - Turkey Book Talk podcast January 2018.

With Ash on Their Faces interview - BBC Scotland November 2017.

With Ash on Their Faces Interview - Svenska Dagbladet. September 2017 (Swedish).

With Ash on Their Faces Interview - Huffington Post. September 2017.

Countering Violent Extremism Podcast - Corsham Institute. September 2017.

With Ash on Their Faces Book Interview - BBC World Service September 2017

Covering Conflict in Norther Iraq Interview - Iraq Matters Podcast August 2017

The Fight Goes On - BBC From Our Own Correspondent July 2017.

Mosul's Grave Diggers - BBC From Our Own Correspondent February 2017.

Lunch with the Asayish - BBC From Our Own Correspondent June 2014.