Louisa Loveluck
Beirut
Baghdad Bureau Chief
Education: University of Cambridge, BA in Social and Political Sciences
Louisa Loveluck is the Baghdad bureau chief. She joined the Post as the 2016 Laurence Stern Fellow, and later covered the war in Syria from her base in Beirut. Before that, she was the Daily Telegraph's Cairo correspondent, reporting on the 2013 military coup and deadly crackdown that followed. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2011, where she read Social and Political Sciences.
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World
Iraq releases Iran-linked militiaman in blow to efforts to check impunity
The judiciary said it had not seen sufficient evidence to convict Qasim Musleh, who received a hero’s welcome from supporters.
Jun 9, 2021
Some 200,000 Yazidis are still displaced amid deepening poverty and a mental health crisis.
Jun 4, 2021
Middle East
Iran-backed militias turn to drone attacks, alarming U.S. forces in Iraq
An official with the U.S.-led military coalition said the drone threat has become the mission’s top concern.
May 29, 2021
The killings take place in public, but no prosecutions follow. Activists blame groups linked to Iran.
May 12, 2021
Middle East
Vaccination of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr blow to Iraq’s vaccine hesitancy
The photo of the cleric getting vaccinated prompted hundreds to get doses of their own amid Iraq’s faltering immunization efforts.
May 6, 2021
The blaze underscores the perilous state of Iraq's medical infrastructure, hobbled by endemic corruption and mismanagement.
Apr 25, 2021
Middle East
Fire in Baghdad hospital kills dozens of covid-19 patients
Early reports suggested that the fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital began in an area used for storing oxygen canisters.
Apr 25, 2021
Middle East
For an Iraqi doctor, vaccination is bittersweet. It didn’t come in time for her father.
Tamara Amer helped him beat back cancer, and together they dreamed of being vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Apr 14, 2021
Middle East
Roar of hope. Silence of despair.
A year after Iraq’s youth revolution, Baghdad’s streets and squares have been largely abandoned. But not the dreams.
Apr 12, 2021
Middle East
Iraq’s anti-American militias aren’t just Iranian proxies. That helps explain their troubles.
Young men once flocked to join them. Now, there’s resentment over what they’ve become and their broken promises.
Apr 9, 2021
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About Louisa Loveluck
Louisa Loveluck is the Baghdad bureau chief. She joined the Post as the 2016 Laurence Stern Fellow, and later covered the war in Syria from her base in Beirut. Before that, she was the Daily Telegraph's Cairo correspondent, reporting on the 2013 military coup and deadly crackdown that followed. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2011, where she read Social and Political Sciences.
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