Abigail Hauslohner

Bureau chiefCairo

The latest from Abigail

In Iraqi parlors, religious divides are transcended by a love for ink and grunge.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Iranian-trained Shiite militias are working closely with Iraqi forces and heightening threat of sectarian war.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Iranian-trained Shiite militias are working closely with Iraqi forces and heightening threat of sectarian war.

  • Jul 18, 2014

He says governments can’t expect aid groups to “come clean up the mess” and urges a political solution.

  • Jul 16, 2014

The move marks a crucial step toward forming a new government amid a battle against insurgents.

  • Jul 15, 2014

The most recent speaker of Iraq’s parliament, a Sunni, discusses the crisis roiling his country.

  • Jul 12, 2014

Disenchanted with Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government, many Sunnis sympathize with the militants.

  • Jul 12, 2014

The Kurdish government says its forces seized two northern oil fields to preempt “sabotage” by Baghdad.

  • Jul 11, 2014

The dead, all found with gunshot wounds, were dumped in a largely Shiite area south of Baghdad.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Lawmakers had planned to meet Aug. 12, but the U.N. is pressing them to form a new government quickly.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Amid a threat of the nation’s collapse, parliament’s second session is canceled as politicians bicker.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Bombings are preceded by an online video showing the head of an al-Qaeda-inspired group at the city’s main mosque.

  • Jul 6, 2014

The reclusive Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is purportedly shown preaching Friday in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

  • Jul 5, 2014

The minority group is consolidating control of its territory and steadily pushing for independence.

  • Jul 4, 2014

The region’s president, Massoud Barzani, tells the Kurdish parliament to prepare for a referendum.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The Kurds have seized the key northern oil city of Kirkuk amid a blitz by radical Sunni insurgents.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Sunni militants attacked four Shiite villages, killing an unknown number and forcing thousands to flee.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Some Kurds are now fighting in Iraq with the extremist group, threatening to expand violence to peaceful areas.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Despite U.S. concerns about Egypt’s crackdown on dissent, Kerry’s visit seals a return to an old partnership.

  • Jun 22, 2014

Iraq is desperate for U.S. assistance as Sunni militants look closer to taking over Iraq's largest oil refinery.

  • Jun 19, 2014
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About Abigail

Abigail Hauslohner is the Post’s Cairo bureau chief. Before joining the Post, she was a Middle East correspondent for Time magazine. She has been based in Cairo since 2009, and she has covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya; politics and civil strife in Tunisia, Yemen and Gaza; and the war in Afghanistan.