Abigail Hauslohner

Bureau chiefCairo


A common refrain begins again: Federal offices shut; schools cancelled; travel disrupted.

  • Mar 5, 2015

On Sunday night, Marco Pieri witnessed a near-disaster at the Mt. Vernon Square Metro stop. But the experience left him wondering: what is a bystander supposed to do if another passenger falls into the path of a moving train?

  • Mar 3, 2015

But there’s no set date for the release of new cars that will replace a fleet that dates to the 1970s.

  • Feb 28, 2015

Iraq was one of the most religiously diverse places in the Middle East for millennia. Now that may be history.

  • Sep 30, 2014

In the Baghdad morgue, doctors get unusual insights into how Iraqis die. Sometimes it’s from depression.

  • Sep 14, 2014

The arrival of Shiite-dominated militias raised fears that Sunnis could be targeted.

  • Sep 1, 2014

Iraqi forces aided by U.S. airstrikes enter the town of Amerli, where residents had been trapped.

  • Aug 31, 2014

Residents, officials say strikes against militants have increased; offensive underway Saturday.

  • Aug 30, 2014

As the start of school approaches, thousands of refu­gee families are living in the nation’s classrooms.

  • Aug 30, 2014

Despite years of turmoil and large-scale displacement, Iraq still has a secular, intellectual class.

  • Aug 29, 2014
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