James Reinl is a journalist, editor and global affairs analyst. He has reported from some 35 countries and won awards for his work in Sri Lanka, Congo, Somalia, Haiti, the US and Iran. He reports for Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Fox News, France 24, CBC, CBS News, dpa, RTÉ, The Times, The National, Monocle and APTN. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Sussex University and a postgraduate diploma in journalism.
Health & Medicine
The “superbug” bacteria often strike at much higher rates in the Middle East, according to Doctors Without Borders. The bacteria attack invisibly and without warning in the mangled limbs, bullet holes and other wounds of civilians and fighters in war zones.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Last year, many of the who's who in politics and business boycotted Saudi Arabia's "Davos in the Desert" event in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. This year? Many return but there are still some notable no-shows.
This month, Yazidis mark five years since ISIS overran northwestern Iraq, murdering an estimated 5,000 Yazidi men and boys who refused to convert to Islam, and enslaving some 7,000 women and girls, including some as young as nine.
Detainees, mostly migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who got caught in Libya on their way to Europe, complain of hunger, disease and forced labor. Thuggish guards allegedly beat and flog and them, amid the chaos of Libya’s spiraling civil war.
Cheaper and deadlier than ever, drones are now taking off around the clock in Yemen, as Houthi rebels step up their drone campaign in their fight against the Saudi-backed coalition.
Nujeen Mustafa's story is one of survival against seemingly insurmountable odds. And she's not alone. An estimated 10 million people with disabilities have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution.
Conflict & Justice
Farhan Warfaa was just 17 when he was detained and tortured by a former Somali army chief. Decades later, he finally gets his day in court — in the United States, just as the Supreme Court begins to close the door on cases like these.
Conflict & Justice
Boko Haram, al-Shabaab and other extremist groups get their hands on weapons from armies sent to fight them. A new report tries to measure the scope of the problem.
ISIS fighters committed heinous crimes. Thousands are now locked up in camps and prisons across northern Syria. But the evidence against them is flimsy and the cost of justice, high. What should happen to them?