James Reinl

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. 

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Invisible ‘superbug’ could be more deadly than bombs in Middle East war zones

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.

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Saudi ‘Davos’ turnout underscores costs of Khashoggi murder

Yazidi women

Yazidi woes drag on after ISIS defeat as religious persecution worsens globally

A woman carries belongings outside of a detention center in rubble

Libya’s hellish refugee centers remain open despite calls for closure

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Cheap drones are changing the calculus of war in Yemen

Syrian refugee Nujeen Mustafa poses after a charity Christmas event

War is hell. Try doing it in a wheelchair.


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.

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Somali torture victim will face his abuser after 31 years — in US court

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.

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How stolen weapons keep groups like Boko Haram in business

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.

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Thousands of ISIS fighters sit in prison. Kurdish leaders call for a special tribunal.

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?