“The three of them had become part of a team that would clear the land they grew up on of the death ISIS had strewn there, beginning to reclaim it for Iraq’s displaced Yazidis to one day return home.”
On five trips to Iraq, Rukmini Callimachi and a team of other New York Times journalists scoured files and other papers left behind by the Islamic State, which help explain how the so-called Caliphate had been able to stay in power there for a number of years. The impression left behind? That ISIS’s penchant for […]
Over the course of Noor Salman’s trial for allegedly aiding her husband, Omar Mateen, in the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting, a different narrative has emerged than the false one the FBI erroneously constructed, and which the media tragically bought into. Melissa Jeltsen points out that not only was there zero evidence it was a targeted […]
A multi-media investigative report on the vast discrepancy between the actual number of Iraqi civilians killed by American-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS, and the number the coalition itself reports. In addition to uncovering likely truer math — for instance, while the coalition says 1 in 157 air strikes have killed civilians, reporters Azmat Khan and […]
For over 70 years, Bacha Broot, located in the center of the Old City of Kabul, has been serving chainaki — savory lamb stew — despite Soviet occupation, civil war, and the Taliban.
The Mosul University Library, once home to centuries-old books and documents, is rebuilding after ISIS destroyed it.
The New York Times correspondent tells the story behind the story to Columbia Journalism Review.
An as-told-to account of what has to be one of the most emotionally challenging jobs in journalism: interviewing women enslaved by ISIS fighters, reporting on their experiences being repeatedly raped and having their lives threatened. Fearless New York Times writer Rukmini Callimachi talks to Elon Green.
A profile of Brace Belden, a Jewish 27-year-old anarchist and former punk musician from San Francisco who spent six months in Syria fighting against ISIS with Kurdish rebels.
For The New Yorker, Luke Mogelson embeds himself with the Nineveh Province swat team.