Quil Lawrence


Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

Officials investigate deadly Bronx fire that killed 17 people

Monday, January 10, 2022

A day after a fire killed 17 people and injured dozens at an apartment building in the Bronx, residents try to regroup. An investigation is underway.


New York City will have the nation's 1st vaccine mandate for private sector employers

Monday, December 06, 2021

New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio has announced what he called a "pre-emptive strike" before the winter — a vaccine mandate for private sector employers.


The final, anguished years of a warrior-scholar who exposed torture by U.S. troops

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Ian Fishback was a Green Beret who exposed torture by U.S. troops in Iraq. After serving four combat tours and earning a Ph.D. in philosophy, Fishback died last month in a nursing home. He was 42.


Ian Fishback's death spotlights the mental illness crisis suffered by veterans

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Ian Fishback was a green beret who exposed torture by U.S. troops in Iraq. After serving four combat tours and earning a PhD in philosophy, Fishback died last month in a nursing home at 42.


Military vets with medical skills find it difficult to get civilian health care jobs

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

With the nation's health care system strained by the pandemic, veterans with medical skills say red tape prevents them from using their military credentials to qualify for civilian jobs.


With many veterans waiting for care, the VA may change how it uses outside doctors

Monday, October 18, 2021

Veterans, along with the rest of the country, see long waits for mental health and other specialty care. Veterans Affairs has announced it will redesign how it schedules and pays for private care.


Afghan Allies That Were Left Behind Face An Uncertain Future

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The White House now says it failed to evacuate most of America's Afghan allies in the airlift from Kabul. Even those evacuated may be stuck in immigration limbo for years unless Congress takes action.


Veterans Discharged Under 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Get A Chance For VA Benefits

Monday, September 20, 2021

On the 10th anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the White House announced a policy change to help get VA benefits to veterans who were kicked out of the military for their sexuality.


A Legendary Marine's Name As Code: The Ad Hoc Network That Helped Rescue Afghans

Saturday, September 04, 2021

The massive U.S. airlift out of Kabul was a feat of logistics and stamina. But it was also marred by chaos and violence. Somehow, an unlikely coalition formed to try and help get Afghans out.


The Kabul Airlift Was A Feat Of Logistics And Stamina, Marred By Chaos And Violence

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The evacuation of Kabul, over 120,000 people in two weeks, is one of the biggest airlifts in history. It was also a chaotic stampede of tens of thousands of Afghans fleeing the Taliban.


Biden Speaks On The End Of War In Afghanistan And Evacuations

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

U.S. troops have left Afghanistan, ending America's longest war. Biden has detailed outreach efforts to Americans in Afghanistan.


Biden Warns Another Kabul Attack Is Likely In Coming Hours

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Latest developments in the evacuation effort in Afghanistan.


What We Know About The Kabul Attack And The U.S. Response

Friday, August 27, 2021

Dozens are dead, including several U.S. service members, after a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. President Biden says the evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies will continue.


Explosions At The Kabul Airport Have Killed And Injured U.S. Troops, Afghans

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Pentagon officials have been briefing reporters on Thursday's deadly attacks in Afghanistan. U.S. Marines were among those killed in two explosions outside the Kabul airport.


Afghan Allies Are Worried About Being Left Behind As Americans Evacuate

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

President Biden has specifically said he expects all American citizens can be evacuated by next week. He was less emphatic about getting out all the other people that America has pledged to help


Commercial Airlines Will Help In The Evacuation Of People From Afghanistan

Monday, August 23, 2021

As the Biden administration looks for ways to speed up the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan, the Defense Department has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet.


Biden: U.S. Is Making Progress On Afghanistan Evacuations

Sunday, August 22, 2021

President Biden delivered remarks from the White House about the ongoing effort to evacuate thousands of people from Kabul, Afghanistan.


Sexual Harassment Charges Against Gov. Cuomo Are Detailed In Scathing 165-Page Report

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

A report ordered by his own attorney general found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo has denied wrongdoing and apologized for what he said were misunderstandings.


A New York AG Investigation Says That Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Women

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

A new report from New York's attorney general alleges that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and violated federal and state laws.


Afghans Who Worked With Foreign Troops Face Reprisal Killings

Friday, July 30, 2021

Some 200 Afghan special visa holders and their families arrived in the U.S. Thursday. Many Afghans who worked with U.S. forces haven't left, and there have been reprisal killings by the Taliban.