Quil Lawrence


Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

Native Americans living on tribal land have struggled to access veteran home loans

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The GI bill has helped generations of veterans get an education and easy home loans. But that benefit has never really been available to Native Americans living on tribal land.


Biden to sign a bill that would care for veterans made sick by toxic exposures

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

President Biden on Wednesday will sign the PACT Act, a bill to care for veterans exposed to toxins that is considered the biggest expansion of veterans' health care in U.S. history.


The Senate passed a bill to help sick veterans. Then 25 Republicans reversed course

Friday, July 29, 2022

Veterans groups are slamming GOP senators for blocking a bill that would have given health care and benefits to veterans affected by from toxic chemicals and burn pits in wars dating back to Vietnam.


U.S. Marines are set to have the first Black 4-star general in their 246-year history

Friday, July 22, 2022

The Senate will make military history if it votes to confirm Gen. Michael E. Langley to command U.S. forces in Africa. He'll be the first Black four-star general in the Marine Corps' history.


A bipartisan group of senators blocks a Trump-era plan to realign the VA

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The plan would have shut many of the Department of Veterans Affairs less-used clinics and aging hospitals. The senators say they're working on a way to rebuild the VA' infrastructure.


Black veterans came together at an empowerment conference to make their stories heard

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Groups made up of Black veterans recently came together in Washington, D.C., like they never have before. They're hoping by joining forces and telling their stories they can make their voices heard.


U.S. is accused of a double standard when it comes to Afghan and Ukrainian refugees

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Thousands of Afghans that were promised U.S. visas remain on the run from the Taliban. The Biden administration, however, quickly cleared red tape for Ukrainians after Russia invaded Ukraine.


Debt relief for veterans who say they were cheated by for-profit colleges

Monday, June 27, 2022

The government is settling a case that will grant billions in debt relief to students, many of them veterans, who say unscrupulous colleges cheated them into overpaying for useless degrees.


The Senate has passed a historic expansion of care for veterans

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Senate voted on a $280 billion package of care for veterans exposed to toxins from agent orange in Vietnam. It's a rare moment of bipartisan action and the largest expansion of VA care in history.


Veterans exposed to toxic chemicals say they've won a historic expansion of VA care

Friday, May 27, 2022

A bill known as the PACT Act, which will lend health care services and disability benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances, looks likely to become law next month.


The victims and aftermath of the Buffalo supermarket shooting

Monday, May 16, 2022

Authorities are still trying to answer all the questions why a gunman killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket over the weekend. The shootings by the self-avowed racist have rattled the community.


Black Buffalo community is tired of hearing promises when the killings don't stop

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Buffalo neighborhood that was attacked by a white supremacist has struggled for years with violence and poverty. Calls by politicians for the community to come together were met with skepticism.


10 people are dead in an apparently planned shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Yesterday, 10 people were killed and three wounded in a mass shooting in a Buffalo supermarket that appears to have been racially motivated. The shooter is in custody.


A new Iron Curtain is eroding Norway's hard-won ties with Russia on Arctic issues

Saturday, April 30, 2022

The countries share a border. Along the frontier, residents say a new barrier has disrupted everything from Arctic climate action and nuclear waste control to trade and cross-border sports leagues.


NATO troops conducted a routine war exercise in the Arctic. This year felt different

Friday, April 15, 2022

Troops from 27 countries wrapped up one of the largest NATO war games since the 1980s — in the Arctic. Russia's war in Ukraine made the exercise feel like more than a game.


Brooklyn subway shooting suspect will have a court hearing on terrorism charges

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Police in New York City say they're not sure why a man boarded a subway car during rush hour Tuesday morning and fired 33 times. Authorities have arrested Frank R. James but they don't know a motive.


A new iron curtain falls on a Norwegian town

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The changed relations between Putin's Russia and Europe are having ripple effects along Russia's border with the EU, including in a town that had prided itself on good relations with Russia.


How sanctions against Russia could set back climate change work in the Arctic

Monday, April 11, 2022

Scientists in the Arctic are concerned that the rift with Russia over Ukraine will set back crucial work on climate change.


A NATO war game exercise in the Arctic no longer seems like just a game

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Troops from 27 countries wrapped up one of the largest NATO war games since the 1980s — in the Arctic. A it was scheduled two years ago, but Russia's war in Ukraine gave the exercise a Cold War feel.


Russia invading Ukraine has added urgency to NATO troops conducting drills in Norway

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Long-planned NATO exercises in Norway are preparing troops for arctic warfare — but they are taking place just miles from the Russian border, as tensions simmer over Ukraine.