Louisa Loveluck


Baghdad Bureau Chief

Education: University of Cambridge, BA in Social and Political Sciences

Louisa Loveluck is the Baghdad bureau chief. She joined the Post as the 2016 Laurence Stern Fellow, and later covered the war in Syria from her base in Beirut. Before that, she was the Daily Telegraph's Cairo correspondent, reporting on the 2013 military coup and deadly crackdown that followed. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2011, where she read Social and Political Sciences.
Latest from Louisa Loveluck

Iranian-linked militants strike Iraqi base housing U.S. troops

The attack against Ain al-Asad Air Base injured at least one Iraqi service member, Centcom said. Some U.S. personnel were evaluated for traumatic brain injuries.

January 21, 2024

War in Gaza is making childbirth a nightmare

Doctors and aid workers say infant and maternal mortality have spiked.

January 21, 2024

Al Jazeera says Israeli strike killed another child of Gaza bureau chief

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking in Doha on Sunday, described the killing of journalist Hamza al-Dahdouh as “an unimaginable tragedy.”

January 7, 2024

U.S. strike in Baghdad raises specter of wider regional war

Iraq says the strike violated agreements between Baghdad and Washington. The Pentagon described it as “necessary” and “proportionate.”

January 4, 2024

U.S. ‘confident’ that Hamas used al-Shifa Hospital as command center

The intelligence community released new declassified details that it says prove Hamas militants used the hospital complex to run operations against Israel.

January 3, 2024

Israel’s war with Hamas separates Palestinian babies from their mothers

A war that has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 Gazans and erased entire families has also parted newborns from their parents.

December 28, 2023

The case of al-Shifa: Investigating the assault on Gaza’s largest hospital

The evidence presented by the Israeli government falls short of showing that Hamas had been using the hospital as a command and control center, a Post analysis shows.

December 21, 2023

Is Israel running out of goodwill?

U.S. support of Israel’s war in Gaza has been unwavering – but as the civilian death toll climbs, international calls for a ceasefire are growing. Today, the mounting concern over Israel’s tactics and how the Biden administration is responding.

December 19, 2023

Austin presses Israel on civilian deaths as more hospitals are attacked

U.S. officials are trying to convince Israel to wind down the bloodiest phase of its war in Gaza, with the death toll approaching 20,000.

December 18, 2023

As hunger grows in Gaza, Palestinians wait in line for hours to eat

In almost half of households in Gaza, people go to bed hungry, according the World Food Program.

December 18, 2023