I have written hundreds of reports, features and articles during my career as a journalist since 2003. This section gives a few examples of my published work.
Some prominent personalities I have interviewed or covered events involving them for Gulf Times in Qatar included: senior Taliban office leaders in Qatar, music composer Yanni, US Commander Naval Forces Central Command (NavCent) Vice Admiral John Miller, British artist Damien Hirst, U.K.’s Foreign Secretary (then Defence Secretary) Philip Hammond, Master Chef Gordon Ramsay, senior Hamas leader Khaled Mishal, late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty, French climate change expert Nicolas Hulot, U.K.’s Prince Charles, (now ex) Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, WWE superstar wrestler R-Truth, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin,
President of the Swiss Council of States (Senate) Filippo Lombardi, the late
fashion icon L’Wren Scott, Qatar Airways CEO Al-Baker, ex-Afghan president Hamid Karzai, ex-Tunisian president Dr. Moncef and Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel
Simon among many others.
I was in Doha at a key moment in its history, where I witnessed (and
reported on) Shiekh Hamad handing over his rein to his son Shiekh Tamim, who is the current Emir of Qatar. This power transition took place after an 18-year gap in Qatar.
I travelled all the way to Colombo, Sri Lanka in December 2013 to investigate abuses in the
recruitment of migrant workers for Qatari companies.
Between 2007 and 2012, I reported on almost all suicide bomb blast and terrorism related cases that
took place in Karachi, Pakistan. My reporting has not been limited to witnessing the horrific scenes at the site of the attack, but also I’ve written dozens of follow up stories about progress into
investigations of those cases. Also, I covered numerous high-profile political events in Pakistan during the same time period.