After the tragic death of British orthopaedic surgeon, Abbas Khan - found dead in his cell in Syria days before his scheduled release, I spoke about my experiences of working as a doctor in Syria on Sky News.
At the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the main infantry weapon was the muzzle-loading musket, which fired up to four shots a minute. At the Battle of the Somme, just over a century later, machine gunners could fire off 600 rounds a minute.
So I am back in Tatouine, Tunisia as I wait to cross the border into Libya. It was a bit of a last minute rush to get out here, after a couple of weeks of trying to arrange, plan and decide.
NORTH SYRIA — Being an emergency room doctor gives you a strange set of priorities. We can't wait to get sucked into a crisis -- the bigger the trauma, the better. But sometimes, you get more than you bargain for.
British counter-terrorism chiefs are really bringing out the big guns with their latest campaign to tackle the growing number of Muslims heading out to Syria. They've come up with Operation Mum, asking Muslim women to inform on family members thinking of going to Syria to fight.
A clip from my short film My Mother's Daughter was featured within the CNN panel discussion hosted by Christiane Amanpour and featuring Tariq Ramadan amongst the panelists.
The start of a shift and I brace myself as I walk into the waiting area. A huge number of people are already there, waiting to be called. I try to avoid eye contact. It's like entering an arena but I feel more like the sacrificial lamb than a gladiator.
“Keep your head down and don't say anything”, instructed my guide as we approached the Turkish border at Bab al-Hawa. We were making our way back across the border into Turkey after a long day in Atmeh refugee camp, north Syria.