News Veteran Arab-American reporter Hala Gorani launches new book

LONDON: The world is a small place, as they say. The acclaimed Syrian-American journalist and former CNN broadcaster, Hala Gorani, was in Haiti, reporting on an earthquake that obliterated the capital city of Port-au-Prince in 2010. Looters had emerged, and the situation grew dangerous as gunshots were heard. With her film crew, Gorani found herself in a food shop, where its owner spoke with a familiar accent. In the unlikeliest of situations, amid fear and destruction, a brief yet friendly connection was developed: It turned out that the owner was from Syria too. 

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