Cahal Milmo

Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.

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Why Britain backed down on banning Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons during Iran war

Previously unpublished documents from 1983 show that Margaret Thatcher’s government was keen to press for an international ban

The proponents of the relocation plan suggested that the mass transportation of Cantonese speakers from Hong Kong would solve Britain’s dilemma over what to do with the millions of its residents concerned they would have no future under Chinese rule

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Officials drafted a letter from Margaret Thatcher to King Fahd to mollify the Saudis

Margaret Thatcher described as 'very oily to kings' after insisting BBC apologise to Saudi Arabia over critical coverage

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An Israeli Air Force drone. File photo

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A family tree on the walls of the Castello di Nipozzano in Tuscany. Historic records now online reveal the criminal past of hundreds of thousands of Britons

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono leave Marylebone Magistrates' Court in London in 1968. The couple were appearing on charges of drug possession

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William Lennon stole coats and trousers, before counterfeiting coins

Rwanda Intelligence chief Karenzi Karake is appearing at Westminister Magistrates Court in connection with alleged war crimes

Karenzi Karake: Rwandan spy chief arrested on suspicion of orchestrating massacres is released on bail

At an extraordinary court hearing a judge ordered that the African country pay a £1m security to secure his release from a high-security prison

A migrant sits under the trailer of a lorry

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General Karenzi Karake is the head of Rwanda’s intelligence service

Karenzi Karake: Rwandan spy chief arrested in London is implicated in killings of two Britons

Exclusive: General is accused of orchestrating revenge massacres in Rwanda

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