Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Residents watch as a Thai search-and-rescue team joins Nepalese soldiers digging for earthquake survivors in the town of Sankhu, near Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake: How the regional rivalry between China and India has spilled over into the international rescue effort

Some suspect the motives of the foreigners bringing humanitarian aid are not always entirely altruistic

International aid continues to pour into Nepal to help victims of the earthquake but import restrictions are delaying its onward journey

Nepal earthquake: Humanitarian aid is piling up unused at Kathmandu airport because of import restrictions, UN warns

Nepal's only international airport has stopped large relief planes from landing because its sole runway is being damaged by the weight of large aircraft

An elderly woman prays at a temple in Kathmandu damaged by the earthquake

Nepal earthquake: Racing against time, government pleads for rescue helicopters to reach remote mountain regions

A mood of panic has led to fights breaking out among those anxious to board helicopters

Al-Nusra militants hijack a parade in Aleppo

Inside Aleppo: Syrian activists reveal kidnap and torture at hands of al-Nusra extremists

Exclusive: Two moderates speak to Kim Sengupta to describe how anti-Assad Islamists are turning on Syria's own children

A woman stands on top of her collapsed home in Bungamati, Nepal, a destination formerly described as ‘a classic medieval village… one of the prettiest in the valley’

Nepal earthquake: Inside the 'classic medieval village' that is now a place of desperation and sorrow

It was once a Nepalese village famous for being the home of the 16th-century temple to the deity Rato Machhendranath. Now it lies in ruins, its distraught inhabitants huddled in tents

Victims of Saturday’s earthquake are cremated at Pashupatinah Temple in Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake: Amid all the sadness and death, the talk is of hope and rebirth

Kim Sengupta is humbled by the dignity of the bereaved amid the ordeal of cremating so many victims

Prime Minister David Cameron takes a walk through Martyrs Square

Cameron and Miliband are as bad as each other… they both knew they couldn’t save Libya from the chaos of Colonel Gaddafi

'You do the fighting, I will do the talking', the Prime Minister told one General

Khorasan have links to al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, pictured

Who are al-Queda's Khorasan fighters, and are they as big a threat as Isis?

The group is said to have attracted high-calibre foreign jihadists

The US Joint Chiefs of Staff director of operations shows photos of the impact of air strikes on Syria; many of the targets escaped unscathed

Syria conflict: Khorasan return with a fresh influx of fighters awaiting the order to start 'shooting the birds'

America claimed to have seen off the al-Qaeda branch, but Kim Sengupta hears a different story

Where now for Turkey? President Erdogan clamps down on opposition, but former EU allies fear more human rights abuses and media crackdowns

Geopolitical instability means Turkey is vital to the West. But there is much to resolve

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