Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the talks to begin at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne yesterday. There is a deadline of midnight tonight for an agreement

Iran nuclear talks: Prospect of deal with Iran pushes Saudi Arabia and Israel into an unlikely alliance

Netanyahu lines up with Saudis' Sunni bloc against 'expansionist' Iran

Fish stocks are low for Gaza boatmen

The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

Palestinians say increasing restrictions on the water they use have led to economic collapse – and deadly assaults

Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants mark the 25th anniversary of the Islamist movement's establishment in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, in 2012

'The election of Netanyahu is the best thing for the Palestinian people': An audience with Khaled al-Batsh the leader of Islamic Jihad

Khaled al-Batsh, Islamic Jihad’s political chief, disdains the prospect of a political solution to the world's most intractable territorial dispute. So what about the rumours that Gaza militants are rearming?

Fadel Nassir and his family were living with the unexploded bomb for seven months

Life in Gaza: The Nassir family on living for seven months with an unexploded Israeli bomb in their home

'A lot of people said we were irresponsible,' says civil servant Fadel Nassir. 'But what choice did we have but to live with the bomb?'

Members of the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Association on a weekend exercise

Fearful of Russia, Lithuanian volunteers sign up fearing a repeat of Ukraine

Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Moldova, all former Warsaw Pact states, feel vulnerable at the creation of 'Novo Russia'

An Israeli medic tends to a wounded Syrian boy at Ziv hospital, in the upper Galilee town of Safed, where ‘no one is ever turned away’ – even the ‘natural enemies’ of Israel

Syria civil war: The Israeli hospitals treating wounded soldiers from the violence across the border

Kim Sengupta visits the Ziv Medical Centre, where the background of some of the patients suggests that Tel Aviv has forged an unlikely ally in the conflict

An Arab Israeli girl casts her mother's ballot at a polling station on Tuesday

Israel election: 'Saying ugly things about Arabs' gave Likud victory

On the streets, many maintain that the election results reveal the true colours of Israelis

After voting today, Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out a coalition with Isaac Herzog

Israel election: Secrets of the Netanyahu campaign - how he turned the election on its head

He might still emerge as head of a new coalition government

Egyptians supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood which has been labelled a terrorist organisation by the Saudi royal family and the current Egyptian regime

Muslim Brotherhood: Nations divided when it comes to group’s true nature

The true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood is an issue that polarises international opinion and has direct bearing to recent and current conflicts which have cost a great number of lives.

Former Taliban fighters are photographed holding weapons before they hand them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad last month

Isis in Afghanistan is a disaster waiting to happen

Its black flag has replaced the white ones of the Talibs in a swathe of areas including in Helmand

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