Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Most victims of last year’s crackdown in Egypt were Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Prime Minister steps into minefield with inquiry into what 'the Muslim Brotherhood is, what it stands for and what its presence is in Britain'

Is the Egyptian group really a terrorist threat? It suits some in the Middle East to say so

Dad’s home at last: the moment of pure joy yesterday when Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa was reunited with his son after being held hostage in Syria for six months

Diplomatic Channels: War correspondents can pay a heavy price to discover the truth

It is an example of Javier’s mental toughness that he returned to Syria

Choc bloc: Opinion polls suggest Petro Poroshenko will win the election

Ukraine crisis: Vitali Klitschko quits president race to endorse Kiev's 'Willy Wonka'

The man widely expected to be the next president of Ukraine has stressed that his country “did not want to harm Russia” and new sanctions against Moscow by the international community should only be considered if the ones already announced are found to be ineffective.

Yulia Tymoshenko (seated) at a press conference in Kiev yesterday, when she confirmed that she will run for president in Ukraine’s elections on 25 May

Ukraine crisis: As Yulia Tymoshenko stands for president, angry young men vow vengeance for the killing of far-right leader Sashko Bily

A Facebook campaign urges no sex with Russian men. Kim Sengupta reports from Kiev on the fierce patriotism of an uncertain country

Colonel Manchur confronting Russian troops at the Belbek airbase earlier this month (Getty)

Ukraine crisis: Colonel captured during storming of Crimea's Belbek airbase set free

After deaths threats and imprisonment, the leader of Ukrainian military resistance is leaving Crimea

Oleksandr Muzychko, leader of the Right Sector, was said to have opened fire first

Ukraine crisis: Killing of ultra-nationalist leader causes more problems for new government in Kiev

Sashko Bily’s supporters call for retribution after what they claim was a contract killing

Colonel Yuli Mamchur, centre, was unwilling to hand over his air base to the Russians

Ukraine crisis: Fears grow for the missing Colonel Yuli Mamchur who stood up to the Russian invaders

Family and politicians warn symbol of Ukrainian defiance is in danger

Battle for Belbeck: The base is stormed

Ukraine crisis: Gunfire and explosions as Crimean base is stormed by Russian troops

Kim Sengupta reports from amid the gunfire and explosions during the seizure of Belbek military airport

Ukrainian border guards perform an exercise in anti-air attack during training at a military camp in the village of Alekseyevka on the Ukrainian-Russian border, eastern Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Trapped forces are left with an impossible dilemma in Crimea as Russian endgame approaches

In a state no longer their own and with ‘Russian friends’ lost, servicemen are fearful

Russian soldiers patrol the area surrounding the Ukrainian military unit in Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol

Ukraine crisis: Tensions run high in the once-relaxed Crimean city of Yevpatoria

This time last year, Christians, Muslims and Jews had gathered at the Asheq Omer Park to celebrate the peace and understanding between the different faiths in their ancient city. Today, the mosque next door is guarded by volunteers during the night, while an alarm system and surveillance cameras have been installed, and records are being kept of incidents of intimidation.

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
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A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam