Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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The launch of an S-300 PMU-1 anti-aircraft missile. Greece was the first NATO country to try the Russian long-range missile system

Russia angers Israel as it lifts ban on delivering anti-missile system to Iran

Delivery of the S-300s was originally agreed eight years ago but then suspended after strong objections from Washington and Tel Aviv

An Noor mosque in Acton, west London, where Abdul Hadi Arwani had served as imam from 2005-2011

Killings at home show we are not immune from foreign wars

Diplomatic Channels: The lethal seeds of the London murders of Abdul Hadi Awani and Alexander Litvinenko lay in other countries, other conflicts

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader

Iran nuclear talks: Delays in agreement blamed on repeated consultation with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

The 75-year-old has demanded that an agreement with Western powers must be followed by the ending of economic sanctions

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

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'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
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Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
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Bread from heaven

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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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Starring in one of the most explicit films ever