Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Britain’s Reaper drones, similar to this US version, will be controlled from an RAF base in Lincolnshire

UK Reaper drones ready to attack Isis in Syria and Iraq

Reapers will initially be operating in Syria for surveillance, but will also engage Hellfire missiles in an attack capacity if authorisation is given

The match at Partizan Belgrade’s stadium had to be abandoned after a riot broke out involving players, supporters and the police

Before and after the Serbia-Albania match that became a riot: In the Balkans, football rivalries really run deep

Diplomatic Channels: 'Things were different. I realised that in English football grounds you don’t get political slogans'

Turkish army tanks take position near the Syrian border at the end of last month
Smoke rising from Kobani during clashes between Isis and Kurdish fighters

Isis in Kobani: As Turkey declines to intervene, UN envoy says fall of city is likely to lead to a massacre

Turkey’s demands for a buffer zone and a no-fly zone to be set up in Syria as the price for it joining the war against Isis were “not on the front burner” in the strategy being drawn up, a senior US diplomat stressed yesterday.

Rebels fire from behind sandbags on a front line in the al-Amiriya district of Aleppo, Syria

War against Isis: British troops likely to train Syrian rebels nearly three years after similar plan failed

As military action in Iraq continues, UK now seeks to help Free Syrian Army in its fight against both militants and Assad

The UK has carried out its first air strikes in Iraq

Iraq crisis: British jets drop bombs on Isis, helping Kurdish fighters battling the militants

Tornados hit two targets, raising fears for life of hostage Alan Henning

Obama has admitted that his administration underestimated the threat posed by Isis

Syrian air-strikes: Does the US have the foggiest idea who their enemy is?

America's bombing of Jabhat al-Nusra has raised significant concerns over their strategy

Bombers take off to bomb IS

Iraq crisis: Bombers set off for third Iraq conflict in 23 years

RAF to hunt down Isis commanders and convoys
Syrians check a damaged house, reportedly hit by US-led coalition air strikes, in the village of Kfar Derian in the western Aleppo province

Syria air strikes: The attacks are a severe blow to Isis – but boots on the ground may still be needed

A rising lethal toll from further raids risks support rising for the Islamists

Strikes were carried out by manned air force and navy aircraft (File photo)

Syria air strikes: President Assad now has the enemy he always wanted – Islamist terrorism

These are the very early days of a new and dramatic stage in the civil war

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Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
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‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
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Through the stories of his accusers
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The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
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Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
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Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
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From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
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Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible