Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Young guns: a rebel soldier has no qualms about showing a little boy the best way to hold an AK-47 for a photo opportunity

How Syria lost its humanity: Why has the civil war been marked out by almost medieval acts of savagery?

The scale of the brutality in the war-blighted country is straining the tolerance of even the most hardened observers. Kim Sengupta tries to find some sort of logic to the growing levels of nihilistic violence and wanton bloodshed

Volunteer servicemen patrolling the streets during military training near Mariupol

Ukraine crisis analysis: The US and Nato cannot solve this – only Ukrainians can do that

Diplomatic Channels: President Poroshenko already faces a difficult job in selling a new deal to his country

The percentage of Muslims joining the British Army has been consistently lower than those of other religions

The British Army launches drive to recruit more Muslims

More than twice as many Muslims have gone to fight for Islamist groups in Syria than are serving in the Army, according to Labour MP Khalid Mahmood

The Syrian town of Kobani has been won back from Isis by Kurdish forces

War with Isis: Jordan's pledge to fight militants on the ground is coup for US and its allies

Amman's promised offensive would solve huge problem for the West as MPs call for beefed-up British response

Anatoly Litvinenko, son of the murdered KGB agent, with his mother Marina at the High Court in London

Alexander Litvinenko widow describes her husband’s last moments

Public inquiry hears details of former KGB agent’s death from poisoning

In 1998 Vladimir Putin was the newly appointed director of Russia’s secret service, the FSB (Getty)

Alexander Litvinenko ‘thought Putin wasn’t up to the job in secret service’

FSB officer’s widow gives evidence to inquiry into his death by poisoning

Banking on social networks: Facebook is entering a market that is said by consumer groups to be long overdue for a shake-up

New British Army unit 'Brigade 77' to use Facebook and Twitter in psychological warfare

The Army is setting up new force modelled on the Chindits of Burma

Alexander Litvinenko: The former KGB agent died from polonium-210 poisoning in 2006

Alexander Litvinenko post-mortem was the most dangerous ever conducted

One official’s sole function to check any specks of blood for radiation

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, leaves the High Court after the opening of the inquiry into his death

Alexander Litvinenko inquiry: Former spy's death was 'an act of nuclear terrorism that put thousands at risk,' court told

Extraordinary revelations on first day of public inquiry into death of Russian who allegedly survived earlier poisoning attempt a fortnight before fatal encounter in London

Shosei Koda killed by an Islamic militant in Iraq in 2004 (Getty)

Isis hostage: Murder of Haruna Yukawa has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Diplomatic Channels: The mood among the Japanese public was very much against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone

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