Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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A Libyan woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Tripoli

Libya elections: Libyans cling to hopes of democracy in polls to elect fresh parliament

Despite the bombing of an Islamist arms depot in Benghazi, most of the day passed off peacefully

Benghazi rally in support of General Haftar, who is regarded by opposing sides as another Gaddafi in the making – or the saviour of the nation

Libya elections: Tension as the country heads for the polls in an attempt to end anarchy and conflict

A hastily arranged ballot is taking place in an attempt to tackle the increasingly volatile situation, but few believe that the outcome will bring unity or stability

The bomb attack on the golden dome at the al-Askari mosque in Samarra in 2006 sparked a wave of violent reprisals

Iraq crisis: The decisions that led to the rise of Iraq’s Sunni insurgency

Kim Sengupta  on the changing military landscape

The US President has stressed that those being sent will not take part in combat

Iraq crisis: First of 300 American military 'advisors' expected on the ground by tomorrow

The first contingent of the 300 American military advisors being sent to Iraq are expected on the ground tomorrow, with the rest arriving in the next 48 hours.

The American compound in Benghazi is seen in flames after the 2012 terrorist attack

Why did it take so long to track down Ahmed Abu Khattala? Questions for US after capture of jihadist leader

Man accused of 2012 Benghazi attack lived openly in the city for two years

Umar al-Shishani describes the US as ‘enemies of Allah and enemies of Islam’

Iraq crisis: Umar al-Shishani - the face at the forefront of the new terror wears a chilling smile

Diplomatic channels: Umar al-Shishani describes the US as ‘enemies of Allah and enemies of Islam’

A picture posted on a militant website reportedly shows jihadists from Isis taking aim at captured Iraqi soldiers wearing plain clothes, after taking over a base in Tikrit

Iraq crisis: Isis offensive years in the planning has turned into a bloody, merciless rampage

Islamist attacks bear remarkable similarities to plans of its predecessor in Iraq eight years ago

Vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces burn following clashes in Mosul

Mosul emergency: US considers sending emergency military aid to Iraq

The US government is considering sending emergency military supplies to Iraq after rebel fighters took control of Mosul, according to senior Western security sources. Supplies including Hellfire missiles and ScanEagle unmanned Drones are expected to be airlifted to the country very soon and more weaponry such as artillery may follow.

Hezbollah and Iran are making Israel appear isolated and divided

Diplomatic Channels: Gen Gantz was making the point that Hezbollah remains the biggest threat to Israel and it has likely improved its capabilities since 2006

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