Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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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

Sajida al-Rishawi on Jordanian television in 2005

Isis hostage: Jihadists switch focus from ransom to one well-connected female prisoner

Having murdered one of the prisoners, Haruna Yukawa, Isis is now asking, instead of money, for the release of a prisoner held in Jordan

Mourners gather at the funeral of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

King Abdullah dead: A new Saudi royal inherits the heart of a fractured Arab world

Salman, 79, has pledged continuity as the challenges of Isis, al-Qaeda and Iran threaten

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at the international summit in London

Falling oil price could hurt fight against Isis, warns Iraqi PM

The oil price issue highlights the diverging and often conflicting aims of the countries officially ranged against Isis

Sir John Sawers: 'We have to deal with the world as it is'

Charlie Hebdo: Publishing cartoon of prophet Mohammed was an act of provocation, says ex head of MI6

'I rather agree with the Pope…. that respect for others peoples’ religion is an important part of this'

People march during a rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in tribute to the 17 victims of the attacks in France

Analysis: Locking up Muslims for extreme views turns prisons into recruitment pools

Diplomatic Channels: Muslims make up 70 per cent of France’s prison inmates despite being only eight per cent of the population

Al-Qaeda ideologue Nasr al-Ansi claimed the attacks in a video

Charlie Hebdo: Al-Qaeda claims Paris attacks were planned in Yemen by senior figures

Bin Laden successors counter admissions of responsibility from Isis and other jihadist groups

A mourner holds a sign saying 'Je suis Ahmed' (I am Ahmed) during the funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet, in Bobigny, France

Charlie Hebdo cover: We are not Charlie say the dissenting voices angered further by French solidarity

As much of the country stands together, Kim Sengupta meets young Muslims unmoved by liberal consensus

A general view of members of the French police special forces launching the assault at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris

Charlie Hebdo attacks background: A network of dissidents stretches from Algeria to Finsbury Park

Questions are being asked about how they managed to build an arsenal of automatic rifles and explosives

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