Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Mariam Al-Masery lies in intensive care at al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike on Gaza City

Gaza-Israel conflict: The terrible price Palestinian children are paying for Israel’s war with Hamas

70 per cent of the 700 injured are women or children, say Palestinian medical authorities

A Ukrainian soldier guards a security building in Slovyansk. On Saturday Ukrainian troops forced the rebels out of the city which had until then been the centre of the fighting

Ukrainian partisans are settling in for the long haul

Diplomatic Channels: Volunteers and arms have continued to flow in across the border, with Moscow’s acquiescence

With guns held aloft and waving black flags, militant Islamist fighters celebrate the declaration of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, increasingly Libyans are travelling to the two countries to join the fighting

Libyans’ war without end: Battle-hardened soldiers who ousted Gaddafi recruited to help jihadis in Syria and Iraq

Kim Sengupta meets militants, and bereaved relatives who had hoped the fighting was over

The grave of Libyan human rights activist and lawyer Salwa Bugaighis outside Benghazi

Salwa Bugaighis assassination: Women break taboos at Libyan human rights activist’s funeral

Breaching of tradition as supporters show their solidarity with the murdered lawyer

Salwa Bugaighis, a lawyer who took part in Libya’s 2011 revolution, was shot dead at her home in Benghazi

Libya elections: The murder of campaigner Salwa Bugaighis has seen a beacon of hope snuffed out

US ambassador, Deborah Jones, described the assassination as ‘a cowardly, despicable act against a true Libyan patriot’

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

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