Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Sir John Sawers spent five years as chief at the British Secret Intelligence Services Headquarters

I'm proud to hand over reins of a more modern MI6, says 'C'

Sir John Sawers is stepping down as head of the intelligence service after five turbulent years and the emergence of the new terror threat presented by Isis in Iraq and Syria. Kim Sengupta looks back over his five-year tenure

Sebastian Socodo (in charge of cemetery maintenance) walks among the tombstones at the Argentine cemetery in the Falkland Islands

Argentina's Falklands minister: ‘There is absolutely no chance of another invasion’

Argentina’s Malvinas Secretary explains the UK does not need to maintain a costly garrison there

The last Union Flag flying above Helmand Province is lowered by Captain Matthew Clark, left, and Warrant Officer John Lilley

The last exit: The Union flag is lowered, British troops depart, and Afghanistan’s next chapter begins

After the last of the troops leave, the population left behind will be hoping that the West, facing a new conflict in Syria and Iraq, keeps its promises to Afghanistan, writes Kim Sengupta

A Swedish minesweeper searches for suspected

What’s Putin’s war game? A Russian sub in Swedish waters has slipped away into the sea...leaving recriminations in its wake

Russia’s neighbours fear the suspected submarine in Swedish waters signals a turn to more assertive tactics by Putin

Isis has made huge profits from captured oilfields

War on Isis: US 'planning to bomb oil pipelines' to halt jihadists' funding

Islamic State believed to be making $2m a day in illicit oil sales

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

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All noisy on the Lib Dems' western front

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Artichokes are scary - they've got spikes and hairy bits, and British cooks tend to give them a wide berth. But they're an essential and delicious part of Italian cuisine
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Tyson Fury will be closely watching Wladimir Klitschko... when he wins it'll be time to do a deal
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Kenya's brothers in arms take on world

Last year Wilson Kipsang had his marathon record taken off him by training partner and friend Dennis Kimetto. They talk about facing off in the London Marathon
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Natalie Bennett interview: I've lost track of the last time I saw my Dad

Green leader prefers to stay clear of her 'painful' family memories but is more open about 'utterly unreasonable' personal attacks
Syria conflict: Khorasan return with a fresh influx of fighters awaiting the order to start 'shooting the birds'

Khorasan is back in Syria

America said these al-Qaeda militants were bombed out of the country last year - but Kim Sengupta hears a different story
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