Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Isis fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province

It's not just the savagery of Isis that is shocking – its weaponry is too

The jihadists have taken equipment belonging to both the Syrian regime and America

Ukrainian forces guard a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, which pro-Russian separatists claim is a major target in their rebellion against the government

Ukraine crisis: All eyes turn to Mariupol as separatist showdown looms

Kiev's forces are digging in around the port to stop the opening of a land corridor to Crimea

Radical muslim cleric Abu Hamza outside the Finsbury Park mosque in 2004

The British state has a dishonourable tradition of complicity with extremists

For years, Islamist groups were allowed to use this country as a base to carry out attacks abroad

James Foley beheading: Governments’ lack of consistency on paying ransoms puts lives at risk

Four months ago, four French journalists held by Isis in Syria were freed after, it was claimed, François Hollande’s government paid a hefty ransom. The reports were quite detailed: the Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, it was said, had personally carried the cash to the Turkish capital, Ankara. The claim was denied by the Élysée Palace, which pointed out that “President Hollande has said it is a very important principle that hostage-takers should not be tempted to take others”.

James Foley: Elite US military took part in failed bid to rescue photojournalist

Pentagon says both the Army's Delta Force and Navy SEAL commandos wanted 'to be in on the op' last July

Should America pay Isis ransom money to free hostages like James Foley?

There is a disconnect between EU and US policy

James Foley had been missing since he was seized by armed men in Syria in November 2012

James Foley: My memories of a brave, selfless journalist

Kim Sengupta on a man who was willing to take huge risks in pursuit of his work

A member of the 'Azov' Battalion gets a farewell hug during a ceremony sending soldiers to eastern Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Kiev moves on last rebel stronghold

The war has left cities in the east without electricity or water for weeks while under heavy bombardment

An appalling and unrelenting cycle: Palestinians dig through the rubble of a building searching for bodies

Israel-Gaza crisis: The ceasefire is holding - just - but the devastation remains

Kim Sengupta reflects on a month in the life - and death - of Gaza

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