Oliver Poole is an award-winning Foreign Correspondent for the Evening Standard and Independent titles. In his career he has reported from war zones including Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq, where he was based during the worst years of the civil war. He has written two books, "Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad' and 'Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad'. He was previously a Foreign Reporter for The Daily Telegraph, and has written for the BBC, Guardian, Times and South China Morning Post.
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Kiev government accuses separatists of undermining negotiations that last just hours
06 December 2014 12:00 PM
Hilton has created a satisfying page-turner
Rupert Murdoch turns on golden boy Tony Abbott over Australian PM's failure to show 'courage and leadership'
23 November 2014 12:00 AM
16 November 2014 12:00 AM
It was party time on Tuesday as a celebration was hosted at the Grange St Paul's Hotel, London, to honour the 101 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who this year featured on The Independent on Sunday's Rainbow List of 2014.
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
02 August 2014 12:00 AM
30 July 2014 07:17 PM
With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
Win exclusive home screening of Helena Bonham Carter-narrated film 'Price of Kings: President Peres'
12 July 2014 07:16 PM
President Peres speaks candidly about his relationship with Yasser Arafat and also with Benjamin Netanyahu
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 City traders pay £200 for a quick hangover cure
- 3 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Ball pool for adults opens in London