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.
14 March 2015 12:00 PM
Seierstad drew on Breivik’s statements and writings, police records, and interviews with those involved, including the victims’ families
08 February 2015 12:00 AM
Pontiff told by his own commission that there is never any time when inflicting pain to discipline children is right
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
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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
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 1 Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-miles long discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Tory activist asked to step down after Labour candidate Rupa Huq is 'manhandled' while questioning Boris Johnson on the campaign trail