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.
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
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
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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