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.
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
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
Gerry Conlon dead: Guildford Four member and victim of one of Britain's worst miscarriages of justice dies aged 60
22 June 2014 12:04 AM
In one of Britain’s worst miscarriages of justice, he was wrongly convicted of a 1974 IRA attack
15 June 2014 12:00 AM
18 April 2014 08:47 AM
Wanted – the people who make Britain a better place
13 April 2014 12:00 AM
Ukraine risks its supply of gas being switched off after the country's new government told Moscow it was suspending payments for deliveries, raising the prospect of parts of wider Europe also being deprived of vital Russian supplies.
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
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: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP
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