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.
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.
23 March 2014 12:00 AM
The prospect of a European energy crisis loomed last night as Moscow threatened to impose retaliatory sanctions, and the new Prime Minister of Ukraine said his country could suffer shortages if help was not received from the West.
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Hijackers, pirates or suicide – the theories surrounding the mystery
16 March 2014 12:00 AM
The fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is one clue closer to being solved. But the mystery of what happened remains unresolved. With mechanical failures now seeming unlikely and "deliberate action" blamed, who was responsible? Why? And, most importantly, where is the plane and those on board?
09 March 2014 12:00 AM
David Cameron must be prepared to impose stricter economic and diplomatic sanctions on Russia if its "reckless actions" in Crimea are to be stopped, the shadow Foreign Secretary has warned.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 1 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 SAG Awards: Fake applause track interrupts Reese Witherspoon