Patrick Cockburn is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent. He was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year at the 2013 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country
23 November 2014 12:00 AM
19 November 2014 06:54 PM
Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks
Isis in Iraq: Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants
18 November 2014 06:52 PM
But it may not be quite so simple, especially for the civilians caught up in the crossfire, says Patrick Cockburn
16 November 2014 12:00 AM
Isis: Iraqi army retakes control of oil refinery town as Kurds stand firm against overstretched Islamic State
14 November 2014 08:09 PM
Patrick Cockburn reports from Makhmour, the Iraqi town where the tide may finally be turning in the war against the self-styled Islamic State
War against Isis: PKK commander tasked with the defence of Syrian Kurds claims 'we will save Kobani'
11 November 2014 08:40 PM
Patrick Cockburn ventures deep into the Kandil mountains for a rare audience with the Kurdish guerrilla leader - and hears his defiant message to the Islamists...
09 November 2014 08:40 PM
For Sunni Arabs still living in fundamentalist-controlled Mosul, life is sometimes mundane, sometimes terrifying as the occupiers seek to impose their unyielding interpretation of Islam
09 November 2014 12:00 AM
02 November 2014 12:00 AM
28 October 2014 07:26 PM
The use of Mr Cantlie demonstrates once again Isis' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell’s reputation in tatters as judge rules he used the word ‘pleb’
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