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.
06 July 2014 12:00 AM
04 July 2014 09:53 PM
He is being touted as country's next prime minister. But could his controversial record rule him out?
Iraq crisis: Saudi Arabian troops mass at border after claims 2,500 Iraqi troops have abandoned their positions
03 July 2014 07:19 PM
Isis is securing its control of the territories it has conquered in Iraq and Syria and has declared them an Islamic State
01 July 2014 07:34 PM
Crisis political talks to agree new leaders end in failure after just two hours
30 June 2014 06:58 PM
Unlike al-Qa’ida in Iraq, the self-proclaimed Islamic State could gain mass support
Iraq crisis: Tikrit turns into a 'town of ghosts' as Isis occupation leaves Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on the edge
29 June 2014 07:21 PM
As the Russians send in military hardware and the Shia’s religious leader calls for his resignation, the Iraqi Prime Minister’s grip on power rests on ousting Isis insurgents from the city. Patrick Cockburn reports from Baghdad
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
Iraq crisis: Sectarian hatred stalks Baghdad as the rise of Isis widens the gulf between Shia and Sunni
27 June 2014 07:32 PM
The city has long been a divided society. But the murder of a Sunni doctor – two bullets to the head – demonstrates a new chapter in the killings
25 June 2014 07:35 PM
Hated by Sunni, Shia and Kurds, the PM must go immediately. But is an inclusive regime possible?
24 June 2014 07:24 PM
Patrick Cockburn reports from Baghdad, where John Kerry’s calls for unity are falling on deaf ears
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 2 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 3 Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
- 4 Saudi Arabia executes 19 in one half of August in 'disturbing surge of beheadings'
- 5 Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
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