Patrick Cockburn was awarded Foreign Reporter of the Year at the 2015 Press awards and Foreign Commentator of the Year at the 2013 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. He's an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent.
Syria conflict: Government again accused of using chemical weapons on civilians as villagers are treated following gas attacks
14 April 2015 04:55 PM
Human Rights Watch claims it has evidence that 'strongly suggests' toxic barrel bombs dropped by helicopters in March have affected 206 people
12 April 2015 12:00 AM
Al-Qaeda-type movements are gaining ground, and there's only one way to stop them
Isis mass graves: Iraqi forensic teams recover remains of 1,700 military cadets slaughtered by militants near Tikrit
07 April 2015 07:52 PM
The soldiers were taken prisoner by the jihadists as they swept through northern and western Iraq during their blitzkrieg advance last year Warning: Some people may find the images below distressing
05 April 2015 12:00 AM
World View: As the US and Iran reach accord, Saudi Arabia endangers the status quo in the Middle East
War with Isis: Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria's capital
01 April 2015 09:13 PM
Baghdad celebrates its first real success against the jihadists, but fighters have taken over large parts of a refugee camp not far from the heart of Damascus
29 March 2015 12:00 AM
World View: Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis
Tony Blair joins a strange and exclusive club of political leaders whose careers have been blighted by the Middle East
22 March 2015 12:00 AM
A new tomb has just gone up in that graveyard of US and British political reputations
19 March 2015 06:29 PM
Inside the 'Islamic State' - part five: The jihadis can conscript, train and arm thousands of fighters, but their resilience is based on their local and Western opponents waging separate wars, says Patrick Cockburn in the final part of his series
Life under Isis: Sunnis face an even bleaker future in Iraq if the militants' reign of terror is finally defeated
18 March 2015 07:12 PM
Inside the 'Islamic State' - part four: Patrick Cockburn hears how moderate Sunnis - many fighting against jihadists - have no confidence in the 'corrupt' Shia government in Baghdad
Life under Isis: An explosion at the gates, sleeper cells attacking from within – how militants overthrew the city of Hit in less than 24 hours
17 March 2015 06:39 PM
Inside the 'Islamic State' - part three: Harsh fines for apparently harmless violations help keep the organisation's finances intact
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
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