Richard Hall is The Independent’s Assistant Foreign Editor. He was formerly Middle East Editor of The Daily Star, Beirut.
02 May 2014 08:32 PM
A video has surfaced of a man firing a weapon into a captive with his hands bound, violating the Geneva Convention and stoking fears that radicalised Britons could pose a threat at home
25 April 2014 05:43 PM
While most world leaders are happy to ease into less controversial roles upon leaving office, the former Prime Minister has continued to play the statesman, finding some unlikely allies in the global battle against radical Islam
20 April 2014 03:13 PM
Abu Abdullah has appeared in a number of similar videos urging British muslims to join him
20 March 2014 01:35 PM
Rebel group Isis have released a video urging British citizens' participation
01 February 2014 12:00 AM
The frontiers of Kurdistan, as they were proposed at the Paris Peace conference in 1919, "begin in the north at Ziven, on the Caucasian frontier, and continue westwards to Erzurum, Erzincan, Kemah, Arapgir, Besni and Divick. In the south they follow the line from Harran, the Sinjihar Hills, Tel Asfar, Erbil, Süleymaniye, Akk-el-man, Sinne; in the east, Ravandiz, Başkale, Vezirkale, that is to say the frontier of Persia as far as Mount Ararat."
09 January 2014 12:24 AM
The country's civil war within a civil war intensified in several cities
22 December 2013 08:00 PM
Since it began in mid-December, the government’s aerial bombardment has left more than 200 people dead
17 December 2013 12:00 AM
The coach journey from Diyarbakir to Erbil is an arduous one on the best of days. It takes around 12 hours to travel between the two Kurdish cities in Turkey and Iraq, with regular stops for tea and a lengthy wait on the border.
09 December 2013 05:59 PM
Teachers inside a Turkish refugee camp for Syrians displaced by the near three-year civil war are becoming increasingly concerned that images of bloodshed witnessed by children will have a lasting impact.
The Syrian children of the Kilis refugee camp: ‘We tell them not to worry, it’s far away, but they get scared’
09 December 2013 05:32 PM
Teachers inside a Turkish refugee camp for Syrians displaced by the near three-year civil war are becoming increasingly concerned that images of bloodshed witnessed by children will have a lasting impact. Richard Hall reports from Kilis
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