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Luke Harding

Luke Harding

    Putin's foes have an uncanny habit of ending up dead
    Putin's foes have an uncanny habit of ending up dead
    Since Boris Nemtsov was murdered late last Friday night, the Kremlin has floated numerous explanations for his death. President Vladimir Putin has...
    From the political wilderness to prime minister of Iraq
    From the political wilderness to prime minister of Iraq
    Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, is a low-key figure who spent much of his life living in exile in Britain before returning to Iraq after...
    Kurdistan rises from Iraq's ashes
    Kurdistan rises from Iraq's ashes
    Inside the lobby of Kurdistan's Parliament, flanked by guards in traditional baggy trousers, is a giant portrait of Mustafa Barzani. The Barzanis...
    Snowden case a gift for Putin, a wounding rebuff for Obama
    Snowden case a gift for Putin, a wounding rebuff for Obama
    The idea isn't a bad one. A more co-operative Kremlin might help the White House with its pressing international problems – the war in...
    Erdogan apes Putin's iron-fist rule
    Erdogan apes Putin's iron-fist rule
    The assault was as brutal as it was predictable. Last Friday and Saturday Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted a European Union meeting in Istanbul. Rumour...
    Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests
    Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests
    Addressing supporters at Istanbul airport from an open-top bus after returning from a trip to north Africa, Erdoğan called on his ruling...
    Syria fights back with hack attacks
    Syria fights back with hack attacks
    In recent weeks, the self-styled Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has launched hacking attacks on the BBC, the Associated Press (AP) and most recently,...
    Children lost in Syria's ruins
    Children lost in Syria's ruins
    The catastrophic war in Syria has caused a ­"collapse in childhood", Save the Children said this week. It cited research revealing...
    Mysterious phantom island disappears without a trace
    Mysterious phantom island disappears without a trace
    For more than a decade it has featured on the world's maps. Viewed from Google Earth, Sandy Island appears as a dark, tantalising sliver, set...
    Russian oil's high roller keeps low profile
    Russian oil's high roller keeps low profile
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    Georgian tycoon top of the trough
    Georgian tycoon top of the trough
    In the challenger's extraordinary glass home for an interview, I found a work by Gilbert & George. It is to Ivanishvili's credit that he...
    Syria's war is forging a skilled rebel army
    Syria's war is forging a skilled rebel army
    Syria's opposition fighters are increasingly using Iraqi-style roadside bombs in their war against Bashar al-Assad, most recently blowing up a...