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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
    In the absence of dispassionate investigation, proper legal process or even official regret, the suspicion of state complicity remains.
    From the political wilderness to prime minister of Iraq
    From the political wilderness to prime minister of Iraq
    Following months of political deadlock, the moderate Dawa faction supported Abadi's nomination as prime minister on Monday. A portrait.
    Kurdistan rises from Iraq's ashes
    Kurdistan rises from Iraq's ashes
    While Baghdad flounders, oil is helping to fuel the dream of Kurdish independence becoming reality.
    Snowden case a gift for Putin, a wounding rebuff for Obama
    Snowden case a gift for Putin, a wounding rebuff for Obama
    For the past four years, Barack Obama's administration has tried hard to "reset" relations with Russia.
    Erdogan apes Putin's iron-fist rule
    Erdogan apes Putin's iron-fist rule
    Instead of talking to the generally peaceful demonstrators, the prime minister ordered their removal by force.
    Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests
    Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests
    Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has delivered a fiery speech, calling for an immediate end to the protests that have swept the country.
    Syria fights back with hack attacks
    Syria fights back with hack attacks
    The Syrian regime's electronic army is hitting critical Western news organisations with disinformation.
    Children lost in Syria's ruins
    Children lost in Syria's ruins
    Young boys are being used as human shields; girls married off 'for their own protection'.
    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.
    Russian oil's high roller keeps low profile
    Russian oil's high roller keeps low profile
    The man behind the $28-billion TNK-BP deal is one of the most powerful figures of the Putin era
    Georgian tycoon top of the trough
    Georgian tycoon top of the trough
    Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded that his party had lost an election to a coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.