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Martin Chulov

Martin Chulov

    Saudi executions go global
    Saudi executions go global
    Political and sectarian tensions in the Middle East have been pushed to new heights by Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 people, including a senior...
    Islamic State's war waged on human history
    Islamic State's war waged on human history
    As masked men with sledgehammers and drills stood amid priceless antiquities in Mosul Museum in Iraq in late February, a narrator on the Islamic...
    Pilot's death snaps Jordan out of torpor
    Pilot's death snaps Jordan out of torpor
    Before the savage death of their downed pilot, many Jordanians worried that their role in fighting the Islamic State could bring the region's woes...
    Yemen capital falls into rebel hands
    Yemen capital falls into rebel hands
    Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, appeared to have fallen to Shia rebels on Tuesday, after militants overran the presidential palace and secured control...
    Seamstress fixes Aleppo's wounds
    Seamstress fixes Aleppo's wounds
    Whenever she hears the helicopter, Umm Abdu tenses, collects her medical kit and runs through the lanes of Old Aleppo to the only functioning...
    Isis strives to hasten the apocalypse
    Isis strives to hasten the apocalypse
    ANALYSIS
    Isis militants capitalise on shock and awe
    Isis militants capitalise on shock and awe
    Flush with looted weapons, buoyed by sweeping gains in Syria and eager to shock, Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (Isis) militants have seized...
    Kurds set sights firmly on oilfield
    Kurds set sights firmly on oilfield
    Iraqis in Baghdad and the country's south are already calling the events of the past two weeks "the catastrophe". Not so inhabitants of the would-be...
    Political battles prepared the ground for the shattering events in Iraq
    Political battles prepared the ground for the shattering events in Iraq
    Last week on Wednesday, a day after Islamist fighters surged south towards Baghdad, an Iraqi officer in the town of Jalula heard tyres crunch on the...
    Syria: A farce worth reckoning with
    Syria: A farce worth reckoning with
    Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected Syria's president with 88.7% of the vote, after a poll labelled a farce by rebels fighting to overthrow him,...
    Syrian regime demolishes rebel neighbourhoods
    Syrian regime demolishes rebel neighbourhoods
    The Syrian government has demolished thousands of buildings, in some cases entire neighbourhoods, in parts of Damascus and Hama, to punish the...
    Inside Syria's slaughter houses
    Inside Syria's slaughter houses
    The cache of evidence smuggled out of Syria showing the "systematic killing" of 11 000 detainees in Syrian jails may only be the tip of...