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Luke Harding

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

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

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

For the past four years, Barack Obama's administration has tried hard to "reset" relations with Russia.

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

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

The Syrian regime's electronic army is hitting critical Western news organisations with disinformation.

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

For more than a decade it has featured on the world's maps.

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

Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded that his party had lost an election to a coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Syria’s war is forging a skilled rebel army

Former civilians have been quickly picking up the tactics that will make them a formidable military force. Luke Harding reports.

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