Sam Kiley

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Sam Kiley joined Sky News in 2010 to report on UK security at home and abroad. He has extensive contacts within the intelligence community and delivers the kind of breaking news on which Sky News has made its name. Sam has one of the most significant news briefs of the coming decade.

He is also a documentary maker and author and formerly worked as The Times’ Middle East and Africa Bureau Chief.

Sam had also been a frequent contributor to Sky News, Channel 4 and the BBC as a defence security analyst, before joining Sky News full time.

Sam has spent 20 years covering wars and the last 10 covering British overseas conflicts, travelling to hotspots including Israel, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Mozambique, Sudan, Iraq and Pakistan.

He also spent a full six-month tour on the frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the only journalist, at present, to have done so. From his research, Sam wrote the acclaimed book Desperate Glory which is a chronicle of men at war.

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Articles by Sam Kiley

  1. Jerusalem Synagogue Attackers Go Low-Tech

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Soon the synagogue floor is slick with blood, the killers themselves are "martyred", but fear itself stalks the streets casting suspicion on whole ethnic groups, fuelling racism and hatred. The attack, which has ...

  2. Racism Underpins Atrocious IS Videos

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. In the snuff movies the movement produces the audience is spared the moment of murder when they behead their Western hostages. No such squeamishness is shown when killing Arabs. Again and again those ...

  3. Racism Underpins Atrocious Islamic State Videos

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. In the snuff movies the movement produces the audience is spared the moment of murder when they behead their Western hostages. No such squeamishness is shown when killing Arabs. Again and again those ...

  4. Afghan Opium Poppy Cultivation At All Time High

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Not literally. Poppy production is the leading export among the mind boggling agents produced in the war torn nation. Actual weed is a secondary product, cultivated after the April-May main harvest when poppies ...

  5. Call To Arms Shows Palestinian Power Vacuum

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. During the Second Intifada, he held court as tear gas and smoke drifted across the streets of Ramallah issuing bon mots in English and French. Now imprisoned for life, five times over for ...

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