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. Hostages Valuable To IS Militants Dead Or Alive

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Not, at least, officially... Much like the muddle of Middle East policy that tangles out of Whitehall and Washington, so the "principles" which govern kidnappers are a mess. Officially the UK and US ...

  2. Exclusive: US Recruits Iraq Security 'Advisers'

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor, and Pete Norman, Sky News Online. The US Army's Contracting Command has issued a tender notice for companies capable of deploying security assistance mentors and advisers in Iraq. These individuals would be ...

  3. Crucial Battle For World's Most Dangerous Dam

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. It's got feet of clay. More accurately, gypsum and limestone. It holds 12 billion cubic metres (425 billion cubic feet) of water. If it broke it would unleash a liquid bulldozer 10 ...

  4. West Needs To End Dithering Over Jihadists

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. As it carves the world into an image of its own creation the Islamic State has shown the West’s foreign policy leaders to be ostriches - determined not to see the obvious. Now ...

  5. Ukraine Invasion Fears Over Russian Convoy

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. According to Sky sources, the UK, US, France and others have told the ICRC that they fear the convoy will be a "Trojan Horse"  and serve as a pretext for deepening Russian involvement ...


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