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. Behind The Twisted Appeal Of Jihadi John

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Once dubbed 'Jihadi John', Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from northwest London, has been named by friends and associates allegedly as the death cult's best known murderer. Sadly, and dangerously, such notoriety ...

  2. Men With Guns Mar French PM's Anti-Crime Trip

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Manuel Valls, Bernard Cazenove his interior minister, and the minister of education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, were due to announce a grand new plan to boost the city's worst-hit suburbs. The move comes after ...

  3. Money Talks In Battle To Destroy Islamic State

    Posted by - Sam Kiley. David Cameron seems to agree. This week after Flight Lieutenant Moaz Kasasbeh was burned alive by the death cult, the Prime Minister told MPs: "I'm sure the whole house will join me in condemning the ...

  4. Jordan Will Have Revenge For Murdered Pilot

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. It even uses 'flashbacks' as the condemned man looks into the sky and contemplates just how justified his punishment is going to be compared to the 'crimes' he has committed. The latest murder ...

  5. Cocktail Of Misery Feeds French Radicalisation

    Posted by - Sam Kiley. Why not? "Someone might drop a washing machine on my head," he replied. This comic-book image provoked an unstifled snigger. But what France's Gendarmerie and police now face, according to their own Prime Minister, is ...


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