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. Why Attack Canada? It's About Getting Attention

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. It's all about getting attention. Attention of this kind will inevitably mean that Canada will have to change the way it does life. Until now public places like Parliament Hill had remained ...

  2. 'Numbers' Jail Gang Behind Pistorius Threat

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. More than a century old, the gangs - the 26s, 27s and 28s, dominate South Africa's prison system with a mixture of arcane mythology, sexual intimidation and sometimes extreme violence. Pistorius, serving his ...

  3. David Cameron Struggling With Mad, Bad World

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. David Cameron, like so many global leaders, is struggling with rhetoric to describe a world that has gone mad, and bad. The latest horror is the threat that the jungle fever, ebola, may ...

  4. Iraq: West 'Boxing Stupid' In Fight Against IS

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. A fetish for privatisation amid mass unemployment, reconstruction contracts to non-Iraqi firms and - the coup de grace - sacking 400,000 battled hardened troops. Now, Washington's coalition is back at war in the ...

  5. US Says Priority Is IS In Iraq, Not Kobani

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Tony Blinkin, US Deputy National Security Advisor, said on a visit to London that the focus of the American-led coalition was "in the first instance in Iraq". He said that Turkey's repeated ...


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