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. West's Important Ally Against Islamic State

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, who is in London on his first official tour since he took office last year, is an important ally in the battle against Islamic State ...

  2. Cantlie Video Aims To Divert Allied Strikes

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Even John Cantlie, the hostage-reporter, is wearing a sweater under his black shirt. In the latest piece of agitprop from the studios of Islamic State Mr Cantlie, 42, is reporting under duress from ...

  3. Afghan Fighting Was 'Fruitless And Expensive'

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. One even drove the length of Helmand in an unarmoured Land Rover to seek out the truth. The first to conduct the reconnaissance, in late 2005, met with tribal elders, drug khans and ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. '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 ...


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