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 IS Ransom Demand Is Not About Money

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. But there is a subtle message buried beneath the latest demands from the death cult. The black-clad killer with a London accent says Japan has 72 hours to pay $200m (£132m), $100m each ...

  2. Can Boko Haram Be Called An Islamist Movement?

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. As such, Boko Haram fits the Islamofascist typecast. But it also bears remarkable similarity to another violent terror group, the Lord's Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony but founded by Alice Lakwena ...

  3. France Attacks Distract From Nigeria Slaughter

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Human rights groups estimate that 2,000 people may have been killed in attacks on Baga and 16 surrounding villages close to the border with Cameroon and Chad. Others drowned in panic while ...

  4. The Paris Terrorists And Their Al Qaeda Links

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Said Kouachi, 34, was known to have travelled to the Yemen in 2011 and to have met Anwar al Awlaki who, at the time, was the most influential al Qaeda leader in the ...

  5. MI5: Al Qaeda Plotting New Massacre In Britain

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Andrew Parker, director general of the security service, told a select group mostly from the Royal United Services Institute at his London headquarters that while the so-called Islamic State is the newest threat ...


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