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Paul Wood was a BBC foreign correspondent for 25 years, in Belgrade, Athens, Cairo, Jerusalem, Kabul and Washington DC. He has won numerous awards, including two US Emmys for his coverage of the Syrian civil war.
At four months old, Rahilla was bought by a wealthy goat trader, a man in his fifties.
By Paul Wood
Had Dante been alive today, he would have reserved an inner circle of hell for the bureaucrats
The late secretary of state was the salesman for a war he didn’t believe in
Farewell to a failed state
The true cost of the disaster in Iraq may still have to be paid
The nuclear deal and the next Iranian uprising
The government is clinging to the fiction that the currency is worth many times its real value
Ebrahim Raisi was — and remains — Iran’s hanging judge
The Afghan security forces have been deeply demoralized for a long time
What did the US intelligence agencies know and when did they know it?
The Lebanese are living through a terrible economic experiment
Can MbS do whatever he wants?
Almost the entire Israeli military and political establishment see an Iranian bomb as a flying holocaust
Science & Tech
The global pandemic is David Icke’s moment
‘We’re dying slowly’
Andy Khawaja: ‘the whistleblower’
What happens when your currency collapses?
The mad world of David Icke
Stop the real steal
Is the worst yet to come in the Middle East?
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