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  • Bel Trew on the Middle East

    Trew is The Independent's Middle East Correspondent based in Jerusalem. Bel has covered the region since the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, and has covered the uprisings and subsequent conflicts in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.

  • Robert Fisk on the Middle East

    Fisk is The Independent's multi-award winning Middle East Correspondent, based in Beirut. He has lived in the Arab world for more than 40 years covering invasions, wars, revolutions and occupations.

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    John Rentoul is The Independent's Chief Political Commentator. He writes widely on politics, is a prominent tweeter and is the author of an acclaimed biography of Tony Blair, among other books.

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    Sengupta is The Independent's award-winning Defence and Diplomatic Editor. For the past 26 years Kim has reported from the frontline of conflicts across the globe.

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    Shappi Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian, writer and Independent columnist. She is also president of the British Humanist Association.

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    Simon Calder is The Independent's Travel Correspondent and is the foremost authority on all aspects of travel journalism in the UK.

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    Middle East Correspondent Patrick Cockburn is an award-winning columnist, specialising in analysis of Iraq, Syria and wars in the Middle East. In 2014, he even forecast the rise of Isis.

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    Associate Editor Sean O'Grady writes editorials, columns about politics and economics, and reviews. He has worked for our titles since 1998, after enjoying a career in Parliament and at the BBC.

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