Paul Wood

Pistols, airstrikes and smuggled cows: a letter from Islamic State border country

4 October 2014 9:00 am

 Turkey, Syria It is the early hours of the day that Parliament votes on whether to bomb the so-called ‘Islamic…

Paul Wood's diary: From James Foley's memorial to gunfire in the streets

6 September 2014 9:00 am

 Lebanon The Beirut press corps gather to remember the murdered journalist Jim Foley. People stand for a minute’s silence, drink…

Travels in Isis country: priests, Peshmerga and property developers

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Arriving in Erbil, you don’t feel you are in Iraq, but another country altogether, which is what the Kurds would…

‘It’s jihad, innit, bruv’: meet the British Muslims going to fight in Syria

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Meeting the British Muslims who have joined the ‘Islamic State’

Saddam on money

Baghdad notebook: "Things were better in Saddam's time"

5 July 2014 9:00 am

In the passport queue at Baghdad airport, my heart sinks. This place vies with Cairo for the title of most…

A new Islamist alliance among Syria’s rebels has given Assad the enemy he wants

5 October 2013 9:00 am

A new Islamist alliance among Syria’s rebels leaves the West’s friends in the country weaker than ever

Syria’s war in miniature: meeting the Christians driven out of Qusayr

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Events in one Syrian town cast light on the nation’s strife