One of the trained assassins wanted for poisoning Sergei Skripal is a decorated colonel in Russian military intelligence given the country’s highest award by Vladimir Putin.
Josie EnsorIncredible @bellingcat/@Telegraph investigation into Russian poisoners. Looking harder & harder to deny the order didn't came from the top. Skripal 'hitman' unmasked as GRU colonel awarded Russia's highest military honour by Putin
Western governments bear partial responsibility for prolonging this savage conflict. They must now push for peace, says columnist Jonathan Steele
Josie Ensor"The idea that Syrian authorities would kill civilians who return to govt control makes little sense," writes a columnist who suggests Idlib surrenders and one who has clearly not been paying attention the last seven years
Muslims headed to Friday prayer while non-Muslims went the other way. No one made eye contact.
Josie EnsorOne of the laziest pieces of journalism I've seen. Reporter walks around Whitechapel for an hour and writes off whole of London as "failed multiculturalism". Was certainly not my experience living in Whitechapel for two years
There was no mistaking him, the man standing just a few feet away.
Josie Ensor10 Yazidi women have seen their ISIS captors on the streets of Germany. Merkel had offered refuge to the world’s most vulnerable but her open-door policy would see her country inadvertently end up offering refuge to their abusers too.
The warning sent to Abdulkarim al-Ismail’s Facebook came just moments before the warplanes would fly overhead and drop their load.
Josie EnsorThe social media warning system saving thousands of lives in Syria. I heard about this technology being used years ago, but didn't realise it was @johnbjaeger at Hala System's handiwork! They've now gone public
Protesters on the streets of Iran this week chanted “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to inflation”, mimicking the “Death to America” refrain popularised after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Josie Ensor“Iran is a very rich country but our government seems to be more concerned with the wellbeing of non-Iranian people in the Arab world,” said Murad, an electrician from Tehran, when asked why he's out protesting
Josie EnsorIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech televised today that the country's economic problems were the result of internal mismanagement by the government and not just US pressure. My piece from the weekend
White Helmets rescuers who were unable to escape Syria have told of their fear of reprisals from the regime after their colleagues were evacuated by its bitter enemy Israel.
Josie Ensor"These people are not refugees. They are war criminals. I would like to ask the government to follow the members of the White Helmets and find them wherever they are," says Syria's Grand Mufti in pretty threatening language
A gambit by Brussels to use European Investment Bank funding to shore up the Iran nuclear deal is purely symbolic, EU officials have admitted, amid fears that US sanctions could push the multilateral lender into default.
Josie EnsorEU gambit to use European Investment Bank funds to shore up Iran nuclear deal is 'purely symbolic', officials tell @Telegraph