Ian Birrell

Ian Birrell

Ian Birrell is a British columnist, foreign correspondent, and contributing editor at the Mail on Sunday. His writing has been published in numerous media outlets, including The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Financial Times. Birrell has reported from Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Swaziland, Syria, and Zimbabwe, among many other countries. He served as deputy editor-in-chief of the The Independent for 12 years and has held senior executive positions at several other newspapers. In 2014, the London Press Club awarded the prestigious Edgar Wallace Award to Birrell. He is also the co-founder of Africa Express, which promotes African music and unites musicians from around the world.

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  • Whoops! Boris insists UK not targeting with Saudis in Yemen. @AndrewMarr9 quotes Hammond saying we are. Foreign Sec left floundering. Again.Sun Dec 4, 4:44am
  • 'The UK is supportive of Saudi Arabia' Boris tells #marrshow. That simple line explains so much that is wrong with UK foreign policySun Dec 4, 4:42am
  • 'We should work with Vladimir Putin & Bashar al-Assad in Syria' said Boris just 12 months ago https://t.co/4C2SJb9h2N #marrshowSun Dec 4, 4:38am

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