Paul McGeough is chief foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Paul McGeough Questions are being asked about Matiullah Khan's death, first framed by Kabul authorities as a conventional Taliban hit.
Paul McGeough How will Turkey's president respond to the humiliation of Sunday's vote, a poll all about him even though he was not a candidate?
Paul McGeough After Islamic State claimed a deadly bombing in Afghanistan this month, many wondered: where does this leave the Taliban and their reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar?
Paul McGeough Who wanted Alberto Nisman gone? The blaze of publicity around his death has cast light into many dark corners.
Paul McGeough The speed and power of Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen reveals the ugly truth about their political priorities.
Paul McGeough Beware of diplomats whose rhetoric is exuberant, but who at the same time caution us about that hoary old chestnut – the devil that lies in the diplomatic detail.
Paul McGeough Once the likely carve-up of Iraq was seen as a three-way inevitability – between Shiite, Kurds and Sunni. But the Iraqi response to the IS crisis is revealing the "how".
Paul McGeough The death of Matiullah Khan creates a frightening power vacuum in the Afghan province that the Australian Defence Force could not tame.
Paul McGeough A consensus is emerging that the "state" of the self-anointed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, cannot sustain itself. So what are we waiting for?
Paul McGeough In the midst of fraught nuclear talks, the US and Iran are quietly working together against the forces of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq.
Paul McGeough We knew before Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the US Congress, that he would have nothing new to say.
Paul McGeough The latest in a series of court cases targeting Palestinian entities leaves the Palestinian Authority and PLO staring down the barrel of a $US655.5 million damages judgement.
Paul McGeough Despite legitimate fury by Jordanians over the barbaric murder of one of their fighter pilots, the West continues to give its Arab allies a free ride in the war on the so-called Islamic State.
Paul McGeough Many of the United States' key allies have appalling human rights records, but no one seems willing to stare too hard.
Paul McGeough The Department of Agriculture has cast doubt on the viability of sunflower seeds harvested in memory of MH17 victims. But there is hope - on a saucer in my kitchen window.
Paul McGeough The Western world is fixated by the beheadings of the so-called Islamic State. The beheadings by a major Western ally in the region? Not so much.
Paul McGeough Satellite images add weight to troubling speculation that Boko Haram, the African iteration of the so-called Islamic State, has just concluded its worst atrocity.