Paul McGeough is chief foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Paul McGeough The capture of a prisoner wearing a "nappy'' bomb and a suicide capsule in his belly button has revealed much about the operations of the so-called Islamic State. Paul McGeough spoke to him this week.
Paul McGeough The implosion of Iraq's military in the face of Islamic State has thrown new light on massive corruption in its ranks.
Paul McGeough Paul McGeough gives a rare glimpse inside life under the Islamic State fighters.
Paul McGeough The Shiite militias fighting to protect Baghdad from Islamic State take their orders from a convicted terrorist who targeted US embassies.
Paul McGeough Australian advisors arriving in Baghdad will need to delicately navigate the security landscape controlled by various militias at work, says foreign correspondent Paul McGeough.
Paul McGeough It was a long way to come to say that nothing was about to happen.
Paul McGeough Hezbollah, a movement defined by Shiite faith, now finds that its list of enemies overlaps with that of the Obama coalition.
Paul McGeough You'd be forgiven for thinking US President Barack Obama is up there over Kobane, teaching those jihadis the meaning of military superiority.
Paul McGeough An Iraqi provincial leader has issued a plea for US ground forces to head off total collapse in the country's largest province.
Paul McGeough The current crisis in the Middle East has been mistakenly cast as a war in two countries when it is truthfully a conflict without borders that is already threatening Lebanon and could spread globally...
Paul McGeough The United States keeps talking about "effective" strikes against the Islamic State but fails to define what that means.
Paul McGeough Barack Obama has confessed the US was hit by its own intelligence double-whammy in the Middle East, writes Paul McGeough
Paul McGeough Washington: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani well knows the spaces between the diplomatic art and real politik – that's where he does the splits between retaining Tehran's...
Paul McGeough US aircraft dropped their loads on the little known Khorasan terrorist group on Tuesday and officials are `still assessing' the impact.
Paul McGeough American President Barack Obama has taken a tough stand over the craziness of today's Middle East. Paul McGeough takes a look.
Paul McGeough This coalition building is a devilish business. As US President Barack Obama launched missile strikes against the so-called Islamic State from air and sea in the early hours of Tuesday, five of his...
Paul McGeough In a daring escalation, that time will reveal as brilliant or reckless, American and Arab fighter aircraft have launched their first air strikes on Syria.