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Graeme Baker

Graeme Baker is an online editor with Al Jazeera English. He has previously reported and edited international news in the UK, UAE and New Zealand.

War & Conflict

'Civil war and terrorism' driving instability

Global Peace Index 2014 shows world peace on decline due to internal conflict and dramatic rise in non-state violence.

Politics

The fierce ambition of ISIL's Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has risen from anonymity to become the feared leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Politics

ISIL: Rising power in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has outgrown even al-Qaeda as it seeks to establish a new caliphate.

Politics

Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks

Videos said to show victims of fresh attack on Kafr Zita, while residents show remnants of bomb cases marked "CL2".

Politics

Saudis lead Middle East military spending

Kingdom spent $67bn in 2013, according to report - giving it the fourth largest military budget in the world.

Middle East

Bahrain to host pan-Arab human rights court

Critics call move a "PR stunt" by an oppressive state which could be turned on those it should be protecting.