Mark Urban

Non-fiction writer
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Mark Urban is the Diplomatic Editor of BBC's Newsnight programme and was formerly defence correspondent for the Independent. He has covered many wars as a journalist and is probably best known for his live broadcasts under fire in Kosovo.

His memoir about the SAS in the Iraq War Task Force Black debuted at number one in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list.






  • Interesting summary of the position taken by Syrian opposition boss Riad Hijab on eve of Geneva peace talks

    If you're going to dig in your heels, let it be over serving fine wine! A principle upheld & the mtg still happened

    Obstacle to successful #Syria peace talks are mounting...