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Last Updated: Monday, 20 June, 2005, 13:39 GMT 14:39 UK
Paul Adams
Paul Adams
BBC chief diplomatic correspondent, News 24

Paul Adams was appointed the BBC's chief diplomatic correspondent for News 24 in October 2004.

Prior to this he was the BBC's defence correspondent from May 2001. During this time he covered major stories such as British troop deployments in Macedonia and Afghanistan.

Between 1989 and 1992 Paul was a BBC reporter based in Jerusalem, where he reported on a wide variety of events in the region including the Gulf War.

From 1993 to 1995 Paul was a BBC reporter based in Belgrade, followed by two years working as a reporter from BBC World Television.

From 1997, he was the BBC's Middle East correspondent where he reported on events ranging from Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon to the Pope's historic visit to Israel, and the dawning of the year 2000 in Bethlehem.

During the Iraq war in 2003, Paul was based in US Central Command (Centcom) in Qatar. He made two subsequent reporting trips to Iraq in late 2003 and spring 2004.


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