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Jonathan Rugman

Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Jonathan Rugman's beat includes foreign policy, terrorism and international development.
Jonathan Rugman's beat includes foreign policy, terrorism and international development.

Jonathan Rugman is Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News. He has reported from the revolutions and uprisings in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Bahrain and has covered stories as diverse as Somalia's famine, the eurozone crisis and the Haiti earthquake. He was previously the programme's Washington correspondent and Business Correspondent and his reporting from North America, the UK, Asia and Africa has won several awards. Jonathan joined Channel 4 News in 1999. He is the author of "Ataturk's Children: Turkey and the Kurds" and previously worked as Turkey correspondent for the BBC and The Guardian.

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video 21 October 2014 World, Russia

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Is Russia's Valeriya a Kremlin cheerleader? - video

For Russian pop star Valeriya, tonight's London concert is a dream come true. But critics want to ban her because she supports Vladimir Putin's anti-gay legislation and his annexation of Crimea.

post 02 October 2014
First film from ground level of RAF strike in Iraq

We don't know if there were civilian casualties: the peshmerga said they feared the jihadists had forced women to accompany them as human shields.

post 30 September 2014
British strikes on Islamic State group begin: the view from Iraq

As RAF Tornados carry out their first strikes against Islamic State militants, I report on what this means on the ground from Dohuk, northern Iraq.

post 25 September 2014
Syrian town appeals for help

The controversy over bombing inside Syria has left one town appealing for foreign help. Kurdish militia defending Kobane say they need coordinated air strikes to stop the IS advance.

video 24 September 2014 World, Syria

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Turkey: caught in the horns of a Kurdish dilemma

Turkey is struggling to deal not only with thousands of Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic State militants in Syria, but also re-energised ambitions among Turkish Kurds for their own independent state.

video 23 September 2014 World, Syria

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Syrian refugees continue to cross into Turkey - video

The United Nations Refugee Agency says almost 140,000 people - mainly Kurds - have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey since Friday.

post 18 September 2014
Does new IS video offer some sort of grim good news?

The latest Islamic State film, of Briton John Cantlie, does not show his last moments. Is this a major change in the jihadist group's tactics?

post 05 September 2014
Putting a Muslim face on a new coalition of the willing

The emphasis at the Nato summit has been on forming a new Iraqi government and putting a Muslim, regional face on any "coalition of the willing".

post 03 September 2014
IS top of agenda at Nato summit

It began as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda barely 18 months ago. Now Islamic State are more successful than Al-Qaeda ever were, with over 10,000 men under their command - and a self -declared caliphate in wh

post 02 September 2014
Chilling message of the latest IS murder video

The timing of the release of the latest Islamic State video, showing Steven Sotloff's murder, suggests the lives of other western hostages could be at risk.

video 17 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Looking back at life in Iraq after IS captures Mosul - video

In June, C4 News spoke to Christians forced into hiding after IS militants captured the city of Mosul in Iraq. They told refugees they should "trust" them , and promised not to hurt them.

video 16 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Iraq: IS 'killed over 350 men' in Yazidi massacre - video

In an exclusive interview, Yazidi leader Mirza Dinnayi claims Islamic State jihadists killed more than 350 men - far more than the 80 previously reported - and abducted 1,000 women and children.

post 15 August 2014
Iraq crisis: talking to the Yazidi refugees

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect fleeing violence in Iraq take refuge in camps across Dohuk. Channel 4 News has been on the ground speaking to the refugees.

post 14 August 2014
How many Yazidi refugees are still stranded on Mount Sinjar?

The Sinjar mountain range is over 45 miles long. Are the Americans saying that the refugees are not spread out any more but have been moved into a concentrated area where they can be counted?

video 13 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Iraq crisis: Yazidi refugees keen to leave for good - video

In northern Iraq, the UN estimates that some 30,000 Yazidi refugees are on the move - driven from their homes and villages by the Islamic State fighters. And many of them want to flee Iraq for good.

post 12 August 2014
Iraq: piles of aid lie idle as Yazidis starve and crews battle militants

So far today I have only seen one Iraqi helicopter take off; the others were deployed on bombing missions against IS jihadists. Instead of being loaded with water, they were armed with rockets.

post 12 August 2014
Helicopter carrying aid to Yazidis crashes in Iraq

The pilot told me before he took off that he was worried he had too many passengers on board.

video 11 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Desperate Yazidi refugees plucked from Mt Sinjar - video

Watch the dramatic scenes as a military helicopter rescues Yazidis fleeing Islamic State forces in northern Iraq. Report by Jonathan Rugman, filming by Philippa Collins.

post 11 August 2014
'Refugees mobbed our helicopter' - with the Yazidis on Mt Sinjar, Iraq

One man was punched back and I found myself dragging dehydrated children to the back of the aid helicopter for safety.