Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Before moving to Asia in 2015, he spent 12 years reporting out of London on news across the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Jonathan has won four Royal Television Society awards and four Amnesty International TV News awards for Channel 4 News. He is the author of Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines, a biography of the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, whose bloody rule he has documented for this programme.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border since August last year and the UN says it continues to get reports of serious rights violations in Rakhine state, including alleged killings, disappearances and arbitrary arrests.
Was there a body double? Leaked CCTV footage shows a man appearing to be dressed as the journalist Jamal Khashoggi leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul shortly after he was killed. A Turkish official called it proof that the murder had been pre-planned and efforts were made to cover it up. Investigators are now searching a…
Rescue teams in Indonesia are still searching for the hundreds of people still missing after last week’s earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi, with few hopes of finding anyone still alive.
French rescuers say they’ve detected a person, thought to still be alive, under the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Indonesia – almost a week after a powerful earthquake and tsunami.
The UN says that 200,000 people are in need of help, as the number of people confirmed dead after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami rises yet again. We travelled to Donggala, the town closest to the epicentre, and Loli Saluran, which was almost completely destroyed.
Indonesia has dispatched thousands of soldiers, police and emergency rescue teams to search for any survivors. But the sheer remoteness of the affected areas is making that effort, and sending aid, a huge challenge.
We bring you the latest from Indonesia as more than 150 aftershocks have hit the island of Sulawesi, following the tsunami and earthquake. Damaged roads and a lack of electricity are hindering rescue efforts as officials fear the death toll – now standing at 836 – will continue to rise.
First the earthquake, hitting 7.5 on the richter scale, and then the tsunami with waves up to 6 metres high struck the Indonesian coast. The city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi was devastated; homes, businesses and hospitals were flattened. Hundreds have been confirmed dead with hundreds more reported missing or injured.
“My only sin is extrajudicial killings.” That’s the surprise confession the President of the Philippines appeared to make today. It’s the first time Rodrigo Duterte has admitted to the killings which happened during his government’s controversial war on drugs, in which thousands of people are believed to have died.
The Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Myanmar must ensure there is “no hiding place” for those who carried out crimes against the Rohingya minority – if it is to avoid “a lasting stain on the country’s reputation”.
The crimes against the Rohingya Muslims include murder, torture, rape, sexual slavery, and enslavement. Crimes so shocking, the report for the UN says that six senior figures in Myanmar’s military should be put on trial for genocide.
When Malcolm Turnbull rode to power in Australia in 2015, he did so on a wave of optimism, saying he would bring stability to a troubled parliament. But his moderate leadership was always under attack from right wingers in his own Liberal Party. Last night he became the fourth Australian Prime Minister to be ousted in a…
Once again the knives are out down under, Canberra is living up to its reputation as the world’s back stabbing capital and now Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued an ultimatum – threatening to step down on Friday if his rivals push through another leadership vote. The entire parliament has been suspended while the…
The International Red Cross says the airstrike hit a bus full of children, parked in a busy market in Dahyan, in Sa’ada province – controlled by the Houthis.
If the EU and the British Government want to keep trade flowing to protect the Iran nuclear deal, it doesn’t seem to be succeeding.