Before taking over in our Bangkok Bureau in late 2015, Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller had been Foreign Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News for 12 years, reporting on news across the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. In that time, he won four Royal Television Society Awards and four Amnesty International TV News awards for the programme.
Prior to joining Channel 4 News, Jonathan spent many years as a correspondent in Asia. Since returning to his old patch, he has reported from widely from across the region, including the continuing war in Afghanistan, issues of caste-discrimination, farmer-suicide and rape in India, and the death of the King of Thailand.
He has doorstepped the Malaysian Prime Minister, who is accused of serious corruption, the Australian Prime Minister, over his country's harsh treatment of refugees, and has tackled the President of the Philippines over his deadly war on drugs.
The militant Islamic State group says it carried out the attack on a casino and hotel in the Philippine capital Manila, which left at least 36 people dead. A gunman burst into the Resorts World complex last night, firing at random before setting fire to gambling tables and escaping with $2m in stolen casino chips.…
A huge bomb in the heart of Kabul’s diplomatic district has killed at least 90 and injured more than 400. Most were civilians.
At least 31 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, including one outside a popular ice cream shop in the city centre. Militants from the Islamic State group said they carried out the attacks, which left dozens of other people injured, just days into the holy month…
The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta was hit by a twin suicide attack that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people yesterday. In recent years Indonesia has seen a resurgence of such attacks by Islamic State sympathizers. These bombings mark the deadliest attack in a year in the country with the biggest Muslim population…
Could the shadowy hand of North Korea be behind the ransomware attack which brought chaos to computers around the world? Cyber security experts say there’s a possible link between the rogue software known as WannaCry, and hackers linked to North Korea – although there’s no conclusive evidence.
The communist state tests another ballistic missile, sparking criticism from Japan, South Korea and the US.
A liberal candidate who favours closer ties with North Korea has claimed victory in South Korea’s Presidential election.
In a highly unusual move, all one hundred American senators have been summoned to attend a meeting this evening at the White House to be given an intelligence briefing on North Korea. Jonathan Miller has spoken to a defector from North Korea about how the regime uses propaganda to win unquestioning loyalty.
Human rights campaigners say they’ve substantiated claims that members of the Egyptian military carried out at least seven unlawful killings, including a 17 year old boy shot dead at point blank range.
North Korean missile tests and displays of military might have been met by US warnings that its patience is at an end and that it’s ready to “deal with” the threat from Pyongyang. President Trump’s boast of sending an “armada” has so far turned out to be empty rhetoric, but US military exercises began in…
The election announcement has overshadowed the crisis facing the world over North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. With tensions still rising in the region, the US vice president Mike Pence has repeated his tough message to Pyongyang: America won’t relent, he declared, until the whole Korean peninsula was free of nuclear weapons.
The US Vice President Mike Pence has declared the era of ‘strategic patience’ with North Korea is over. Visiting the demilitarised zone which separates North and South, he warned Pyongyang to abandon its “reckless path” of developing nuclear weapons.
It was the first time America has used the Massive Ordnance Air Blast – dubbed the Mother of All Bombs. The American military said 36 IS militants died but the decision to bomb IS targets in Afghanistan was purely tactical.
North Korea is firmly in the current fray. It has accused the United States of being “reckless” and “foolish” after President Trump ordered an aircraft carrier to sail into waters just off the Korean peninsula.
For years, North Korea, potentially the world’s most explosive and volatile country, has been handled by all concerned like a Faberge Easter egg: with extreme caution. Now President Trump has changed the tone. In an interview with the Financial Times, he has warned that if China doesn’t pressurise North Korea into giving up its nuclear…