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.
There’s still no sign tonight of the former British spy at the centre of the lurid allegations against the US president elect Donald Trump.
The three-month battle to recapture the city of Mosul, the last major stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq, is gathering pace.
The Israeli Prime Minister has called for a pardon for a soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead an injured Palestinian attacker.
Sixteen suspects have now been arrested by Turkish police following the attack on an Istanbul nightclub, but the gunman who killed 39 people remains at large.
Thousands more civilians managed to leave rebel-held Aleppo today for relative safety, including a group of children who’d been trapped inside an orphanage.
They are exhausted, they are disillusioned, they are in very bad shape – but they have finally escaped rebel-held Aleppo, the Red Cross says – after a convoy of buses and ambulances carried some thousand civilians out of the besieged enclave. More vehicles are on the way – the priority, taking the wounded, the sick,…
With the breakdown of the ceasefire, thousands of civilians are still trapped in the nightmare that is rebel-held Aleppo: an ever shrinking enclave, where the shelling has barely paused, where witnesses say bodies still lie in the streets.
The pressure on Syria and its Russian allies to guarantee safety for those leaving Aleppo is coming from all sides, from the UN chief Ban Ki Moon to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. But amid all the promises, the fate of Aleppo’s people depends not on words, but on action.
The battle for Aleppo is high on the agenda for Alex Younger, the chief of MI6 in a rare public speech inside the agency’s London HQ. Mr Younger said the the UK was facing an unprecedented terror threat and blamed Russian action in Syria for increasing the risk of radical extremism.
“Keep calm and negotiate.” That was the message to Britain today from the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator. But Michel Barnier’s words will not have calmed nerves in Westminster, as he made clear that the negotiating time frame would be limited.
As we’ve said, Italy’s political problems could have wider implications for the entire Eurozone.
So in Austria tonight – the tide of right-wing populism has ground to a halt – after the far-right leader Norbert Hofer conceded defeat in the country’s presidential elections.
Last week, the celebrated British photographer David Hamilton was found dead in Paris, after taking his own life. A well known French broadcaster had publicly accused him of raping her when she was just 13. And that prompted many of Hamilton’s former models to allege that his crimes stretched back forty years.
A Thatcherite conservative or a middle of the road professional politician: however you describe him, the former French prime minister Francois Fillon is now the centre-right’s best hope of defeating the National Front’s Marine Le Pen.
Conservatives are choosing a nominee to fight the presidential election.