Jonathan Rugman , Foreign Affairs Correspondent

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.

  • Published on 23 May 2017

    London, Madrid, Paris, Nice, Brussels, Berlin – the list of European cities that know all too well what Manchester is going through is a long one. Leaders from across the globe have reached out in sympathy, shocked by the young ages of the victims targeted while leaving the Ariana Grande concert.

  • Published on 22 May 2017 Sections

    It was meant to be a trip focused on Middle East security, as Donald Trump arrived in Israel claiming a rare opportunity to create a future of harmony and peace. But almost inevitably, his visit was overshadowed by controversy, as the President insisted he had “never mentioned the word or name Israel” during his Oval…

  • Published on 18 May 2017 Sections , , , ,

    President Trump heads to Saudi Arabia tomorrow for a weekend summit with more than fifty Arab and Muslim leaders.

  • Published on 15 May 2017 Sections

    Promising more pragmatism in their relationship, and a roadmap to reform the EU, the new French President Emmanuel Macron has been holding talks with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, just a day after he was sworn into office.

  • Published on 8 May 2017

    Whilst Emmanuel Macron won a very decisive victory, his achievement was tempered by the success of the National Front. His opponent Marine Le Pen scored a record result for a far-right party, with more than a third of those who voted backing her.  

  • Published on 7 May 2017 Sections , ,

    The two candidates – Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron offer a vision for France and for Europe that could not be more different: to put it bluntly, the run off in France mirrors the political battle of our age between globalisation and nationalism.

  • Published on 6 May 2017 Sections , ,

    Election regulators in France are investigating claims of a “massive and co-ordinated” hack targeting frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.

  • Published on 5 May 2017

    In France, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen has said whether or not her party wins Sunday’s election, “we changed everything”. Despite lagging over 20 points behind centrist Emmanuel Macron in the polls, the National Front candidate claimed she had won an “ideological victory.”

  • Published on 4 May 2017 Sections ,

    Joining us now is the local campaign coordinator for the area, Jeremy Brunot.

  • Published on 4 May 2017 Sections ,

    In defence of liberal values: Barack Obama has made a last minute intervention in the French election to support centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron – saying he was spreading hope not fear.

  • Published on 3 May 2017

    In France, voters are bracing themselves for the final TV debate between Front National’s Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron tonight, ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    The key to Ms Le Pen’s success so far has been her anti-immigrant, anti-globalisation platform and her stand against the French establishment. Today she accused mainstream parties of trying to keep her out of power.

  • Published on 23 Apr 2017 Sections

    Two candidates want France to exit the Euro – if not the whole EU. Given what’s at stake, turnout is expected to be around 80 per cent – slightly higher than last time. Because of the state of emergency and the terror alert, tens of thousands of troops have been deployed all over the country.

  • Published on 22 Apr 2017

    In Paris there’s been increased security and a tense atmosphere following Thursday’s shooting incident. One security alert at the Gare du Nord led to the train stations closure and delays to rail services.

  • Published on 21 Apr 2017 Sections

    Tens of thousands of police officers and elite special forces are being deployed across France after last night’s shooting, the authorities determined not to let Sunday’s Presidential elections be disrupted.