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.
The UK faces a “constantly evolving threat from terrorism and must respond accordingly”. Those were the words of the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling before today’s attack on Westminster began.
Marine Le Pen’s far right Front National party is reckoned to be the most popular amongst young people, with as many as 40% of 18 to 24 year olds backing her. Now a far-right youth movement is emerging from the shadows. It is called Generation Identitaire and it’s proposing controversial solutions to France’s social problems.
He’s declared it a “political assassination” and urged his supporters to resist. Francois Fillon says he won’t withdraw from the race to be French President, even though a judge has summoned him to be investigated and a top aide today resigned.
The assassins of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, used the world’s deadliest nerve agent to kill him, according to Malaysian police.
The Government has pledged a total of £200m to help people facing starvation in South Sudan and Somalia.
Emmanuel Macron, the independent candidate seen as a leading contender in the French presidential race, brought his campaign to London today.
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has dismissed as “fake news” reports that he is involved in a secret peace plan to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
As President Trump’s lawyers fight to reinstate his travel ban, many in those countries on the list are seizing the opportunity to get into the United States while they can. Among them, a Yazidi couple from northern Iraq, whose flight was cancelled last week.
Amongst those who hope that window of opportunity will stay open are the Yazidis, who,having fled Islamic State militants, are waiting in Iraqi refugee camps in the hope of being allowed asylum in the United States.
Turkey is still in a state of emergency following the bloody coup attempt last July that left more than 200 dead. A crackdown on the Government’s critics and those believed to be supportive of the uprising has seen thousands of civil servants purged and Kurdish politicians and journalists jailed.
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.