Jonathan Rugman , Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Jonathan Rugman has been Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News for more than a decade.

He reported from the revolutions and uprisings in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Bahrain and has covered stories as diverse as Somalia's famine, the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, corruption in world football and the Haiti earthquake. In 2016 he won a BAFTA for his reporting on the terrorist attacks in Paris.

He was previously the programme's Washington Correspondent and Business Correspondent and his reporting has won more than 10 awards. He is the author of "Ataturk's Children: Turkey and the Kurds" and previously worked on BBC Radio 4 documentaries and in Turkey for the BBC and The Guardian.

  • Published on 19 Sep 2017

    In the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria has claimed its first casualty, on the island of Guadeloupe. The Prime Minister of Dominica said we have “lost everything that money can buy”after the storm hit it, and other islands are now bracing themselves for the worst.

  • Published on 5 Sep 2017

    America’s attempt to drum up support for new sanctions against North Korea has run into trouble with the Russians. Vladimir Putin said sanctions were “useless and ineffective” and called for dialogue with Pyongyang. But North Korea signalled that it will never negotiate on its nuclear programme and warned that more missile tests, which it described…

  • Published on 4 Sep 2017

    What are the next moves for nations trying to deal with the increasing threat from North Korea’s new-found, long-range missile capability?

  • Published on 29 Aug 2017 Sections , ,

    The Sri Lankan government has denied its ambassador to Brazil is on the run, after a human rights group filed war crimes charges against him there.

  • Published on 10 Aug 2017 Sections

    The North Koreans have said President Trump talked “a load of nonsense about fire and fury” and they’ve responded with a threat of their own: to launch missiles into the sea off the US territory of Guam in the Pacific. Mr Trump has begun a meeting with his national security advisors, after his administration stood…

  • Published on 9 Aug 2017 Sections

    Police in France have shot and wounded a man after a dramatic motorway car chase near Boulogne. The incident came after the same car was driven into a group of soldiers in a suburb of Paris, injuring six of them. There have been six previous attacks on French security forces so far this year and…

  • Published on 8 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    There were cheers from ANC members of Parliament tonight after the South African President Jacob Zuma managed to survive a no-confidence vote – held, for the first time by secret ballot. But dozens of ANC MPs joined the opposition to vote against Zuma, who’s faced a series of corruption allegations and has presided over an…

  • Published on 8 Aug 2017 Sections , ,

    Major developments in the North Korean nuclear standoff. Reports in the US media claim Pyongyang has successfully constructed a miniaturised nuclear warhead which could fit inside the type of missile it’s been testing. And experts fear those missiles are capable of reaching the US mainland.

  • Published on 7 Aug 2017 Sections , ,

    The future of South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma now rests in the hands of MPs – and they’ll be allowed an anonymous vote. Opposition leaders said the decision to hold tomorrow’s no confidence vote by secret ballot was “groundbreaking”.

  • Published on 4 Aug 2017

    Now as President Trump heads to his golf resort in New Jersey tonight for a 17 day holiday – there will be no break for the special prosecutor investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia during the election campaign. Instead Robert Mueller has upped the pressure – using a Grand Jury as part of his…

  • Published on 2 Aug 2017 Sections

    President Trump has grudgingly signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea – measures agreed overwhelmingly by Congress last week. He’s criticised the legislation as ‘deeply flawed’. It curbs his power to roll back penalties on Russia, and hurts his hopes of improving relations with the Kremlin.

  • Published on 31 Jul 2017 Sections , ,

    President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director – just ten days after he was brought into the White House staff.

  • Published on 31 Jul 2017 Sections , ,

    Crisis, what crisis?  Donald Trump has denied allegations of chaos inside the White House as he held a Cabinet meeting with his new chief of staff John Kelly. On their immediate agenda, a series of potential flashpoints from the unrest we’ve just reported in Venezuela and Russia’s decision to expel hundreds of US diplomats, to…

  • Published on 28 Jul 2017 Sections

    It was a night of breathtaking drama, as three Republican senators broke ranks to derail a seven-year effort by their own party to scrap Obama’s healthcare law. Among them, John McCain, who’d delayed his cancer treatment to vote. That would be enough turmoil for most administrations, but not President Trump’s White House. His new communications…

  • Published on 26 Jul 2017

    President Trump has said transgender people cannot serve in “any capacity” in the military. Using, inevitably, Twitter, he said he’d been told by military experts that the measure launched by the Obama Administration caused “tremendous medical costs and disruption”.