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.

  • 24 Jun 2018

    The first results are already in – from an election which will define Turkey’s future. While President Erdogan called today’s vote a “democratic revolution”, opposition leaders fear that if he stays in power, Turkish democracy will be dramatically eroded.

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Now campaigning has officially ended ahead of tomorrow’s elections in Turkey – President Erdogan will have to win at least 50% of the vote to stay in power – or face a run off next month.

  • 22 Jun 2018

    The Brexit campaign had its own Project Fear, of course – it was the prospect of Turkey joining the EU and millions of Turks freely coming to Britain. Turkey has had a huge refugee influx from Syria, immigration that has its own effect on politics there. This weekend, Turkey votes in an election that could…

  • 20 Jun 2018

    Turkey votes this weekend in its most important election in many decades. If President Erdogan wins, as expected, he plans to vastly increase his own powers after already transforming the country for 16 years. His critics say Turkey is heading for one-man, absolute rule, though an opposition candidate appears to be running Mr Erdogan close…

  • 14 Jun 2018

    In Yemen today, for a second day, the Saudi-led coalition has attacked Houthi positions in an attempt to gain control of the port town of Hodeidah. The Houthi rebels claim that they have foiled an Arab naval attack and claim they are ready for a long battle. Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports.

  • 13 Jun 2018

    The civil war in Yemen has taken a dramatic new turn as Saudi-backed forces try to take the key rebel-held port of Hodeidah. Aid agencies say the coastal city provides a vital route for food and medicine and that millions of people are at risk of starvation if goods cannot pass through it. The Foreign Secretary Boris…

  • 11 Jun 2018

    It is our duty to avoid a humanitarian catastrope, Spain’s new prime minister declared today, as he agreed to allow a stranded ship with 629 migrants on board a safe port, amid a diplomatic storm. Italy and Malta had turned the rescue ship away, despite warnings from aid agencies that it would run out of…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    The former Conservative party leader Michael Howard, has confronted Israel’s prime minister over the killing of hundreds of Palestinian protestors by Israeli troops using live ammunition – demanding ‘why did you have to kill them’. Benjamin Netanyahu – who’s been in Europe to talk about the Iran nuclear deal – claimed Israel had tried to minimise casualties, blaming Hamas for…

  • 5 Jun 2018

    “Betrayal of the treacherous is loyalty in the eyes of God. I betrayed a bunch of criminals, it’s as simple as that” – the words of one of MI6’s most important spies in the war on terror, Aimen Dean. He worked with Al Qaeda’s master bombmaker in a training camp in Afghanistan in the nineties.…

  • 15 May 2018

    Hamas official Ghazi Hamad discusses Gaza.

  • 15 May 2018

    Palestinian authorities reported that two more people died under the fire of the Israeli military on the Gaza border with Israel, bringing the total number of fatalities to 62 since yesterday. Many more remain critically injured in hospital. There is mounting international condemnation of Israel’s use of force, with the United Nations calling it an…

  • 14 May 2018

    Over 50 people were killed – several of them children – and many hundreds injured, as Palestinian protesters were met with live rounds fired by Israeli troops.

  • 13 May 2018

    It’s likely to be an incendiary week in Gaza. Hamas has been organising demonstrations on its border with Israel for nearly two months. More protests are likely tomorrow and on Tuesday to mark what the Palestinians call Nakba, or the Day of Catastrophe, when they fled or were forced from their homes as the state…

  • 11 May 2018

    Tensions on the Gaza-Israel border are high ahead of a planned major demonstration next week to mark what Palestinians refer to as “the Nakba” or “catastrophe” – a reference to Israel’s establishment in 1948 and what happened to the Palestinians who lived on that land. Today, Gaza health officials said one Palestinian has been killed…

  • 10 May 2018

    In Gaza, over 40 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by Israeli gunfire in the last few weeks as protesters demanded the right to return to the lands many were forced to leave 70 years ago. The UN says Gaza will be “unliveable” by 2020, or sooner. And such are the declining levels of…