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.

  • 22 Dec 2017

    Carlos Rivadulla, a pro-unity businessman, and Sergi Miquel, an MP from the party of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont, discuss the regional election results.

  • 22 Dec 2017

    Spain’s prime minister has rejected a call for talks abroad from the fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who’s still refusing to return to Spain where he faces possible arrest. After yesterday’s snap elections in Catalonia handed pro-independence parties a parliamentary majority, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admitted “it is evident something is broken”. But the…

  • 21 Dec 2017

    A high turnout and a result that looks like it will be too close to call: millions of Catalans have been going to the polls to elect a new regional government in a hotly contested race between parties which want Catalonia to go its own way – and those which want to keep it part…

  • 20 Dec 2017

    Voters in Catalonia are going to the polls tomorrow to elect a new regional government, with a choice between pro-separatist parties and those who want to keep the region firmly part of Spain. Madrid called the snap pollĀ  after it declared October’s independence referendum illegal and sacked the entire Catalan government. But polls show people…

  • 11 Dec 2017

    A man is in police custody in New York after detonating a pipe-bomb near the city’s busiest bus terminal. Four people, including the suspect, were injured. The New York authorities say the suspect was inspired by so called Islamic State and learned how to make his bomb from the internet.

  • 9 Dec 2017

    Boris Johnson is in Iran hoping to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. We speak to her husband, Richard Ratcliffe. Jonathan Rugman reports.

  • 7 Dec 2017

    There are reports tonight that Boris Johnson the foreign secretary will fly to Iran this weekend where he is expected to make efforts to secure the release of British Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been in prison in Tehran since April 2016. Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman is here.

  • 7 Dec 2017

    The leader of the Hamas militant group called today for a new Palestinian uprising to protest President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  • 6 Dec 2017

    “Love is always stronger than hate” – that was the defiant message of a woman from Argentina after discovering that she was the child of activists killed by the country’s former military junta forty years ago.

  • 5 Dec 2017

    Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. But its athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to take part in the Games as neutrals. The International Olympic Committee decision, made in the last hour, followed claims that Russian officials ran a covert doping operation for…

  • 4 Dec 2017

    He ruled Yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country’s ongoing civil war. Today the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh lies dead, killed in an ambush by his former allies, the Houthi rebels. Just days before, Saleh had offered to negotiate peace with Saudi Arabia in a deal that…

  • 27 Nov 2017

    Now stop me if this sounds familiar: a rich, reality television star is running for president – underestimated by the powers that be. This, though, is the celebrity journalist and socialite Ksenia Sobchak – who’s running for the Russian presidency against Vladimir Putin. The 36 year old hails from a well known political dynasty –…

  • 23 Nov 2017

    When it comes to Syria, Russia has been doing a great deal of diplomatic leg work in recent days, meeting with Iran and Turkey to broker a post-conflict settlement. Today, a top Russian general said Russia was likely to reduce troop numbers in Syria. But the Russians and the Syrian regime also seem in a…

  • 21 Nov 2017

    Robert Mugabe’s letter of resignation brings to an end his 37-year-old leadership in Zimbabwe.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Fifty thousand children expected to die by the end of this year from starvation and disease, seven million people on the brink of famine, the world’s worst cholera epidemic ever. The state of Yemen today. All of it made even worse by Saudi Arabia’s blockade, which is stopping aid agencies from getting vital relief supplies…