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.

  • 1 May 2018

    Britain has urged the United States not to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran, after Israel released documents claiming Tehran had lied “big time” about its nuclear weapons programme. Boris Johnson said the deal was still vitally important to keep Iran’s activities in check. But Donald Trump has signalled he could walk away from the…

  • 19 Apr 2018

    Cuba’s new president Miguel Diaz-Canel has pledged to continue the socialist revolution led by his predecessors, as he became the country’s first leader who isn’t from the Castro family for almost 60 years. 86 year old Raoul Castro will remain head of the Communist party – but he hinted today that Diaz Canel could take…

  • 16 Apr 2018

    On the international stage, the war of words continued, with the US accusing Russia of blocking inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from gaining access to the site of the Douma attack. The Russians denied the charge, blaming the US-led missile strikes and the UN as the cause of the delay.…

  • 10 Apr 2018

    Israel has declared that soldiers heard in video footage cheering as a sniper shot a Palestinian near the Gaza border will be disciplined,¬†although their preliminary inquiry has cleared the sniper himself, saying he had acted appropriately. The Israeli army says the incident happened in December, adding that the unapproved filming was not “the level of…

  • 9 Apr 2018

    Israeli fighter jets struck a target in the Gaza Strip today after it was claimed explosives had been found near the border. Thousands of Palestinians have been protesting along the border in the run-up to the anniversary of Israel’s foundation 70 years ago.

  • 7 Apr 2018

    Hundreds of people have been to the funeral of a prominent Palestinian journalist who was killed while covering mass protests along the Israeli border. He was one of ten people who died during yesterday’s actions, as Israeli troops opened fire on crowds they claimed were trying to storm the border fence. From Jerusalem, our Foreign…

  • 6 Apr 2018

    Four Palestinian protesters have been killed and at least 200 injured, according to medics in Gaza, as thousands of protesters gathered along the Israel-Gaza border. They set fire to tyres to create a smokescreen to block the view of Israel Defence Force snipers, who say troops only opened fire when people attempted to breach the…

  • 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 poll¬† 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.