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 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”.

  • Published on 25 Jul 2017 Sections ,

    “You’re probably right.” That’s the answer Donald Trump’s new communications chief gave when asked whether the President wants his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. Such is the precariousness of Mr Sessions’ position tonight, with his boss tweeting about how weak he is. The White House dysfunction is distracting lawmakers from another crucial issue –…

  • Published on 24 Jul 2017 Sections

    “All of my actions were proper, I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so,” Jared Kushner has declared in a rare public statement at the White House within the last hour. Mr Kushner, who’s one of Donald Trump’s closest advisers as well as his…

  • Published on 13 Jul 2017 Sections , ,

    Donald Trump has again had to defend his son Donald Junior. The US President was welcomed to France today by perhaps an unlikely ally in France’s new centrist president.

  • Published on 11 Jul 2017 Sections

    In Iraq, the second city, Mosul, has fallen, although there are still Islamic State forces in that country. So where are they and how strong are they?

  • Published on 10 Jul 2017 Sections

    Defeated in Mosul, driven back in Syria, the last few days have brought fresh hope that the Islamic State forces are now finally on the back foot.

  • Published on 4 Jul 2017 Sections

    The Syrian war has taken a dramatic new turn, and it could signal the end of the Islamic State’s grip on much of the country. Their capital of Raqqa has been under attack from both pro-democracy rebels, backed by America, and the Syrian Government, backed mainly by Russia and Iran. But if there was a…

  • Published on 30 Jun 2017

    “He attacks women because he fears women. The President is not of sound mind.” It isn’t often that two American TV hosts accuse a president of being mentally unstable. But then Mr Trump’s tweets about MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough crossed another line – even for him.  Critics say it’s just another example of…

  • Published on 29 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Iraqi government forces have closed in on the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul’s old town, where the militant Islamic State group proclaimed its self-styled caliphate three years ago. It is the site of the historic hunchback minaret which was destroyed last week. Retaking the area represents a symbolic victory in the eight month battle for Iraq’s…

  • Published on 27 Jun 2017

    The White House has issued a very public threat to the Assad regime in Syria. The Trump administration says Syria’s Government appears to be preparing chemical weapons for an attack and warned it would pay a  “heavy price” if one takes place. A warning: this report contains disturbing images.