Following the revelation that the lesbian Syrian blogger “damascusgaygirl” was a man living in Scotland, Samira Ahmed examines the history of the hoax with a purpose.
The Americans chose the code name of a Native American warrior chief in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. But, as Samira Ahmed writes, Geronimo did more than evade capture – he became a hero.
As the Prime Minister travels to Islamabad to announce £650million to help support Pakistan’s education system, Samira Ahmed looks at the political and security implications of the announcement.
Oscar-nominated actress Julie Walters tells Samira Ahmed how the films she watched as a child fired her ambition to act – and why she believes such an ambition would be unrealistic nowadays.
As the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, launches a review aimed at restoring “academic rigour” to the national curriculum, Samira Ahmed looks back at the roots of his beliefs.
The King’s Speech gathers 14 nominations for next month’s Bafta awards – but does it justify the public funding it received, asks Samira Ahmed.
The Orange Prize-winning novelist, Linda Grant, talks to Samira Ahmed about her new novel on the often “toxic” legacy of the babyboomer generation.
Pop star Annie Lennox joins a host of entertainment stars, sporting heroes, top businessmen and unsung local heroes in the New Year Honours List. Samira Ahmed looks at who has been recognised.
When Channel 4 News presenter Samira Ahmed agreed to appear on Celebrity Mastermind, nobody told her she would be subject to makeup mishaps, psychological intimidation and pain in the brain.
The family of a 25-year-old architect, missing for nearly a week in Bristol, say they fear she has been kidnapped, and that “Christmas is suspended until she comes back”, as Samira Ahmed discovers.
Channel 4 News interviews controversial US pastor, Terry Jones, on why he wants to attend an anti-Islam rally in the UK. The Home Secretary said she is ‘actively’ considering banning him.
As the furore over the threatened Koran burning by a US pastor continues, Samira Ahmed visits a mosque in Surrey where local religious leaders and councillors “made a stand for reason and tolerance”.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges foreign donors to speed up the deliver of aid to Pakistan’s flood survivors after describing the crisis as “heart-wrenching”.
With David Cameron and the Prince of Wales commemorating the 65th anniversary of VJ Day at the Cenotaph, one veteran’s wife tells Samira Ahmed “We must not forget these people”.
Can you make a feelgood comedy about Muslims and Jews? For her exclusive report, Samira Ahmed went on the set of the new comedy film The Infidel to find out.