I came to the UK from Syria with £12 – Imad Al Arnab on fleeing the war and opening his own restaurant
Chef and former refugee Imad Al Arnab joins Krishnan Guru-Murthy to talk about fleeing Syria and his journey from losing everything in the war to rebuilding a life in the UK, in this week’s episode of Ways to Change the World.
For Sama nominated for Oscar
‘For Sama’ has been nominated for an Academy Award in the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ category. ‘For Sama’ is produced by Channel 4 News/ITN Productions for Channel 4 and Frontline PBS.
British men who travelled to Syria to join ISIS say they ‘want to be put on trial in the UK’
Two men who left the UK to join so-called Islamic State have told Channel 4 News that they want to return home to face trial.
US court find Syrian government guilty over journalist Marie Colvin’s killing
The judge said the the extra-judicial killing of the American reporter Marie Colvin was part of “Syria’s long-standing policy of violence” against journalists.
Refugee who fled war now aiming for the Olympics
He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…
Syrian government forces bombard rebel fighters in Deraa
In Syria, fighting has produced one of the biggest movements of people in recent times. Government forces have been waging a renewed assault against rebel fighters in the country’s south west. Since mid-June, towns in and around the province of Deraa have come under constant bombardment from regime forces,backed by President Assad’s Russian and Iranian allies.…
From Syria’s front line with Israel: Will Islamists be defeated?
A diplomatic effort is underway tonight to avert further bloodshed across southern Syria. President Assad’s army is poised to expel a variety of rebels and Islamist insurgent groups from a swathe of land bordering Jordan and Israel. Tensions are between Israel and Syria are higher than for generations. In particular, where Syria’s Golan Heights –…
Death and Destruction in Yarmouk: Inside Syria’s largest Palestinian refugee camp
“You have turned it into a death Camp” – the United Nations verdict on the Syrian government. For five years Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces besieged and bombarded Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria. The assault was designed to drive out militant Islamic State fighters holding onto what was to become the last…
Palmyra: Syria’s ancient city desecrated by war
The United States has warned the Syrian government not to launch a major new offensive against mostly Islamist insurgents in the southern province of Daraa. With the Syrian government and its Iranian and Russian allies increasingly confident of winning the seven year old war, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson has been to a previous battlefield…
Is Iran really ‘the world’s leading state sponsor of terror’?
President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?
Syria chemical attack: the evidence
President Assad’s government has been accused of launching a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma. But Russia claims the attack was faked by Britain and anti-Assad rebels. FactCheck examines the evidence.
FactCheck: would Labour’s War Powers Act work?
Jeremy Corbyn is calling for a War Powers Act to require the government to get parliamentary approval before military interventions. But would it actually achieve the accountability Labour want?
David Ignatius: ‘American military response of some kind is likely’
I’m joined by the Washington Post’s Associate Editor and columnist David Ignatius.
Trump seems to row back on promise of strikes
As so often in these turbulent days here in Washington, Trump’s tweets serve to confuse the issue. Never truer than tonight over what America intends to do in responding to Syria’s apparent use of chemical weapons. Kylie Morris has been to Capitol Hill where senators have been questioning what they say is a lack of…
Ken Clarke MP: ‘I would be in favour of well-targeted military action’
I’m joined by the Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke, a former Chancellor and Home Secretary.