Analysis from our award-winning international editor on the conflicts and political movements changing our world.
How will we regard the war in Syria in 30 years’ time – assuming it’s over by then, which is quite an assumption? (The war in Lebanon, a country similarly divided by sect but much smaller, lasted 15 years.)
The war in Syria is stoking region-wide tensions between Sunni and Shia Muslims, with extremists on both sides fighting for more than the downfall of the Assad regime.
Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan, whose Islamist AK party has ruled the country for a decade, does not seem to care what the secular crowd protesting in Istanbul thinks.
Protestors are cleaning up the debris of two days of demonstrations in Istanbul, but how will Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan deal with the political debris?
“We want answers,” a woman clutching the stars and stripes tells Channel 4 News, as others broke into song, on the street where the second Boston Marathon bomb suspect was arrested.
The west is caught on the horns of a dilemma: do nothing and watch more Syrians die, or send weapons, knowing that they may end up in the hands of al-Qaeda.
North Korea is prone to extreme rhetoric, so should current threats be a matter for concern, and how did we get to this current impasse anyway?
What’s in a handbag? If that bag is carried by China’s first lady, perhaps a symbol of the stylish confidence the country is now exuding.
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, whose death has been announced, was the father of modern African writing. International Editor Lindsey Hilsum looks back on his remarkable achievements.
With the start of Operation Shock and Awe unfolding in front of them, the Channel 4 News crew received an unwelcome visit to their room in Baghdad’s Hotel Palestine.