Miller on Foreign Affairs

Award winning Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller offers his perspective on original and striking stories from across the world.

February 26, 2016 3 Comments

Transgender madrassa closes due to death threats

The director of the world’s first and only Islamic boarding school for transgender women has confirmed that her madrassa, on the Indonesian island of Java, has been forced to close following violent death threats from Islamist extremists.

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February 13, 2016 2 Comments

Indonesia’s transgender madrasa

The transgender madrasa, tucked away down an alleyway behind a large mosque, was founded in 2008, after an earthquake in which many waria died. It offers an oasis of hope and dignity and operates

August 20, 2015 No Comments

Bangkok bomber ‘still in Thailand’

The Bangkok bomber has not left the country and remains at large in Thailand, according to a senior Thai military official. He told Channel 4 News that the police were confident that arrests would

June 22, 2015 5 Comments

UN: Israel and Palestinians may both be guilty of war crimes in Gaza conflict

A UN report criticises Israel and Palestinian armed groups, saying both could be guilty of carrying out war crimes during last year’s Gaza conflict.

June 19, 2015 17 Comments

Israel’s Mark Regev: UN war crimes inquiry ‘a kangaroo court’

With its report into last summer’s Gaza conflict expected shortly, Israel repeats its claim that the UN inquiry into whether war crimes were committed in there is a “kangaroo

May 2, 2015 2 Comments

Nepal earthquake: the village too dangerous to rebuild

Exactly one week on from the massive earthquake, villagers in Puranogau, were coming to terms with the fact that they had lost more than their loved ones and their homes.

May 1, 2015 1 Comment

On the frontline in Nepal as aid finally begins to arrive

With Nepalis in villages becoming ever more desperate for help, relief agencies have defended themselves against criticism that the international response has been sluggish.

April 22, 2015 2 Comments

Haunted by memories of a journey from Damascus to Bradford

Mirvat and her family fled Syria, eventually arriving in the UK via Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and Calais. She has begun a new life – but cannot forget what she went through to get here.

March 9, 2015 24 Comments

Grand theft Nigeria: why corruption looms over this month’s elections

With a former governor of Nigeria’s central bank alleging a US$20bn hole in the national finances, the breathtaking scale of corruption has become is a major issue in the country’s

February 12, 2015 8 Comments

‘I met 24 of the Chibok schoolgirls held by Boko Haram’

A young Nigerian woman who escaped from a Boko Haram camp says she was held with some of the missing schoolgirls from Chibok as recently as three months ago.

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