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I first heard about Colin Cotterill on a family holiday in the old royal capital of Laos, called Luang Prabang. It’s a small and atmospheric city of softly spoken residents and half-hidden architectural treasures.
So a Chinese court in an out-of-the-way city called Hurfei has sentenced Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced Communist party boss, to a prison term of “life”. No dramatic tension there, I am afraid.
A UN report alleges direct Rwandan assistance to Bosco Ntaganda's rebels, setting them up, reinforcing them, arming, supplying and funding them and recruiting for them - all in violation of UN sanctions.
Nadia, Maria and Katia - better known as Pussy Riot - are three women who have become the most powerful symbols of opposition to Russia's president, writes Channel 4 News Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman.
It's exactly eight years since I reported from Nyala on the scorched-earth tactics of Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, writes Jonathan Miller.
Confirmation came this morning that a confidant of President Assad of Syria has defected, writes Jonathan Rugman, and that will give some hope to those hoping to encourage President Assad to quit.
Feted in the West, Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces difficult political problems at home.
Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Oxford to receive an honorary doctorate - and tells Channel 4 News being back there made her feel younger again.
The daughter of Burmese democracy is being feted like a rock star and treated like a president as she tours Europe. Today, on her 67th birthday, Aung San Suu Kyi is going “home” to Oxford for what will be a deeply poignant and bittersweet visit.
Jonathan Rugman on how the army and the Islamists are uneasy but unavoidable bedfellows in Egypt's future democracy.
'As is frequently pointed out, the Greeks invented the words "catastrophe" and "crisis".'
"In Tahrir Square itself the grass has died, and much youthful optimism with it."
Channel 4 News Head of Foreign News Ben de Pear blogs on the "perfect storm" of war, geography and the rainy season in crisis-hit South Sudan.
A spokesman for the British Prime Minister has denied media reports from Sri Lanka on Thursday that David Cameron had had a “cordial” meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinida Rajapakese during diamond jubilee celebrations in London. Amid confusion as to the exact direction of British foreign policy towards Sri Lanka, Channel 4 News has learned [...]
A meeting in the City of London, due to have been addressed on Wednesday morning by the president of Sri Lanka, has been cancelled, owing to concerns over policing amid the threat of large demonstrations by Tamil rights groups.
???Which world capital is most likely to provide a breakthrough in the global response to the violence in Syria? Some would say Moscow, but I am plumping for Ankara.
Bashar and Asma al-Assad, Syria’s one-time golden couple, beguiled the West, then betrayed their own people. In the aftermath of the Houla massacre, Channel 4 News's Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller considers evidence of President Assad's personal responsibility for crimes against humanity.
Channel 4 News Asia Correspondent John Sparks blogs on the fate of Chen Guangcheng's family - the Chinese dissident's nephew is in jail and could face the death penalty.
Jonathan Rugman finds in Greece that the people prefer to believe they can keep the way of life they have grown accustomed to and have it financed with other people's money.
For a group of undercover policemen, they were certainly fashionably dressed.