Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
02 January 2014 05:57 PM
World View: Marvel once more as the UK meekly follows America’s lead
30 December 2013 06:00 AM
Second suicide bombing raises fears state won’t be able to guarantee safety
2013 - the year in review: It took his death, but the world came together for a moment for Nelson Mandela
28 December 2013 12:00 AM
Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel claimed that he couldn’t afford the trip. His absence reminded us of Israel’s closeness to the apartheid regime
South Sudan: Are we helping to create a country or merely creating ravenous clients for an army of Western experts and consultants?
26 December 2013 07:31 PM
World View: Is collective hatred of a bully enough to make a nation?
20 December 2013 06:24 PM
Francis has broken with tradition by drafting in an army of secular experts to transform the Vatican’s management. But will this radical approach help him achieve his goal of a ‘poor Church for the poor’?
20 December 2013 06:00 PM
Fighting, sparked by an attempted coup, has spread beyond the capital city despite a curfew and airport closure
19 December 2013 05:57 PM
Providing North Korea with information is as vital as disaster relief
18 December 2013 06:04 PM
Thousands have fled from their homes after violence erupted in the world’s newest country. Peter Popham examines the rivalry behind the conflict
Villages of the damned: The last-ditch fight to save those little towns sitting in the way of Heathrow's proposed third runway
15 December 2013 12:00 AM
As the Government prepares to announce its proposals on Heathrow’s expansion, Peter Popham asks whether there is anything local residents can do to stop the Third Runway and save their historic communities from annihilation
06 December 2013 10:35 AM
To mark the passing of a statesman abundantly blessed with spontaneity, mourners danced as he would have wished
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights