Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
04 March 2014 02:59 PM
Yet her decision to stand for parliament unleashed a tidal wave of sexist hostility
28 February 2014 11:02 AM
Today, for the Buddhist bigots, a Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim
20 February 2014 05:26 PM
Chin state, which borders India in the west, is a good place to observe the limitations of what has so far been achieved
17 February 2014 05:53 PM
Although authorities objected to the choice of venue, the event is a source of optimism in this fledgling democracy
31 January 2014 07:12 PM
Sensational reporting of facts that are intrinsically unsensational is at the root of the mess that Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Sollecito find themselves in
31 January 2014 10:26 AM
His call has gone down very well far beyond the family stronghold
The war on Christianity: The religion's followers are dwindling in the land of its birth - and it's not a crisis of faith, but one of violence
29 January 2014 08:25 PM
Almost fifteen hundred years ago, a wandering monk called John Moschos described the Eastern Mediterranean as a "flowering meadow" of Christianity. The religion had been born here nearly 600 years before but while, in the early years, it had been a persecuted, militant cult, under the patronage of the Byzantine emperors it had matured and mellowed. "The meadows in spring present a particularly delightful prospect," Moschos wrote in his book The Spiritual Meadow, which became a 7th-century best-seller. "One part of this meadow blushes with roses; in other places lilies predominate; in another violets blaze out…"
Awaiting a verdict from afar: Retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito set to reach decision over the murder of Meredith Kercher
29 January 2014 06:19 PM
Neither of the former lovers are expected to be in the court in Florence, but if found guilty again, another appeal is bound to follow
Ukraine protests profile: Is heavyweight boxing champion turned politician Vitali Klitschko the man to rescue his country’s future?
24 January 2014 06:16 PM
He leans clearly towards Europe but has not antagonised Russophiles
Pope Francis has his feet on the ground but he may be too late to save the Church from the damage of sex abuse scandals
23 January 2014 06:20 PM
Is he doomed to play the role of Mikhail Gorbachev to an organisation long as secretive as the Kremlin?
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
- 5 Zayn Malik quits One Direction: Hundreds of workers request compassionate leave following band member's exit