Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
09 May 2014 11:42 AM
Many fear that the liberties which Patten helped enshrine are eroding fast. And they have ample reason to worry
Journey into unseen Burma: Peter Popham and photographer Chris Steele-Perkins are among first outsiders to visit Chin State for 50 years
03 May 2014 12:00 AM
02 May 2014 07:28 PM
The US still awaits its first woman President. Could this champion of the people beat Hillary Clinton to the honour?
01 May 2014 08:01 PM
Shinzo Abe’s revisionist government would like to take back an apology over "comfort women"
24 April 2014 05:25 PM
However much the cardinals in conclave brood, plot and pray, they never know what will become of a cleric once he dons, Clark Kent-like, those papal robes
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A moment of glory on the Western Front for the soldiers of the Raj
23 April 2014 06:27 PM
The contribution of imperial troops to the Allied war effort is often overlooked. But the Indian Corps made a dazzling debut in the European theatre of war
U Win Tin: Journalist and activist who stood with Aung San Suu Kyi at the head of Burma's pro-democracy movement
23 April 2014 12:00 AM
U Win Tin was one of Burma's leading journalists, a towering figure in the democracy movement and a founding member of the National League for Democracy. Handsome and charismatic, he devoted his life to the struggle to liberate his nation from military rule.
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire
22 April 2014 07:32 PM
A revolt by a regiment of Indian troops in Singapore was nearly disastrous for Britain
17 April 2014 06:31 PM
Farewell, Paolo Bonaiuti. For 20 years Berlusconi and his money dominated Italy’s political story. But now that story’s over, and when Forza Italia finally expires it will leave barely a trace
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Acclaim for retired Australian defence chief Angus Houston who is leading the search for the airliner
15 April 2014 06:43 PM
From co-ordinating search teams from seven countries to informing and reassuring relatives, the 66-year-old has led the hunt to the satisfaction of all concerned
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 Amber Roof: Sister of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof launches fund-raising appeal for wedding and honeymoon
- 3 Russell Brand condemns moment of silence for Tunisia attack victims as a 'minute of bulls**t'
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life