Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
03 October 2013 07:43 PM
The appalling tragedy in the seas off southern Sicily may well be the worst ever, in terms of numbers lost. It is certainly the bleakest reminder that neither the countries from which the victims came, nor Libya, from which they almost certainly travelled, nor Italy, nor Europe as a whole, has begun to find a way to stem this dreadful trade.
03 October 2013 05:58 PM
There are 78 mobile phone connections for every 100 Indians
29 September 2013 12:00 AM
For centuries, the Ottoman Empire peaceably ruled much of the civilised world. Now, its former lands are up in flames. As the BBC launches a major new documentary series, Peter Popham asks: where did it all go wrong?
19 September 2013 05:48 PM
Can this disgraced man really even believe what he is saying?
15 September 2013 07:03 PM
Many Somalis rely on money sent from family in Britain, but the tap may be turned off
15 September 2013 12:00 AM
Nathan Benn spent two decades shooting 10,000 rolls of film for 'National Geographic'. Twenty years after his final commission, his work remains as fresh and evocative as ever thanks to the unique properties of Kodachrome. Peter Popham delves into Benn's archives – and discovers America anew
12 September 2013 04:06 PM
Educated, successful young Somalis from the diaspora are flocking back to Somaliland to contribute. Now the only thing the country lacks is international recognition
05 September 2013 06:19 PM
Some might question the point of standing up to oppression in such an obviously dysfunctional nation, yet the laws repealed are testament to what can be achieved
The singer, the X-rated movies and the dictator: Kim Jong-un's former lover ‘executed by machine-gun for appearing in porn films’
29 August 2013 11:54 AM
A member of a North Korean pop group and erstwhile companion of the country's leader has reportedly been killed by machine gun
25 August 2013 06:19 PM
A West Sussex town is in the front line of an attempt to impose an invasive oil and gas exploration technology on the English countryside
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
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