Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
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?
16 January 2014 05:31 PM
The diplomat was caught bang to rights. But election season changes things...
09 January 2014 04:57 PM
The head of the Church makes a simple point: Modern society is putty in the hands of the wealthy
03 January 2014 06:21 PM
With pressure mounting and even President Thein Sein urging people to do the right thing, Burma’s favourite daughter may be closer than ever to wresting control from the army in her home country
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
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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