Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
Photographer Colin McPherson walked the Scottish border to meet the people pondering independence - and their view of England
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
McPherson, a Scot by birth who now lives on Merseyside, walked the length of the Anglo-Scots border on the Scots side from Gretna in the west to the Tweed just above Berwick, a distance of 96 miles, to see what could be seen
17 July 2014 05:56 PM
He has bitten off more than he can chew
10 July 2014 06:51 PM
Lord Patten has joined a multinational mission to modernise the Vatican’s media operation, and it won't be easy
19 June 2014 07:05 PM
The recent riots in Aluthgama are the last thing the country needs
17 June 2014 12:00 AM
Twenty-some years ago, the Tamil Tigers drove the Sri Lankan army out of Jaffna Fort, in the far north, and set about destroying it. Part of their demolition work is still visible: huge masonry chunks from an imposing church lie piled on top of each other where the building was torn down. The Dutch had erected it inside the fort back in the 18th century.
Secret state: Trevor Paglen documents the hidden world of governmental surveillance, from drone bases to "black sites"
15 June 2014 12:00 AM
12 June 2014 06:24 PM
Csanad Szegedi was the rising star in an extremist Hungarian party. And then the truth about his heritage came out
06 June 2014 06:47 PM
The favourite to become the EC’s new President is a Eurosceptic’s nightmare
A Taliban victory wouldn't be an unmitigated disaster for Afghanistan - unless the West failed to support it
05 June 2014 06:36 PM
They were brutal and reductive, but they brought the country closer to peace than at any time before or since
01 June 2014 12:00 AM
The countries of South-East Asia have learned the hard way the risks of living in the neighbourhood of a nation bent on asserting itself on the world’s stage.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back