Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
17 October 2013 06:54 PM
If it was murky and unreliable then, how can it become less so now?
10 October 2013 05:36 PM
The fatuous talk of giving the island a Nobel Prize only distracts from the root problem
08 October 2013 01:06 PM
Oil fuels the fortune for many as the gap between rich and poor grows
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
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God