John Simpson is World Affairs Editor of BBC News, having worked for the corporation since the beginning of his career in 1970. He has reported from more than 120 countries, including 30 war zones, and interviewed many world leaders.

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25 February 2015
Turning the corner.
12 December 2014
Under attack yet again.
19 October 2014
IS recruits increasingly repulsed.
World Affairs
11 September 2014
Letter from Afghanistan.
31 July 2014
Letter from Abuja.
01 November 2007
After a long book-signing tour, it's a relief to come to Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, and do some real work. My deafness,...
20 March 2006
Last Friday was a moderate day in Iraq: the kind of day you don't see any- thing about in the newspapers or on...
25 November 2002
It wasn't exactly a hardship to leave London. Not merely because I was coming to Cape Town, but because everywhere I...
26 March 2001
Two years on, the memory of Nato's 78-day bombing of Serbia and Kosovo in 1999 has become an embarrassment. No one -...
03 April 2000
A year after the first bombs struck Belgrade, there are, I suspect, fewer and fewer people in the west who would agree...
20 December 1999
It has a definite Stephen Potterish, How-To-Be-One-Up-At-Christmas ring to it: "I'll be in Grozny," you say with a self...
27 September 1999
You can hear it coming from the tone of his voice. He sits in his studio at Broadcasting House, asking the opening...