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.
I recently worked out I've been near death nine times. This incident made it ten.
Deeply disturbing things have happened during the Putin years in Russia, but his gamble has paid off.
Last Friday morning, within a few hours of the street massacre in Nice, I arrived in Paris.
Harold was 24: tall, amiable, clever, handsome, with one of those silky moustaches that heroes affected in war stories.
Not the Chilcot Report by Peter Oborne reveals how Blair exagerrated evidence from the intelligence services to parliament – and the public.
Between pro-Kremlin hacks recording our conversations and the circling helicopters, things in Russia were starting to echo old norms.
“Rhodes is a metaphor for the fact that the university is not a fully inclusive space,” says Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.
The Taliban have been focusing their attacks on Kabul, with far-reaching results. Afghans are now the second-largest group of migrants to Europe.
Suppose you lived in a black township outside an unprepossessing little dorp like Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg. Would you really worry about lions and elephants when a life-and-death struggle was going on in the streets of your own town?
It has been hard, over the years, to explain to western readers and viewers the deep contradictions of Iran.
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