Colin Freeman

Could Europe send troops to Ukraine?

23 April 2024 5:12 pm

It is 2026, and in a downbeat speech at the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin finally announces a withdrawal from Ukraine. Russian…

Has the West forgotten about Ukraine?

26 December 2023 6:40 pm

When Hamas murdered 1,200 people on October 7, I was in eastern Ukraine, researching a long piece for the Telegraph…

The families of Israel’s hostages are living in hell

24 November 2023 6:28 pm

Yair Mozes, whose mother and father are among the 240 hostages kidnapped by Hamas, is trying to describe what it…

The Kremlin is sanctioning me – but why can’t they get my name right?

26 August 2023 4:00 pm

Journalists love being put on blacklists. In a profession that prides itself on holding the powerful to account, there’s no…

Will mounting casualties change the debate in Ukraine?

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Will mounting casualties change the debate in Ukraine?

Confessions of a royal paparazzo

20 May 2023 9:09 pm

I can still remember the shock of watching the news on Sunday, 31 August 1997 and learning that Lady Diana…

‘Iraq does not compare to this’: the British soldier on Ukraine’s front line

15 April 2023 9:00 am

A Brit’s life on Ukraine’s front line

Why ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ is still the best of the BBC

10 April 2023 6:00 pm

Radio Four recently broadcast a ‘Best of’ edition of From Our Own Correspondent, marking 100 years since the birth of…

Inside the court of King Zelensky

28 February 2023 11:51 pm

The first hint that my audience with Volodymyr Zelensky might not be what I’d hoped for came with the emailed…

Meet the British soldiers fighting in Ukraine

12 November 2022 8:18 pm

At his base near the frontlines outside of Kherson, an ex-British soldier named JK shows me a video of what…

Will guns from Ukraine end up on the streets of Britain?

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Will guns from Ukraine end up on the streets of Britain?

How Russian drones are being used to spy on Kyiv

2 April 2022 5:15 pm

‘That used to be my neighbour’s Skoda,’ says Alexei Marchenko, as he points to a twisted lump of metal in the…

The reality of being ‘under siege’ in Kyiv

12 March 2022 8:00 pm

Kyiv, Ukraine I’ve never commuted into a warzone by train before, but I can now recommend it. The express train…

The West has left Armenia to fend for itself

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Armenians don’t want a deal – they want resolution

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

Macer Gifford: My fight against Isis

27 June 2020 9:00 am

A warning from the British trader who fought in Syria

What lockdown? It’s business as usual for drug traffickers

18 April 2020 9:00 am

It’s business as usual for drug traffickers

Where did it all go wrong for Tony Blair’s protege in Guinea?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

How Blair’s protégé became another African strongman

The Shia Krays: the whole of Iraq is being held to ransom

15 February 2020 9:00 am

The whole of Iraq is being held to ransom

How did my children become more middle class than me?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

In a café in Norfolk last week, my seven-year-old son uttered words that mortified me. No, he didn’t comment loudly…

Revealed: Boko Haram’s child army

29 June 2019 9:00 am

In the rush to declare Isis dead now that its caliphate has been routed from Iraq and Syria, it’s easy…

Pirates of the Caribbean: How Venezuela’s near collapse is causing a crisis on the seas

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Brian Austin, a fisherman from the small village of Cedros in Trinidad, is struggling to describe the men who robbed…

Marie Colvin, a year before her death. [Rex Features]

For Marie Colvin, mortal danger was what made life worth living

1 December 2018 9:00 am

When Britain finally lowered the flag in the Iraqi city of Basra in 2007, the army’s top brass valiantly claimed…

Homage to Ambazonia: The battle over language has begun in Cameroon

27 October 2018 9:00 am

 Calabar, Nigeria Simon Ngwa is a gentle and polite man, and he apologised to me first for what he was…