Caucasus on alert over Kosovo

Secessionists stir in the Caucasus over Kosovo’s plans to declare independence. Russia and its allies warned that redrawing borders in the Balkans could destabilise other contested regions. I visited South Ossetia in the winter before Georgia went to war with Russia over the territory. The “frozen conflict” was warming up. Report from Tskhinvali for BBC News, January 2008

UK-Jordan deportation deal under fire

Human rights groups say a planned deal for the transfer of terror suspects from the UK to Jordan does not contain adequate safeguards against torture. BBC News, August 2005