Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and has covered many of the conflicts of recent years including in Syria, Ukraine and the Arab Spring.
She was in Baghdad for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and in Belgrade for the 1999 NATO bombing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began.
She has won awards from the Royal Television Society and BAFTA amongst others, and received the 2017 Patron’s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society.
She has just published a biography: “In Extremis - the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin”.
Her last book, “Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution”, was described by the Observer as “an account with historical depth to match dramatic reportage.”
President Biden is to pledge that the United States will end its military combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, as he meets the Iraqi prime minister at the White House.
The funeral for Haiti’s murdered president, Jovenel Moise, has been disrupted by violence. Foreign dignitaries were whisked away as tear gas wafted into the compound and mourners shouted abuse at the police chief, who some blame for failing to protect the president. Mr Moise was shot dead two weeks ago and a group of mostly…
Three days of rainfall have caused a level of flooding seen only “once in a thousand years” in China, with scientists blaming the intensity of the downpour on global warming.
Last night under the cover of darkness, most of the last remaining US and Nato forces left Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after he was found guilty of contempt of court.
In Rome, British foreign secretary Dominic Raab has pledged £12.6 million from the UK to fight jihadi violence in West Africa.
President Biden is meeting his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani tomorrow in the White House with a promise of millions of dollars of humanitarian aid and billions more in security assistance.
Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi has said diplomats will continue with negotiations to reach a nuclear deal but that he won’t meet President Joe Biden.
Iranians are voting to elect a new President, with the hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi widely tipped to win.
A “frank and candid discussion” was how Vladimir Putin described today’s summit talks in Geneva with President Biden, claiming there had been no hostility between the two leaders.
United Nations judges have upheld the convictions of the former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic for masterminding genocide and other crimes during the Bosnian war. His appeal was dismissed “in its entirety” by the court in the Hague, meaning he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The leader of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria is reported to have killed himself, after being tracked down by rival militants from the Islamic State West African Province.
United by one goal – getting rid of Israel’s long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Afghan government forces are struggling to repel hundreds of daily Taliban attacks, and the spectre of a return to all out civil war now looms over the country.
As the last of the American and Nato forces withdraw from Afghanistan, concern is growing for women and girls in the country. Over the past month there’s been a wave of attacks against prominent women, while peace talks between the government and the Taliban flounder. And fears are mounting that the fragile gains for women…