Lindsey Hilsum’s 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.”
The funeral wake for Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, which was due to be held today – has been postponed.
Today’s funeral for the former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare had little of the pomp and circumstance he relished while in power.
In Zimbabwe, a row has erupted between the government and the family of Robert Mugabe over when the former leader will be buried.
He held power for almost 40 years, decades beset by bloodshed, political persecution, corruption and tyranny.
Now, in some all-too-rare good news, Africa looks set to be declared free of polio – after the World Health Organisation announced the continent hasn’t seen a wild case for three years.
Turkey says three civilians have been killed and 12 others injured after one of its military convoys was targeted by airstrikes inside the rebel held Syrian province of Idlib.
Syrian troops are said to be closing in on a key rebel stronghold in Idlib province after capturing five villages in the northwest.
US national security advisor John Bolton is in London, where he’s had meetings to discuss an interim trade deal between the US and the UK – that could take effect on the 1st of November.
President Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton has been meeting Boris Johnson and other key government figures at the start of a two day trip to London, with hopes of a post Brexit trade deal with the US high on Britain’s agenda.
A 41-year-old man who was deported from the United States to Iraq – a place he’d never set foot in his life – has died in Baghdad, unable to get the insulin he needed to stay alive.
Opposition politicians have been arrested, thousands of troops have been deployed and internet and phone services cut off.
Women in Saudi Arabia will in future be able to apply for a passport or travel without the permission of a male guardian. It is a victory for women’s rights in the kingdom. But many restrictions remain.
A London student, who once campaigned for Boris Johnson, was held in the same prison as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, where she says she was psychologically tortured, sentenced to death and charged with being an MI6 spy. ● In 2016, Ana Diamond, an Iranian-EU dual national and 24-year-old student at King’s College London, says she was imprisoned…
If he becomes Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will immediately have to deal with the crisis over Iran and the deployment of a European-led maritime protection mission which the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
Iran says the British flagged Stena Impero was violating international maritime law. Not true, says the UK government, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling the seizure “totally and utterly unacceptable”. The oil tanker was captured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday, in retaliation for Britain’s role in capturing an Iranian ship in Gibraltar…