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.”
In Sri Lanka, voters will elect a new President this weekend and they look likely to bring back a familiar face. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the defence secretary who oversaw the end of a decades-long civil war.
The Turkish president has said his troops will not leave Syria until all other countries have.
Security forces have killed more than 250 people and left hundreds wounded.
In Iraq, at least 18 protesters have been killed and hundreds injured after masked gunmen opened fire in the Shia holy city of Karbala.
President Trump hailed it a major victory but at what cost?
President Trump announces the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The President avoided the subject of impeachment when he spoke today. Instead he wanted to focus on what he called “a major breakthrough” for Syria’s future.
WARNING: This report contains some images viewers may find distressing. The United States says it may now leave some troops in north-east Syria, not for the benefit of its former allies, the Kurds, but to protect the oilfields there. President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull US forces out of the area effectively paved the way…
Dozens of civilians have been killed and injured in Turkish attacks and tens of thousands of people have fled their homes because of the danger.
Almost 800 women and children with suspected links to Islamic State have escaped from the Ain Issa camp, according to Kurdish officials.
Turkey’s president has vowed to continue his offensive in Syria, and claims to have taken the border town of Ras al-Ain.
Five militants from the extremist Islamic State group have broken out of a Kurdish prison in northern Syria – after Turkish shelling nearby.
President Erdogan claimed today that 109 Kurdish fighters had been killed in the last two days of fighting, but the number was disputed by his opponents on the ground. In northern Syria seven civilians were reported killed, including two children. Meanwhile Syrian Kurdish forces fired mortars across the border, reportedly killing six people in several…
The Pentagon, apparently wasn’t told… likewise troops on the ground. But amid growing outrage – President Trump has defended his decision to pull US forces away from the Syria-Turkey border – which could pave the way for Turkey to launch an attack against Kurdish fighters who led the allied campaign against the militant Islamic State.
Ukraine is a country that has been plagued by corruption and people there have been surprised by the massive waves that President Trump’s dealings with their new president have created in the United States.