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.”
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…
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The MoD says it is urgently seeking further information.
The Zondo Commission was set up to investigate widespread charges that he plundered and misused state resources.
Women, throughout their lives, are always treated as minors.
In Libya at least 44 people have been killed and more than 130 injured after a migrant detention centre was hit by an airstrike, an attack which the UN’s human rights chief said could amount to a war crime.
As protesters in Sudan have been counting the dead in yesterday’s demonstrations, it’s emerged that the country’s military leaders have signed a lobbying deal with a notorious international fixer.
For the first time since the nuclear deal agreed with Barack Obama, Iran has breached agreed limits on stockpiling enriched uranium.
Jokes with Donald Trump, long faces with Theresa May. That’s the way Vladimir Putin likes to roll at the G20 summit in Japan.
He called it “Peace to Prosperity”, but the workshop arranged by President Trump’s son-in-law, setting out his personal vision for achieving peace in the Middle East, had two noticeable absentees – the Israelis and the Palestinians, who have rejected out of hand Jared Kushner’s plan to put money before politics.
Jeremy Hunt is not just a Tory leadership hopeful, he is, in fact, also the Foreign Secretary, and today he told parliament he could not envisage any situation in which the UK joins the US in a war with Iran.
China and Russia have warned the United States against inflaming tensions further with Iran after the US announced it will send 1,000 troops to the Middle East.
US Central Command produced video footage it claimed showed Iranian special forces removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese tanker.
Opposition activists say at least 100 people have been killed this week, blaming the paramilitary group formerly known as the Janjaweed.
It’s a condition that’s turned life upside down for thousands of Americans – who’ve suddenly developed an allergy to red meat.