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.”
Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces have declared that the last territory controlled by the Islamic State group has been taken.
In Syria, Kurdish-led forces continue their push to remove the last few hundred Islamic State militants from the east of the country.
Kurdish-led forces in Northern Syria have stepped up the assault on the last enclave held by Islamic State fighters.
Military attempts to clear Islamic State fighters out of final enclave of Baghouz in eastern Syria have stepped up again this evening, with footage emerging of clashes by United States-backed forces taking place.
The Begum family in East London had lost a daughter to ISIS – now they have lost their their grandchild to war and disease in Syria.
The baby boy was born last month and his death was confirmed within the last hour by Syrian Democratic Forces.
Despite being on the verge of losing their so-called caliphate, General Joseph Votel said we are not witnessing a surrender of ISIS as an organisation – and that insurgents are going to ground, “waiting for the right time to resurge.”
As the end of Islamic State’s so-called caliphate draws ever closer, more and more people are pouring out of the militant group’s final stronghold.
Thousands more people have left the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in Syria.
Among the extra troops sent to the border by President Maduro are members of the paramilitary Special Action Forces, known as FAES. Human Rights groups have accused them of carrying out extra-judicial killings of protesters in deprived neighbourhoods of the capital, Caracas. But the paramilitaries maintain they are fighting organised crime and terrorism.
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared it’s “time to unite and fight”, as thousands of anti-government protesters came out on to the streets across the country.
The Venezuelan government worries that America is going to invade via the provision of aid.
Venezuela’s self-sufficient ‘comunas’ or communes were encouraged by the late President Hugo Chavez as part of his vision of ‘socialism for the 21st century’.
Acute medical shortages are affecting Venezuela, but President Nicolas Maduro won’t accept aid from the United States, which has said it plans to oust him from power.
Huge containers are blockading a bridge linking Venezuela’s border with Colombia to stop humanitarian aid from coming in.