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 sending an envoy to the Middle East, after dozens of Palestinian civilians and 16 fighters from the militant group Hamas have been killed by continued Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Six Israelis have been killed by Palestinian missiles. So far efforts to broker a truce are failing. The Israeli Defence Force says more…
There has been some speculation over the last few days that Iran and the United States may be approaching an agreement that could see the release of a number of dual nationals held in Iran in exchange for the return of Iranian assets in the US and a debt owed by the UK.
At least 45 people have been killed and more than 150 injured in a crush at a religious festival in northern Israel.
As India struggles with a million new Covid cases every three days, there are signs that the surging infections are spreading beyond its borders, putting neighbouring countries on high alert.
The government has condemned Iran’s decision to sentence Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to another year in prison as “totally inhumane and wholly unjustified”.
Oxygen in India’s hospitals is so scarce that patients and relatives have been taking to social media to hunt for canisters and get treatment. The rise in cases highlights the dire situation that the country is in.
Lawyers for the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say his health is deteriorating, despite being transferred to a prison hospital earlier today.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has dismissed the latest overtures aimed at saving the nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers as “not worth looking at”. Informal discussions on the deal are underway in Vienna, but plans to move into more formal talks have been thrown into disarray by the attack on Iran’s nuclear…
After Donald Trump’s erratic policies, Joe Biden appears keen to reset military relations with Nato and Europe.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is being blamed for his country’s deadliest episode of the pandemic yet – with a highly transmissible variant, and warnings from doctors reporting more young people being admitted to hospitals with the virus than ever before.
Leaders of Mozambique’s military say they have retaken the coastal town of Palma, over a week after it came under attack by Islamist militants. The army claimed a “significant” number of extremist fighters had been killed, and that residents who had fled the area are now starting to return. Dozens of people died when the…
Scientists are increasingly worried that the second wave of coronavirus ripping through Brazil could endanger the rest of the world.
There has been speculation that she might be released if Britain paid a debt it owes Iran for tanks purchased and never delivered more than 40 years ago.
The British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe has had her ankle tag removed at the end of her five year sentence – although she’s been ordered to return to court in Tehran on Sunday and can’t yet return home to London. Her husband Richard Radcliffe described it as a “mixed day” – although Nazanin was “genuinely…
The Pope has arrived in Iraq for an historic three-day visit to the country, surrounded by tight security.