Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News' International Editor and the author of 'Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution'.
In recent years she has covered the early weeks of the Trump administration, conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, terror attacks in Europe and the journeys of refugees. Previously she reported the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 2011 she was an eyewitness to the Arab Spring uprisings in Libya, Egypt and Bahrain. She has reported extensively from Iran and Zimbabwe, and was Channel 4 News China Correspondent from 2006 to 2008. During the 2004 US assault on Falluja, she was embedded with a frontline marine unit, and in 1994, was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide started.
She has been Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year, and won the Charles Wheeler Award and the James Cameron Award as well as recognition from the One World Broadcasting Trust, Amnesty International and BAFTA.
Her writing has been featured in the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Observer and Granta, among other publications. She is currently writing a biography of the late war correspondent, Marie Colvin. Before becoming a journalist, she was an aid worker, first with OXFAM in Latin America and then with UNICEF in Africa.
Salman Abedi’s older brother, Ismael, is still being questioned by police after being arrested in Chorlton, Manchester, yesterday. But his parents and other family members are now living back in Libya. Today his younger brother, Hashem, was arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State group and his father has also…
European leaders have raised the prospect that Northern Ireland could rejoin the EU if voters approve the idea of Irish unity in a border referendum.
Battling for France’s blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop today at a factory threatened with closure.
He was one of the best-known anchors on US television. Will Bill O’Reilly’s sacking by Fox News scupper the Murdoch family’s plans to buy Sky?
There was no special friendship award this time: the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met the Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, at a time when relations between the two countries have sunk to a new low.
There’s no G7 backing for Boris Johnson’s call for new sanctions against Russia and Syria after last week’s chemical attack on a rebel-held town. The G7 said they don’t want to push Russia into a corner.
After the chemical weapons attack and retaliatory US missile strike, Syria is dominating the conversation tonight between foreign ministers of G7 nations at a summit in Italy.
President Trump prides himself on his unpredictability. Well, last night he proved the point.
He lost 25 members of his family: his wife, his nine month old twins: pictures of Syrian shopkeeper Abdul-Hamid Alyoussef carrying their bodies have been shared around the world – a symbol of the horror of the suspected chemical attack in Idlib.
Tonight President Trump has called the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria an affront to humanity, saying his attitude towards Syria and President Assad had now “changed very much”.
A massacre, a war crime, a reprehensible act. Leaders around the world have condemned the alleged nerve agent attack in Syria, which killed dozens of people, many of them children, and left hundreds more injured.
An explosion that ripped through an underground train in the Russian city of St Petersburg has killed at least 10 people and injured many more. It came as Russian President Vladimir Putin was on a visit to his home city.
If Brexit is the single issue dividing Europe, for the United States it’s their erstwhile Cold War foe Russia and whether Moscow meddled with the US elections to swing it for Trump.
The veteran anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, has died, aged 87. Like Nelson Mandela, he was jailed in 1964, following the notorious Rivonia trial, as a result of his activities.
In Moscow, the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during yesterday’s mass anti-corruption protests across the country.