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.”
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has denied her country’s armed forces commited genocide against Rohingya Muslims – as she faced allegations at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
It is a five-year conflict that has cost 13,000 lives and displaced millions. Today Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met Vladimir Putin at talks in Paris aimed at reviving peace talks to end Ukraine’s war with Russia.
The Iraqi prime minister has promised to resign, amid weeks of anti-government unrest which have left hundreds of people dead.
By any measure it was a landslide. Pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong’s council elections swept to wins in 17 out of 18 districts.
A group of orphaned British children have been brought back home from Syria and reunited with relatives in the UK.
A warning – there are some distressing images in this report. Amnesty International says it believes at least 106 people have been killed in Iran during the wave of protests against the steep rise in petrol prices.
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.