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.”
In the US, Donald Trump and Joe Biden will hold separate town hall events tonight in place of the second televised presidential debate.
President Trump has claimed he is in “very good shape”, declaring in an interview with Fox news he was now “immune” to Covid-19.
Despite his recent treatment for coronavirus, President Trump is expected to go ahead with a speech to 2000 supporters at the White House later today – as well as a rally in Florida on Monday.
One of the states which Mr Trump needs to win if he’s to hold on to the White House is Florida – where his rival Joe Biden is holding campaign events today.
Tonight President Trump was supposed to be at a campaign rally in Florida.
Yesterday, the New York Times published President Trump’s tax details amid allegations his empire is beset by losses.
In the US, President Trump has nominated a staunchly religious socially conservative lawyer for the role of Supreme Court judge. At 48, Amy Coney Barrett would become the youngest justice to sit on the benches of the highest court in America. If confirmed she would become only the fifth woman to sit on the nine…
President Trump is set to appoint his choice to the benches of the highest court in the land: the Supreme Court.
Tonight marks the start of the Jewish new year and a fortnight which includes the holiest days in its calendar.
A human rights charity has accused the Rwandan government of the “enforced disappearance” of the hotel manager whose story inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda.
This week a number of camp residents tested positive for coronavirus, and the Greek authorities say they believe the fires were started deliberately, in protest against the camp being put under quarantine.
Doctors in Russia have said the opposition leader Alexei Navalny can be flown to Germany for treatment.
It’s not the first time the outspoken leader of Russia’s main opposition party has been poisoned.
The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency meeting tonight after soldiers seized control in Mali.
They were from Syria, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Ethiopia – dozens of those who died in the Beirut explosion were migrant workers, employed at the port or in neighbourhoods nearby.