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 Kabul, the clock continues to tick for those wanting to flee Afghanistan. There was no let-up in the chaos at the city’s airport as families at the gates begged soldiers for a space on the departing planes.
The message from the Taliban today was clear – all foreign troops have to leave by Tuesday next week. Joe Biden wouldn’t budge from that deadline either, despite calls from other G7 leaders for a delay to allow more people to be evacuated.
The Taliban insist it’s a hard deadline – all foreign troops must leave Afghanistan by next Tuesday.
Thousands of Afghans are still desperate to leave and international governments are keen to get them out. It would all have been so much easier if NATO had held onto Bagram air base outside Kabul.
Taliban fighters have fired warning shots and attacked people with batons to break up a protest in the eastern city of Jalalabad, leaving several people dead or injured. There’s been more chaos outside the airport in the capital Kabul, as thousands of people tried to flee the country with one report claiming several people were…
In a surreal press conference beamed around the world earlier, the Taliban stated that all Afghans would be safe and all women would have a right to education in accordance with Sharia law. What those promises mean in reality is far less clear.
It’s a chilling image – dozens of people so desperate to escape Afghanistan that they cling to a US plane as it moves along the runway.
Tonight all the latest from the capital where Taliban statements about remaining at the edge of the city have evidently been ignored by their own men.
Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports on the latest from Afghanistan.
Four more Afghan provincial capitals have fallen into Taliban hands today.
Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum is in the newsroom now with the latest reaction from governments around the world.
Nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals have now fallen into Taliban hands, with militants taking control over three more in the past 24 hours.
A United States negotiator has warned the Taliban that if they seize power in Afghanistan by force, they’ll be treated as international pariahs.
Thousands of people have fled their homes in the Afghan city of Kunduz, amid intense fighting for control between Taliban fighters and government forces.
One year on, no top official has been held to account.