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.”
The weekend’s Twitter war between the White House and Tehran has yet again raised tension and concern over a potential US-Iran conflict.
He served 43 years in solitary confinement, longer than any other American prisoner. Originally jailed for a petty offence, he claims that he was then falsely accused of murdering a prison guard, a crime he repeatedly claimed he didn’t commit and for which there was no physical evidence. Albert Woodfox finally secured his freedom from the Angola penitentiary in Louisiana after admitting to lesser charges in a plea bargain.
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that the UK does share the US State Department’s assessment of the heightened threat from Iran – despite statements from a British General earlier this week that contradicted America’s claims.
Senators in the US state of Alabama are voting on a bill which would outlaw almost all abortions in any stage of pregnancy.
President Trump has insisted that trade talks to end the stand-off between the US and China are continuing in a “very congenial manner”, despite having slapped new tariffs on Chinese goods worth £150 billion.
Senior diplomats of Russia and the United States have agreed to meet as tensions between the two countries grow over the situation in Venezuela.
The Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has accused the opposition of trying to provoke bloodshed – declaring he has the loyalty of his military.
“This is the moment” – the words of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido early this morning in Caracas, flanked by military defectors.
The most wanted man on the planet, the leader of the extremist Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seen in a new video for the first time in five years.
Leaders from around the world are gathering in Beijing for the second Belt and Road summit.
Two Saudi sisters have made an online appeal for help after fleeing their country. In a video filmed in Georgia, the sisters say they are escaping abusive members of their family and that their father and brothers are already tracking them down.
Lindsey Hilsum reports.
A showdown between Kalifa Haftar’s forces and militia supporting the government in the capital could plunge Libya into another spasm of violence.
It’s not an April fool – a comedian who plays a fictional president on TV has won the first round in Ukraine’s presidential elections.
The United Nations has warned that we may once again be facing a very dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza.