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.”
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.
Iran’s Supreme Leader has officially endorsed the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as the country’s next president – two days before his inauguration.
The Afghan president has condemned the hasty withdrawal of US forces from his country for the intensified violence, as advancing Taliban fighters continue to seize ground. Elite Afghan commando units have now been deployed to Helmand, where the Taliban is battling to take control of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah. Aid workers there have described…
President Biden is to pledge that the United States will end its military combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, as he meets the Iraqi prime minister at the White House.
The funeral for Haiti’s murdered president, Jovenel Moise, has been disrupted by violence. Foreign dignitaries were whisked away as tear gas wafted into the compound and mourners shouted abuse at the police chief, who some blame for failing to protect the president. Mr Moise was shot dead two weeks ago and a group of mostly…
Three days of rainfall have caused a level of flooding seen only “once in a thousand years” in China, with scientists blaming the intensity of the downpour on global warming.
Last night under the cover of darkness, most of the last remaining US and Nato forces left Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after he was found guilty of contempt of court.
In Rome, British foreign secretary Dominic Raab has pledged £12.6 million from the UK to fight jihadi violence in West Africa.
President Biden is meeting his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani tomorrow in the White House with a promise of millions of dollars of humanitarian aid and billions more in security assistance.