Lindsey Hilsum , International Editor

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.”

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the suspected al Shabaab militants who attacked a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi have been “eliminated”, after an assault which left 21 people dead, as well as five attackers.

  • 4 Jan 2019

    Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Russia not to use UK citizens as “pawns in a diplomatic chess game”, saying he is extremely concerned about the arrest of a former US marine who also has British nationality. Paul Whelan, who has Irish and Canadian nationality as well, was detained on Friday, accused of spying. His…

  • 20 Dec 2018

    Britain has accused China of carrying out a “widespread and significant” campaign of industrial espionage around the world – through cyber warfare. The Foreign Office, acting in co-ordination with the United States, said hackers acting on behalf of China had targeted intellectual property and valuable trade secrets, and that efforts were ‘almost certainly’ continuing.

  • 23 Nov 2018

    An influential Syrian activist, who took on both the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Islamist forces, has been murdered. Gunmen shot Raed Fares and a colleague in Kafr Nabl, a town in the south of Idlib province, the only remaining rebel-held enclave in Syria.

  • 21 Nov 2018

    President Trump has thanked Saudi Arabia for the slide in oil prices, amid an outcry over his failure to punish the country over the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • 19 Nov 2018

    From the future of the nuclear weapons deal to the conflict in Yemen, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt had plenty on his agenda today when he met senior Iranian officials in Tehran.

  • 16 Nov 2018

    Earlier this week the Saudi-led coalition, under international pressure, stopped bombing the port city of Hodeida, where most aid comes in to the country. Like the capital, Sanaa, it’s controlled by Houthi rebels. UN officials say a permanent ceasefire is needed to avert widespread starvation. A warning: There are some distressing images of starving children…

  • 23 Oct 2018

    Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has poured scorn on Saudi Arabia’s attempt to explain the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “rogue operation”, describing it as “a savage killing”. Mr Erdogan demanded the Saudis suspected of involvement should face justice in Turkey, although he stopped short of mentioning Crown Prince bin Salman directly. All this happened as an investment conference got…

  • 22 Oct 2018

    America’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has begun two days of talks in Moscow with leading Kremlin officials, amid growing international pressure over President Trump’s decision to walk away from a key nuclear weapons treaty signed in 1987. It’s not clear if he will actually meet President Putin, who’s said to be looking for “clarifications” on US…

  • 19 Oct 2018

    Staff at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul have been questioned, while a forest outside the city has been searched. Turkish officials investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi still haven’t found any clues as to his fate. Riyadh has roundly rejected allegations that it sent in a hit squad to dispose of his body.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    At least 17 students have been killed and over 40 injured in an attack on a technical college in Crimea.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    As the de facto head of the richest royal family in the world, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has carved an image of being a reformer. But the disappearance of his critic Jamal Khashoggi, has promoted questions about the head of the House of Saud. Is he someone who wants to change his…

  • 15 Oct 2018

    President Trump has dispatched his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to look into the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi, who was a critic of the Saudi regime, hasn’t been seen since he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago. Mr Trump says “rogue killers” could be responsible for his disappearance because…

  • 9 Oct 2018

    The US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has announced her unexpected resignation after just two years in the job. In a cosy scene in the Oval Office, President Trump lavished praise on Haley, calling her a “fantastic person”. She gave no specific reason for leaving, The President said she had just asked to ” take…

  • 4 Oct 2018

    According to the UN, there may be as many as a million Chinese Uyghyrs and other ethnic minorities who have been forced into re-education camps over the past two years. The UN is calling for their immediate release as well as a thorough investigation.