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.”
Next month’s summit with the North Koreans was supposed to be a foreign policy triumph for President Trump. He said his threats of military action, often in tweets aimed the leader he mocked as “little rocket man”, coupled with sanctions, had driven Kim Jong-un to discuss abandoning his nuclear ambitions. But today – after the…
The United Nations is holding a special session of its top human rights body tomorrow to discuss the killing of scores of demonstrators by the Israeli Defence Forces at the Gaza border fence. Today another country followed the United States by opening its embassy in Jerusalem.
While hundreds of Palestinians are mourning their dead, life for most Israelis has largely been unaffected by the Gaza protests. And support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hardline stance against unrest in the enclave remains strong.
Hagai El-Ad is executive director of the human rights organisation, B’Tselem.
The anger and consequent bloodshed in Gaza was in response to events in Jerusalem.
Donald Trump sent his daughter and son-in-law today, while he appeared on video, to celebrate the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. No other countries have their embassies in Jerusalem with diplomats kept an hour away in Tel Aviv – so as not to show support for rival claims to the Holy City. And…
On Monday it will be the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. But a day later Palestinians observe Nakba, in which they commemorates the loss of their homes and the beginning of the first Arab-Israeli War. The word means catastrophe. Close to a million Palestinians fled from their homes in the…
Israel has launched its biggest assault inside Syria since the start of the civil war – targeting much of Iran’s military infrastructure there. Syria’s military said three people were killed in the attacks. Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights were also shelled overnight.
Iran and other countries respond to President Trump’s announcement on the nuclear deal.
Two bombs in the Afghan capital have left at least 25 people dead. Many of those killed were journalists who police say were deliberately targeted while covering the first explosion. Among them was Shah Marai who was the chief photographer for the French news agency AFP in Kabul. Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.
A moment in history captured in a handshake, as the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un grasped hands with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, and they walked together across the border in scenes unimaginable just a few months ago. The two leaders agreed to work towards ridding the entire peninsula of nuclear weapons, along with a peace…
International Editor Lindsey Hilsum on what the airstrikes mean for international relations with Russia.
105 missiles aimed at three targets: a military tight rope. Enough to send a message to Syria. Not enough to provoke the Russians. Theresa May declared chemical weapons must not become normalised. Downing Street later added the airstrikes met international laws on humanitarian grounds – although Jeremy Corbyn called them ‘legally questionable’. The attacks began…
Get ready, Russia, the missiles are coming, President Trump has warned, as he pledged to launch an attack over the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, describing President Assad as a “gas-killing animal who kills his people and enjoys it”. Moscow has already upped the ante, declaring it will send troops to the Syrian town…
President Trump has promised a ‘”forceful” response to the apparent chemical attack. So what could that mean?