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.”
Markets have tumbled for a second day after President Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion. In response, Beijing has accused the United States of “blackmail” and warned it would take “comprehensive measures”. That could affect major US companies operating inside China and the global economy.
China has accused the United States of launching a trade war, after President Trump declared he would impose tariffs of 25% on Chinese imports worth $50 billion. Beijing immediately threatened to respond in kind, to defend its national interests. This was after the US imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminium from Canada and the…
How does today’s meeting compare with other peace summits between world leaders? Think Nixon in China, or Reagan and Gorbachev. But North Korea is not a great power, just an impoverished country with a nuclear weapon and a history of cheating on diplomatic deals. So was this the beginning of a real shift in world…
The US-led coalition showed scant regard for civilian lives in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Amnesty International has declared, claiming its air assault last year “killed hundreds and injured thousands of civilians”. The coalition has dismissed Amnesty’s claim as “grossly inaccurate”, saying IS fighters had used civilians as collateral damage.
When someone comes to you and says here’s an order for your killing, do you say: “I’m thinking about the media’s reputation! Let me be killed”? That was the question posed by unrepentant Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who has faced widespread criticism for working with the Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death. The plan…
Yesterday it was all off. But today President Trump’s planned summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un could be back on again after he said he was “talking to them now”, declaring “everybody plays games”. Twenty four hours, it seems, is a very long spin cycle in international relations, Trump style.
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.