Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News' International Editor.
Recently she has reported on the war in Ukraine, and the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
She has reported from six continents, covering the major conflicts and refugee movements of the past three decades, including Syria, Iraq, Kosovo and Rwanda, winning many awards.
She is the author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution and In Extremis; the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin, which won the 2019 James Tait Black Prize for biography.
She is a regular contributor to newspapers and literary journals.
From Beirut to Amman, from Turkey to Iran – crowds have taken to the streets, besieging western embassies, hurling stones and blaming Israel for the strike on the hospital in Gaza. According to the Jordanian foreign minister – an already highly volatile region is now being “pushed to the brink”.
The UN is accusing Israel of showing a “flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians” after it bombed a Gaza school where thousands were sheltering, killing at least six people.
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been criss-crossing the Middle East – trying to stop the conflict engulfing the region.
This afternoon the electricity went off in Gaza when the only power station ran out of fuel as Israel’s total siege began to bite – and meanwhile the aerial bombardment continues unabated. Palestinian officials say the death toll has now risen to over a thousand since the retaliatory strikes began. Overwhelmed local hospitals are becoming…
Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum reacts to the events in Israel and Gaza, and what it means for the wider Middle Eastern region
We were joined by our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum to discuss all this further.
In the central Saharan region of Africa – agreements to limit numbers heading north are breaking down.
West Africa is in the midst of a wave of military coups which have swept through the region playing havoc with many long-standing international relationships.
Many of the people who attempt the sea crossing from north Africa – especially Libya and Tunisia – have travelled long distances through central Africa to reach the Mediterranean shore, many seeking to escape famine or political turmoil back home.
France is withdrawing its ambassador from Niger – and says it will pull out its troops there by the end of the year – after the democratically elected president was overthrown by a military coup.
After 24 hours of intensive bombardment, the President of Azerbaijan claims it has restored its sovereignty “with an iron fist” over Nagorno-Karabakh.
25 people have been killed today as Azerbaijan launched a military operation in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Five Americans who’ve spent years in jail in Iran are finally on their way home – after a prisoner swap deal was brokered by Qatar.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his full support to what he called Russia’s “sacred struggle” – as he met Vladimir Putin for talks at a space facility in Russia’s far east. According to Kim, the two leaders agreed to “further strengthen strategic and tactical co-operation” – although there were no details…
A meeting of two isolated leaders, usually too afraid of leaving home. North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un left his country by armoured train for the first time in four years to meet President Putin in Eastern Siberia.