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Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution.

Interview: Omar al-Bashir — Interview: Omar al-BashirBy Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 Lindsey Hilsum's interview with Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan.October 17, 2008 LH: You've been in power almost 20 years. What have you achieved? O al B: Since we came to power, we have had distinct goals - we have achieved peace in Sudan, especially South Sudan through the agreements we made.

On the border and in the crossfire: Cameroon's war with Boko Haram — Platoon commander Etienne Fabassou was not surprised by the Boko Haram ambush. Just a few days earlier, one of his colleagues had found a bullet in an envelope outside the Cameroonian military outpost at Zelevet where he is based, less than half a kilometre from the border with Nigeria.

Islamic State 'withdraws from Yarmouk camp' — They are still fighting Aknaf Beit al Maqdis, a local militia allied to Hamas, on the outskirts of Yarmouk. "Today there are no more IS militants inside Yarmouk," said "Mustafa Ahmed", who uses a pseudonym to disguise his identity. "Most of the militants are at the frontline between IS and the Aknaf brigades in the south eastern part near the hospital."

It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario review - a war photographer’s journey to motherhood — The myth of the brave and ruggedly handsome but inwardly tortured war photographer has long had a grip on the popular imagination - think Richard Boyle in Oliver Stone's film Salvador. Don McCullin was the real-life version of the legend.

The Rainy Season — For years, the rainy season would bring up bodies that had lain where they were slaughtered. You might see clothes floating in a flooded field or stumble across a leg bone or a child's skull, half covered in mud. Nowadays, the rain lifts memories to the surface.

Islamic State fighters smash historic statues in Iraq — Nineveh, on the site of modern day Mosul, was the capital of the Assyrian empire that lasted nineteen centuries from 2500 to 605 BC. But, according to archaeologists, most if not all the statues in the Mosul museum are replicas not originals. The reason they crumble so easily is that they're made of plaster.

In Conversation: Anjan Sundaram and Lindsey Hilsum — Anjan Sundaram and Lindsey Hilsum discuss the Central African Republic, genocide and Martha Gellhorn. Dear Anjan, It's taken me a while to sit down and write to you while the ideas sparked by your piece have been going round in my head.

The global spread of jihadi extremism - video — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Quite apart from the gruesome activities IS, the similarly-motivated Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is spreading terror into neighbouring Cameroon.

'Thursday night was riot night' at Bassingbourn base — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. "Libyans ran riot" on the Bassingbourne barracks where they were supposed to be trained as soldiers, a whistleblower tells International Editor Lindsey Hilsum. See her report in full at 7pm.

Life in Aleppo’s ruins: ‘We’ve had enough of dying, sitting at home, having no fun. We want to dance’ — They dance to Gangnam Style at the daytime disco in Aleppo. The lights strobe as Psy's 2012 hit blasts out and a young woman with tattooed arms and a ripped T-shirt roars out the lyrics. Dry ice fills the basement of the Dedeman Hotel, which luckily is not experiencing one of Aleppo's daily power cuts.
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Jul 03, 2015

RT @c4marcus: This is Boo, one of a growing number of dogs helping veterans cope with PTSD. More from her on #c4news v shortly!

Jul 03, 2015

@afshinrattansi @c4news Always hard to get everything into a 2.30 min piece. Hope I'll get back on the ground soon and have more 1st hand.

Jul 03, 2015

@A_Rockas @Channel4News @c4news I haven't said that I support British policy! Or anyone's policy come to that.

Jul 03, 2015

@afshinrattansi @c4news No, it's well chronicled. They fight on two fronts. Whether they'll continue against IS I'm not sure.

Jul 03, 2015

@mccann_liz @BokoHaramWatch No, I'm not in Aleppo, I'm in London. Was last in Aleppo in October.

Jul 03, 2015

@A_Rockas @Channel4News @c4news You're being a bit silly. What's your evidence of my political views? Tell me the line in the piece.

Jul 03, 2015

@afshinrattansi @c4news Oh don't be so daft! I support no-one. I have mainly reported from govt held areas but that doesn't imply support.

Jul 03, 2015

RT @BokoHaramWatch: Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter - GMA News: GMA NewsBoko Har... #security #terrorism

Jul 03, 2015

Tonight @Channel4News I'm reporting on the new coordinated rebel offensive in #Aleppo. Most intense fighting in 3 years.

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