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

Guardian first book award: all the winners

Guardian first book award: all the winners
theguardian.com — Winner: Physical by Andrew McMillan Winner: Physical by Andrew McMillan Man v Nature by Diane Cook The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter The Shore by Sara Taylor Winner: Young Skins by Colin

In Assad’s heartland, villagers see Russians as saviours

In Assad’s heartland, villagers see Russians as saviours
theguardian.com — The village of Jebleh is a good place for plane-spotters. Last week dozens of Russian fighter-bombers - Sukhoi Su-24s, 25s and 35s - took off from the Bassel al-Assad airbase less than a mile away, roaring through the cloudy autumn skies towards their targets in Syria's north and east.

Britain’s embassy in Iran: a reminder of a difficult shared history

Britain’s embassy in Iran: a reminder of a difficult shared history
theguardian.com — When the foreign secretary visits Tehran on Sunday to reopen the British embassy after a closure of nearly four years, he will doubtless talk of new beginnings. Now Iran has signed a deal limiting its nuclear programme, the way is clear for new business contracts, new opportunities, a new chapter.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: the prophet of his own doom

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: the prophet of his own doom
theguardian.com — When the judge condemned him to death by firing squad, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was not in court. The man who once thought he would rule Libya is being held more than a hundred miles west of Tripoli in the town of Zintan, prisoner of a militia that rejects the authority of those who control the capital.

Interview: Omar al-Bashir

Interview: Omar al-Bashir
david-kilgour.com — 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

On the border and in the crossfire: Cameroon's war with Boko Haram
theguardian.com — 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'

Islamic State 'withdraws from Yarmouk camp'
channel4.com — 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

It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario review - a war photographer’s journey to motherhood
theguardian.com — 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

The Rainy Season
granta.com — 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

Islamic State fighters smash historic statues in Iraq
channel4.com — 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.
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May 02, 2016

RT @Channel4News: Aleppo hospital CCTV shows “a deliberate attempt to kill doctors and nurses”. youtu.be/mfa3AzPmjl8 @paraicobrien

May 02, 2016

RT @AlborzHabibi: It's the first time a South Korean president is visiting Iran. Also first time Iran leader receiving a female leader httppic.twitter.com/qct0XsVr5E://t.co/qct0XsVr5E

May 01, 2016

The last paediatrician to stay in rebel-held #Aleppo - and "the loveliest doctor in our hospital" #AleppoIsBurning amp.twimg.com/v/3375274f-a4b…

Apr 30, 2016

RT @ICRC: Despite situation in #Aleppo, the work continues: 70 trucks now en route to 4 cities - will reach 60k people. #Syria https://t.copic.twitter.com/f1z3iWAEwyf1z3iWAEwy

Apr 26, 2016

RT @ForeignAffairs: Liberal democracies are not more vulnerable to terrorism when they let in Muslim immigrants: ow.ly/4n6Wwj htpic.twitter.com/czUjrGRhNDps://t.co/czUjrGRhND

Apr 26, 2016

RT @PenguinPbks: #April26 1963: Changes to the Libyan constitution recognize women's suffrage. bit.ly/13CrPlK @lindseyhilsum httpspic.twitter.com/KrBLm5nSyu//t.co/KrBLm5nSyu


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