Margaret Evans

Europe correspondent

Margaret Evans is a correspondent based in the CBC News London bureau. A veteran conflict reporter, Evans has covered civil wars and strife in Angola, Chad and Sudan, as well as the myriad battlefields of the Middle East.

Latest from Margaret Evans

Amid unprecedented economic crisis, many Lebanese despair

Lebanon is hurting. And this time, say many Lebanese, who are no strangers to fortunes reversed, it's different.  

Former Israeli foreign minister calls on Netanyahu to abandon West Bank annexation plan

The former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni has added her voice to those calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abandon plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, saying it would close the door on peace with the Palestinians and threaten the idea of Israel as a Jewish democratic state.

Plight of the pangolin: Once coveted, now feared because of coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic may actually help conservation efforts to protect pangolins, but other endangered species aren't as lucky. A decline in Africa's tourism of late has contributed to a rise in hunting and poaching.

Germany, a global leader on COVID-19 response, cautiously comes out of lockdown

Germany’s robust response to the coronavirus crisis early on has been widely praised — a high number of infections, yes, but a much lower death rate compared to other Western countries. As it emerges from its phased-in lockdown, the debate has turned to the question of whether it's being eased too fast or not fast enough.

U.K. COVID-19 death toll surpasses 32,000, making it deadliest coronavirus outbreak in Europe

British officials have been criticized for taking too long to act to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, and now, the U.K. has the deadliest outbreak in Europe, with the number of deaths surpassing 32,000 Tuesday. 

Against a common foe, nations around the world go their own way on pandemic

Individual countries may indeed be toiling against a common foe in the form of the virus, but the picture of an international community working together and offering a co-ordinated response remains very much a work in progress. 

Aid workers brace for impact of coronavirus in refugee camps

Refugees live in crowded conditions in camps around the world. Humanitarian and medical workers fear populations will be decimated when coronavirus arrives in the camps.

'I don't think it's going well': Turks see little upside to country's military involvement in Syria

Turkey's recent military operations in Syria highlight the tightrope Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is walking between East and West — and especially between his NATO partners and Russia, writes Margaret Evans.
CBC in Turkey

'We are not animals': Refugees caught between Turkey and Greece have nowhere to turn

Turkey's invitation to migrants to make their way into Greece has been widely seen as a provocation aimed at the European Union. For refugees who made their way to the border, it was another cruelty.

What's at stake as Israel awaits the results of its 3rd election in less than a year

Ahead of Israel's third election in less than 12 months, no single issue seems to have moved the needle significantly enough to swing voters in one direction or another — leading to predictions of a fourth poll in the fall.

'Catastrophe' looms as displaced Syrians flee toward closed Turkish border

Syrian families have been fleeing their homes and pushing toward a closed border with Turkey as government troops backed by Russia seek to regain control of the last opposition enclave in the country.

75 years after Auschwitz liberation, anti-Semitism on the rise in Germany

As the world remembers more than a million people who died at Auschwitz, the vast majority of them Jews, a survey conducted for the World Jewish Congress says one in four Germans harbours some form of anti-Semitic belief.
CBC in Lebanon

'We are in a dark tunnel': Lebanese fear economic collapse more than the Iran-U.S. conflict

Lebanon has too much history perched on the edge of wider regional conflicts to be too rattled by fears of another one between the U.S. and Iran. As Margaret Evans reports, what people fear most is an economic collapse.

U.K. election: Why a Labour stronghold of half a century could fall to a pro-Brexit party

Labour Party strongholds in the U.K. are being targeted by both the Brexit Party and the Conservative Party, both of which hope to capitalize on voters' disaffection over Brexit.

Boris's big gamble: Will U.K. voters remain focused on Brexit?

The U.K. is once again moving away from another Brexit deadline, and going to the polls instead. Despite Boris Johnson's apparent confidence that he'll win that election tidily and finally "get Brexit done," analysts suggest recent history would counsel caution.