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


'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.
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'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.

Turkey 'outsourcing war crimes' to armed groups, Amnesty says after Kurdish politician's murder

Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf was killed, and her body mutilated, in the early days of Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria. A human rights group says her death is an example of war crimes carried out by Turkish-backed Syrian armed groups.

Syrian Kurds paying smugglers to find their way to refuge in northern Iraq

Outgunned by the Turkish army and backed into a corner by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out, the Kurds in northern Syria needed a new protector, writes Margaret Evans.

Bibi or not to be? Israeli voters wait to see if Netanyahu survived another close vote

Instead of breaking the impasse, Israel's "do-over" election yesterday delivered almost a mirror image of the April contest, even as the final votes are being counted, writes Margaret Evans.

In Israel's do-over election, Netanyahu needs the religious right to survive

This week, Israelis go to the polls for the second time in six months in a vote that's in danger of delivering the same result as the last one, writes Margaret Evans.

2 years after Robert Mugabe's ouster, Zimbabwe still waiting to move on

After former president Robert Mugabe's death at age 95, people in Zimbabwe maintain a cynical view of the man who replaced him two years ago and has embraced the policies of his one-time mentor.

As Brexit uncertainty drags on, Scotland's appetite for independence grows

Rather than be tied to the uncertainties of an isolated U.K. post-Brexit, some in Scotland are pushing for another referendum on independence.

Boris Johnson's improbable rise from Brussels to Brexit

Boris Johnson is almost certain to become Britian’s Conservative Party leader and prime minister next week, an unlikely rise for a politician whose career has survived numerous gaffes, missteps and public scandals.

Midsummer madness: U.K. roiled by resignation, Brexit, Boris Johnson in the wings

The brouhaha over the British ambassador to Washington's resignation would be a major scandal at the best of times, but coming as it does lashed to Brexit uncertainty and the Conservative leadership race, it has hit the U.K. with unusual force.

How a Syrian refugee in Lebanon found his dream job in Niagara Falls

Syrian refugee Anas Nabulsi and his family hope to leave Lebanon and arrive in Canada this summer, where he will have a job waiting as the result of a new initiative that matches skilled refugees with employers and firms willing to hire and sponsor workers from abroad.

Britain relying on the royals to smooth Trump visit

Trapped in an existential crisis born of the Brexit debate, Britain’s ruling classes are still trying to reassure themselves that the so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the United States is both meaningful and maintainable in the Trump era.