For those of us who have watched the region for decades, this crisis did not come out of nowhere.
The street-by-street battle against Islamic State for control of Iraq’s second city.
Unless Donald Trump is able to master geopolitical complexity, the trouble in the Middle East will get far worse.
Short-term peace for PR purposes, long-term ego clashes.
"Four separate airstrikes blasted the area around us. . . we’re used to the bombs but this was something we’d never seen before."
At least 300 women from the minority sect are estimated to remain inside the city.
The West must turn to the world's "forgotten crisis" - before it becomes too big to forget.
The Syrian catastrophe has created the worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. And the world watches helplessly as Putin and Assad commit war crimes.
The French's philosopher's documentary, Peshmerga, followed the Kurds fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq. Now, he and his team are back in Iraqi Kurdistan.
After Nahed Hattar was shot dead, moderates fear new laws against hate speech could further limit freedom of media and expression.
Amid the battles, a generation starves.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May