After six years of war, Syria’s moderate rebels are broken and marginalised. And now, as Bashar al-Assad has wished for so long, al-Qaeda extremists are leading the insurgency.
The Cyprus precedent may show a way out of the crisis, says Martin Plaut.
The major sex worker-led organsiations support decriminalising prostitution - freeing both buyers and sellers from the threat of prosecution. It's time Amnesty followed suit.
Photographs of the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester tell a complex tale of postwar black independence movements.
Tessa Jowell writes on the Sustainable Development Goals and where next in the struggle to give every child a fair start in life.
Surely 70 years is long enough for us to put to rest the tired canard of the atomic bombings on Japan being "the lesser of the two evils", and recognise the true gravity of this crime against humanity.
The Kazakh government has a delicate balancing act between Russia and China, says David Clark.
As rescuers search the Mediterranean for hundreds of migrants after a boat capsized off the Libyan, Syrian refugees in the most popular Greek arrival point tell us death is unavoidable without any safe routes.
The world's most high-profile human rights organisation is either unable or unwilling to see that prostitution is a system of interrelated human rights abuses.
Some passengers will have been living in the UK since childhood; others might never have set foot in the country to which they are being deported.
This dehumanisation isn’t exclusive to the Daily Mail. Our prime minister believes he can publicly describe some of the most vulnerable of human beings as dirty, buzzing locusts, too.
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