In a complicated fight in a densely populated city such as Mosul, civilians will die. But under international humanitarian law, belligerents must do all they can to protect them.
If the British and others are right, then much of what has looked immovable in the Middle East is going to be very different.
By refusing to join the EU resettlement programme, the Prime Minister has also undermined attempts to achieve a balanced, continent-wide approach.
Hong Kong has long been home to sexism and inequality with little protest. But things are starting to change.
Despite land taxes, subsidies and falling dairy prices, Britain’s young farmers are looking on the bright side.
The asylum system that Britain has ended up with is not just inhumane, it is impractical for anyone who wants to reduce net migration.
The President of the European Parliament had to pause proceedings to ask Gianluca Buonanno to remove his mask of the German Chancellor.
David Cameron's callous surrender of moral responsibility cuts me to the quick in more ways than one.
The five Gulf countries, the majority of which have significant wealth, have taken zero refugees.
As the UK agrees to take in more Syrian refugees, there are calls to put "women and children first". But such prioritising won't help.
The Prime Minister told Parliament that a drone strike piloted by the RAF was authorised in Syria against a UK-born Isis fighter.
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