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.
David Cameron will fund the resettlement of refugees with a raid on the Dfid budget. He's well within the rules - but should he?
The current government position is bad policy, bad politics and a betrayal of a proud British tradition.
A snapshot of the reactions of refugees and locals as Austria and Germany open their borders after days of chaos in Hungary.
Mission statements from the GOP candidates point to a political movement haunted by the ghost of Ronald Reagan.
I don’t mind the frisson of fear – without it, I might relapse into Kingoonya altogether.
What are the Greeks in Athens saying about their prime minister's resignation and upcoming snap elections, and who do they believe will win?
Ukip's leader Nigel Farage claims that housing refugees will allow Isis to smuggle in "jihadists".
What are the true figures on the crisis – and how many asylum seekers are countries taking?
Climate change, as much as Isis, is driving Europe's migrant crisis, says Barry Gardiner.
If your country is in flames and your life is at risk, boarding a rickety, dangerous boat is a rational decision. We need to provide safer choices and better routes.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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