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.
Greece is caught in a vicious debt cycle that leads to a perpetual need for stimulus.
Taking stock of Syriza’s capitulation.
A year after the Girl Summit's commitments were made to end female genital mutilation, it is time to assess the progress against the practice in Britain and globally.
A new report – published ahead of the one-year anniversary of the UK's first Girl Summit – shows that no local authority area in England and Wales is free from female genital mutilation.
Behind the Prime Minister's self-serving speech about fighting extremist views is an illiberal attack on our freedoms.
A recent US study found that more than 95 per cent of women say they don’t regret their abortion. Perhaps, like me, they were brought by the terrifying realness of a pregnancy to a place where they knew, perhaps for the first time, what the right thing for them was.
Liz Kendall may well be Labour's Ken Clarke, and Jeremy Corbyn could yet be the party's IDS.
The people of Greece are not being asked to swallow many bitter pills in exchange for a realistic plan of economic revival: they are asked to suffer so that others in the European Union can go on dreaming their dream undisturbed.
It's good news that a deal has been reached between Greece and its creditors. But the details of this deal are not good.
It has been hard, over the years, to explain to western readers and viewers the deep contradictions of Iran.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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