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.
Will the state’s gamble with the economy pay off?
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 far-right presidential candidate in the French election is facing an investigation into "fake" jobs at the European Parliament. But will it affect her ratings?
You don’t have to look far to read complaints about the “service” at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which should trouble me, but rather makes me howl with laughter.
A victory for Macron would affect more than France – it would bolster the European project.
In a refugee camp in Ethiopia, women struggle with limited choices and a life in limbo.
The flatlining Sinn Fein vote has been jolted into life unexpectedly.
What We Do Now and On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder.
Ten political parties leading the far-right surge on the continent.
Geert Wilders is the latest ethnic nationalist to threaten the European liberal order. With his party on track to win this month’s election, a country famed for tolerance is being dragged to the right.
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