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.
Jihadists have long operated in the Caucasus and they have been re-energised by the Syrian conflict.
Shabana Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, reflects on her recent visit to refugee camps in Greece.
In the United States, the closest thing they have to our revered and petrifying tradition of pantomime is presidential elections.
Politicians, business leaders and activists are building their campaign groups ahead of the referendum on Britain’s EU membership.
This is the worst terror attack in Turkey’s history. In just a few months, hundreds of civilians, Turkish security personnel and PKK members have been killed.
Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major will all play a role in the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union - as will the Green MP, Caroline Lucas.
To mark the International Day of the Girl, Justine Greening writes on how female genital mutilation can ended for good.
Thanks to Tunisia, it is no longer possible to argue that the Middle East and North Africa are inherently undemocratic or prone to violence.
The politics of the conflict are changing – and with them, the diplomatic and journalistic challenge.
The Alternative party leader speaks frankly about his party's journey from being seen as a comedy sideshow to taking nine seats in the Danish elections.
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