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.
The centrist former economy minister and the far-right leader are set to contest the run-off on May 7.
With the far right and far left surging in the run-up to a defining presidential election, the French seem intent on blowing up the political establishment.
Tyler Cowen argues that Americans used their new-found wealth and prestige “to dig in”, protect themselves against risk, “and to build and cement a much safer and static culture”.
A last-minute attack, as many feared, can change everything.
A run-off between Le Pen and a scandal-ridden François Fillon suddenly looks worryingly plausible.
“If we were indeed racist, why would we live with the South Indians?" was how one politician addressed the debate.
The US president is living up to his promise to be "unpredictable". But is he using war as a sales pitch?
A new compact chemical agent clean-up system offers hope to formerly deadly conflict zones.
All of the candidates – even Fillon, a socially conservative Thatcherite – can claim to represent change. Yet none appears capable of embodying what de Gaulle called “l’esprit de la nation”.
Nurses have been banned from using cellphones, but have smuggled out images.
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