Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
Life is in limbo for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
With the many interconnected conflicts within Syria continuing, and with routes to safety increasingly blocked, what can Syria's 4.8m refugees expect in this ‘new’ year?
Internally displaced people wait to collect tarps at a camp in Mubimbi, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jana Asenbrennerova / Reuters
As long as the EU strikes deals with dictators and pushes trade agreements that worsen the economic situation in many African countries, attempts to reduce migratory pressure will fail.
A city under siege: never again?
The images we have seen of Aleppo could play an important role in future discourses about the responsibility to protect.
Burundian refugees wait at the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village in Kigoma region, western Tanzania.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
The beefed up border between Bulgaria and Turkey.
Stefan Rousseau PA Archive
In an unequal, globalised world, should we be able to move between states as freely as we can within them?
A fundamental challenge in Japan, in particular, is the low visibility of refugees and undocumented migrant workers.
Despite being one of the top donors to the UN refugee agency, Japan accepts very few asylum seekers, and provides little support for those who do make it.
Better living conditions in Greece would encourage more migrants to stay.
Improving conditions in Turkey and Greece may convince more refugees to stay where they are.
Titian’s Rape of Europa.
In history and mythology, Europe always begins somewhere else. That should tell us something about creeping nationalism.
Australia displays many of the hallmarks of an ‘ethnocracy’ – albeit one cloaked in the rhetoric of multiculturalism.
Australia was designed at Federation to ensure nationals of British descent would be able to create a society populated by individuals as much like themselves as possible.
Daniel M Ernst
New guidelines from Scotland's universities association are a major step in the right direction.
Many people detained on Nauru and Manus Island have suffered excruciating despair and hopelessness.
There must be genuine efforts to ensure transition from uncertainty to permanent status for refugees currently detained offshore as soon as possible.
Natural disaster can displace entire populations.
EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises.
A refugee family, recently arrived in Glasgow.
Jane Barlow PA Wire
It could save the British government up to £173.6m in savings in asylum support.
Malcolm Turnbull has heaped praise on Peter Dutton’s performance while trying to avoid the flypaper of his controversial comments.
Imagine Tony Abbott was still prime minister and Malcolm Turnbull remained his restless ministerial servant.
Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Read between the lines. I am deliberately adding fuel to the anti-immigration, anti-refugee “movement”. How else can you interpret Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s recent sustained…
A fired-up Peter Dutton accused Bill Shorten of trying to bully and demonise him.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, under fire for criticising Malcolm Fraser's refugee policy, has sought to defend himself.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent assisted families in Homs, Syria in September.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
The determination to avoid appearing ‘soft’ on asylum seekers continues to undermine Australia’s humanitarian credentials.
Peter Dutton's allegations and their impacts will again demonstrate the zero-sum nature of political gamesmanship over refugees.
Labor MP Kate Ellis, speaking on Q&A.
After Australia announced a refugee deal with the US, Labor's Kate Ellis told Q&A that millions of dollars were spent on an earlier deal with Cambodia, yet very few lives were changed. Is that right?