Khaled al-Asaad was a world renowned scholar before his death at the hands of Islamic State.
Australia should keep out of the Syrian conflict. Instead, it should respect the rule of law and the peaceful resolution of disputes by promoting a diplomatic end.
There's an ad on TV that starts: "If you were me, what would you do next?" If I were Tony Abbott, I'd scheme to get a new treasurer without the existing one blowing me up.
Australian air attacks against Islamic State targets in Syria would not be definitely legal but not definitely illegal.
While symoblic, an increase in Australian firepower in the fight against Islamic State in Syria will not greatly affect the battlespace's fundamental reality.
Ancient hospitality rituals could teach us a thing or two about how to respect the people arriving on our shores.
Persecuted for generations, the Yazidis have weathered their latest storm with astonishing resolve.
Whatever the pretext, Turkey's latest push against the Kurds will do nobody any favours.
Assad is running out of options – and he seems to be admitting it for the first time.
A suicide bombing in Turkey last week has pulled Ankara closer to the US in the fight against ISIS. It has also raised concerns about Kurds who are also being targeted by Turkish bombing raids.
British pilots have been involved in airstrikes against Islamic State, despite a parliamentary veto.
PM wants more unmanned intervention but he should be wary of putting all his eggs in one basket.
Why are Syria and Israel competing to be the ultimate protecters of the Druze?
The true scale of the war against IS has gone largely unremarked on – until now.
Italian PM blasts fellow EU leaders for spat over who takes in the desperate people arriving in his country every day.
There are three key reasons why success for the West hasn’t followed. Together, these reasons point towards an urgent need to shift strategy to avoid a stalemate.
Syrians are the single largest group of displaced people in the world. How to make sure that the plight of these refugees doesn't fuel future conflicts?
With both Islamic State and Assad cutting off its fuel supplies, the Syrian opposition is struggling to survive.
Refugee Week is drawing to a close with little concrete progress. Can I at least get you to change your mind about this situation?
Governments mark Migrant Week by denying the problem.