The Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to thousands of the nine million refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria.
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.
Joe Hockey’s difficulty in carrying the economic reform case was obvious this week.
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.
US forces have been making targeted airstrikes over Syria since late 2014.
Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed
Australian air attacks against Islamic State targets in Syria would not be definitely legal but not definitely illegal.
Greater Australian air commitment to the campaign against Islamic State is a low-risk venture, militarily.
While symoblic, an increase in Australian firepower in the fight against Islamic State in Syria will not greatly affect the battlespace's fundamental reality.
Would you like to be turned away at the gate?
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.
An anti-government protest underway in Istanbul.
EPA/Ulas Yunus Tosun
Whatever the pretext, Turkey's latest push against the Kurds will do nobody any favours.
A man on the edge.
Assad is running out of options – and he seems to be admitting it for the first time.
A victim, with a flag of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations covering him, lies on the ground following an explosion in Turkey on July 20 2015.
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.
Joining the US Navy airstrikes, are we doing enough?
Mircea Rosca from EPA
British pilots have been involved in airstrikes against Islamic State, despite a parliamentary veto.
Fly the unfriendly skies.
PM wants more unmanned intervention but he should be wary of putting all his eggs in one basket.
On the sidelines no more.
Why are Syria and Israel competing to be the ultimate protecters of the Druze?
We’re just cleaning it, promise.
The true scale of the war against IS has gone largely unremarked on – until now.
Migrants are living in limbo on the French-Italian border.
Italian PM blasts fellow EU leaders for spat over who takes in the desperate people arriving in his country every day.
At its core, Islamic State’s runaway success is not down to its military capability. Rather, it is due to Iraq’s political circumstances.
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.
Home away from home for too many Syrians.
US State Department
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?
Up in smoke: a refinery near Homs.
With both Islamic State and Assad cutting off its fuel supplies, the Syrian opposition is struggling to survive.
A problem shared, Theresa May, is a problem halved.
EPA/ Sebastien Nogier
Refugee Week is drawing to a close with little concrete progress. Can I at least get you to change your mind about this situation?
Now you see it, soon you won’t.
EPA/Alessandro Di Meo
Governments mark Migrant Week by denying the problem.
Australia’s reaction to revelations that its citizens were fighting for IS follows a pattern of intellectual and state fear-mongering.
If governments are to maintain public support for their military ventures, war narratives must be kept simple and consistent. The underlying message must not change: the West is always the innocent victim of terrorism, never its perpetrator.