The scene after an Islamic State bombing in Damascus.
Even if the war in Syria is somehow brought to a close, prosecuting IS members for the crimes they've committed won't be easy.
Is the British government doing enough?
Theresa May's proposals for curbs on uncontrolled migration are both unimaginative and disingenuous.
Many antibiotics simply no longer work.
There's one important piece of the puzzle we're missing when it comes to antimicrobial resistance.
A display of life jackets worn by refugees during their crossing from Turkey to Greece.
The U.N. and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
Malcolm Turnbull will recount the story of Aliir Aliir, who grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya after his family fled the civil war in Sudan and this year made his debut for the Sydney Swans.
Malcolm Turnbull will tell the United Nations General Assembly climate change threatens 'the future of generations around the globe'.
Malcolm Turnbull addresses a high-level refugee meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Malcolm Turnbull’s various New York comments about border control and refugee policies have been heavy on self-congratulation of Australia. The biggest missing element has been any announcement of a solution…
Asia is home to the world’s largest known stateless group, the Rohingya.
Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
Malcolm Turnbull has an opportunity to show leadership on a regional refugee solution.
Turnbull can show leadership in the current talks in New York by driving an Asian regional solution to the global refugee crisis.
Life in limbo at the Azraq Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
Discussions at two global summits on migration in New York will do little to do what is needed to change the reality on the ground.
At the UN next week Malcolm Turnbull will be among many leaders responding to the large movements of refugees and migrants across the world.
Some Americans are fearful of allowing Syrians to resettle in the U.S.
The US has met its goal for resettling Syrian refugees in 2016, and will aim to take in 110,000 more in 2017. A migration expert examines whether fears of their arrival are well founded.
Joan Clos (right) shows visiting dignitaries around the UN complex in Nairobi, Kenya, which as host of UN-Habitat headquarters was pushing one of two competing proposals for implementation responsibilities.
Two years of marathon negotiations have finally yielded agreement in last-minute meetings in New York on the New Urban Agenda to be adopted at the Habitat III summit in Quito in October.
These Yazidi sisters managed to escape captivity by Islamic State. Thousands more were not so lucky.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
Colombians celebrate the peace agreement.
Christian Escobar Mora/EPA
History was made with the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC. Making the gesture a reality will require a concerted effort from all involved.
Iraqi security forces detain a boy after removing a suicide vest from him in Kirkuk, Iraq.
A young boy is strapped with explosives and sent to detonate himself and those around him at a school. An expert on terrorism explains how and why children become embroiled in militant conflicts.
The Haiti cholera outbreak has killed 10,000 people.
It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
Only Australia uses less-developed countries to process refugee claims.
Reports of abuse on Nauru should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess its asylum-seeker policies before more serious harm is inflicted on Australia's international standing.
The first international water decade was a great success ... so why do we need another?
Galileo was right, but that doesn’t mean his fans are.
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One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts lauds Galileo as a hero who turned scientific consensus on its head. But the 'Galileo gambit' is just one weapon in the climate conspiracists' arsenal.
An African migrant stranded in Costa Rica.
REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
At what point is the movement of people away from their land of origin called a diaspora? A sociologist explores what the term has meant in the past, and why that might soon change.