New research shows that refugees in regional Queensland have found it very easy to make friends and feel safe and comfortable raising children in their communities.
Reham and her family are among an estimated 1.5m Syrian refugees living in limbo in Lebanon.
Turkey's close relationship with the US dates back to the Cold War. But after the June election there put nationalists into a position of power in the government, that alliance could turn rocky.
The wars against Islamic State and al-Qaida show that military responses may seem to work in the short term but don’t change much in the long run.
What's needed is a comprehensive international strategy to combat the illicit trade in antiquities.
In the seven years since civil war erupted in Syria, refugees have fled the violence and destruction. But starting over in a new country after such experiences is much harder than it may seem.
The last thing the Middle East needs is another open conflict between two massive military powers. Fortunately, they both seem to agree.
The world cheered the defeat of IS in the Middle East, but the insurgency is far from over.
A recent skirmish between Iran and Israel put the spotlight back on one of the most sensitive territories in the world.
Flashy interceptor systems attract media and government attention. But bomb shelters and warning systems are at least as important in the midst of missile strikes.
Years of mediation by Russia have helped keep a direct Israeli-Iranian conflict off the agenda. But things have changed.
Despite all claims to secular egalitarianism, the Assad family's decades of rule have been brutally elitist.
A recent intervention by the US, the UK and France is only part of a far broader – and deadlier – campaign.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May all have something to prove at home by bombing Syria.
While the Syria strikes were clearly violating international law, using force to uphold the ban on chemical weapons is becoming acceptable in the international community.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeks nothing short of leading the Muslim world, building on Turkey's imperial Ottoman past.
Guns for hire are back in business – and they're making war even more dangerous.
The bombing in Syria is based on a flawed strategy – just as Operation Rolling Thunder was during the Vietnam War. But will world leaders learn the lessons of history?
Are air strikes really a way to hold the Syrian regime responsible for its alleged atrocities against humanity? History says no.