While the world struggles to even get to the negotiating table, the Syrian refugee crisis is still getting worse.
How useful can new migrants be to corporations hoping to grow?
There is no guarantee that a partitioned Syria would create a more stable environment. Many Syrians would reject partition and would attempt to reverse it.
The latest attempt to broker a peace in Syria faces even longer odds than previous ones.
Tensions at home and abroad make the latest attack by Islamic State particularly difficult to bear.
The use of Brits in the terrorist group's latest video is a deliberate strategy aimed at fuelling division.
The war of words between the Gulf's two biggest powers is hotting up, but they've been at loggerheads for decades.
Syria and IS may have dominated the news this year, but the Middle East has plenty of other problems on its hands.
A look back at a year marked by terrorism, gun violence and clashes between police and African Americans.
The sheer volume of major humanitarian disasters is stopping us from making genuine changes to the way we respond.
When is a coalition not a coalition? When you don't tell the founding members they're in it.
Why there's a slender -- a very slender -- chance for working out a settlement at upcoming talks in New York. .
Australia has again failed to secure an invitation to a meeting of the International Syria Support Group that is trying to find a political solution to the conflict.
The collapse of Syria's health system is helping spread leishmaniasis but not in the way some media outlets have reported.
Across the world, debates have emerged around the extent to which the legislative branch should be involved in – and even have the final say on – authorisation of military deployment.
The British legal system is skewing the odds against some of the most vulnerable refugees.
Firmly back in control after winning snap elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP government are reducing democratic process to a rubber stamp for their undemocratic project.
Angela Merkel is entering her first proper war by joining the campaign against Islamic State.
Research shows that the UK's defence budget remains one of the highest kin the world. Not that you would read that in the press.
The House of Commons' remarkable debate over air strikes really was a spectacle of heroic proportions.