Syrian refugees rescued off the coast of Greece in 2015.
Syrians are the latest high profile refugees to arrive on British shores – what can history tell us about their prospects?
Very little of what Barack Obama promised to achieve in foreign affairs has come to pass.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
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.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps so, but let me add another 800 or so on the image above, which has cut through the media deluge like no other of late. The fact that we know the name…
A child plays in the Kara Tepe camp close to Mytilene on Lesbos island.
Perceptions of hordes of refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos have damaged tourism. But the refugees are dignified people, not beggars. An initiative is needed to bring tourists back to the island.
Russian bomber targeting ‘Islamic State’ in districts of the Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr.
/Russian Defence Ministry handout
Critics claim that Russia and Syria are targeting civilians with thermobaric 'vacuum' bombs.
A girl stands near fighters in Aleppo. August 7, 2016.
The survival of civilians seem forgotten in a new U.S. and Russian agreement to root out IS and other terrorists in Syria.
Jabat Al-Nusra goes its own way.
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When it comes to the Syrian opposition, it's practically impossible to separate 'moderates' from 'extremists'.
From tiny seeds, an environmental solution was found.
A natural byproduct could clean up polluted and war-ravaged land.
Relatives mourn a victim of the Istanbul airport attack.
Three suicide bombers killed 42 at Turkey's busiest airport June 28. A scholar explains how Turkey's foreign policy blunders have made the country such a target for terrorist attacks.
Cry, the beloved country.
Politically unstable and bordering the world's most violent and volatile region, Turkey is at risk of descending into civil war.
Here was an MP who dedicated herself to improving the world – focusing particularly on Syria. She had the right priorities.
İzmir, Turkey's third largest city, is a pit stop for Syrians headed to Europe – but for more and more of them, it's becoming a home.
Syria's chemical weapons were supposedly all destroyed in 2014, but news reports indicate that nerve gas may have been kept back.
Syrian asylum seekers at a camp in Lesvos, Greece.
A Syrian asylum seeker has been permitted to stay in Greece on the grounds that Turkey is not safe for return. It could be a major blow for the EU's controversial refugee strategy.
Antiquities seized in a raid on Islamic State fighters in Syria were returned to the Iraqi government by the United States.
Profit estimates have ranged from $4 million to $7 billion. But with the Paris attacks costing only $10,000, does a number even matter?
By striking deep in Bashar-al Assad's heartland, Islamic State issued a reminder that his regime will never control all of Syria.
Syrians at a refugee camp in al-Dalhamiyyeh, in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon.
It's the first global gathering to discuss humanitarian crises and opportunities – but talk and no action might still end up the order of the day.
Moria detention camp on Lesvos.
A report from Lesbos, where thousands of refugees are living in inhumane conditions.
Woman at wreckage of deadly car bomb in Baghdad.
Obama's military strategy in Iraq and Syria hasn't defeated the Islamic State, but it isn't a total failure either. A retired major general and law professor looks at the successes and shortcomings.