With more cases of women such as Shamima Begum expected, the UK is under legal obligations to protect the rights of any children involved.
Iraq beat the Islamic State. Now, its Shia government is jailing and even executing all suspected terrorists – most of them Sunni Muslims. The clampdown may inflame a centuries-old sectarian divide.
A schoolgirl who left Bethnal Green to join Islamic State in Syria is now in a refugee camp and wants to return to the UK.
Now that the US has pulled out Syria, is the war actually over?
Achieving a genuine sense of belonging in a new country takes a lot more than a naturalisation certificate.
Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Obama's plan to withdraw from Afghanistan had several facets and was part of a wider strategy in the Middle East.
The last adult is leaving the White House after a shock decision by the president to pull troops out of Syria.
There is a surprising amount of support for the destruction of antiquities in the Middle East.
The intricacies of Lebanese politics mean Syrian refugees continue to be scapegoated.
Europe needs to rethink its priorities on Syria – fast.
For decades, international law did not allow one country to attack another that was using chemical weapons on its own people without UN approval. That’s changed, which means trouble for Syria.
The American reporter killed in Syria was a complex figure, but her commitment to the truth was authentic and unwavering.
From the Swiss border to the English channel, a scholar describes his pilgrimage of the Western Front as a tribute to fallen soldiers and to learn more about the devastating loss of life.
Work to preserve the country's heritage is already happening.
If Canada truly stands for multiculturalism, pluralism, the rule of law, global justice, human rights and the liberal international order, we must prosecute our citizens who have fought with ISIS.
With the Syrian conflict right on its borders, and Russia and Iran increasingly shaping the region's politics, Turkey is becoming beholden to NATO's enemies.
By standing in the way of the UN, Russia has chosen a shameful path.
The US was once the dominant force in the Middle East. That old order has disappeared. Now the new powers are Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Russia – and the US needs a new policy for the region.
Armed and backed by some of the world's largest known oil and gas reserves, Gazprom would be more powerful than US mercenaries such as Blackwater, and also closely linked to the Kremlin.