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article 15 April 2015 World, Italy
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Mediterranean migrant deaths: where British parties stand

Ukip says rescuing migrants off Europe "may actually be making matters worse", while the Tories want to "dissuade migrants from making these perilous and illegal journeys in the first place".

post 14 April 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Foreign policy: the ignored debate of election 2015

Labour and the Tories say they'll spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence, as a Nato commitment. Both are pledged to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on foreign aid. Why? To what end?

article 13 April 2015 World, Syria
Yarmouk residents queue for aid (Reuters)
Lindsey Hilsum by Islamic State 'withdraws from Yarmouk camp'

An activist inside Yarmouk camp in Damascus tells Channel 4 News that Islamic State militants have largely withdrawn from the centre of the camp and handed control to other jihadis.

post 13 April 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Time for Turkey to come to terms with its Ottoman past

The truth about the killings of Armenians, condemned as genocide by Pope Francis, exposes a fragility at the heart of modern Turkey, dating back to the era of Ataturk, the country's founder.

article 07 April 2015 World, Syria
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by Yarmouk: inside the Syrian refugee camp under siege by Isis

Yarmouk in Syria is "beyond inhumane" - according to a United Nations Relief and Works Agency spokesperson - but how much do we know about the Palestinian refugee camp?

article 06 April 2015 World, Iraq
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Islamic State video claims to show Yarmouk capture

This video appears to show Islamic State militants moving into the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk on the edge the Syrian capital of Damascus.

article 01 April 2015 World, Syria
Islamic State fighter in al-Zayn
Syria crisis: Islamic State gains ground in Damascus

Islamic State fighters take control of large parts of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus - a sign that the brutal jihadi group's is trying to open a new front in the Syrian capital.

article 28 March 2015 World, Syria
Image posted by rebel group from Idlib
Syria conflict: Islamist rebels 'capture' Idlib

Syrian rebels, including the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusrah Front, claim to have seized control of Idlib - capital of Syria's northwestern province.

article 22 March 2015 UK, Syria
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Nine UK medical students feared to have 'crossed into Syria'

Nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State militants.

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