post 03 September 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog The chaos of EU refugee policy in Hungary

There were scuffles and screams - in the chaos a distraught Syrian man pushed his wife and baby onto the tracks as some kind of desperate protest.

article 03 September 2015 UK, Syria
Aylan Kurdi
Aylan Kurdi: images that changed UK views on refugees?

The heart-breaking images of a Syrian toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach have reverberated around the world, but will they lead to a change in British attitudes towards the refugee crisis?

article 03 September 2015 World, Syria
Abdullah Kurdi
Abdullah Kurdi tells of struggle to save his sons

The father of a Syrian child who died trying to reach Europe has described how he fought to save his family after being abandoned by a people smuggler.

article 03 September 2015 UK, Syria
Refugee crisis: what should Britain do?

As Germany says it will take in 800,000 refugees this year and David Cameron faces criticism for his response to the crisis, what should Britain do?

post 02 September 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Syria refugee crisis: Cameron resists calls for UK to take more asylum seekers

David Cameron has signalled he's not about to join any Europe-wide resettlement programme for refugees. He isn't about to risk inflaming domestic opinion by adding to Britain's population growth.

article 01 September 2015 World, Syria
Satellite pictures: Isis destroy Roman-era temple

Satellite images have confirmed the Temple of Bel has been flattened by the so-called Islamic State.

article 28 August 2015 World, Austria
Austria bodies from lorry of refugees
Four arrested over Austria lorry refugee deaths

Four children including a baby girl were among 71 refugees found dead in the back of a lorry left abandoned at the side of a motorway in Austria, police say.

article 26 August 2015 World, Germany
Migrant crisis: Hungary sends extra police to border

Hungary says it is sending an extra 2,000 police officers to its border with Serbia, and may dispatch troops, as it seeks to control the record number of migrants arriving in the country.

article 26 August 2015 World, Syria
Syria: Assad casts doubt on anti-Islamic State coalition

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he would consider a coalition against Islamic State, but this would be unlikely to include those backing rebel groups in his country.

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