It was revealed earlier this week that Australian forces haven't flown a mission in Syria since Russia became involved. No official reason has been given.
The British singer was treated like a lunatic for saying climate change may be partly to blame for the country's civil war. But she may have a point.
The former secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate backed a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors a day after Russia launched airstrikes in Syria.
The CIA pulls officers out of China, Australia is criticised for its "abhorrent" treatment of asylum seekers, George R. R. Martin gets cryptic about a Game of Thrones movie, and more.
We spoke to a number of Syrian refugees stranded in Turkey who have run into a brick wall of Canadian bureaucracy.
"It's empowering to see how strong people are in the refugee camps – they aren't just some poor souls, they are fighters who have decided to take control of their lives."
Sure, we'd all like to see Putin take on the Islamic State in a steel cage—but we asked an expert what he wants, realistically.
NASA makes a discovery on Mars, Shell stops drilling in the Arctic, anti-gentrification protesters attack a café selling expensive cereal, and more.
Fighting in Syria and Iraq is illegal, even if you join the Kurds against the Islamic State. Adelaide lawyer and war veteran Ralph Bleechmore offers advice to those who want to go anyway.
It seems that throughout much of the continent, civil society is better at helping refugees than governments are.
We asked some festival goers what they thought about that.
Luis de Vega photographed everything he found on the side of the road at the border between Hungary and Serbia.
"Anyone who kills friends of mine has made himself my target. I won't stop until ISIS is destroyed."
Lebanon has taken in one million Syrians displaced by the war raging in their home country. Now, thousands are leaving every day on ferries for Europe.
"I used the phone's GPS to navigate the boat to Greece. Only during the day, though. At night, the police could see the light."
The Australian Defense Minister said, "Two days ago, the Air Task Group completed its first strike against a Daesh strike in eastern Syria, destroying an armored personnel carrier."
While Europe debates the stream of refugees crossing its borders, the situation for the more than 1 million Syrians living in Lebanon is growing increasing dire.
Across Europe, people are coming together for a day of action for refugees on Saturday.
We eventually did the right thing, but with a profound reluctance that will not be forgotten.
But is that enough?
Stay woke, people.
The Australian government will now take 12,000 additional refugees from Syria. But is it enough?
Is the UK following America's lead when it comes to bombing countries it's technically not at war with?
For a start, Germany just took 10,000 in the course of a day.