REFUGEE WEEK: Burden of help falls on poor nations
A new report shows that four out of five refugees are in developing countries, while anti-refugee feelings grow in the rich world. With numbers on the rise, how can we share the burden?
Hope and fear for Afghans as US withdrawal looms
Barack Obama is preparing to announce his plans for the departure of US troops from Afghanistan. American voters want their soldiers home, but some Afghans fear they will be abandoned.
NATO turns up the heat on Colonel Gaddafi
French officials say that attack helicopters will soon be deployed in Libya. It's a major escalation of the assault on Gaddafi – but has NATO gone too far?
Tomahawk missile: the long arm of the war
The terrifying force of this sophisticated weapon is proving a key element in the allied assault on Libyan military targets. A triumph of technology?
How Gaddafi’s ‘martyrs’ could beat the UN bombs
As UN-backed forces hit Libyan targets, another war is being waged on the battleground of public opinion. Both sides know that in this struggle, civilian casualties are the key.
How the West got involved in Libya’s war
British warplanes are firing missiles at Colonel Gaddafi's forces in Libya as part of a United Nations operation to stop a massacre. What does this mean? And where will it end?
‘Suddenly bullets were flying through the crowd’
In Libya, the battle of Benghazi is about to begin. What is the role of the war reporters in creating 'the first rough draft of history'?
Rescued Afghan treasure trove comes to UK
Curators smuggled priceless objects to a secret vault before their museum was shelled. Amazingly both objects and curators survived.
No regrets: ‘Agent Curveball’ lied to topple dictator
An Iraqi defector claimed Saddam Hussein was making chemical weapons. He now admits he lied to help the case for war, but remains proud of what he did.
Life stories: Bomb disposal in Afghanistan
An inquest is taking place into the death of Olaf Schmid, who was killed in Afghanistan in October 2009. This is his story.
Secrets foil attempt to lay Iraq war to rest
An inquiry wants letters between Blair and Bush about Iraq to be published. But does honesty always make better policy?
Army chief gets the boot, as Afghan war heats up
A change at the top signals a new approach to the war in Afghanistan. But can this battle really be won? And should we be fighting at all?