Inside Libya's ghost town
IRIN visits Bin Jawad, the frontline of the fight between the country's two governments. full report
What next for Libya?
29 January 2015
As UN-led talks continue between Libya's various political factions in Geneva, a bomb attack in Tripoli by the group calling itself the Islamic State serves as an important reminder of how close the country is to slipping into chaos.
The real winners of Greece's elections: refugees
26 January 2015
The coming to power of a far-left party in Greece threatens to cause havoc for Europe's economy. But the landmark election could have a very positive effect for the thousands of refugees who arrive in the country every year.
ICC and Palestine - a long way to go
19 January 2015
The ICC has opened a preliminary examination into possible war crimes during last summer's conflict between Israel and Gaza. But prosecutions are unlikely or at least a long way off.
Spain's Moroccan enclave: The story behind the picture
9 January 2015
Late last year an image of two golfers playing on lush fairways a few hundred yards in front of a dozen migrants climbing a fence went viral, with many saying it captured the state of the modern world. The location was the Spanish enclave of Melilla, part of Morocco. IRIN visited to look deeper at how Spain is trying to cut itself off.
The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements
5 January 2015
Israel's continued settlement expansion is perhaps the largest barrier to peace with the Palestinians. Yet while often portrayed as religious zealots, most settlers move to occupied land for economic reasons - encouraged by government support.
IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief: Aid and the Islamic State
23 December 2014
Despite the popular perception that large parts of Iraq are cut off from international aid, new research by IRIN and the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group shows humanitarian assistance is in fact reaching people in areas of the country controlled by militants from the Islamic State.
Yemen: What next?
22 December 2014
Yemen has been catapulted into the spotlight in recent weeks after an increase in violence, including the killing of a US journalist kidnapped by Al-Qaeda. Yet the crisis has been building since 2011 and is likely to continue in 2015.