FFS explains: Asylum, migration and Manston
Ferret Fact Service looks into the situation at with migrants coming to the UK after the controversy at the Manston processing centre.
Thousands held in immigration detention by Police Scotland
Over 3,000 people – including asylum seekers and trafficking survivors – have been held in Scottish police cells for up to 72 hours under immigration powers over the last five years.
Hundreds of Afghans prevented from claiming asylum in the UK pending Home Office investigations
Hundreds of asylum seekers from Afghanistan have been prevented from applying for refugee protection in the UK this year, as new rules allow the Home Office to first investigate if their claims are “admissible”.
Scottish politicians and academics call for release of Kurdish Iraqi prisoner
Scottish politicians and academics at Glasgow University have called on authorities to release a former Glasgow University student arrested in Kurdish Iraq and charged with high treason.
Hundreds of asylum seekers still housed in hotels
Almost 400 asylum seekers are still being housed in budget Glasgow hotels rooms by Home Office contractor Mears and living on just over £1 per day.
In pictures: the devastated city of Mosul two years on
More than 300,000 people are unable to return to their homes in Mosul two years after the end of a military operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State.
Podcast: Genocide, the Yazidis and Scotland’s call for justice
Three years on from mass murder by Islamic State thousands of Yazidis are still seeking justice.
Insight: the Iraqi Christian militia established to fight Islamic State
As the battle rages between Islamic State groups and official forces in Mosul, a nearby Christian Iraqi town is preparing for what comes next.
The destruction and liberation of Batnaya
What next for the Iraq town of Batnaya after the ISIS “soldiers of the Caliphate” have been forced out?