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Syria - What Next?

David Peppiatt | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK
David Peppiatt

There's a perception amongst some in the outside world that the situation in Syria is better now. It's not. The 'cessation of violence' does not, as some report, equate to a ceasefire. Even in areas that have experienced a respite from the constant thud of mortars, the eerie silence that remains reveals another problem. How do people come back and pick up the pieces?

Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad

Daniel Marriott | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.

Gaza TV Debate Ends With Journalist Throwing Chair

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

The attack on Gaza is a globally divisive issue, most acutely felt in the region. This was evident in a recent debate on Jordanian TV, which touched n...

British Childhood Friends Admit Fighting For Al-Qaeda Group In Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Two young British men have admitted spending eight months in Syria fighting alongside an al Qaida-linked terrorist group. Childhood friends Mohammed N...

Fetteh in ISIS Country: Despatch From Syria

Tam Hussein | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

The last thing I expected on my latest trip to Syria at the very beginning of 2014 was to be able to eat a bowl of fetteh in Abu Salim's restaurant in Najjiyeh, in territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Hague To Meet Kerry In Paris On Monday Ahead Of UN's Chemical Weapons Report On Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

William Hague is to follow this week’s Geneva negotiations on Syria with a fresh round of talks in Paris on Monday. According to the Foreign Off...

Did Assad Just Threaten Terrorism Against US If It Attacks Syria?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

President Bashar Assad has warned the US to "expect everything" should it attack the Syrian regime. The ambiguous caution, which possibly referred to ...

Asa Bennett

'Why Is Assad's Main Arms Supplier Coming To London?' | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ministers have been accused of "hypocrisy" over their failure to ban Russia's state technology corporation from attending the world's largest arms sho...

Cameron To Still 'Oppose' Assad Despite Humiliating Reversal On Parliamentary Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron remains committed to opposing President Bashar Assad, despite being neutered by Thursday evening’s historic Commons vote that blocked ...

Will Obama Go In Alone After British Rebuke?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

President Obama could still launch air strikes on Syria despite David Cameron's historic reversal in Thursday's Commons vote, according to the White H...

Syria - Where Will It Go From Here? Why I Disagree With Those Urging Imminent Military Intervention

Richard Burden | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

I've discovered that a driving holiday in rural central France with intermittent internet access is not the best way to hear that Parliament has been imminently recalled, or the best place from which to act on the information. Result? The logistics of getting back in time have beaten me and I'll still be on the road back to the UK when Parliament meets on Thursday.

Increased Tensions Between Russia And Britain Over Western Military Intervention In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK

Tensions between Britain and Russia are being strained further as David Cameron engages in a round of difficult diplomatic talks with Vladimir Putin o...

Homemade in Lattakia: Behind the Scenes of the FSA Brigades in Lattakia

Tam Hussein | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

I met an injured soldier in Yamadiya hospital with bits of shrapnel stuck on his face who displayed this extraordinary morale, saying, "May God heal me quickly so that I can return to fight that oppressor." The doctor did not seem very optimistic about his recovery.

Syria: Teens Living in the Conflict Zone

Penny Sims | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK
Penny Sims

Caught at a stage in their lives when they should be concentrating on their studies and having fun with their friends, many Syrian teenagers are now in a position where they have to take on serious responsibilities, yet lack the autonomy of adulthood.

Leaving Syria for Jordan: Safety Is Not the End of the Story

Penny Sims | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK
Penny Sims

For many refugees I spoke to, their story about how they left begins with a deciding moment: "my house was destroyed"; "there was so much firing in the street, I could not get to the hospital just 10 minutes away"; "we saw too much killing".

They are not Terrorists, They are Journalists

Jody Sabral | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

One month ago two foreign journalists were abducted in Syria and are still reported missing. Correspondent Bashar Fahmi, a Jordanian national of Palestinian origin, and Turkish cameraman Cuneyt Unal were working for the US government funded broadcaster Al-Hurra when they disappeared in the northwestern city of Aleppo on 20 August.

Obama And Cameron Warn Assad

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Barack Obama have said any threat to deploy chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would be "completely unacceptable". According t...

Is This The End Of Assad's Regime?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

The bomb blast that killed three members of the Syrian regime's inner sanctum on Wednesday is being touted as the most significant strike against Pres...

Syria Will Use Chemical Weapons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

The Syrian regime is poised to use chemical weapons, according to a high-profile defector. Speaking to the BBC, Nawaf Fares, the regime’s former...

Manaf Tlas Defects From Assad's Inner-Circle

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK

Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad has suffered the first defection of a close ally since the regime’s brutal crackdown of the rebels began more than 16 m...

Kofi Annan: 'Syria Heading For All-Out War'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Syria is heading for “all-out” war, according to Kofi Annan. Reported by Reuters, the international peace envoy warned that the restive state w...

Syrian Military Move Through Damascus In Weekend Of Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK

Forces loyal to President Assad have exchanged fire with rebels in Damascus in an effort to retake parts of the capital. Reported by the BBC, the ...

Syria: Troops Storm Eastern City

Posted 06.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Syrian troops have stormed parts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and explosions can be heard throughout the area, according t...