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Don't Do This On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A 14-year-old girl has been arrested over a tweet sent to American Airlines, Dutch police said A Twitter user has done what most people k...

New Saudi Arabian Laws Define Atheists As Terrorists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Atheists are being defined as terrorists under a raft of new Saudi Arabian laws, a report from Human Rights Watch states. The new laws are accompa...

Ukraine Crisis: Is It Support for Self-determination or Self-interest That Shapes UK Policy?

Tony Clarke | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Clarke

It is unfortunate for us all that William Hague is such a maladroit character, a modern day Lord Curzon. He shoots from the hip and never fails to turn a crisis into a drama.

The Syrian Civil War - Made in Britain and the USA

Justin Huggler | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

We started this. That's what I can't help thinking every time I hear about the latest death and suffering in Syria. When the US and Britain invaded Iraq in 2003, we set off a chain of events that led inexorably to the killing fields of Damascus and Aleppo.

Jihad, Then and Now - Bin Laden's Comrade in Arms Warns Foreign Fighters to Stay Out of Syria

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

As the situation in Syria grows worse and simultaneously more complicated day by day, the fears of observers of the conflict have become more focused on the foreign jihadists who have travelled to the war-torn country to take part in the fighting...

'Scenes Of Medieval Violence': Al-Qaeda Behead 10 Prisoners & Mount Their Heads On Spikes In Syria

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels are reported to have beheaded ten men and mounted their heads on spikes in a bloody day of fighting which saw them take con...

Successful Commons Debate on UK Relations With the Kurdistan Region

Gary Kent | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Commons, for the second time in a year, returned last week to debating the Kurdistan Region and, specifically, British relations with it. This is very unusual given that Kurdistan is a faraway place of which most British people are unaware. Such debates can change that.

Al Qaeda Is Helping Al-Assad's Regime

Nehad Ismail | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to the Egyptian Al-Ahram weekly October 29th 2013: "Many in the Syrian opposition say that the Al-Qaeda affiliates are now in fact doing the regime's bidding by weakening its true adversaries, those led by the FSA, and alienating Syrian civilians and the West and thus giving the regime the opportunity to claim it is fighting terrorists".

Obstacles to Syrian Cease-fire Aren't Insurmountable

Lord David Owen | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

Iran has a chance to demonstrate its traditional position as a country content to live within its existing boundaries. And now that the distrust and antagonism raised over Libya has eased, the U.N. Security Council is at long last working together.

Libya's New Autocrat: Militias

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

Security in Libya remains an ephemeral prospect. The country is awash with guns and militias, numbered in the thousands. Since the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, successive transitional governments have consistently failed to impose their authority over the entirety of its territory and to reverse a deteriorating security climate.

In 2014 - Can We Stop Blaming Everything on Muslims?

Alastair Sloan | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Before we blame radical Islam for terrorism and loss of freedom - consider that our Security Services blame our foreign policy, not any religion, for acts of terrorism. Radical Islam is a bastardisation of true, peaceful Islam. And the effect on our social fabric of continually scapegoating Muslims for our own aggression abroad is painful, and breeds yet more jihadists.

Man 'Used Facebook To Contact Al Qaeda'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man is facing 15 years in prison after he admitted to offering to help al Qaeda on Facebook. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, 24, tried to assist the terror...

'Mission Accomplished', Says Dave

Dan Holliday | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

After over a decade of futile bloodshed, David Cameron has declared ''mission accomplished'' in regards to the war in Afghanistan. It's hard not to wonder just how firm his grasp on reality is.

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

What Can the World Learn From the Man Who Became One of the Most Influential Voices in History?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

Nelson Mandela was an angry young man who resorted to violence in the face of apartheid; however, after twenty-seven years in prison he understood the need to forgive and to work together with past "enemies" for the good of his nation and for mankind in general...

Police Fight to Contain Anarchy in Cambridge

Will Black | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

These may be the last words I ever write as terror has descended upon the cobbled streets of Cambridge and anarchy is breaking out in the quaint pubs and college bars. Apparently the nation should be worried about dastardly goings-on that would make Lewis and Morse's brutal Oxford seem peaceful.

Sectarian Violence in Syria: What Does It Mean for the Rest of Us?

Luke McManus | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Sectarian violence in Syria is now threatening more than just the Middle East. Syria's civil war, whose direction at first seemed synonymous with other countries of the Arab Spring, quickly became a full-blown battle of Shia-Sunni sectarianism.

Looking Back in Anger: The Plight of the Syrian Refugees

Gary Kent | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Last week I visited the Domiz refugee camp for the third time in six months and saw many children at school and play. Once again, I was struck by their cheeriness and resilience. I wanted to find some of the children I met in June but the camp has mushroomed since then from 50,000 to 75,000 so it would have been difficult.

Al-Qaeda-Linked Rebels Say Sorry After Decapitating Wrong Person

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Al-Qaeda-linked rebels have said sorry for decapitating a fellow extremist by accident. Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have a...

Drones: Life-Savers or Life-Takers?

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

To brand the entire technology as 'immoral' is unfair. The drone debate must be approached with reason, not hijacked by the same type of short-sighted, hysterical activists whose blind, misguided ideology focuses more banning every type of human development which, with refinements, could actually aid some of their own overarching aims. Most people partner drones with the 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, but the technology actually dates back to 1917 when the Hewitt-Sperry Automatic Airplane made its maiden flight in the United States.

'Ode To Osama'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Samantha Lewthwaite, the so-called 'White Widow', penned a dubious ditty to Osama Bin Laden, it has emerged. Kenyan police found the poem, littered...

Could There Be More Britons Found Dead In Nairobi?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

A sixth Briton has been confirmed as one of those killed in the brutal terror attack on a Nairobi shopping centre, and the possibility of further Brit...

Interpol Issues Red Alert For 'White Widow'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

Interpol has issued a "Red Notice" for Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of a July 7 bomber with links to the terror group al-Shabab. The 29-y...

'Please Forgive Me, We Are Not Monsters'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

Terrorists have shown little mercy for shoppers in Nairobi’s Westgate mall, but in a miracle amongst the massacre, the brutal attackers spared two t...

Kenya Mall Attack Proves Bin Laden's Death Was a Victorious Battle but Still Not a Victorious War

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mohamed Soudy

Its clear to see that as long as we continue to intervene in countries and create lawless regions our war on terror will keep on going as we provide the perfect setting for these extreme fascists to spread like a nasty disease