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Why Somalia Should Leave the Arab League

Awoowe Hamza | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Awoowe Hamza

The Arab league was formed on 22 March 1945 and its six founding members were: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The League's main goal is "to draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate their political activities with the aim of realizing a close collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty".

How Culture Has Put Abu Dhabi Back on the Map With Britons

H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo

Creativity is humanity's greatest renewable resource. Unlike any other resource, it grows the more it is used, an exponential value cycle that drives a nation's long-term development. When someone asks why culture matters, why events such as this month's Abu Dhabi Festival mean much to the UAE and the whole region, that is my answer.

Root of Conflict: Arab Acceptance of Jewish Homeland a Bitter Challenge To Muslim Primacy

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

David Cameron heralding Israel as a Jewish state is nothing new since the British were the first to offer Zionists such a status in 1917.

Scary: How a Blog on Anti-Semitism Generated More Anti-Semitism

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Just before Easter I wrote a blog on the causes of anti-Semitism as an adjunct to a piece done earlier by Mehdi Hasan. It wasn't particularly controversial. Yet, from most of the comments received one can visualize how some racism spreads through a lack of current events knowledge, revisionist history and just plain bigotry.

The UN Must Act On Syria Without Russia and China

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Can the world turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed by a murderous thuggish regime against its own people? Verbal condemnation is insufficient. Action is required and very quickly.

Syria In 'State Of Civil War' Warns UN Peacekeeper

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

The head of UN peace keeping has said that situation in Syria has developed into a "civil war." Speaking to reporters in New York, Herve Ladsous sa...

Syrian Army 'Using Children As Human Shields' UN Says

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

Children as young as nine have been used as human shields, sexually assaulted and tortured by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accord...

The Syrian Regime Will Only Respond to the Big Stick

Nehad Ismail | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Kofi Annan's initiative is in trouble. The Syrian regime declared its acceptance of the UN sponsored plan on March 27th 2012. The main requirement of the plan is the pulling back of the Syrian troops from Syrian cities by April 10th and all fighting to stop within 48 hours after that.. There is no chance of that.

Ten Years After the Arab Peace Initiative, it's Time to Think Smaller

Toby Greene | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

28 March marks 10 years from the launch of the ground-breaking, Saudi-led, Arab Peace Initiative (API). But don't expect to hear the sound of celebrations. A decade later, the proposal, which seemed so promising on paper, has failed to make a mark on the ground.

Hague: UN Has 'Failed' Syria

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague has urged Russia to join diplomatic efforts to end the violence in Syria as he warned the United Nations had "failed" ...

Friends Of Syria Summit Declares Plan For Ceasefire As Violence Continues

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

A summit of more than 70 nations has declared support for an immediate ceasefire in Syria. The Arab League, United States, UK, France and Turkey at...

EU 'To Freeze Syrian Assets' As Many 'Turn Blind Eye' To Weapons Imports

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

The European Union will freeze the assets of the Syrian Central Bank to further pressure President Assad's regime to stop violence against civilians, ...

Hague Condemns 'Criminal' Regime At Friends of Syria Conference

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Members of the Arab League have called for a military force to be created to impose peace on Syria at an international conference on the crisis. Th...

Syria: Beware the Evils of Sectarianism

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Ruthless Arab dictators have terrified the people around them to the point of total sycophancy, where praise and subservience to the "dear" leader are...

Hague Backs Arab League And UN Peacekeeping Force For Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Politics

Plans to send a joint United Nations and Arab League peacekeeping force in to Syria must be discussed "urgently", Foreign Secretary William Hague said...

Syria Crisis: Arab League Calls For United Nations To Deploy Peacekeepers

Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

The Arab League has called on the United Nations to join it in deploying peacekeepers in Syria, amid concerns about rising levels of violence in the c...

Arab League Must Act in the Absence of UN Leadership

Chris McCarthy | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Politics
Chris McCarthy

In 2001 the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty published a report that challenged the traditional concept of security as the idea of territorial defence from an external aggressor.

The Sino-Russian Blockade: The Inner Sanctum of Death Lives on

Brian John Spencer | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Saturday's day of death in the besieged city of Homs at the hands of the Syrian army and security forces beheld the worst episode of violence in Syria's chronic 11-month uprising.

Bypassing the Russian Veto Over Syria

Nehad Ismail | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Frantic diplomatic negotiations are still underway at the UN Security Council to agree a watered-down resolution on Syria that would secure a yes vote...

Hague Pleads For UN Action Over Syria

Posted 31.01.2012 | Home

Foreign Secretary William Hague has called on the United Nations to support moves led by the Arab League to bring a peaceful resolution to unrest in S...

Britain Calls On Russia Not To Block UN Resolution On Syria

Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Politics

Russia should not block the UN's efforts to pass a resolution denouncing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, Downing Street said on Monday. In a stern w...

Syria Rejects Calls By Arab League For President Assad To Step Aside

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK

Syria has condemned a move by the Arab League to call for the "peaceful departure" of President Bashar al-Assad, describing it as a "conspiracy" which...

UK Condemns Violence In Syria As Arab League Mission Expands

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Politics

Britain condemned continued violence in Syria despite the presence of Arab League observers and called for an immediate end to state repression of pro...

Syria: Violence Escalates As Arab League Observers Visit Hama

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

Violence has escalated in Syria despite the presence of Arab League observers, who are assessing the regime's brutal crackdown against pro-democracy p...

Arab League Imposes Sanctions On Syria Following Continued Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

The Arab League has said it will be imposing further diplomatic and economic sanctions on Syria following a day of continued violence against proteste...