How To Talk To Children About Traumatic Events In The News: Five Top Tips

Lucy Maddox | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Maddox

The horrific recent bombing at the Manchester Arena might mean you are seeking help or support about how to talk to children in your life about highly traumatic events. Here are five top tips.

'There Is No Safe Place In Syria'

Aleema Shivji | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Aleema Shivji

The tragedy behind Iraj's story is shared by millions of Syrians displaced by the ongoing conflict. The numbers related to this crisis are so big, it can be hard to think of them as individual stories, specific families, unique faces... Each story we hear has one thing in common: explosive weapons are always part of their heart-breaking account.

This Is The Moment A Medic Risked His Life To Save A Baby From A Collapsed Building

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

This is the moment a medic clambers up to the top of a building that’s almost wholly collapsed to rescue a mother and baby. The heroic incident took...

Tightening the Screws: How Can We Defeat ISIS?

Mike Yeomans | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Mike Yeomans

On Wednesday 3 December 2015, the British government voted to authorise military action against the Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS) over Syria. A...

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

Our country's history plainly shows that the long term consequences of doing nothing in the face of fascism are far more significant than the short term comforts of retreating into isolation. So while air strikes may seem like an overly expensive, dangerous and risky gesture of solidarity for France and the other innocents who have died at the hands of ISIS, as I've attempted to show, there is no real alternative...

Here Is Why One Young Syrian Man Does Not Want Us To Bomb His Home Country

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's politicians are debating in parliament today (Wednesday) on whether to bomb the Islamic State in Syria. David Cameron has urged Tory MPs not...

Bombing Syria Is The Wrong Choice for Labour MPs

George Dokimakis | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

Imagine an abusive household. The parents constantly fight. They fight in front of their children. The hurl emotional abuse against each other and t...

Bombs May Kill Extremists, but They Will Not Kill Extremism

Umar Nasser | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Nothing can ever justify an extremist taking an innocent life, particularly one who does so in the name of Islam. However, without a commitment to change deeply ingrained behaviours in our international approach, extremism is here to stay.

Responding to Paris, Unintended Consequences and the Road Less Traveled

Ross Frenett | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Frenett

Equipped with the training to employ proactive online engagement and the funding to do their work well, specialist workers like these should be the army we deploy against ISIS, to target that bottleneck and ensure that with all the training and financing in the world, they find it as difficult as possible to identify Europeans willing to murder their fellow citizens.

CCTV Captures Horrifying Moment Bangkok Bomb Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Bangkok Bombing: Up To 20 People Killed In Huge Rush Hour Explosion This is the moment a deadly blast caused havoc in a rush hour explosion in a ...

Nothing To See Here, Just Some BOMBPROOF Wallpaper

Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

The U.S. Army have come up with a special type of wallpaper that minimises the impact of exploding buildings. The difference between this potential...

Soldier's Liverpool FC Tattoo Reads 'You'll Never Walk' After Leg Amputation

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

A Liverpool fan and Royal Marine's "You'll Never Walk Alone" tattoo was unfortunately altered after he had his leg amputated. Andy Grant's limb wa...

The Path to Perpetual War

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The UK Parliament vote to bomb Iraq was depressing. Crude political words about 'homeland security', threats to our shores, threats to our people, have whipped many into a panic. The persuasion to bomb was clumsy. There are alternatives.

Bombing Iraq: Death and Destruction as Instruments of Statecraft

Matt Carr | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

Today, faced with gloomy possibilities in Iraq that include the imminent disintegration of the Iraqi state... the Obama administration is once again considering air strikes as a policy option. And as Iraqi cities once again loom in the Imperium's bomb-sights, it's instructive to cast our eyes back on this less-than-glorious relationship between the United States, bombs and Iraq.

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.

Police Suspect Terrorist Attack After 'Nail Bomb' Explosion Near Mosque

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK

Police are investigating a suspected nail bomb attack after reports of "a loud bang" close to a mosque in the Black Country - which is being treated a...

WATCH: Bomb Attack On French Embassy In Libya

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

The French embassy in Libya has been attacked by a car bomb. Two French guards were injured and extensive damage was caused by the blast, in the ca...

Brighton Bids Farewell to the Iron Lady

Soraya Kishtwari | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics
Soraya Kishtwari

We're on the 14:06 train Brighton-bound. Outside the sky is a pallid shade of grey and a handful of snowflakes begin to float down. Spring is nowhere to be seen.

Bomb Found Near G8 Meeting Site In Northern Ireland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

A bomb found and made safe in a car in Northern Ireland was destined for a police station, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said. It w...

New Probe Launched Into Enniskillen

PA | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK

Police have launched a new investigation into the Remembrance Day bombing at Enniskillen, it was revealed today. DUP MLA Arlene Foster said a fresh...

Syria: One Woman's Story

Cat Carter | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK
Cat Carter

I'm crouched next to Reem, a beautiful young Syrian woman living in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. A head scarf covers her hair and her family hover nearby. She is telling me about her life in Dera'a, Syria, and why they left. She is also crying.

Malta 'Holding Secret Investigation Into Lockerbie Bombing'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Fresh investigations into the 1988 Lockerbie bombing are being held in secret court hearings on Malta, a local newspaper has reported. The reported...

Continuity IRA Pair Jailed For Murder Of Policeman

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

Two dissident republicans convicted for their part in the murder of a policeman in Northern Ireland must serve a minimum of 25 and 14 years in jail. ...

Explosion Near UN Mission Chief In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK

Syria was rocked by a large explosion on Sunday just 500 feet from a convoy carrying Major General Robert Mood – the head of the UN Mission there ...

Police Could Have Prevented Omagh Bombing, Claim Victims' Families

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Fresh evidence that police could have intercepted the Omagh bombers before they committed the atrocity has been uncovered in a new independent inquiry...