Civil War

Violent by Trade: More Gun Dealers Than Starbucks in the U.S.

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

Firearms are big business. The magnitude of how readily available deadly weapons are in the U.S. is made clear by the chart below based on figures by data visualization hub 1point21... Trading in guns seems even more common than selling burgers or coffee.

Burundi Hero Who Saved 30,000 Children Awarded Million Dollar Prize By George Clooney

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney has presented a humanitarian worker from Burundi, who sheltered around 30,000 children from conflict, with a million dollar prize. Mar...

George Clooney To Honour World’s Modern-Day Saviours

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney is set to honour some of the world’s modern-day saviours at a ceremony in Armenia on Sunday. The $1,000,000 (£700,000) Aurora Prize ...

The Coalition Forces Need to Do More to Prevent Helpless Civilians From Falling Victim to Airstrikes Against Hospitals in Syria

Carl Sacklen | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carl Sacklen

We are all part of this conflict. Just because it happened to be Russian planes, this time, doesn't mean that France, the US and the UK can just let it happen. Bomb ISIS targets, yes, but don't touch civilians. It's not collateral damage when (according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) 1000 civilians, including 200 children, have already been killed since September 2015 by Russian planes.

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 07.12.2015 | 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...

The Summer I Understood War

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

War was something that happened on TV until the summer of 2004. A boat carrying Iraqi families had crashed somewhere on the coast of Attica in Greece....

Dear BBC: Walk With Me Around Hull, Stop Ignoring Our Place in History!

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Karl Davis

Hull has been an unsung lynchpin in the historical makeup of our nation, a role it continued to fill effortlessly, even during Britain's darkest days during World War Two. Just as we have done throughout recorded history, Hull played an indispensible role in the allied defence of home soil, and indeed in the eventual allied victory, with the inhabitants of the city paying a massive price.

The Battle of Thessaloniki

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK
Giuseppe Porcaro

We drove around the squalid periphery, passing by the village of Kalochori, home of many construction sites left unfinished from pre-war times when th...

The Emblem Of White Supremacy And Slave Holding Is Falling

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Across the American south, the emblem of insurrection and slave holding is falling. On Wednesday, Robert Bentley, the Republican governor ...

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

When Ebola Hits Home

Adama Juldeh Munu | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Adama Juldeh Munu

I came across the story of a Sierra Leonean 8 year old boy whose father had died, most likely from Ebola, who called the national hotline in early November, and presumably is now the head of the household, overseeing five younger siblings.

Which Heads Will Roll, Now the Fight for Independence Is Over?

Endeavour Press | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

The independence debate in Scotland - although without pike or bayonet having been drawn - has similarly cast fellow countrymen against each other in a bitter and narrowly fought contest, in which a very large proportion of the utterly sincere participants will end up on the side of the defeated. This will leave their leaders especially vulnerable...

Idealists, Convicts, Misfits and Russians: A Civilian's Tale in Eastern Ukraine

Tom Johnson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In times of war, except in cases of extreme tragedy, the plight of the civilian is often ignored. The devastating shooting down of flight MH17 served only to cruelly to remind us that the civilian costs in war are often just as great as the military ones...

Colombia: Hope and Despair

Lloyd Rundle | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lloyd Rundle

Whatever the future holds, Zuluaga's loss in the elections means hope for peace. But Santos needs to prove himelf a real leader with principles to achieve this. Otherwise he is just another leader taking advantage of his people.

'We're Going To Arm For The Upcoming Battle': KKK Trains For 'Race War'

Barcroft | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

A group of Ku Klux Klan members says it is planning military style combat training for the first time in KKK history - exactly 60 years after the birt...

Dialing Up Hope Amid Civil War in the DRC

Jean Marie Minani | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Jean Marie Minani

A person who doesn't communicate is like a person who is imprisoned. They are excluded from the outside world, without information. They don't hear any news.

What Happened When Syria's Warring Parties Met For The First Time In Three Years?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

They entered through separate doors, then sat around a u-shaped table in a room wrought with tension, and spoke to each other only through a UN repres...

Syria: The Pace Quickens - But Towards What?

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The prospect of military action against the Assad regime by western powers has become increasingly real. Soon it may be all but inevitable. But what kind of action, for what purpose, in the service of what larger strategy? All this remains obscure.

University Left Empty After Every Single School Leaver In The Country Fails Entrance Exam

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university in West Africa will be left without first-year students after not one school leaver in the country managed to pass its entrance exam due ...

Nick Griffin Goes To Syria On 'Fact-Finding Mission'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Christopher York | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

Brutal dictator and civil war architect, Bashar al-Assad, has enlisted the help of BNP Leader Nick Griffin to help with his image problem. In an at...

Syria: Will France Lead the Way... Again?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The French should come up with a plan, seek NATO support, and begin its operation. This would force America's hand at not wanting to be seen deserting its oldest ally....another "special relationship" one might say.

Syria: Is the Horror-Meter Still Not High Enough?

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Callous though it may sound, the needle on the horror-meter has not yet gone high enough.

A Tale of Two Cities

Justin Forsyth | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Justin Forsyth

We need a twin-pronged approach in Somalia. Continued humanitarian assistance for the poorest families, but also aid to help them plant crops again and rebuild their lives.

Iraq is Spiralling Once More Towards Civil War

Struan Stevenson | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

The death sentence passed two weeks ago by the Iraqi courts on the exiled Vice President of Iraq, Dr. Tariq al-Hashemi, is another milestone on that country's pathway to disaster and civil war.

Syria: Red Cross Declare Civil War

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

The Red Cross has declared the situation in Syria a civil war. "We are now talking about a non-international armed conflict in the country," ICRC s...