Damascus

Will Children of Syria Ever Heal From the Scars of War?

Kumar Tiku | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

During the course of my humanitarian work in Syria, I have listened to many children share their perspectives. The death of family members, whether siblings or a parent or other loved one is common. Being displaced from their homes, often more than once, and finding their friends and communities snatched away. Memories of repeated attacks from warring parties that flattened whole neighborhoods, fires that raged through the night stay with them.

The Figures Are In: Here Are The Ten Least Expensive Cities In The World To Live In

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

And Here Are The MOST Expensive Cities In The World To Live In... The Indian city of Mumbai has been named the least expensive city in the world t...

Aerial Images Show How Syrian Neighbourhoods Have Been Obliterated

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

These stark images lay bare the devastation wrought by Syrian authorities, razing to the ground the homes of thousands of families. The satellite p...

Systematic Torture And Execution Of Syrians 'Like Nazi Death Camps'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Syria has systematically tortured and executed 11,000 of its citizens in the three-year war, according to a report by former war crimes prosecutors, w...

Startup Weekend Makes Its Way to Damascus...

Eamonn Carey | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

The conflict in Syria has not only claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused over two million refugees to flee the country. It has also created an economic black hole, which is one of the reasons why the weekend is taking place.

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...

Noam Chomsky Exclusive: A Conversation on the Waning of American Power

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Holmes

As Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for the past 58 years, Chomsky has long courted controversy with his criticism of the legitimacy of American power from his position on the American left...

Fresh Diplomatic Talks Reduce Potential for Syrian Intervention

Alex Rickets | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.

Stumble Diplomacy

Adam Isaacs | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

The words of the Russian foreign minister were simply unfathomable just over a week ago, as rhetoric and tension built over the suspected use of chemical weapons by Bashar Al Assad on his own people, crossing the 'red line' issued by President Obama in 2012.

PHOTOS: Syrian Children Handle Weapons Like Toys

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Syria's children have already borne the brunt of the conflict, with reports of torture, child soldiers and others embarking on "death journeys" to esc...

Hague Hints At Military Action Against Syria

PA | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics

Military action against Syria may be the only remaining response to the suspected large-scale chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime, William Hag...

Médecins Sans Frontières Reveals Thousands Of Syrians With Neurotoxicity

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

Thousands of patients were admitted to Damascus hospitals on Wednesday displaying signs of neurotoxicity, a Médecins sans Frontières spokesperson sa...

Syrian Civil War- Rebels Have Little Hope Left

Max Sobell | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's victory over the rebels seems almost assured now. Over two years ago with all the revolutionary thought of the Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War began and today it is estimated that over 100,000 have died in the conflict and more than one million refugees created.

Iraqi Kurds: From Object to Subject of History

Gary Kent | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

It sometimes seems that Iraqi Kurds have no word with the urgency of manana but it hasn't stopped Iraqi Kurdistan making tremendous strides in a few short years. The best start date for their renaissance is 2006, the first full year of the new Iraqi constitution, agreed by the people and which recognised Kurdistan as a largely autonomous region.

'Friends Of Syria' Group Pledge Support To Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague and counterparts from 10 other nations have agreed to "provide urgently all the necessary material and equipment" to r...

Reports Of British Man Killed In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Reports that a Briton who may have gone to work with Syrian rebels has been killed by government forces are being investigated by diplomats. The ma...

Vladimir Putin And David Cameron Hold Syria Talks

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron will push for a political solution to end the Syrian conflict in talks with Vladimir Putin on Friday, as the UK stepped up pressure to e...

Jessica Elgot

'Shooting The Messenger'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

Syria is the deadliest place for journalists, who are deliberately targeted by both the government and rebel groups, according to a new human rights r...

A Future Syria Can't Be Built on a Foundation of Massacres

Neil Durkin | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Massacres of one sort or another have become part and parcel of Syria's bloody two years. The country's uprising began with a moderately small-scale protest in the city of Daraa on 15 March 2011. Within the space of two days, as the Daraa protests intensified, the security forces had shot dead 15 peaceful protesters, the first in what we now know would become a huge number of similarly horrible incidents.

My Enemy's Doctor Is My Enemy

Jonathan Whittall | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK
Jonathan Whittall

This is not a simple war, and there are no simple aid solutions. As the UN marks the registration of the millionth Syrian refugee this week, having fled material destitution on top of living in constant fear, it's clear that the status quo cannot be an option.

Jessica Elgot

Why Syria Is Still No Go For Foreign Reporters, One Year Since Marie Colvin's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

When Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria, the bloody conflict had regularly been the front p...

Syria Complains To UN Over Alleged Israeli Strike

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Syria has made an official complaint to the United Nations over an alleged Israeli airstrike on the border it shares with Lebanon. A US official t...

'Schizophrenic Life' in Syria

Iliana Mourad | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK
Iliana Mourad

Every morning on the way to work I would see new buildings that have been hit by bombs - and I live in a relatively quiet neighbourhood where you only hear scattered shelling and shooting in the distance.

Syrian Fighter Jets Target Damascus As Death Toll Hits 36,000

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Syrian fighter jets have struck suburbs in Damascus for the first time during the 19-month conflict, which has now left 36,000 people dead, according ...

Troops Attempt To Contain Violence In Lebanon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Clashes in Lebanon's capital Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli have left seven people dead and dozens more injured as the army warned of "unprec...