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Father Of IS Hostage John Cantlie Dies Not Knowing Fate Of Son

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

The father of an Islamic State (IS) hostage has died, days after making an emotional plea for his son to be released, his family have said in a heartb...

This Is What Life Is Like After Being An Islamic State Hostage

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A former Islamic State hostage who shared a cell with four executed Westerners has revealed his struggle to overcome "brutal memories" in an emotional...

British Hostage Appears In New Propaganda Film

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

The Islamic State have released yet another propaganda film featuring the kidnapped journalist John Cantlie. Cantlie appeared in the film wearing t...

How Twitter Has Changed Warfare Forever

Danny Coleman-Cooke | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Coleman-Cooke

It is clear that social media is now an indispensable part of the toolkit for anyone involved in modern conflict, but it also seems likely that its impact will help shape military tactics and decision making in the future. Political commentators occasionally refer to the 'CNN effect', where emotive TV pictures encourage governments to both enter and exit wars and humanitarian disasters.

Leaving A Nasty Taste: Lebanese Restaurant Displays Giant Saddam Hussein Poster As 'Political Protest'

Huffington Post UK/ National News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Customers are calling for a boycott of a Lebanese restaurant after the owner placed a giant photograph of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the...

Assed Baig's Skin Deep Analysis of the West and Malala

John Sargeant | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

What "saved" Malala was not a knight in shining armour, but a skilled experienced team of specialised trauma surgeons and intensive care staff in the UK. That a 15 year old being shot for writing about civil rights might strike a chord with activists on these global universal human rights issues should not surprise us, except perhaps Baig and others that suggest a Western saviour complex.

The Iraqi Revolution Will Not Be Televised - But the Battered Detainee's 'Confession' Will...

Neil Durkin | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Since Saddam's departure Iraqi television viewers have been served up programmes with names like Terrorism in the Grip of Justice. This has shown pre-trial detainees 'fessing up to things like being a member of an armed group, abduction and murder... In some cases the 'confessees' have actually been executed in shoddy trial largely based on these highly prejudicial appearances

Review: 'The Devil's Double'

Daniel Green | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Green

Based upon the autobiographical novel of Latif Yahia, a body double for Saddam Hussein's son Uday Hussein during the late 1980s, director Lee Tamahori...

Blair 'To Be Criticised' By Iraq War Inquiry

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Iraq Inquiry is poised to deliver damning criticism of Tony Blair's handling of the war, it has been reported. The investi...