Obstacles to Syrian Cease-fire Aren't Insurmountable

Lord David Owen | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

Iran has a chance to demonstrate its traditional position as a country content to live within its existing boundaries. And now that the distrust and antagonism raised over Libya has eased, the U.N. Security Council is at long last working together.

Ashes of Hama: A Key Insight Into the Current Conflict

Tam Hussein | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

For several weeks in February 1982, Assad's forces crushed a revolt lead by a splinter group of the Muslim Brotherhood. In twenty one days the regime killed an estimated 40, 000 lives. Raphaёl Lefèvre's Ashes of Hama tries to understand its significance and suggests that the current uprising must be viewed through the prism of this massacre.

'Time Is Running Out To End The Violence'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

The situation in Syria resembles Bosnia in the 1990s, Foreign Secretary William Hague said, warning that time was running out to stop the brutal viole...

Syria Crisis: Woman And Children Among Victims Of Deraa Attacks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Syrian army troops have killed at least 17 people in the southern town of Deraa, among them women and children, activists say. According to the Lo...

Burnt To The Ground: UN Observers Arrive At Syria 'Massacre' Site

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

UN observers have arrived in the village of al-Qubeir, the scene of an allegedly horrific massacre that left scores of civilians, including women and ...

'On The Edge': William Hague Warns Syria Will Descend Into Deeper Violence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned that Syria is "clearly on the edge" of a descent into deeper violence following the latest massacre in the ...

UN Monitors Blocked From Syria 'Massacre' Sites

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

UN monitors in Syria are being shot at with small arms and blocked from entering villages in Hama province where a reported massacre of up to 100 civi...

Brutal And Sickening: Cameron Condemns Syria Massacre Reports

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned reports of a "brutal and sickening" massacre of civilians in Syria and called for "concerted action" from t...

Syria 'Not Complying' With Ceasefire Says UN Chief

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Syria is not complying with a crucial ceasefire plan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has admitted. The peace plan, coordinated by international e...

Syrian Activist 'Buried Alive' For Supplying Newspapers With Video

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Alleged video footage of a Syrian activist being buried alive for supplying video clips to newspapers has surfaced online. The clip, which could no...

Syrian Forces 'Execute Old Woman' And Her Children With UN Team Nearby

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

Security forces in the Syrian city of Hama dragged an old woman into the street, hit her and shot her dead with two of her children hours after a visi...

Syria: Kofi Annan Calls For Ceasefire But Violence Grows Despite Deadline

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

International envoy Kofi Annan said that the violence in Syria must end "with no preconditions" after President Assad's regime continued shelling resi...

Syria: Shelling Intensifies As UN Troop Withdrawal Deadline Passes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Syrian government forces appear to have ignored a proposed UN-sponsored ceasefire deadline and have shelled towns and villages across the country, act...

UN Expresses 'Profound Regret' In Statement On Syrian Violence

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK

The United Nations Security Council has agreed a full statement on the humanitarian disaster in Syria for the first time since August last year. Ex...

WATCH: Syrian Boy Shot Trying To Rescue Wounded Comrade

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK

A young boy lies in the dirt, shot by apparent sniper fire. Another boy attempts to lift him onto the curb and pull him to safety. Before he can...

Michael Rundle

'Their Most Effective Weapon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

When a war reporter is killed, it is possible to feel as if their work has been silenced. Last reports are left unwritten, or un-broadcast. Stories ar...

Syrian Uprising: Dramatic Photos Of Bombed Oil Line In Homs

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Dramatic new pictures have emerged of the moments after an oil line exploded in the embattled Syrian town of Homs. Activists say the city has been...

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...

Syria Still Cracking Down On Protests After Pledge To Arab League

Guardian | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

Syrian troops have stormed a central town and a north-western region in search of regime opponents, activists said, a day after the government agreed ...

Embassies Attacked During Pro-Government Rallies In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Thousands of supporters of the beleaguered Syrian regime took to the streets over the weekend to protest against the Arab League's decision to suspend...

Arab League Denounce Killings After Day Of Violence In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

More than forty people are reported to have been killed as Syrian security forces cracked down on protests after Friday prayers in the cities of Homs,...

Deaths Reported In Syria After Latest Wave Of Protests

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK

Nine people were killed by government forces in Syria as protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime drifted towards a bloody stalemate, activ...

Michael Rundle

Syrian Lawyers Break Ranks With Regime To Lead Sit-In Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

Lawyers in Syria have defied Bashar al-Assad's regime as it continues a violent crackdown against country-wide protests, by taking part in a series of...

UN Rights Body To Investigate Syria Crackdown

BBC | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

The UN Human Rights Council has ordered an investigation into violations reportedly committed by Syrian security forces during the crackdown on dissen...

Syrian Protesters Tell Assad He Will Be Next To Go

PA | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Syria today after a televised appearance by President Bashar A...