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After Iraq, ISIS Now Threatens Lebanon and Jordan

Luke McManus | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
Luke McManus

Much like the Iraqi sectarianism of past and present, the powerful Lebanese Shia group, Hezbollah, may soon be drawn into a conflict that is already reaching beyond the conventions of international borders. All eyes are on ISIS now, and this is probably just what they had hoped for.

The World's Richest Terror Group? ISIS Loots £250m From Mosul's Central Bank

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

ISIS could very well have become the world's richest terror organisation after an injection of £250m into their coffers following a raid on Iraq's no...

A Fatal Tweet Has Killed Another Critic of Bashar al Assad

Nehad Ismail | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

A blast in Beirut Friday 27 December killed at least five people including Mohamad Chatah a former minister and advisor to the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Lebanese News Agency reported.

Beirut Bombing 'Selfie' Teen Dies (WARNING GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A teenager seen posing for a group "selfie" in front of a car moments before it exploded in the capital Beirut has died of his injuries. Following ...

Iran and the West: From Nuclear Nightmares to Facebook Friends?

Ben Acheson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Nuclear apocalypse has been avoided. Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear activity. That's what they tell us anyway. Let's not get ahead of ourselves; even if Iran's cooperation is genuine, world leaders and their Iranian counterparts are not about to hold hands, hug it out or start tweeting funny cat memes to each other.

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.

Beirut Bomb Blast Rips Through Iran Embassy (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

A deadly blast that tore through a Beirut street housing the Iranian embassy has killed more than 20 people, with the cultural attaché to Lebanon rep...

The Lavrov-Kerry Deal is a Green Light for More Massacres

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

The Security Council Resolution number 2118 is a victory for Russia, a defeat for the USA and a green light for Bashar Al Assad to kill more Syrians with conventional weapons.

Ignore Miliband and the Cruise Missiles, President Obama Must Arm the Free Syrian Army

Nehad Ismail | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Arm the Free Syrian Army and Let Them Do the Job: The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent Sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus las...

Life Goes On: Lebanese Bride & Groom Pose At Fatal Car Bomb Site

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Draped in a frothy white wedding gown, this bride is like any other enjoying her big day. And indeed it would be a typical marriage celebration, w...

Syria: Samantha Cameron Is Right, UK Defence Chiefs Are Wrong

Nehad Ismail | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

I don't believe David Cameron is blind to what is happening in one of the most strategic part of the World? The West's lack of clear decisive strategy has emboldened Iran, Russia and al Qaeda to operate freely in Syria.

President Obama: Please Listen to John McCain and Lindsey Graham

Nehad Ismail | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

I must say this; Senator John McCain, Senator Lindsey Graham and former Senator Joseph Lieberman have got it absolutely right on Syria. President Obama must listen to them and do the right thing. John McCain told the Dead Sea Conference recently: by arming the right rebels, there will be a chance for what McCain calls "level playing field".

Qardawi's Blunder

Tam Hussein | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Qardawi's call for jihad completely ignores the world as it is today: a world of nation-states. In order for there to be any progress in the Syrian conflict, Islamists of all colors and sectarian persuasions must throw out sectarian rhetoric. They must reconcile themselves with the idea that all Syrians are citizens and should not take the sectarian bait.

Britain's Role in the Syrian Conflict - Perfidious Albion Redux

John Wight | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The lifting of the EU arms embargo to Syria at the behest of the British and French governments marks a new low in the blood soaked histories of both nations when it comes to their role in the region

Friends Mourn London Doctor Killed In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A young London doctor has died in Syria after government forces shelled the temporary medical centre he was working in, according to a Syrian human ri...

Analysis: Of Red Lines and Shadow Wars

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

Syria likely has little choice in continuing to acquiesce in the shipments of weapons to Hezbollah via its territory. The last thing the Assad regime needs now is a war with Israel, but it is now far too weak to call the shots itself.

Europe's Learning Curve on Hezbollah

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

For some, it may seem bizarre that Hezbollah is not already on Europe's terrorist blacklist. Critics in Israel have long complained that Europe is turning a blind eye to Hezbollah, adopting an ostrich policy, and appeasing its Muslim communities.

The UN Must Act On Syria Without Russia and China

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Can the world turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed by a murderous thuggish regime against its own people? Verbal condemnation is insufficient. Action is required and very quickly.

Why We Should Be Worried About Syria

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Europe and America are trying to ignore the Syrian conflict. That is a dangerous complacency. Quite apart from the humanitarian issues at stake, there are huge risks that the country's chemical weapons arsenal falls into the wrong hands.

'The Past Is The Past'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

Terry Waite has returned to Lebanon to meet representatives of the organisation responsible for his kidnap and torture 25 years ago. The 73-year-ol...

Top Secret Syrian Security Documents To Be Broadcast On TV

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

The contents of top secret Syrian security documents are to be broadcast on Arabian news channel, Al Arabiya. The documents, leaked by members of ...

Time for the EU to Proscribe Hezbollah in Full

Toby Greene | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

The EU is weighing whether to add Hezbollah to its list of designated terror organisations. Such a move is long overdue both in the European Union and in Britain.

Israel's Changing Stance on Syria

Toby Greene | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Given the degree of hostility between Israel and Syria, it might seem odd that for much of the past year, Israel's leaders have been fairly quiet about the uprising taking place within its northern neighbour.

Assange Still Has What it Takes to Get Media's Knickers in a Twist

Roslyn Fuller | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Politics
Roslyn Fuller

While Julian Assange's interview with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (1) was hardly the provoking event I'd been merrily anticipating, it seems, nonetheless, to have caused a storm in a teacup for the world's leading authorities on investigative journalism.

The Road Travelled By Breivik and Other Killers

Nick Ryan | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK
Nick Ryan

If there is one thing I learned over my journeys, and meetings, it is that there are no easy answers, no black and white; but it is natural to demand them. I say: beware what you wish for. We must be vigilant, and on guard, for those who promise such answers and peace through hatred.