UK Iraq

Toward a Partial Accountability for Chemical Weapons Attacks?

Sheryn Omeri | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Sheryn Omeri

More recently, and in relation to Syria, it was discovered that between 2004 and 2010, Britain had issued five licences for the export of sodium fluoride which can be used to make sarin, the most potent of nerve agents, used in the chemical weapons attacks in Syria in 2013. Further such licences were granted in 2012.

UN Security Council Hears The Horrors Facing Gay People Under Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

The United Nations Security Council has discussed LGBT rights for the first time in its 70 year existence, in what the US ambassador described as a "s...

Could Corbyn Be About To Apologise For RyanAir, Mr Blobby And Yesterday's Cricket?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to apologise for the Iraq war on behalf of Labour if he is elected as party leader - but could he be about to say sorry for so...

Jeremy Corbyn Has To Defend Another Controversial Comment, This Time About ISIS

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Labour leadership frontrunner, Jeremy Corbyn, has been forced to defend comments he made in which he appeared to compare the actions of Islamic State ...

Humanitarians Helping to Unite Nations

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Baroness Emma Nicholson

Last summer the workloads of every single man and woman in our team almost doubled overnight as a huge stream of desperate families fled from the terrorists of Islamic State. That stream became a river that is still flowing to this day.

British Grandfather Joins Fight Against Isis With Weapons He Bought Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

A British grandfather has joined the fight against IS in Iraq saying he is "prepared to die" in an effort to show his grandchildren what he is "really...

Burnham: No Need For 'Urgency' On Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron should not try to "bounce" the Commons into a fresh vote on UK military action in Syria next month, Andy Burnham has warned. In his s...

Yemen: Proxy War and War by Proxy

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Iraq and Syria get most of the headlines in western media given the current focus on the threat from Islamic State to European and American interests and citizens, as well as the direct involvement of western military forces in the campaign against IS. But there's also a war going on in Yemen...

This Islamic State 'Price List' For Females Is Genuine, Says The UN

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

A ’price list’ for Yazidi and Christian females as young as one, written by the so-called Islamic State (IS), has been confirmed as genuine by a U...

Jeremy Corbyn and the Kurds

Gary Kent | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

If Corbyn wins, he will surely be asked as the Leader of the Opposition to support further arming the KRG and persuading Baghdad to stop sabotaging the Kurdish economy.

Cameron's Confused Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Alistair Burnett | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

This complexity doesn't brook simple solutions. It also requires greater honesty and self-awareness from western politicians, like David Cameron and Manuel Valls, of the impact of past and present policy on Muslims - both at home and abroad.

Nigeria's Leader Can Change World's Approach to Insurgencies and What Drives Them

General Sir Nick Parker | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
General Sir Nick Parker

The measure of success in Northern Nigeria is whether civilians feel free from fear. Nigeria's sovereign government, with international partners lending their expertise, should be able not simply to clear the battlefield, but to satisfy the reasonable aspirations of the people to a secure and prosperous future. That could be a lesson for the rest of the world to learn.

Jihadist Youth: Look to UK Parents

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

The job the PM has is to convince the Muslim community, especially parents, that integration into UK society is the best way to protect their children. Does the UK now need a US style pledge? It couldn't hurt.

MPs 'In The Dark' Over British Pilots In Syria Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has been forced to confirm five British pilots have been involved in carrying out air strikes in Syria amid "anger" f...

Preaching to Stop the Converted

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Emma Nicholson

The great hope is that they will return to their classes and spread the word. Hopefully those messages from Noor, Munira and Bushra, will eventually reach the very children preparing themselves to flee their loving, comfortable homes in Britain and head for a new life with Daesh. These Yazidi girls know the horrible truth of the fate that will befall anyone considering that move.

The Common Struggle With the Kurds Against Isis

Gary Kent | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The tenth anniversary of the 7/7 Al Qaeda bombings, in which 52 people were slaughtered in London, coincided last week with the Kurdistan Regional Gov...

The Yazidi Women - A Vulnerable Community in Desperate Need of Our Help

Baroness Mary Goudie | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Baroness Mary Goudie

It is very clear that rape is being used as a weapon of war here and more needs to be done to protect these vulnerable women. Global leaders need to step in and take more of a stand against ISIL before it is too late and a whole culture has been wiped out and many lives ruined.

Climate Change on the Frontline With Isis

Hannah Griffiths | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Hannah Griffiths

The world faces numerous problems but climate change is unmatched in its scope and how indiscriminately it affects people regardless of faith, creed or colour. If even those living on the edge of war in the Middle East can see the need for serious action then maybe it's time for us to use our voice and help them.

Bombing Isis Won't Stop It

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is as easy to insist on a political settlement in Syria or in Libya as it is to talk of crushing ISIS. In Syria and Iraq, ISIS gives every indication of denying the legitimacy of compromise, so the concept of settlement would be out of bounds. In Libya, where ISIS is present but far from dominant, there could (and, for their own self-interest, should) be more possibility of arriving at an initial settlement between the Dawn and Dignity rivals.

The Waugh Zone July 2, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 2, 2015... 1) ILLOGICAL, CAPTAIN The big news today is Michael Fallon’s omin...

Britain Could Bomb Syria After Tunisia Attack, Warns Defence Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

Britain could launch airstrikes against Isil in Syria the Defence Secretary warned today as he hit out against the “illogicality” of just targetin...

US Dithering Will Turn Iraq Into a Failed State

Struan Stevenson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

Following the major offensive of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq last year, the country's key cities fell like dominos, increasing the Jihadist's con...

Cameron's Speech Feeds Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Cameron blames the Islamic value system for extremism in the world today - I find such a statement totally ignorant and unenlightened.

The Waugh Zone June 18 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday June 18, 2015... LUXEMBOURG COMPROMISE? It’s D-Day again for Greece as yet another ...

Four Years On. And The Iraq Inquiry Is STILL Far From Ready

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has warned the Chilcot Inquiry that he and the families of those killed in Iraq are 'fast losing patience' at its failure to publish its...