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Black History and the Intellectual Golden Triangle

Michael Mumisa | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Michael Mumisa

In his Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Weltgeschichte or Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, the German philosopher Hegel divided Afric...

The British Medical Journal on Syria, Casualty Recording and Bombing in Populated Areas

Thomas Nash | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Thomas Nash

Image from Kobane, Syria, courtesy of Handicap International In an editorial accompanying a study of casualty data from the conflict in Syria, the ...

UK Surveillance Operations On IS Are To Be Extended

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK

British surveillance operations to monitor the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq and Syria have been extended until next year, t...

Bombing Islamic State, But Refusing Europe's Refugees: The UK Prefers Weaponry to Refuge

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

If the UK's airstrikes on Syrian targets lead to civilian deaths, panic and further refugee flows, who will be expected to look after those new refugees? Not Britain, presumably.

The Summer I Understood War

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

War was something that happened on TV until the summer of 2004. A boat carrying Iraqi families had crashed somewhere on the coast of Attica in Greece....

Berlin Police Shoot Islamic Extremist After Knife Attack

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

An Islamic extremist, once imprisoned for plotting to assassinate the former prime minister of Iraq, was shot and killed by police in Berlin on Thursd...

Brits and Refugees Abroad

Natalie Wisdom | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Natalie Wisdom

I am currently in a hotel in Bitez, a small town just outside of Bodrum in Turkey. I am staying at a lovely hotel called the Orion, it's very small a...

The Coming Syrian Regional War? A Full Briefing

Paul Reynolds | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The current question before the political leaders of the USA's allies such as the UK is 'how can we address the refugee problem at source, and how far should our escalating military efforts against ISIS and the Syrian regime go ?'.

Time Is Running Out in the Middle East

John Watson | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
John Watson

Very hesitantly, with a weather eye on the immigration figures and the population forecasts, the UK Government reacts to public pressure to confirm th...

Palmyra And Five Other Treasures Lost To The 'Cultural Cleansing' Of ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

The recent destruction of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra by a ragtag of black-hooded extremists is the latest expression of cultural savagery to beset a...

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.