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Not My Brother's Keeper: A Security Primer for Americans on the Refugee Crisis

Adam Jung | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

This is an attempt to lay out some basic facts and observations, devoid of the sometimes histrionic arguments being made.

Isis - Their Version of Islam

Amelia Amin | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

ISIS, and its warped manipulation of a faith that so many Muslims treasure, needs to be stopped. What they are doing is brutal, bloodthirsty, and vulgar. Our global solidarity against this dangerous group is our greatest weapon, and together, be we Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic, we need to harness this might, in order to combat them effectively. Understanding them to the best of our ability, is the first step.

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

Lucy Sherriff

'Being Gay In Iraq Isn't As Sexy As ISIS' - But It Might Be Just As Dangerous | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Being gay isn't as sexy as ISIS. So no-one pays us any attention." These are the words of Amir Ashour, a 25-year-old Iraqi and the founder of the ...

Isis Is Using Iraqi Scientists To Develop Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

The Islamic State group, also known as Isis, is pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments wi...

The Iraq War Should Not 'Imprison' Us When It Comes To Dealing With Isis, Warns Labour's Pat McFadden

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics

Labour’s Shadow Europe Minister Pat McFadden today said the UK should not be “imprisoned” by the 2003 Iraq War when it comes to tackling Isis. ...

RAF Jets 'Successfully' Bomb Large Group Of Isis Militants

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

RAF Tornados have successfully attacked a large group of Islamic State militants assaulting Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence (...

The Waugh Zone November 17, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday November 17, 2015… 1) THE COR-BENN IDENTITY Last night’s Parliamentary Labour Pa...

Corbyn 'Shouted Down' By Labour MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on ISIL and the Paris attacks has come under repeated attack from his own MPs during a heated meeting of the Parliamentary La...

Labour MP On Isil Frontline Appeals For UK To Do 'Significantly More' To Help Kurds Defeat Terrorist Group

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Politics

The UK has “significantly more to do” to help Kurdish fighters defeat Isil in Iraq, according to a Labour MP visiting the frontline of the conflic...

Iraqi Intelligence Warned West Of An Imminent Attack One Day Before Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK

Iraqi intelligence officers warned coalition countries, and France specifically, of an impending Islamic State attack a day before Friday’s Paris ma...

Labour Leader's Letter Reveals Syria Concern

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has underlined his personal opposition to extending UK military action to Syria amid fresh signs that the Tory government is planning to...

Corbyn Shelves Foreign Policy Speech In Wake Of Paris Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has postponed a keynote speech on UK foreign policy in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Labour leader had been set to signal he wou...

The Waugh Zone November 4, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday November 4, 2015... 1) HUNTING THE SNARK Fears of an NHS winter crisis stalk Whitehall...

Ashura, A Day Like No Other

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

1335 years ago, on Ashura; the tenth day of the new Islamic year, in the early hours of the afternoon, on a sand-dune at Karbala, south of the current...

Controversial Muslim Cleric Predicts 'Disturbing' Future For Apologetic Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

One of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam has predicted a "disturbing" future for Tony Blair following the former prime minis...

Last Image Emerges Of Former BBC Reporter As Friends Suggest Foul Play In Mysterious Airport Death

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

The last known pictures of former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton have emerged, showing the 50-year-old just minutes before she was found dead in a Turkis...

Memo 'Reveals Tony Blair Support For US In Run-Up To Iraq War'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

A previously secret memo has given an insight into Tony Blair's talks with US president George Bush in the run-up to the Iraq War. The document, wr...

What I Learnt Visiting the Front Line in Iraq

David Campbell Bannerman MEP | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Campbell Bannerman MEP

These people are not stupid and are well informed and well connected - they know what's going on in Europe and they often have family there. Look after them properly and push on with winning the war, and the migrant flood across Europe can be reduced significantly - whether from Iraq or Syria.

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...