UK Iraq

The Power Of The Media Today: 'Fake' News And The Middle East

Susannah Blenkharn | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Susannah Blenkharn

I don't have the solutions to these problems; hopefully someone, somewhere will. Yes, there are other factors which must be considered with the media today, but the recognition for the need of deeper, un-sensationalised reporting is the first step to achieving this goal.

Danger Does Not Disappear When The Fighting Ends

Aleema Shivji | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Aleema Shivji

The level of contamination is unprecedented in Iraq: there are explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices in fields, homes, sometimes inside corpses, or behind refrigerator doors. Our weapons clearance experts have already destroyed more than one thousand explosive remnants of war in just a few weeks.

Donald Trump Forced To Water Down His Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has been forced to water down his Muslim ban, signing a new one thats excludes Iraq from the list of countries affected. Trump triggered ...

The Mayor Of Calais Has Banned Food Distribution To Refugees - A Response And A Plea For Harmony

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I feel the resolution to this refugee crisis, and all global crises is with kindness. There ultimately needs to be infrastructure to provide for the care of the refugees. Whether this is with the full support of major NGOs or the UN, or simply local communities welcoming refugees in with arms open.

Meet The Young Muslim Volunteers Who Are Helping To Rebuild Mosul

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mustafa Field MBE

As Iraqi forces take parts of Mosul from the brutal regime of Daesh. We are seeing the clean-up operation is being started by volunteers of different faiths who are coming together to rebuild their community.

Smiling IS Suicide Bomber 'Was British Guantanamo Bay Detainee Awarded £1M Compensation'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

A British Islamic State fighter who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to repor...

What Life Is Like In Mosul Now

Bathoul Ahmed | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Bathoul Ahmed

People are trying hard to rebuild their lives. Schools are now open for registration and local primary health care centers are slowly opening up again. Some professionals who fled, such as teachers, doctors and nurses, have started to return. Although the local hospital in Hay el Sucar was largely destroyed, residents are adamant that it will re-open and a group of young locals are volunteering to clean it up, to get it running again.

Americans Need To Hear What Iraqis Have To Say

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Baroness Emma Nicholson

Today we bid farewell to the first month of 2017, during which many of us have made and sought to maintain our New Year's resolutions. Mine, perhaps ...

America Should Be Welcoming Muslim Students Not Turning Them Away

Nick Petford | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Petford

The ruling by Donald Trump to place a temporary ban on Muslims from selected countries entering the USA has provoked global outrage. While a similar ban on students wanting to study in the UK seems (hopefully) inconceivable, when it comes to obtaining entry visas bona fide students and staff from Muslim countries can face an uphill struggle.

Soldier's Poignant Story Of Iraqi Refugee Shows Just What Is Wrong With Trump's Ban

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

As the world reels from Donald Trump’s Muslim refugee ban, an ex-US soldier has shared the story of an Iraqi refugee who saved his life twice. Dylan...

Donald Trump's State Visit Should Be Axed Until He Ends Refugee Ban, Says Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Politics

.@jeremycorbyn comes out strongly against the state visit organised for @realDonaldTrump #Peston pic.twitter.com/gAqopUmxWk— Peston on Sunday (@pest...

A Proud Week In Theatre

James Haddrell | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Haddrell

This is a proud week for Greenwich Theatre, a week in which we celebrate theatre for its ability to confront, to challenge and to inspire - and this is not unusual for us here...

A Fishy Tribute To Donald Trump In Iraqi Kurdistan

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK

A restaurant serving fire-roasted carp in northern Iraq has endorsed the US President-elect with the distinctive moniker ‘Trump Fish’. Based in th...

"Without Your Help We Will Die": Why The People Of Mosul Need Our Help

Melanie Ward | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Melanie Ward

"All of my friends have been killed," Abdullah* tells me. I'm in Khazer Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), 30 km east of Mosul in Iraq. Abd...

2016: Goodbye And Good Riddance

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The lesson to be learnt from Syria, we are told, is that this appalling tragedy is the kind of thing that happens when foreign powers turn their backs on tyranny and refuse to intervene. The lesson to be learnt from Iraq, on the other hand -- and Libya, and Yemen, come to that -- is that chaos, violence and human suffering on an unimaginable scale are what follow when foreign powers intervene.

End Of 2016: A MENA Post-Mortem

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

As we rapidly approach the end of another challenging year, my mind strays once more to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and to the atrocities visi...

Owen Jones And Kate Tempest: Wake Up And Love More

Kate Wyver | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Wyver

"too concerned with their own thoughts to think about the weather But we see clouds like furious ink Thick liquid sinks and whips the wind Pitch shift...

Corbyn Defies Labour MPs Over Motion Attacking Blair

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected pleas from Labour MPs to force the party to oppose a controversial motion attacking Tony Blair over Iraq. The Labour leader...

Corbyn Told By Labour MPs To Oppose SNP Attack On Tony Blair

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MPs have urged Jeremy Corbyn to oppose a Commons move to reprimand Tony Blair for his record on Iraq. The Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) aske...

Upholding Imam Hussain's Legacy And Walking For Peace

Sara Yasmin Anwar | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sara Yasmin Anwar

"If you don't believe in any religion and don't fear the day of resurrection, at least be free and noble in this world." - These are the words of Imam Hussain, whose martyrdom inspired a movement in the pursuit of justice and freedom regardless of race, religion or creed. With the rise of fascism and fear of the other, now more than ever community cohesion matters.

15 Minutes From Mosul But A Lot Further To Go

Sam Slota-Newson | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Sam Slota-Newson

We must support these children and pressure our governments to do the same. There is a strong humanitarian imperative for this, but it is also in our interests to avoid 1.6 million children in Iraq growing up with no education, huge burdens of trauma and no prospects.

President Donald Trump: The World Turned Upside Down?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Donald Trump, who may prove to be the most unprepared, uninformed president ever to enter office, shows no sign of having applied much thought to such questions and is inclined to shoot from the hip. Despite some conciliatory language since his victory, the rest of us can only hope he'd only be shooting metaphorically.

Iraq's Chance For Peace

Khalid Al-Alusi | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Khalid Al-Alusi

The humanitarian needs in Iraq are huge but not insurmountable. Together Iraqis can help each other to recover and rebuild. But we must continue to promote this unity, and lead by example. Only then will Iraq once again become a beacon of hope and prosperity.

The Waugh Zone November 3, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, November 3… 1) TITANIC STRUGGLE Such jolly japes at the Spectator’s awards last night, not lea...

The Tyranny Of Terrorists On Twitter

Alicia Kearns | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alicia Kearns

Our preoccupation with social media companies is fogging our vision and preventing us from seeing the wider picture, making society feel that the answer to recruitment and radicalisation is a simple, immediately remedied problem.