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Are Intelligence Services Already Close To Identifying Jihadi John?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Intelligence services could soon know the identity of the British jihadist killer of US journalist James Foley, who reports say may be linked to an NH...

Jihad, Utopia and 'Muddled' Foreign Policy

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

The brutal Assad regime, under father Hafez and son Bashar, has perpetrated some appalling atrocities and we can't be proud of cooperating with it, but it is the only force in the region capable of defeating ISIL.

Is This Really The Only Option Left To Defeat Islamic State...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Britain should not be "squeamish" about an alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad to defeat the radical jihadists of Islamic State (IS), former k...

James Foley's Killers Sent This Terrifying Email To His Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

GlobalPost, the news website which employed US journalist James Foley wrote, has released a chilling letter from his killers, sent to his parents the ...

Iraq: Left Foot Forward's James Bloodworth Goes to War Again

Ian Sinclair | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

We are, it would seem, being misled about Iraq once again. On 12 August 2014 the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said the UK was only providing hu...

UN Workers on the Frontline Against Extremism in Iraq

Ian Richards | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK
Ian Richards

"Father, how far are they from Baghdad?" asks Husam's 14 year-old son as he sees the military helicopters fly overhead, bringing the injured back from battle. It's a question that makes him very uncomfortable. The "they" is the ISIS, otherwise known as Daash or Islamic State, and reputed to have already infiltrated the Iraqi capital with sleeper cells. Husam could leave. Like other UN staff he's been offered evacuation. And having seen fellow workers lose members of their families and having had to three times repair his house for explosion damage, you wouldn't blame him.

10 Things We Know About James Foley's Left-Handed 'British' Killer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

As horror turned to anger at the callous murder of US journalist James Foley, intelligence services are compiling information on his killer, who is be...

Met Police Give You Another Reason Not To Watch Islamic State Beheading Video

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

The Metropolitan Police have issued an extraordinary warning today that anyone viewing or sharing a graphic video of the beheading of a US journalist ...

Social Networking Sites Facilitate a Platform for ISIS

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of accounts on Twitter that promote and justify killings of civilians in Iraq, as well as Kurdistan. Some of the accounts tweet in Arabic, but have a English disclaimer that says, "Not IS". Other accounts are promoting IS ideological beliefs and urging others to join IS.

A Second Journalist Appeared In The IS Beheading Video. Here's Who He Is

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

As the family of James Foley mourn the loss of the reporter beheaded on camera by radical jihadists, fears remain high for Steven Joel Sotloff, an abd...

This Is The Way We Should Remember James Foley..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants, was an exceptionally brave reporter who went into a conflict zone that has less than ...

Beheading Video Shows British IS Militants 'Among Most Vicious'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

British extremists are among the most "most vicious and vociferous fighters" in the Islamic State's (IS) ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert ha...

James Foley's Death Is Just The Latest Beheading By Extremists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

The brutal footage of what appears to be the beheading of US journalist James Foley is not the first of its kind to appear online. Beheadings are a...

The Islamic State Have Issued An Extremely Chilling Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

The Islamic State militant group has issued a chilling message to America warning of future attacks on Western soil. In yet another violent threat ...

Risking a Lost Generation in the Middle East

Justin Forsyth | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Justin Forsyth

The psychological trauma inflicted when children lose their parents, see their homes destroyed, or experience torture, is not easily alleviated, particularly when they have to remain in the stressful and unfamiliar environment of a refugee camp. Save the Children's staff see the signs of this in places like Syria and Gaza, from night terrors and bed wetting to children who refuse to speak.

Iraq: Cameron's Contradictions

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

The charges against David Cameron over his Iraq policy are well founded. But there are extenuating circumstances... It is time for a root-and-branch review of the principles of British foreign policy, so that they reflect two essential things: the world as it is and not as we would wish it to be; and the British national interest. Or, to put it another way, don't do nation-building and don't intervene in other people's civil wars - we usually make things worse, as in Iraq, and the waste of blood and treasure is unforgivable. If this means hobnobbing with dictators, so be it. Only genocide and threats to world order merit military intervention, as with IS.

Why I Keep Being an Aid Worker Despite the Dangers

Johan Eldebo | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Johan Eldebo

Every day the news seems to suggest the World is getting scarier and more dangerous. Iraq, Gaza, Syria, South Sudan - the list goes on. For me reading the news is never a shock. I spend my working life immersed in the horrors, the violence and the poverty that blight the globe.

Women, You're Really Not Going To Like These Comments From The Male MP

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Labour MP Austin Mitchell has suggested that women prefer to discuss family and "social issues" rather than "big issues like 'should we invade Iraq?'....

Mehdi Hasan

Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Anglo-American air strikes on Islamic State positions in northern Iraq could "increase the risk" from homegrown terrorists in the West, the former hea...

Pope Francis Says Intervention In Iraq 'Legitimate'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has endorsed international action against Isis jihadists in Iraq, saying it is "legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor." The leader o...

The British Origins of America's Political Divide

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.

Britain 'Could Be In Iraq For Months'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Britain's involvement in Iraq will likely last "weeks and months" and has moved beyond a solely humanitarian one, the Defence Secretary said, as RAF a...

Paul Vale

Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader Banned From UK Holds Pro-Israel Rally In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- On Sunday the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), an organisation the Southern Poverty Law Centre has listed as an anti-Muslim hat...

Are We a Less Caring Country Now?

Bob Morgan | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Quite rightly there is a debate to be had on controlling immigration or even knowing how many people are coming to the UK - but bringing in a certain number of refugees is not about uncontrolled immigration and the two should not be confused.

'We Have No Choice But To Fight' Cameron Says, As UK Arms Kurds Against ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

The advance of Islamic State extremists poses a "clear danger" to the future safety of Britain's streets, David Cameron said as he explained his decis...