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Boris: West Should Consider 'Military' Option In Syria

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics

The West should consider fresh military action to help protect civilians in Syria, Boris Johnson has declared. In a stern warning to the Assad regime ...

Boris Johnson Accused Of 'Outright Lies' During Super Awkward Press Conference With John Kerry

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics

Johnson: Such a rich thesaurus of things I've said… take me too long to engage in a full global itinerary of apology https://t.co/oWLFQVSJfH— BBC ...

John Kerry Just Smashed His Head On The Door Of No.10 Downing Street

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics

John Kerry is in London today to hold talks following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. And he smashed his head on the door of No.10 Do...

There Is Life After Brexit

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

The result of the UK referendum on the European Union membership came as a shock to Europe and the World. As someone who lived for twelve years in Bru...

UN Approves Syria Roadmap, But Fails To Mention President Assad

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK Politics

Member of the UN Security Council approved a resolution on Friday outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damasc...

A Sad Day for Democracy in Bangladesh: Only Prime Minister Hasina Can Stop the Unjust Execution of a Political Opponent

Lord Carlile | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

Should Bangladesh wish to remain in good standing with the international community, Prime Minister Hasina must correct this injustice. Bangladesh has demonstrated a disregard for basic principles of jurisprudence and human rights. With the world looking on, it is imperative that Prime Minister Hasina halt this unjust execution, reform the ICT and allow legitimate political opposition to flourish.

As Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists, the West Still Tolerates El-Sisi

Nehad Ismail | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Since taking power in a military coup in 2013, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has been every bit the tyrant, showing utter disregard for civil rights. And the Obama administration has long claimed it would lift the embargo only if Egypt showed "credible progress" toward restoring democracy."

Call to Include Kurds in Conferences Against Isis

Gary Kent | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

This is not the time to stand on ceremony when all hands are needed to fight the vile forces of Isis and that most certainly includes the Kurds.'

Highs and Lows in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The FAC report and Boris in Erbil are substantial gains for the burgeoning Anglo-Kurdish relationship, which is greatly assisted by a growing global realisation that the Kurds are a vital ally. On balance, last week in Westminster was good for the Kurds and their friends, and made much sweeter by the defeat of Daish in Kobane.

12 New Iraqi Brigades To Fight Islamic State Promised By US And UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

Britain and the United States have vowed to step up efforts to combat the Islamic State, which currently occupies swathes of land across Syria and Ira...

US Politician Wants To 'Bomb Iran' For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Michele Bachmann, perhaps the least hinged Republican serving in a Congress in which sanity passes as voting to repeal a healthcare law 33...

The Ebola Epidemic Is at Risk of Becoming a Tragedy of Truly Global Proportions

Douglas Alexander | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Politics
Douglas Alexander

Now is not a time for excuses, now is a time for action. The very fact we are in the midst of a crisis on this scale is proof that the international community has not yet done enough. This epidemic can, and must, be overcome. But the question now is how many more will have to die before it is, how many of those tragic deaths could have been avoided.

Obama's Iran Nuclear Policy of Self-Delusion

Nehad Ismail | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to Reuters (16 October) a senior U.S. official said some progress was made in high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday but much work remained to be done, adding the goal was still to reach a deal by a late November deadline.

A Strategy for Degrading and Defeating ISIS Must include the Overthrow of Syria's Assad

Nehad Ismail | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Prime Minister Cameron was right to rule out any co-operation with Assad in the fight against ISIS. He was also right not to seek Parliament's support for possible action in Syria. In the House of Lords, former Chief of the General Staff Lord Dannatt warned that "attacking ISIL in Iraq but not in Syria is dealing with half the problem"...

Jordan Plays a Key Intelligence Role in the Fight Against ISIS

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Jordanian leaders at the highest levels are alarmed. Jordanian political analysts are taking the ISIS threat very seriously. According to Middle Eastern security officials, defences have been reinforced at the borders of Iraq. The Jordanian air force has been on high alert for several days.

Teaming Up with Assad to Fight ISIS Is a Very Bad Idea

Nehad Ismail | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Last year David Cameron pledged his support to President Obama in confronting the Syrian regime. The pledge was wrecked by Ed Miliband, for narrow political advantage. Had action been taken a year ago, we wouldn't have heard of ISIL/ISIS and its latest incarnation, so-called IS.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave Vs Vlad

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 21 July 2014... 1) DAVE VS VLAD The shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines passenger plane, MH17, an...

Palestine: Something Must Be Done, But What and By Whom?

Gregor Cubie | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Cubie

As Israeli military operations reignited in Gaza on July 8, the familiar indignant echo of "something must be done" rang out around the liberal and non-interventionist quarters of the Western world in a show of solidarity with the trampled Palestinian people that, while admirable, all too often fails to delineate exactly to whom the appeals for reason should be addressed.

Will Britain And Iran Make Up To Deal With ISIS?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Britain will move towards closer ties with Iran by reopening the UK embassy in the country - as the West courts its historic enemy to help deal with t...

'We Could Go Back To Iraq,' Says Ex-Defence Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

The consequences of a victory for extremist insurgents in Iraq are so "potentially catastrophic" that the possibility of sending British troops should...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Cable Toast?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 29 May 2014... 1) IS CABLE TOAST? The Lib Dems are in the midst of a proper political cris...

EU, US And Russia Agree 'Concrete Steps' To Defuse Ukraine Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

Foreign ministers from Russia, the US and the European Union say they have agreed steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in Ukraine, after urgent talks in ...

Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Bangladesh's foreign minister Mahmood Ali has been touring Europe in a bid to overcome perceptions that his four-decade-old country is tumbling into a vortex of factionalism...

Algeria's Election: A Date With Destiny

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

You might say 17 April is a date with destiny for Algeria. Under pressure to secure the Maghreb and important oil and gas fields, surely Algeria in 2014 won't be tempted to swerve toward Egypt's current draconian behaviour. Will it?

Brinkmanship Risks Taking Israelis and Palestinians to the Edge

Toby Greene | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Toby Greene

The wider international community can play a role at this critical moment. To keep open the window for a negotiated solution, Europe and the United States must make clear their expectation that the Palestinians should refrain from unilateral steps and stay at the table.