Taking Emergency Supplies to the Bekaa Valley on the Syrian Border - A Holiday With a Purpose But It's No Hardship

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Laura Tenison MBE

Some months ago a conversation with a close friend turned into a bucket list of places we wanted to visit. Some surprise was registered when Beirut c...

When Is It OK to Abandon Our 'Sustainable Aid' Ethos?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Style
Laura Tenison MBE

Thanks again for your support and please don't forget to put aside nice, warm, good quality clothing for our next From a Mother to Another collection period in the run up to Mother's Day early next year. For now we still have stocks on hand to deliver to those in need both in the UK and now in Lebanon to the Syrian refugees.

Despite Horrific Hardship This Little Boy Was The Star Of Cameron's Refugee Camp Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron has visited refugees in a Lebanese camp to better understand how British aid is being used to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war. ...

Lebanon Reporter Attacked Live On Air

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK

"Stand back from the protesters"... is what this reporter's producer should have been shouting in her ear before she got caught up in a melee covering...

The MENA Region Wrestles With Its Genie!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Today, some powers and principalities are trying to lure the MENA genie back into its bottle - with brutal force, lavish financial inducements or political shenanigans. But this genie is cunning: it has tasted freedom outside the bottle and sees its own world with different lenses. Its instincts cannot easily be tamed back into the bottle!

Religion: From Bridges to Checkpoints?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Over the past couple of weeks, a small number of events made me realise that religion - some call it religiosity too - is playing once more an active ...

Syria: Resolve Conflicts to Restore Childhoods

Johan Eldebo | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It would cost about $10 billion to meet the humanitarian needs in Syria; yet only half of the funding is obtained so far. In contrast, of the $20 billion needed to organise the football World Cup and the Olympics, the costs were fully met.

Amazing Moment Female TV Host Owns Scholar Who Said She's 'Beneath Him'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A TV host cut off an Islamist scholar live on air after he told her to "shut up" so he could talk, and said it was "beneath him" to be interviewed by ...

Uncomfortably Numb - Attitudes to Politics

Sara Damergi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sara Damergi

The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"

People Want To Strip Miss Lebanon Of Her Title Because Of This Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

Miss Lebanon is facing calls for her to be stripped of her title because of this image. Good morning from us! Miss Japan , miss Slovenia, miss...

Mia Khalifa Is Now PornHub's Biggest Star - But Her Lebanese Motherland Is Less Than Impressed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A popular free porn website has unveiled its number one ranked star as Lebanese-born Mia Khalifa, sparking outrage in her home country. Khalifa usu...

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

Slaughterhouse Shutdown: A Horror Story With a Happy Ending

Philip Lymbery | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

More often than not I write about horror stories with less than happy endings. Today I am writing about - yes, a 'horror story' - but one with a happy ending that I believe my organisation, Compassion in World Farming and all of our supporters, have helped to bring to fruition.

Jessica Elgot

Islamic State Actually Has More Support In Britain Than In Arab Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

The Islamic State group has substantially less support in Arab nations than it does in European countries, including Britain, according to a new repor...

The Rough and Tumble of the MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

So let me start off today with the patently obvious - with Iraq and Syria!

Brutal Retaliation After Brave Civilians Defiantly Burn IS Flag

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

As Islamic State (IS) militants continue to wage their bloody war across Iraq and Syria, brave civilians used social media to show they were not afrai...

Burning The Islamic State Flag Is The Political Version Of The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Islamic State (IS) militants brought their war to Lebanon this week, and in retaliation brave young Lebanese are using social media to show they are n...

Lebanon Launches Police Raids Targeting Gay Men

Dan Littauer | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Lebanese police has launched a sting operation targeting gay men across the country making dozens of arrest.The operation begun on Saturday with police arresting 27 men for alleged "gay sex" and "indecency" during a raid on Agha Hammam in the area of Hamra-Concord, Beirut.

Banned Anal Exam Still Being Used To 'Test' If Men Are Gay In Lebanon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

An invasive and banned “test” for homosexuality is reportedly still being used in Lebanon. The examination, which involves the insertion of a ...

Galloway Doubles Pay Packet With Appearances On Russia, Arab Channels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

George Galloway has earned £65,000 in just six months as a presenter and guest for dubious state-run broadcasters. The Bradford MP is the highest ...

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

Clooney's New Takedown Of The Daily Mail Is His Most Brutal Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

Apologies from the Daily Mail are as rare as a nun on the Sidebar of Shame. But a furious George Clooney isn't having any of it. The Hollywood star...

Amnesty International Slams Lebanese Authorities Over Treatment of Palestinian Refugees

Luke McManus | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Luke McManus

Amnesty claims that authorities are arbitrarily denying entry to the country for Palestinian men, women and children. This unpredictable border policy is leading to some family members being let in, while others are left behind inside Syria.

The Head Of ISIS Has Just Given A Terrifying Warning To Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Terror group ISIS will march on Rome in its quest to establish an Islamic state from the Middle East across Europe, its self-proclaimed 'caliph' has a...

The End Of Iraq As We Know It? 4 Maps That Show Just How Messed Up The Region Is

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Pick up any map of the Middle East over in the past 100 years and it's unlikely to really tell you the story of its people or its geography. It tells ...