Sectarian Violence

Today Marks Six Years Since The Syrian Conflict Began

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

As the horrors continue in Syria and fighting is focused on religious and sectarian lines, it is vital that faith groups come together to help those most affected. This sends a powerful message that we are not a divided people but stronger when we work together in times of crisis.

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

Why I'm Proud of My Parents, But Not My Country

Ben Clarke | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Clarke

I may not always be proud of Northern Ireland, but I will never cease to be proud of my family for the qualities I need to live in a country of religious divide without prejudice.

Forget Ukip, Northern Ireland Has the Most to Gain in the European Elections

Ben Acheson | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Who really cares about the European elections? Let's face it, they can be pretty irrelevant. Just by mentioning them, some people may already have lost interest in this article...

This Muharam Could Be a Dangerous One for Pakistani Shia

Lord Avebury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Avebury

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year in which fighting is prohibited. Muharram is derived from the word 'haram', meaning 'forbidden.' It is so called because it is unlawful to fight during this month. For some Muslims, however, this is the deadliest of all times...

Pub Toilet Graffiti and the Art of Avoiding Sectarian Violence

Bytestories | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

When they weren't out subjugating barbarians, the Romans festooned their walls with phalluses. The Vikings only started invading other countries because they'd run out of space in their own toilet cubicles. And one-third of all Neanderthal cave paintings can be translated loosely as 'I've had Ug's mum'.

Belfast Riots Condemned as 'Mindless Anarchy' (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

Fifty six police officers were injured during loyalist riots in Belfast city centre in a night of chaotic violence that Northern Ireland's Chief Const...

PICTURES: Belfast Loyalists Riot, Protesting Controversial Republican Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

Twenty six police officers were injured when serious loyalist rioting engulfed Belfast city centre in violence linked to a contentious republican para...

Jessica Elgot

Are Bitter Muslim Sectarian Tensions In Syria Spreading To UK? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

Carrying billowing black flags, Anjem Choudary's banned group of extremists stomped past the Lebanese cafes and phone accessories shops along north Lo...

Waiting for a Revolution

Alastair Carr | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alastair Carr

Egyptians incessantly berate me for "listening to the shit the media says", without it I would be completely oblivious. The immense size and routine madness of this place hide the pre-revolutionary sparks while the omnipresence of propaganda neutralizes its own desired effect.

Failed Politics Lead to National Tragedy

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

South Asia is the home to about a quarter of humanity. It occupies a strategic geopolitical location. Yet from Pakistan to Burma, Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, it is - in parts - succumbing to chaos.

Christian Taxi-Driver 'Beheaded By Syrian Rebels & Fed To Dogs'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK

A Christian man was beheaded by Syrian rebels and fed to dogs, a nun has told a British newspaper. Speaking to The Sunday Times, Sister Agnes-Mari...

Political Unionism Is Failing Northern Ireland

Gary Spedding | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

No political party should conduct important discussions or decision-making in a context of violence or intimidation and I'm proud that my party will make no exception to this rule.

The Widows of Kandhamal

David Griffiths | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK
David Griffiths

Asmita's husband Rajesh was buried alive in a muddy riverbank in the remote Kandhamal district of India's Odisha (Orissa) state, just over four years ago. He is not enumerated in the official death toll of the anti-Christian pogrom which began in August 2008, because police did not find his body. In fact, they did not look for it

Sectarian Marches or Musicians Under Siege?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK
Scott De Buitléir

Jason Burke is the captain of his music band which practices on the Newtownards Road in east Belfast. He's been involved with the band for almost seven years, and is something he is both passionate and proud about. This isn't the type of music band, however, that plays the odd rock song in his parent's garage. He is in charge of a flute band, which regularly partakes in Orange Order marches in Northern Ireland.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Political Wisdom for Sri Lanka

David Griffiths | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK
David Griffiths

I was very privileged to attend Aung San Suu Kyi's historic speech to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall last week.

Lebanon is Not Just a Sectarian Conflict

Joe Dyke | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK
Joe Dyke

So it finally happens, nearly a year after the doomsayers said it was inevitable, that the violence in Syria slips over the border into Lebanon. While there have been occasional skirmishes in the north for months, the developments in the past fortnight suggest an increase in the dangers for the Lebanese.

The Battle Continues in Post War Iraq

Nabeela Zahir | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics
Nabeela Zahir

With the declaration of an end to the nine year war, the last US combat troops pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, weeks ahead of the December 31st deadline...