Can Abadi's Reforms Save Iraq?

Struan Stevenson | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

A massive protest rally organised by Muqtada al-Sadr, the firebrand Shi'ia cleric, took place again last Friday around the Green Zone in central Baghd...

A 1,400-Year-Old-Disagreement Is The Root Cause Of The Current Middle East Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

Rising tensions following Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shia cleric have brought into focus the 1,400 year divide between two main branche...

A Bosnian Town Has Been Ordered Not To Fly Islamic State Flags

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

Bosnian police have ordered the removal of Islamic State flags and emblems from a home in the town of Gornja Maoca in northeastern Bosnia. A photog...

'Mostly They Kidnap Sunnis': Iraq's Sectarian Abyss

Neil Durkin | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

We need a non-sectarian Iraqi government and a non-sectarian response to ISIS - so say the politicians, all singing from the same hymn sheet. But it's easier said than done of course. Not least when powerful Shi'a politicians in Iraq continue to shield their religious brethren with the AK47s and a record of using them against Sunni civilians.

Shia Militias 'Executing Sunni Civilians' In Revenge For Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

Government-backed Shia militias are executing "scores" of Sunni civilians in reprisals for attacks by Islamic State (IS), according to a new report. ...

Isis - Time Bandits

Neil Durkin | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

They're trying to take the region back to a mythical past that never existed in the first place. They remind me of the Year Zero fanatics of the Khmer Rouge. Erase the present. Start again. ISIS, you might say, are time bandits. Or at least... definitely bandits.

ISIS: From Egyptian Goddess to Iraqi Devil

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

What's in a name? Isis used to be an Egyptian goddess. The ideal mother and wife; patroness of nature and magic. Now ISIS refers to brutal violence, extremism, and war. Will the Islamist movement cause oil prices to explode?

Radical Saudi Preacher Banned From The UK After 'Jihadi Recruitment' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Controversial Saudi preacher Mohammad al-Arefe, who has been banned from Britain after allegedly urging young British men to fight in the Middle East,...

Joining ISIS: My Meeting With Aseel Muthana

Tam Hussein | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

There are an estimated four hundred British fighters currently fighting in Syria. The question as to how the Muthanas of this world join designated terrorist groups like ISIS is more complicated than the media would like you to think. The story of Aseel and Nasser Muthana illustrates this point well.

Nasser Muthana's Family 'Heartbroken' About Student's Appearance In ISIS Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

The family of a British jihadi featured in a recruitment video urging UK Muslims to join insurgents in Iraq and Syria said they are "heartbroken" that...

Who Is The Mystery British Lad Fronting Recruitment Campaign For World's Most Feared Terrorists?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Isis is proving as capable on the internet as they are on the battlefield. The world's most feared terror organisation have launched an uncontroll...

Please Don't Go To Iraq To Fight, Top Cleric Tells British Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

British Muslims are expected to heed claims from the UK's top Shia cleric not to join the fight against ISIS in Iraq, after thousands of Iraqis rallie...

Iraq's Revolution

Struan Stevenson | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

For the mullahs in Tehran, the fall of Maliki and his replacement with a non-sectarian, fully democratic government in Baghdad would be anathema and the Iranian President Rouhani has already stated that he will intervene in Iraq to stop the terrorists.

'This Is Our Ball. It's Made Of Skin #WorldCup,' Isis Boast (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Horrifying footage has emerged showing Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) beheading a police officer. In a shockin...

Two Very Old Enemies Could Join Forces To Save Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

In foreign policy, politics sometimes comes down to necessity. Iran has said it is willing to co-operate with the United States to help Iraq in its fi...

Widespread Fraud in Iraqi Elections

Struan Stevenson | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

The conclusion must be that this election - the first to take place in Iraq since the withdrawal of American troops - has been significantly corrupted to the point where the result, when it finally emerges, will almost certainly be fraudulent.

Sunni and Shia Islam- What's The Origin of The Split?

Amelia Amin | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Amelia Amin

The differences between Sunni and Shia Islam are political in origin, and remain so to this day. The way that Muslims are positioned throughout the world (70% Sunni, and 20% Shia) has heavily informed the politics of various countries and created much geopolitical tension and associated extremism between the two sects.

Iraq - Genocide in Fallujah

Struan Stevenson | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

The unfolding tragedy in the Iraqi city of Fallujah seems to have slipped off the international radar screen, as the focus of the global community drifts from Syria to Kiev and back again. The humanitarian situation in Fallujah is dire.

Tunisian Women Engaging In 'Sexual Jihad' With Syrian Rebels, Claims Minister

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Tunisian women are travelling to Syria to partake in a “sexual jihad” by comforting rebel fighters, a minister has claimed. “They have sexua...

Iraq Car Bonbs Kill Dozens Celebrating Eid

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Bloody violence across Iraq surged during the month of Ramadan, with a wave of car bombings killing 69 people and injuring 300 on Saturday as communit...

Controversial Saudi Preacher Denies Anti-Shia Stance

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

A controversial Saudi cleric, who some community leaders warned could whip up Muslim sectarian tension in the UK, has told HuffPost UK the allegations...

The New Iranian President - A Reformer, Moderator or Radical?

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

Iran is at a major crossroad. There is a growing middleclass, which is educated and wealthy, but also allergic to religion. Islam has become a hate-word for many, representing repression, lack of freedom and imposition of anti-modern values.

New Fears As 'Divisive' Saudi Preacher Arrives In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

Senior Muslim leaders in Britain have expressed concerns that a controversial Saudi preacher who arrived in London this week could exacerbate sectaria...

Syrian Crisis Heightens Sectarian Tensions in Turkey

Tam Hussein | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

There are more ways than one that Turkey is feeling the impact of the Syrian conflict.

Activist Invites Kim Kardashian To Meet Human Rights Defenders In Bahrain

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

An activist has written an open letter to Kim Kardashian, inviting her to meet with human rights defenders in Bahrain. Maryam Alkhawaja has implor...