Syria Civil War

British Childhood Friends Admit Fighting For Al-Qaeda Group In Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Two young British men have admitted spending eight months in Syria fighting alongside an al Qaida-linked terrorist group. Childhood friends Mohammed N...

First We Took Afghanistan. Then We Gave Them Iraq

Justin Huggler | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

ISIS are right at the heart of things. And we put them there... Three years after his death, Osama bin Laden's dream is coming true after all: a great Sunni Muslim uprising in the Middle East. Only ISIS are so violent they make Al-Qaeda look like a bowling team.

Syrian Conflict Transforms Regulations in Jordan

Nikita Malik | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

For Jordanian forces, the careful monitoring of shared borders remains a necessary externality resulting from the Syrian civil war. In the months to follow, the strict security regulation that takes place beyond the boundaries of George's farm will continue.

We Should Have Intervened in Syria

James Snell | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Syria lies broken, bloodied, but not quite dead. Faint flickers of national life before the civil war remain, but these are fast being snuffed out; victims of territorial conflict, over which existing democracy and the soothing voice of international arbitration can exert no influence.

Moving Mountains in Syria: A View From the Ground

Tam Hussein | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

A year ago the villages of Jebel Akrad were home to living, breathing communities. Tucked into the mountain range in Syria's northwestern corner, the village squares were occupied by old men drinking strong coffee and puffing on cigarettes...

Hague To Meet Kerry In Paris On Monday Ahead Of UN's Chemical Weapons Report On Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

William Hague is to follow this week’s Geneva negotiations on Syria with a fresh round of talks in Paris on Monday. According to the Foreign Off...

Syria: Say Hello to Evil

James Snell | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
James Snell

I am increasingly confronted with the notion that the outside world just isn't the concern of the United Kingdom, and this represents a great isolationism, which I believe to be irreconcilable to a generally internationalist - and truly libertarian - foreign policy.

Syria: The Case for a Prudent Approach

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The chemical attacks at Ghouta, outside Damascus, on 21 August, have led countries to reassess their options for resolving the conflict in Syria, in...

Unanswered Questions on Syria

Hasan Dindjer | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hasan Dindjer

The march towards military action against Syria has begun. This much is clear from the bellicose rhetoric of Western leaders, the leaks to the press about possible military strategies, and the rolling cast of experts gracing our screens to explain how strikes against Syria might work...

Images Lay Bare Destruction Of Syria's Largest City

Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

New images have laid bare the destruction caused by the Syrian civil war in the country's largest city. Satellite images from human rights organisa...

Syria: A Regional World War

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

The recent Israeli air strikes are a further blow to any hope of "peaceful" resolution and a potential call to arms for the Obama administration that has so far refused to send troops to Syria.

Syria's Lost Generation

Ben Acheson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

War still rages in Syria - a fact that we are too quick to forget. The second birthday of the crisis has long passed and resolution doesn't appear to be on the horizon. When Syria-related news does reach our media outlets and Twitter feeds, it usually focuses on chemical weapons or possible intervention by the US. There is little talk of the abhorrent humanitarian crisis, which deteriorates daily.

UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent: A UN-Holy Alliance?

Tam Hussein | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Many Syrians I spoke to on a recent visit to Syria hold the UN partially responsible for the deaths of 70, 000 lives in the unfolding humanitarian disaster that is wracking the country. There is an impression that the UN is propping up the regime by working and delivering aid via the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

'Hunger, Homelessness And Terror Have Replaced School'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

As many as two million children have had their lives torn apart by the bloody conflict in Syria as the fighting enters its third year with no end in s...

Endgame: Syria - Reducing The Civil War To A Game Is Unhelpful And Distasteful

Planet Ivy | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech
Planet Ivy

Endgame: Syria is a new online strategy game based on the present war in Syria. The company who produced it, Auroch Digital, has been making news-based games for a few months as part of their 'Game The News' project.

'It's No Game' - The Reaction to Endgame:Syria

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

As a games designer I wanted to explore issues in the real world and it is natural for me to turn to the medium of games to do that. Making a game exploring an ongoing war was always going to get a reaction, though this was not our motivation.

'Killing innocents Kills Light In Our Country'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, has made a rare public speech about the country's devastating civil war, blaming the bloodshed on foreign-funded "t...

Chronicle of a Downfall Foretold: Syria After Assad

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

With Syria's cash reserves dwindling and its armed forces ceding more and more territory to the rebels, nothing could be more certain today than the inevitable downfall of Assad. However cathartic that moment may be, it is unfortunately unlikely to mark the end of the Syrian civil war.

Israel Fires 'Warning Shots' At Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Israel has fired retaliatory warning shots into Syria after a mortar round hit an outpost in the Golan Heights, the Jerusalem Post has reported. N...

British Troops 'Could Be Deployed In Syria'

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

British troops could be deployed to intervene in Syria in the event of a major humanitarian crisis, the head of the armed forces said today. Genera...

Syrian Fighter Jets Target Damascus As Death Toll Hits 36,000

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Syrian fighter jets have struck suburbs in Damascus for the first time during the 19-month conflict, which has now left 36,000 people dead, according ...

Syrian Air Force General 'Shot Dead By Rebels'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

A senior Syrian Air Force general has been shot dead by rebels in Damascus, state television has reported. General Abdullah Mahmoud al-Khalidi was ...

Troops Attempt To Contain Violence In Lebanon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Clashes in Lebanon's capital Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli have left seven people dead and dozens more injured as the army warned of "unprec...

Violence In Beirut (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Lebanese soldiers have fired bullets in the air and launched tear-gas at mourners attending the funeral of a murdered intelligence chief in Beirut ami...

US Troops Deployed On Jordan-Syria Border

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

US troops have been deployed to the Jordan-Syria border "to deal with the possible consequences" of the civil war, defence secretary Leon Panetta has ...