Syria Protests

Syria Is Bleeding - March for Freedom

Hassan Walid | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Hassan Walid

I helped organise the march last year to mark the first anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. Now I am helping to organise the march to mark its second anniversary. I don't want to be organising the third March! We need action now.

A Future Syria Can't Be Built on a Foundation of Massacres

Neil Durkin | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Massacres of one sort or another have become part and parcel of Syria's bloody two years. The country's uprising began with a moderately small-scale protest in the city of Daraa on 15 March 2011. Within the space of two days, as the Daraa protests intensified, the security forces had shot dead 15 peaceful protesters, the first in what we now know would become a huge number of similarly horrible incidents.

'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.

Are Turkey And Syria On Cusp Of War?

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

UPDATE: The Turkish parliament has approved a bill authorising cross-border military operations in Syria, but insists it is not a mandate for war. ...

Obama And Cameron Warn Assad

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Barack Obama have said any threat to deploy chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would be "completely unacceptable". According t...

Syria Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Chinese media has accused the US of spoiling for a fight with Syria after president Barack Obama warned Damascus that any use of chemical weapons woul...

UN Syria Vetoes Condemned As 'Inexcusable And Indefensible'

Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Britain today condemned as "inexcusable and indefensible" the decision by Russia and China to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution threat...

Assad Makes First Public Appearance Since Bomb Blast

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made his first public appearance since Wednesday’s bomb blast in Damascus that killed three members of his inne...

Is This The End Of Assad's Regime?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

The bomb blast that killed three members of the Syrian regime's inner sanctum on Wednesday is being touted as the most significant strike against Pres...

Arab Spring - Revolution & Counter-Revolution

James Denselow | Posted 14.09.2012 | Home
James Denselow

Reuters correspondent Lin Noueihed and Middle East analyst Alex Warren have written an comprehensive account of the revolution and counter-revolution underpinning the Arab Spring over a year after its inception.

Syria Will Use Chemical Weapons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

The Syrian regime is poised to use chemical weapons, according to a high-profile defector. Speaking to the BBC, Nawaf Fares, the regime’s former...

Manaf Tlas Defects From Assad's Inner-Circle

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK

Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad has suffered the first defection of a close ally since the regime’s brutal crackdown of the rebels began more than 16 m...

Turkey's Military On Alert As Nato Condemns Syria Over Downed Jet

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Tension between Turkey and Syria rose on Tuesday with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan explaining to his parliament that Turkish military rules of engagement h...

Putin Is 'Not Locked In To Assad Remaining Syria's President', Says Cameron

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Politics

Key players in the Syria crisis have reached agreement on the "key principles" of a way forward towards political transition in the troubled Middle Ea...

Cameron In Talks with Putin Over Syria

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has met Russian president Vladimir Putin for talks on the fringe of the G20 summit in Mexico which are thought to have focused on the si...

The Dictators' Club: Why Democracy May Be More Fragile Than We Think

Chris Morgan Jones | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Chris Morgan Jones

My next book will be set, in part, in Georgia, and before going there I've been spending a few days reading about the place and its rich, painful history.

Syria In 'State Of Civil War' Warns UN Peacekeeper

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

The head of UN peace keeping has said that situation in Syria has developed into a "civil war." Speaking to reporters in New York, Herve Ladsous sa...

Syrian Army 'Using Children As Human Shields' UN Says

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

Children as young as nine have been used as human shields, sexually assaulted and tortured by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accord...

'Full-Scale Civil War' In Syria Warns UN Leader

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Syria is on the edge of full-scale civil war following the latest violence in the country, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon warned. Spe...

Kofi Annan: 'Syria Heading For All-Out War'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Syria is heading for “all-out” war, according to Kofi Annan. Reported by Reuters, the international peace envoy warned that the restive state w...

Emergency UN Human Rights Council Offers Further Condemnation Of Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

The UN's human rights chief has warned that Syria could descend into all-out civil war unless UN member states demand an independent inquiry into the ...

Cameron: 'We Will Not Abandon Syrian People'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

Downing Street has warned the regime of President Bashar Assad that "we will not abandon" the people of Syria following the Houla massacre. David C...

Syria and the Climate Change Approach

James Denselow | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics
James Denselow

The international community knows that the situation is bad and getting worse but lacks the unity and political capital to do anything about it

13 Bodies Discovered By UN Observers In Eastern Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Thirteen bodies have been found in Syria on Wednesday, according to UN inspectors. Reuters is quoting General Mood, the lead observer for the UN, ...

LIVE: Syria Crisis Developments

The Huffington Post | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

PARIS — Governments around the world expelled Syrian ambassadors and diplomats on Tuesday, an unusual, coordinated blow to Syrian President Bashar A...