Syria Rebels

Is Noam Chomsky Right That the US Doesn't Want Regime Change in Syria?

Ian Sinclair | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

Noam Chomsky is probably the most influential leftist on the planet right now. So when he argues the US "has shown no indication it wants the rebels to win in Syria", as he did recently in an interview with the Voice of Russia, his opinion carries a lot of weight amongst progressives...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Don't Mess With Miriam

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 22 January 2014... 1) DON'T MESS WITH MIRIAM Is the Deputy Prime Minister's wife behind h...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Dave 'Absolute Bonkers'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 13 January 2013... 1) IS DAVE 'ABSOLUTE BONKERS'? That's the question being asked by leading...

Sectarian Violence in Syria: What Does It Mean for the Rest of Us?

Luke McManus | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Sectarian violence in Syria is now threatening more than just the Middle East. Syria's civil war, whose direction at first seemed synonymous with other countries of the Arab Spring, quickly became a full-blown battle of Shia-Sunni sectarianism.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Return Of The TB-GBs?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 20 September 2013... 1) THE RETURN OF THE TB-GBs So, the long-awaited memoirs from former Brown advis...

Has An Ex-Guantánamo Detainee Died Fighting In Syria? (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Reports have stated that a former Guantánamo prisoner has died fighting alongside rebels in Syria. A video purporting to show the body of one of t...

The Capital Of The Revolution Pictured In Tatters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

It was the city known as the "capital of the revolution" by rebels fighting Syria's President Assad, one of the first cities to join the uprisings aga...

Army Chief Warns Britain Could Be Dragged Into Syria War

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

British efforts to stop the slaughter by forces of President Bashar Assad could see us dragged into war, to prevent the regime's chemical weapons fall...

'Friends Of Syria' Group Pledge Support To Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague and counterparts from 10 other nations have agreed to "provide urgently all the necessary material and equipment" to r...

Syria Chemical Weapons Used... But Used by Whom?

Charles Shoebridge | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Charles Shoebridge

Given the gravity of this claim and its consequences, as well as a recent history of unevidenced assertions based on inaccurate intelligence being used to justify involvement in foreign wars, how does the evidence in the latest assertion stack up?

'Odious, Twisted, Hate-Filled Thugs'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will have no means of preventing UK weapons ending up in the hands of "al Qaida-affliated thugs" if it supplies arms to the Syrian rebels, Bor...

Could Cameron Face Coalition Backlash Over Syria Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

David Cameron is facing rumblings of discontent in his own party and among coalition colleagues over action being taken to aid the Syrian opposition, ...

'Deeply Unsavoury Elements' In Syria Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will continue to assist Syria's rebels, despite 'deeply unsavoury' elements within the anti-Assad forces, but Parliament will be given a vote ...

PICTURED: Teenage Syrian 'Atheist' Reportedly Shot By Rebels

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

This is the 15-year-old boy who was publicly executed by Islamist rebel militia in Syria, apparently for the crime of blasphemy. Mohammad Qataa wa...

Syrian Boy 'Executed For Atheism By Rebels'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Teenage Syrian 'Atheist' Reportedly Shot By Rebels (PICTURES) A 15-year-old atheist boy was reportedly shot in the face in a brutal executi...

Ned Simons

81 Tory MPs Write To David Cameron To Demand Vote On Arming Syrian Rebels | Ned Simons | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Politics

Tory backbenchers have demanded the right to be able to veto any delivery of weapons to the Syrian rebels, amid reports of a cabinet split on the poli...

Russia To Go Ahead With Arms Delivery To Syria 'To Deter Foreign Hot Heads'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Russia has said it will continue with its delivery of state-of the art anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, insisting that the weapons will help "stabilis...

EU WILL Lift Arms Embargo To Supply Syria Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

William Hague has hailed the EU's "right decision" to end the embargo on supplying arms to opposition forces in Syria, despite fears from British poli...

UK To Push For Syrian Arms Embargo To Be Lifted

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

The UK will push for the European Union's arms embargo on Syria to be lifted to enable the potential supply of weapons to forces fighting against Bash...

Friends Mourn London Doctor Killed In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A young London doctor has died in Syria after government forces shelled the temporary medical centre he was working in, according to a Syrian human ri...

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.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave's Red Line

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 15 May... 1) DAVE'S RED LINE Today, the Commons speaker John Bercow will make a decision on whether...

Britain to Double Military Support To Syrian Rebels

PA | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

Britain will double military support for Syrian rebels to help them withstand the "onslaught" from Bashar Assad's regime, David Cameron has said. S...

Hague Clashes With EU Ministers Over Plans To Arm Syrian Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has clashed with EU ministers over whether an arms embargo on Syrian rebels should be lifted. Hague's Irish counter...

Jessica Elgot

Children In Combat, Summary Executions And A 'Hole Of Death' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Human rights campaigners have warned that Syrian opposition fighters are conducting summary killings, using child soldiers, sectarian violence and com...