Syria Uprising

Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad

Daniel Marriott | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.

Syrian Chemical Weapons - Coming To A Port Near You

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Some 150 tonnes of industrial-grade chemicals are to be shipped from war-torn Syria to a British port to be destroyed, it has been revealed. A for...

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...

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...

Obama Backs Weapons For Syrian Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

US President Barack Obama has approved arming the Syrian rebels for the first time, according to US officials. The officials confirmed that the pre...

British Man Killed In Syria 'While Taking Photos Of Military'

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A British national has been killed in Syria, the Foreign Office has confirmed. The man, an American woman and another Westerner were said to have d...

British Man Killed In Syria 'While Taking Photos Of Military'

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A British national has been killed in Syria, the Foreign Office has confirmed. The man, an American woman and another Westerner were said to have d...

Reports Of British Man Killed In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Reports that a Briton who may have gone to work with Syrian rebels has been killed by government forces are being investigated by diplomats. The ma...

'Syrian Forces Have Used Sarin Gas On Rebels'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons against rebel fighters, the Israeli military's top intelligence analyst has claimed. Brigadier...

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).

UK Arms To Syria Could Fall Into Jihadists Hands

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

The risks that UK-supplied weapons could fall into the hands of jihadists in Syria may well be outweighed by the gamble of not doing more to end the c...

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.

How Could The UK Arm Syrian Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's suggestion that the coalition might veto the EU-wide arms embargo on Syria in order to supply anti-Assad rebels with weapons appears t...

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. ...

'Mission Impossible': Can Kofi Annan's Replacement Create Change In Syria?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi will replace Kofi Annan as special envoy to Syria, in what the the French ambassador dubbed "the impossible mission"....

VIDEO: Syria Blast Strikes Near UN Observers' Damascus Hotel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

The Free Syria Army has said UN observers were not the target of the bomb which exploded Wednesday near a Damascus hotel, wounding three. AP report...

Britain To Give Syrian Rebels An Extra £5m

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Britain is to give an extra £5m to Syrian rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad's regime, helping to fund additional communications equipment and medical s...

Syrian Rebels 'Kill Russian General Helping Assad'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Syrian rebels claim to have killed a Russian general they accuse of helping President Bashar al-Assad's forces, and say it is evidence Russia is deepl...

Syrian Prime Minister 'Defects To Jordan'

Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

Syria's prime minister has reportedly defected to Jordan with his family after being smuggled across the border, government officials there said on Mo...

Syria Rebels Execution Of Assad Supporters Could Be 'War Crime'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Human Rights Watch have accused the Free Syria Army of committing potential war crimes as videos emerged of rebels "executing" supporters of Preside...

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...

Putting The 'Ass In Assad': Activists Attack Syrian President In Posters

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

A poster produced by a group of activists in a northwest town in Syria has gone viral with its satirical attack on the country's leader Bashar al-Assa...

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...

Syria: Red Cross Declare Civil War

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

The Red Cross has declared the situation in Syria a civil war. "We are now talking about a non-international armed conflict in the country," ICRC s...