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A Military Veteran Decided To Write ISIS A 'Subtle' Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

A military veteran has penned a scathing letter to the Islamic State militants in the Middle East, denouncing their brutal reign of terror in the wake...

Jessica Elgot

Why Islamic State Recruits Aren't Actually Very Religious

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

If you were to assemble a clichéd prototype of a British fighter for the Islamic State, what would they look like? They'd be young, looking for a way...

Are Intelligence Services Already Close To Identifying Jihadi John?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Intelligence services could soon know the identity of the killer of US journalist James Foley, with suggesting the south London-accented jihadi may be...

Jihad, Utopia and 'Muddled' Foreign Policy

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

The brutal Assad regime, under father Hafez and son Bashar, has perpetrated some appalling atrocities and we can't be proud of cooperating with it, but it is the only force in the region capable of defeating ISIL.

Is This Really The Only Option Left To Defeat Islamic State...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Britain should not be "squeamish" about an alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad to defeat the radical jihadists of Islamic State (IS), former k...

James Foley's Killers Sent This Terrifying Email To His Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

GlobalPost, the news website which employed US journalist James Foley wrote, has released a chilling letter from his killers, sent to his parents the ...

Met Police Give You Another Reason Not To Watch Islamic State Beheading Video

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

The Metropolitan Police have issued an extraordinary warning today that anyone viewing or sharing a graphic video of the beheading of a US journalist ...

A Second Journalist Appeared In The IS Beheading Video. Here's Who He Is

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

As the family of James Foley mourn the loss of the reporter beheaded on camera by radical jihadists, fears remain high for Steven Joel Sotloff, an abd...

Most People Seriously Cannot Believe The New York Post's Front Page On James Foley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

Amid appeals from James Foley's family not to watch or distribute images of the freelance reporter's brutal murder at the hands of Isis jihadist, the ...

'Once You Step Over The Border, It Doesn't Matter Who You Are'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the US journalist who was beheaded by ISIS jihadists, was one of the region's most experienced correspondents in reporting from hostile e...

This Is The Way We Should Remember James Foley..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants, was an exceptionally brave reporter who went into a conflict zone that has less than ...

Beheading Video Shows British IS Militants 'Among Most Vicious'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

British extremists are among the most "most vicious and vociferous fighters" in the Islamic State's (IS) ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert ha...

James Foley's Death Is Just The Latest Beheading By Extremists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

The brutal footage of what appears to be the beheading of US journalist James Foley is not the first of its kind to appear online. Beheadings are a...

Risking a Lost Generation in the Middle East

Justin Forsyth | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Justin Forsyth

The psychological trauma inflicted when children lose their parents, see their homes destroyed, or experience torture, is not easily alleviated, particularly when they have to remain in the stressful and unfamiliar environment of a refugee camp. Save the Children's staff see the signs of this in places like Syria and Gaza, from night terrors and bed wetting to children who refuse to speak.

Why I Keep Being an Aid Worker Despite the Dangers

Johan Eldebo | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Johan Eldebo

Every day the news seems to suggest the World is getting scarier and more dangerous. Iraq, Gaza, Syria, South Sudan - the list goes on. For me reading the news is never a shock. I spend my working life immersed in the horrors, the violence and the poverty that blight the globe.

Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection Under the Protection of Civilians Mandate

Camilla Barker | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Barker

When two aid workers were shot dead in Afghanistan last month, the world's media focused its attention on the dangers of 21st century humanitarianism and the challenges that assistance agencies face in protecting their personnel.

Yazidi Refugees in Syria: Lifesaving UNICEF Supplies Delivered

Razan Rashidi | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

"We walked for more than 20 hours with no food or water," says Juan, an adolescent girl who arrived at Nawrouz refugee camp in north-east Syria three days ago, along with eight family members. Juan is from the Yazidi minority group, many of whom are fleeing to Syria from the mountains of Sinjar in Iraq.

'Chillin' With My Homie Or What's Left Of Him'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A British rapper who left his home in London to fight with ISIS in Syria has posted a picture of himself apparently holding aloft the severed head of ...

Woman Cleared Of Smuggling Money For Syrian Jihadists In Her Knickers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

A young woman who tried to smuggle cash in her knickers on a flight to Turkey beamed as she walked free from court after she was dramatically cleared ...

Drones, 'War Porn' and Manipulation

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

The reality is that the footage we, war journalists, capture in the field isn't always 'striking' or insightful. In many cases we are forced to stand a good way from the frontline for our own safety, or if we are on the frontline, we can't stay there for long... unmanned remote control drones fitted with high definition gyroscopic cameras will change the role of the war reporter.

Shock & Grief Of Grandfather Of Australian Boy, 7, Pictured Holding Decapitated Head In Syria

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The grandfather of a young Australian boy pictured holding a decapitated head aloft has spoken of his devastation. Peter Nettleton’s Sydney-rais...

Asa Bennett

Why Do David Cameron's Foreign Office Ministers Keep Quitting?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics

In one of his defining speeches as foreign secretary, William Hague set out his vision of creating a "revived and reinvigorated Foreign Office that le...

Australian Jihadist Tweets Picture Of Young Son Holding Decapitated Head (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A horrifying picture of a young boy holding a decapitated head aloft has been posted to Twitter. He is believed to be the Sydney-raised son of Kha...

'Even When She Was Hit With Stones She Did Not Scream Or Move'

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK

A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman...

The Clash of Civilizations: Our New Global Order

Tom Johnson | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

We should have seen it all coming. The civil war and the underlying tensions rocked Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula should be no surprise to us. Indeed the unprecedented rise of Islamic extremism and the foundation of an organisation like ISIS, along with the independence and anti-EU movements in Britain, along with many other global issues.