UK Syria

Where Do We Go to Now?

Dom Joly | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Dom Joly

With the latest terrorist tragedy in Tunisia however, ordinary Brits are looking at their holiday itineraries and realising that totally "safe" destinations are becoming increasingly scarce. So I thought I might use my vast experience in these things to help out. I'll go through some options and have a look at a couple of places that you might be considering for your next break. I'll be like the Foreign Office but... better.

The Waugh Zone July 3, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday July 3, 2015... 1) REMEMBRANCE DAY The minute’s silence at noon today will allow ...

Labour Tells Government It Can Be Persuaded Over Syria Strikes

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

British airstrikes in Syria moved a step closer today after Labour called for a “considered assessment” of how to defeat ISIL. Shadow Defence S...

BBC Should Not Be Impartial Over ISIL, Says Cabinet Minister

Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

The BBC should not be impartial when it comes to reporting ISIL, Cabinet Minister Chris Grayling said today. The former Justice Secretary, who is n...

The Waugh Zone July 2, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 2, 2015... 1) ILLOGICAL, CAPTAIN The big news today is Michael Fallon’s omin...

Defence Secretary To Update MPs On Isis, Amid Speculation UK Will Expand Bombing To Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett, Paul Waugh & Ned Simons | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Politics

Defence secretary Michael Fallon will make a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday on the threat posed by Isis, amid expectations that MPs wil...

Britain Could Bomb Syria After Tunisia Attack, Warns Defence Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

Britain could launch airstrikes against Isil in Syria the Defence Secretary warned today as he hit out against the “illogicality” of just targetin...

Education Cannot Wait When Conflict Hits

Aaron Benavot | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Aaron Benavot

It's complicated, and we face a huge challenge to attract greater funds for schooling and teaching in conflict. But that shouldn't scare us off. The needs are huge, and we must use that as inspiration, rather than as a barrier, to our ambitions. Education cannot wait in times of an emergency. We have no time to lose.

US Dithering Will Turn Iraq Into a Failed State

Struan Stevenson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

Following the major offensive of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq last year, the country's key cities fell like dominos, increasing the Jihadist's con...

Cameron's Speech Feeds Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Cameron blames the Islamic value system for extremism in the world today - I find such a statement totally ignorant and unenlightened.

The Fathers' Of Missing Children Feared Fled To Syria Is Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

The husbands of two of the three British sisters feared to have taken their nine children to Syria wept on Tuesday as they begged their families to co...

Mystery Over Two Children From Bradford Family Missing From Turkey Flight

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Two children from the family of 12 who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join extremists are not recorded as having boarded the flight to the...

Fears For Bradford Family Of 12 Missing After Flying To Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

West Yorkshire Police are "extremely concerned" for the safety of 12 members of a Bradford family who are missing after travelling to Turkey following...

Religion: From Bridges to Checkpoints?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Over the past couple of weeks, a small number of events made me realise that religion - some call it religiosity too - is playing once more an active ...

This Former Al-Qaeda Trainee Is On A Mission To Take The 'Glamour' Out Of Jihad

AP | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

He learned warfare in an al-Qaeda training camp, then spent over two years in a small cage at Guantanamo, and more time in a French prison. With s...

ISIL Making Millions From Looted Antiquities

Katy Gregory | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Katy Gregory

In recent months, propaganda films showing extremists using sledgehammers and automatic gunfire to destroy remains of ancient civilisations have commanded swathes of media attention.

Unsung Hero Killed in the Line of Duty

Razan Rashidi | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

Nineteen year old Isra'a Yasser Al-Habash was another Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer working with Ayman in Douma that day. Tragically, she was killed by the mortar fire.

Mass Vaccination Campaign Reaches More Than 1.6million Children Across War-Torn Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

"Everyone is coming to get their children vaccinated and I like to be one of the first," said Samira at a primary health centre in Damascus where she brought her five year old daughter to be vaccinated.

This Is What Britain First Supporters Think Of Migrants Fleeing Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

The most popular nationalist Facebook page in the UK has voiced its anger in response to a Daily Mail article highlighting the plight of migrants flee...

This Daily Mail Article On Refugees Is Too Much Even For Its Own Readers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

A Daily Mail article on the plight of asylum seekers fleeing to the Greek island of Kos and causing discomfort to disgruntled British holiday-makers h...

David Miliband Reminds Everyone He Knows 'How To Win Elections'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics

With words likely to exacerbate family strains as well as fuel speculation, David Miliband quipped on Wednesday that he was part of a Labour team that...

Remembering Houla - Why Sectarianism Cannot Be Part of Syria's Future

Gareth Bayley | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Let's keep firmly focused on the need to bring perpetrators of massacres like Houla to justice. The UK has a long-standing commitment to accountability for atrocities committed in the Syrian conflict. This commitment will not falter. That is the message from the Houla massacre: the need for justice and accountability. Not the perverted logic of sectarianism.

Ex-Army Chief Says We Must 'Think The Unthinkable' In Fight With IS

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK

A former head of the army has said we must "think the previously unthinkable" and consider sending soldiers to fight Islamic State (IS) on the ground ...

Blood and Stone: Islamic State and the Fate of Palmyra

Kevin Childs | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Kevin Childs

In the absence of anything else, I might wish Zenobia would rise up from the sand and hold out a mailed fist to repel those faithless fighters of IS. It seems no one else will.

Palmyra: A Lament

Robin Lustig | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

We mourn what we can identify with, more than with what we can't. Part of me knows that the ruins are merely stone, and that they have already been partially destroyed or mutilated many times in their 2,000-year history. And yet if they are bulldozed to the ground in the coming days, I shall shed a tear for their loss.