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No Child Should Grow Up With Such a Name

Barbara Jackson | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Barbara Jackson

How does one react when being told that the name of a new born child of refugee parents means "one who has lost everything and whose people are eternally persecuted"? What do you say when you meet an infant whose name means "homeless"?

For Syrian Children, the Harsh Winter Brings More Woes

Kumar Tiku | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

"We really need help to stay warm this winter," says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

The Killing of Abdul Rahman Kassig: Who does IS represent?

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The Islamic State has once again acted in contrary to what it stands for. A video was released online from the group on Sunday announcing that it had beheaded American Muslim, Abdul Rahman Kassig.

Eight Reasons Why The Peter Kassig Islamic State Video Is A Game-Changer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

The news that Islamic State (IS) had killed another hard-working, inspirational and beloved aid worker in a slick propaganda film was depressing in it...

Islamic State's 'Progressive Potential' Debated At British Party Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

The "progressive potential" of Islamic State (IS) had been discussed by a British political party, which also claimed a caliphate created by the bruta...

Did Peter Kassig Refuse To Speak Islamic State Propaganda Before Murder?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

Peter Kassig may have refused to make a propaganda statement condemning the West before he was murdered by an Islamic State jihadist, friends have spe...

Islamic State Claim To Have Executed Another Hostage

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

The family of an aid worker whose death is apparently shown in a new graphic video by Islamic State (IS) have appealed for people not to "play into th...

So About That Syrian 'Hero Boy' Video...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK

A heartbreaking video appearing to show a Syrian boy running through sniper fire to save a young girl pricked the tear ducts of many across the world ...

Islamic State's Al-Baghdadi Promises To 'Erupt Volcanoes Of Jihad Everywhere'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

The head of the extremist Islamic State group has said it will fight to the last man. The comments by the militant group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Bagh...

Jessica Elgot

iPhone Photos From Syria's Teen Refugees Show Both How Normal And Strange Their Life Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

The pictures from the refugee camps of Jordan tend to show just the crying babies, the ragged tents and handouts stamped with the names of foreign gov...

Late Night Discussions at The Jamans' - Syria, ISIS And The Caliphate

Dilly Hussain | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

It was a night I'll remember. I liked Tuhin and their brother-in-law, and my last visit reassured me why I chose to maintain a relationship with the Jamans despite the community's negativity towards them. I had developed a brotherly relationship with the boys, I saw their mother as my own mother, and after my in-laws' house, the Jamans' was where I felt most at home when I visited Portsmouth.

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi May Have Been Injured In US Airstrike

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed leader of the Islamic State (IS), may have been injured in a US airstrike, according to reports. American...

'Allah Has Given Me The Chance To Be In The Pinnacle Of Worship Which Is Jihad'

PA | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

A young British jihadi whose two brothers have died fighting in war-torn Syria has claimed he would return to the UK for his family. Amer Deghayes, 20...

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Two Cities - Gaziantep and Adana, Southern Turkey

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Turkish cuisine from Southern Anatolia is distinctive with the best Baklava coming from Gaziantep and kebabs of the same name from Adana.

Why Did Jund Al-Aqsa Join Nusra Front in Taking Out 'Moderate' Rebels in Idlib?

Tam Hussein | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

Not only is Jund's position indicative of its indignation towards SRF's questionable practices, but it's also a sign that US intervention is pushing other forces, whose goal was Assad, to take more hard line positions.

Fashion, Solidarity and Reform in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

MPs, many of whom once struggled to place Kurdistan on a map, are better informed and understand that Kurds are efficient allies in the common fight against Daish. This is eroding the deep resistance to involvement in Iraq, which came to be defined as a disaster of the first magnitude, and maybe Syria.

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

Loyalty and Disavowal: Al-Wala Wal-Bara

Ian Linden | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Ian Linden

Half the foreign jihadists in Syria and Iraq come from Islamic cultures: Tunisia, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco. The governments that they reject face a big problem. But the lure of the so-called Caliphate in Syria and Iraq for some young people in Europe is rightly considered a security problem for us...

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

ISIS, Its Victims, Our Obligation to Intervene

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

We can't intervene everywhere. We have challenges at home. Our resources are limited; so, too, our ability to affect outcomes. Good intentions do not suffice. Sometimes trying to do the right thing can make things worse. So when an atrocity unfolds, how do we decide when to intervene?

Why Are Muslim Charities Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

What is even more alarming is that this type of 'prejudiced' open source information is then stored by software used by banks and other interested parties to monitor charities and assess risks involved with running accounts for them.

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The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

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 03.11.2014 | 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.

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...