UK Syria

Yvette Cooper On Refugee Crisis: 'Children Will Freeze To Death On Our Doorstep.'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics

Hundreds of councils, universities and private landlords are willing to offer thousands of beds to Syrian refugees against fears children will freeze ...

Russia: Anything You Can Do...

Alistair Burnett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Watching Russia's military intervention in Syria unfold has taken me back to my secondary school days when we put on the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

A Little More Conversation, A Little Less Action

Jess Phillips | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

The truth is, I don't know what the hell to think. I don't want to drop bombs that kill innocent civilians. At the moment I can't see how more bombs upon bombs would help. But I also think sitting doing nothing is not an option either. I've spoken to Syrian constituents of mine who think the UK should take military action. I've also read accounts of Syrian children scared of the sky. For every action a perfect and equal opposite reaction. What galls me about this more than anything, is that my role in this, my vote, my shuffle through the lobby is so widely discussed and dissected in the media, by my party, by their party by people in the country and it is all still speculation. No vote has been called. No discussion has been had.

Dozens Of Labour MPs 'Ready To Back Military Action In Syria'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK

Labour MPs are embroiled in bitter infighting amid claims more than 50 are ready to defy leader Jeremy Corbyn and back military intervention in Syria....

Russia Fires Cruise Missiles At Syria, Hits Iran

AP | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, two US defense officials said...

How ISIS Is 'Failing' And Becoming 'Increasingly Desperate'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

ISIS is becoming “increasingly desperate” and is failing in its mission to create a Khilafah for Muslims, as thousands of Syrians shun the terrori...

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

Hope for Syrian Refugee Children

Unni Krishnan | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Unni Krishnan

I ask a group of children what they want to be when they grow up. Half raise their hands to be teachers, the rest want to be doctors and engineers. These children are the future. Despite all the challenges, all my visits to the Middle East have been inspiring. As the Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish said, "on this land, we have what makes life worth living." The world failed Aylan. Can we help Amal make her life better?

Is Putin's Syria the Road to Armageddon?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

This time it's not Crimea or Ukraine but President Bashar Hafez al-Assad's Syria where Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun to establish his very own 'Caliphate' in the Middle East. And because he has 'The Bomb' nations stand by helplessly as he defiantly ignores their condemnation and doesn't even wait to see if anyone will lift a finger to stop him.

The Waugh Zone October 6, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday October 6, 2015... 1) CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE David Cameron has done his traditional T...

Grab Your Tin Hats -- Russian Aircraft Are Violating NATO Airspace

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Tensions surrounding Russian military airstrikes in Syria escalated on Monday after it was revealed Moscow’s warplanes twice violated NA...

Russian Weather Forecaster In Bizarre Segment On Syrian Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Conditions in Syria are perfect for fighter jets taking to the sky and launching airstrikes, a Russian weather forecaster said on the country's state ...

Syria and the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Failure of International Responsibilities

Kurt Mills | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Kurt Mills

In Europe, there are attempts to remove even the humanitarian framing - identifying hundreds of thousands of people as migrants who simply want to come to take our jobs, rather than as those who are in desperate need of protection and other assistance. This is a dramatic failure of responsibility at all levels of political leadership.

Taking Emergency Supplies to the Bekaa Valley on the Syrian Border - A Holiday With a Purpose But It's No Hardship

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Laura Tenison MBE

Some months ago a conversation with a close friend turned into a bucket list of places we wanted to visit. Some surprise was registered when Beirut c...

ISIS Blows Up Palymra's 2,000-Year-Old Arch Of Triumph

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) militants have destroyed an almost 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra. It is the la...

Will Vladimir Putin Save the World?

David Spencer | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Spencer

There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.

Russia Opens a Window of Opportunity in Syria

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In the fog of claim and counter claim over the real target of Russian air strikes in Syria one thing is clear: Russia's direct intervention is intensifying the war and that means even more civilian deaths and more refugees fleeing to neighbouring states and Europe.

Cameron Accuses Russia Of Propping Up 'Butcher' Assad

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron called the Syria president a “butcher” on Saturday, while lambasting Russian military intervention on behalf of the regime. The stro...

Michael Fallon: Russia Is Propping Up Assad With Syrian Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has blasted Russian airstrikes in Syria, claiming that Moscow’s military intervention is propping up Bashar Assad r...

Just What Syria Needs: More Bombs

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

It comes down to this: should the UK use what little international influence it still has to encourage the resumption of international peace talks - and could David Cameron and Philip Hammond bring themselves to champion the cause of the EU as an essential part of the mix? Or would they rather ask the House of Commons to approve RAF bombing raids in Syria, even though they must know full well that a few more bombs - even if they carry "Made in Britain" markings - are unlikely to make a blind bit of difference?

Russian and US Jets Are Flying Over Syria... What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A second day of Russian airstrikes battered positions in Syria on Thursday, while diplomats peddled conflicting reports as to which groups Moscow’s ...

The British Medical Journal on Syria, Casualty Recording and Bombing in Populated Areas

Thomas Nash | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Thomas Nash

Image from Kobane, Syria, courtesy of Handicap International In an editorial accompanying a study of casualty data from the conflict in Syria, the ...

SHOTS FIRED! The Russian Embassy Just Picked A Fight With Philip Hammond

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics

Normally when politicians tweet an important view on a world issue, their replies consist mostly of abuse and far-from-helpful advice. But not so f...

Is the Refugee Crisis Fuelling a 'Brexit'?

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

Should the EU fail again in a future crisis, whether economic or humanitarian, the tide will surely turn in the 'Out' campaign's favour. Unless pro-EU campaigners swiftly make a positive case for the future of the EU, and why Britain needs to be a part of it, a 'Brexit' could be a very real prospect by 2017.

Cameron Reacts To The Russian Bombing Of Free Syrian Army

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has called the Russian bombing of Syria a “retrograde step” after reports Moscow's forces targeted positions held by the Free Syrian...