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Petition To Ban ‘Desperate’ British ISIS Bride From Returning To The UK

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

A petition has been launched to prevent a former British punk rocker turned jihadi bride from returning to the UK. Sally Jones left her Kent home to j...

British Punk Rocker Turned Jihadi Bride ‘Desperate To Return To UK’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK

A former British punk rocker turned jihadi bride who left her Kent home to join Islamic State (IS) is alleged to be desperate to return to the UK. Sal...

Meet The Londoners Inviting Refugees Into Their Homes And Kitchens

The Huffington Post | Max Thurlow | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With more than 20 million refugees around the world, Refugees Welcome is an initiative aimed at bringing people from different backgrounds together wi...

Mosul: A Graveyard For Iraq's Children?

George Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
George Graham

A bombed out school in West Mosul Three years after Mosul first fell to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS), the battle to retake Iraq...

Adjusting To A New Life As A Syrian Refugee, Hope Got Me Through Each Day

Maya Ghazal | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maya Ghazal

With no friends and no school place, as the rest of my family seemed to be moving on I became very isolated from the outside world. My education had always been important to me. As a young girl I always knew it was my ticket to independence and those rejections left me feeling hopeless. Four months went by that way.

First Victim Of Grenfell Tower Inferno Named As Syrian Refugee Who Fled Assad Regime

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK

The first victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has been named as Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali. The 23-year-old came to Britain from his war-torn home...

Family Of Syrian Refugees Missing In Grenfell Tower Blaze

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK

UPDATE: The family has been confirmed as being unhurt in the fire. One of the daughters, Rawan, told the Independent the family is safe but has lost t...

Let's Talk About 'Terrorism'

Priya Jasmin Begum | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
Priya Jasmin Begum

People have created a "them and us" narrative. The media has painted a picture in everybody's heads of desert people thirsty for the blood of 'infidels'. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of ISIS', and other related groups, victims are Muslim which is conveniently forgotten by many.

Anti-Terror Ramadan Ad Goes Viral But It Has Gravely Offended Some Muslims

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK

A music video which shows a would-be suicide bomber confronted and apparently deterred by the faithful has made waves in the Middle East. Featuring Em...

Why Jeremy Corbyn Would Be A Foreign Policy Disaster As PM

Usman Butt | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics
Usman Butt

While Corbyn seems pretty clear on foreign policy issues, he has not only been dangerously inconsistent, but also grossly out-of-touch with the ground realities in many places. Fundamentally, in Corbyn, you have the two worst traits converge in one leader- ignorance and weakness.

How This Free University Course For Syrian Refugees Is Integrating Them Into Britain

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

When i* found out he had been accepted onto a scholarship scheme in the UK for Syrian refugees, he threw a party. “I was so excited,” he says. “...

Syrian Refugees Given New Home In Canada Name Their New Baby Justin Trudeau

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

A Syrian couple who sought refuge in Canada have named their child after the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arriv...

The Necessary Evil Of Syrian Child Labour In Lebanon

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

Child labour amongst Syrian refugees is rife. From begging, manual - and often dangerous - labour, or searching for scrap metal on the streets, childr...

Syrian Refugee Describes His 'Nightmare' Escape From Aleppo To London

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK

“Please can we take a break,” 32-year-old Wassim asks as we sit in Finsbury Park on a mild spring day. The Syrian refugee is tired. He has lived i...

Jeremy Corbyn: I Might Not Allow A Drone Strike On Isis Leader

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics

"I'm no supporter or defender of ISIS in any way" says @jeremycorbyn #marr— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) April 23, 20...

Feeling Helpless Over Syria's Plight: Paving The Way Forward

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

There is unprecedented international outrage over the recent chemical attack that left many Syrian families dead and injured in the town of Khan Sheik...

Have We Become Appeasers?

Alex Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Fuller

The world must be dealt with how it is, not how we might like it to be. We are a civilisation seeking peace but swimming in chaos.

Syria: A Duty On The UK To Lead

Hywel Williams | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Politics
Hywel Williams

Plaid Cymru MPs stand ready to discuss a proper peace plan in Westminster and would welcome any attempt by the UK Government to facilitate a diplomatic solution that involved all the major powers. The United Kingdom and the international community must step up. The responsibility lies on the UK Government to forge a diplomatic solution to this problem that ensures that a plan for peace prevails.

Boris Urges Those Behind Syrian Chemical Attack To Be Held To Account

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson and his French counterpart have urged the international community to make sure those responsible for the Syrian chemical weapon attack a...

Don't Forget About The Women In War

Johanna Higgs | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

As the brutal chemical bombings in Syria dominate the news headlines, the general consensus amongst the media seems to be one of horror. As it should ...

BoJo Misses The Party

John Watson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

It is always wise to be careful what you wish for and the reason normally given is that you might just get it. In the bowels of the Kremlin they must be pondering that at the moment as they wonder whether their support for Mr Trump assisted him to power and reflect on how quickly it has all blown up in their faces.

US-Russia Relations 'May Be At All Time Low,' Donald Trump Says After Syria Veto

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said US-Russia relations might be at “an all time low”, after the two countries clashed over the future of Syria and Russia vetoe...

Refugee Teen Shot In Syrian School Attack Dedicates Life To Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage refugee, who was shot in the leg during an attack on his school in Syria, has been awarded a prize for helping others in Leeds. Mohamad Kha...

Sean Spicer dropped a horrific clanger on Syria totally buried by his Hitler apology

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Whoops! Sean Spicer slips up & admits today why the US REALLY struck Syria: "The goal for the US is to make sure that we destabilize #Syria" pic.twitt...

Syria, Emotion And Trump's Presidential Masculinity

Jenny Mathers | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

So when looking for guiding principles that might help to understand Trump's next moves, bear in mind the competing demands of his presidential masculinity: impulses powered by emotion and instinct enacted in ways designed to make him look tough and manly.