UK Syria

Don't Trust Miliband With International Strategic Issues

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

In a desperate bid to show himself as an influential player on the world stage, he recently claimed that his opposition to the US-led airstrikes against the Syrian regime, in response to Assad's use of chemical weapons, as a major foreign policy success. What Miliband does not know is that nobody takes him seriously and that his foreign policy 'success' will have no impact on the results of the British election.

Is This England?

Peter Lind | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Lind

Fears of immigrants seem to be the biggest rhetoric trick played in the political landscape in UK. We are bombarded with messages about what to fear and how many to fear. It drives voters to the right, voting for what they don´t want, instead of they do want.

Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean: Another Wake Up Call for the EU

One Young World | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

The African Union needs to step up in taking the matter seriously and urging member states to develop youth empowerment and human rights policies... If these initiatives are enacted, we will see fewer people drown in the Mediterranean in search of a better life.

Israel Attacks Syrian Militants With Airstrike

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK

Israel carried out an airstrike on the Syrian border on Sunday after four militants were spotted carrying a bomb towards Israeli troops. The Israeli m...

Where Will 'Hell' Strike Next?

William Bell | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
William Bell

The Middle East today is in a perilous condition, with violent conflict, poverty and large scale displacement increasing. For too long the international community has pursued politics and largely ignored vulnerable communities.

Missing Family May Be Headed To Syria

PA | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
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A family of six including four young children have gone missing and may be heading to Syria, police have said. Father Asif Malik, mother Sara Kiran...

Horrifying Report Details Systematic Rape And Abuse Carried Out By Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Systematic rape, sexual and physical abuse, slavery and forced marriage are being carried out against Yazidi girls and women - some as young as 12 - b...

400 Drowned Fleeing Libya As Migrant Boat Capsizes

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Survivors of a capsized boat off Libya have told Save the Children that 400 people are believed to have drowned in one of the worst tragedies of Europ...

Easter Eggs, Humanitarian Catastrophies and Hard Choices

Johan Eldebo | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It is uncomfortable to think about that the £787m we are about to spend on Easter eggs is the same amount as the total humanitarian needs for the Central African Republic and Afghanistan combined for a whole year (funded at 11% and 21% respectively).

Police Swoop In Dover For Six On Terrorism Offences

PA | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK

Six people have been arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police said. The five men and one woman, who ar...

Son Of Labour Councillor Detained Trying To Cross Into Syria

PA | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

One of the nine Britons detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to cross the border into Syria is the son of a Labour councillor, his father has confi...

Yet More Brits Arrested Trying To Cross Into Syria

PA | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Nine British nationals have been detained in Turkey after allegedly attempting to cross illegally into Syria. In a statement, the Turkish military ...

Teachers Are Worried Their Students Will Use Easter Break To Go On Jihad To Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers are worried their students will use the Easter holiday to go to Syria on jihad, but won't inform police for fear of criminalising their s...

World Leaders Hold Syrians' Lives in the Balance

Justin Forsyth | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Justin Forsyth

World leaders are gathering in Kuwait today to decide the fate of millions of people in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Kuwait pledging conference, the third of its kind, will bring together the UN and donor governments to pledge money to help civilians caught up in the spiralling violence. They will need to be generous - as the war enters its fifth year, Syrians and their neighbours are increasingly unable to cope with this unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.

For the Sake of Syria, Aid Must Get Through

Mike Adamson | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Mike Adamson

Syria, when it does make the news, is seen in terms of battle lines and military strategies. When civilians are forced to flee, they go wherever they think they will be safest - but often their choice is misunderstood as a declaration of allegiance to one group or another.

Syria After Four Years: Back to the Dark Ages

Neil Durkin | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

It's worth remembering that the vast majority of horror-show videos from Syria in the last four years have shown atrocities coming from the government side. It seems we need a jolt to remind us of this. A "killer stat" (literally) like Ghadbian's. A sort of lightbulb moment. We need to shine a light on Syria.

The Revolution Betrayed

James Snell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
James Snell

After the rejection by the British Parliament of intervention against Assad, he has been given free rein to destroy Syria and its people, creating devastation, chaos and a power vacuum. Into that gap stepped Islamic State, Iran and the Shia militias which have committed brutal and widespread crimes of their own.

'ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror' - Review

Tam Hussein | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

It is a rich and nuanced piece touching on all the points that the arrival of ISIS has raised in Syria and Iraq. Typos aside, this is an important contribution to the emerging literature on ISIS and will surely be on any academic reading list for years to come.

British Medical Students In ISIS Territory 'Want To Help, Not Fight'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK

Nine British medical students have travelled to Syria to help wounded people, they have told their families. Some of the parents of the five men an...

Jihadi Brother Banned From Travel To 'Protect Him From Himself'

PA | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

A 16-year-old boy whose two elder brothers have been killed waging jihad in war-torn Syria has been barred by a High Court judge from travelling abroa...

Stunning Images Show Life In Aleppo After Four Years Of Devastating Conflict

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

As Syria's national conflict enters its fourth year, we take a look at some recent pictures showing life in the embattled city of Aleppo. When upri...

Turkish Police Swoop On British Teen Trio Headed For Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK

Three British teenagers who are believed to have been travelling to Syria were detained by officials in Turkey, police said. The trio, a man of 19 ...

Syria: 'Doing What We Can, With What We've Got, Where We Are'

Gareth Bayley | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Gareth Bayley

There is no imminent solution. Some brave, determined Syrians are digging in for the long haul, soberly measuring out the remainder of this conflict in multiples of five years.That doesn't work for me, nor for the team I lead across Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. We are focused on how we can help right here, right now.

The Video Which Shows Three British Schoolgirls Taking Minivan To Join ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK

A video has emerged that appears to show a man helping three British schoolgirls on their way to Syria from Turkey. The footage is believed to show...

Syria Crisis: Why Aid Is Vital but Not Enough

Saleh Saeed | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Saleh Saeed

All we can do is continue to provide lifesaving aid and push for solutions, despite the challenges stacked against us. It's important to recognise what we are able to achieve - the international community must keep investing in humanitarian relief and striving for a sustainable peace.