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Muslim Women Can Help Stop Youth From Going to Syria

Shaista Gohir | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK
Shaista Gohir

So what can Muslim women do to stop young Muslims from going abroad and getting involved in the Syria conflict? Well women can be the first to see behavioural changes amongst family members including a preoccupation with the Syria crisis.

Campaign Encourages Women To Stop Would-Be Jihadists Going To Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A national campaign to stop would-be terrorists travelling to Syria will focus on women to encourage them to stop their male relatives from going. ...

Tony Blair Told 'Shortcuts Cannot Be Taken With Guns And Missiles'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has come under fire after demanding, yet again, that the West intervene in Syria and simultaneously forget about international tensions ove...

Blair Says Forget The People Of Ukraine, Let's Side With Putin And Fight Radical Islam

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Tony Blair will urge the West today to reach out to Vladimir Putin in the fight against radical Islam, despite the Russian president's militant stance...

Non-Intervention in Syria Was a Grave Mistake

James Snell | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

When the House of Commons voted to reject military action to protect the citizens of Syria from tyranny - both political and religious - MPs plunged this country, and the world, into the terrifying situation that exists in the region today. Non-intervention has cost Britain and NATO respect on the international stage...

Archbishop's Easter Sermon Highlights Suffering At Home And Abroad

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his Easter sermon to highlight the hardship of people suffering in Syria and Ukraine as well as closer to home. ...

This Easter Don't Play the Monopoly of Persecution Game

Neil Durkin | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

There's no monopoly on victimhood and no fixed pattern to religious discrimination and violence. Despite what David Cameron says, Christians aren't unique in being persecuted, and nor are they always unblemished when it comes to dishing out the persecution.

British Teen Killed In Syria 'Was A Martyr' Says Father

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

The father of Abdullah Deghayes, a British teenager killed in Syria, has described him as a "martyr" as he described how he tried to stop his son from...

Ringing the Changes in Anglo-Kurdish Relations

Gary Kent | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The recent civic commemoration in Westminster of the 26th anniversary of Anfal may come to be seen as a milestone in Anglo-Kurdish links thanks to the British Government's decision to send a minister to the event for the first time.

Focusing on Hard-to-Reach Children for Polio Vaccination Campaign in Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

More than six months after confirmation of the first polio case in Syria, Unicef continues to support efforts to tackle the outbreak in all parts of the country. The April nationwide polio round which started this week aims to reach 2.8million children across Syria with a special focus on hard-to-reach children in conflict zones and besieged areas...

Remember Those Without Taps and Toilets

Catarina de Albuquerque | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Catarina de Albuquerque

The rows upon rows of tents and caravans in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp represent one of the world's most complicated challenges when it comes to water and sanitation.

Syria's 'Hidden Casualties'

Toby Porter | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Toby Porter

The Syrian crisis is ubiquitous: UNHCR announced on 3rd April that the conflict had generated its millionth refugee in Lebanon alone, and confirms the movement of 2.5m Syrians outside their country as the largest since the Rwandan genocide twenty years ago this week.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: The Neighbour Carrying a Huge Burden

Penny Sims | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Penny Sims

Yesterday the number of Syrian refugees registered by the UN in Lebanon passed one million. Most Lebanese people will tell you the real number is much higher.

Standing #WithSyria

Jo Wood | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Wood

I thought that we lived in an era that looked back on the horrors of Rwanda and Yugoslavia and said 'never again' and meant it. Sadly I think the crisis in Syria proves all of us wrong and we are all collectively guilty for allowing the country to collapse as it has. Three years on and we see both a biblical level exodus combined with a levels of violence that few of us could have imagined in our wildest dreams. Over nine million people, nearly half of the country, forced from their homes and on the move exposed to a new life of uncertainty, poverty and too often despair.

New Saudi Arabian Laws Define Atheists As Terrorists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Atheists are being defined as terrorists under a raft of new Saudi Arabian laws, a report from Human Rights Watch states. The new laws are accompa...

Delivering Life-Saving Supples to a Besieged Syrian Town

Razan Rashidi | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

We arrived at the Douma branch of Sarc to meet 35 volunteers who are working under very tiring circumstances. The city, with a population of 50,000, has been under a tight blockade for more than six months.

Is It a Case of Moral Duplicity in Syria?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Over the past three years, I have often commented on the events in Syria that have unfolded with cruel intensity. And during this period, I have also been struck by the sheer audacity of the regime and - later - by the barbarity of so-called jihadist elements that together have used the Syrian people as cannon fodder in pursuit of their objectives and interests.

'Killer Robots': A New Era of Warfare?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LARs). This emerging breed of technology will be able to select a target, aim and fire with no intervention from human beings beyond programming and deployment. War could be about to get a lot cheaper, a lot less bloody... and a lot more frequent.

Andrew Neil Surprised To Learn Nick Griffin 'Prevented War In Syria'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

During one of the more surprising episodes of the Sunday Politics show, a BNP spokesperson suggested that their beloved leader prevented a war in Syri...

GRAPHIC: Horrifying Video Shows Syrian Man Strung Up And Crucified

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

WARNING, THE IMAGES BELOW ARE GRAPHIC: A shocking video purportedly showing a crucifixion in Syria has surfaced online following a Sharia trial. ...

Syria: Where Is Our Outrage and Why Does It Matter That It's Missing?

Cat Carter | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Cat Carter

Aid workers work in some tough places. Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central African Republic, Syria...the list goes on. It can be a difficult life - faced with daily tragedy on a massive scale, far from family and friends for months on end, unchanging stodgy and irregular food, limited clean water.

Syrian Refugees Arriving In Britain 'Will Be First Of Many' Charities Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

Human rights groups have expressed hope that the handful of Syrian refugees set to arrive in the UK tomorrow will be the "be the first of many.” ...

Pictures Of Syrian Warplane Shot Down By Turkey's Armed Forces

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Dramatic pictures have emerged showing the Syrian military jet shot down on Sunday by Turkey's armed forces for reportedly "violating Turkish air spac...

UN Week: What Was Trending on Social Media?

Nikita Malik | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

I was live on AlHurra TV-MBN on the 25th of September 2013 discussing the role of the Middle East in UN week. Alhurra is a United States-based Arabic-...

Syrian Military Jet Shot Down By Turkish Armed Forces For 'Violating Air Space'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

A Syrian jet was shot down by Turkish armed forces on Sunday following an incursion into sovereign air space. According to authorities in Istanbul, th...