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Will Children of Syria Ever Heal From the Scars of War?

Kumar Tiku | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

During the course of my humanitarian work in Syria, I have listened to many children share their perspectives. The death of family members, whether siblings or a parent or other loved one is common. Being displaced from their homes, often more than once, and finding their friends and communities snatched away. Memories of repeated attacks from warring parties that flattened whole neighborhoods, fires that raged through the night stay with them.

ISIS Leader Appears In Chilling First Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK
Read More: Isis, Iraq, Syria, UK News

The leader of ISIS, the fanatical Islamists who behead and crucify their enemies, has appeared in his first video, telling Muslims around the world th...

Amnesty International Slams Lebanese Authorities Over Treatment of Palestinian Refugees

Luke McManus | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Luke McManus

Amnesty claims that authorities are arbitrarily denying entry to the country for Palestinian men, women and children. This unpredictable border policy is leading to some family members being let in, while others are left behind inside Syria.

The Hand-Choppers of Isis Are Deluded: There Is Nothing Islamic About Their Caliphate

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Let me make a prediction. The so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria will be totalitarian, won't be Islamic and, in the words of the former US state department spokesman Philip Crowley, "has as much chance of survival as an ice cream cone in the desert". By declaring statehood, Isis may have sown the seeds of its own destruction.

British Jihadi Makes Chilling Threat To His Home Country

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

A British man who claims he has been fighting alongside jihadi militants in Syria has said he will not return to the UK until he can raise "the black ...

Imams Urge British Muslims Not To Travel To Syria And Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Religious leaders have called on British Muslims not to travel to Syria and Iraq, amid ongoing fears of jihadis fleeing the country to take part in te...

UK Airports On Alert Over Bomb Plot Fears

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Britain's airports were put on a new terror alert last night in response to US warnings of a "credible threat" - just as millions of UK holidaymakers...

The Head Of ISIS Has Just Given A Terrifying Warning To Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Terror group ISIS will march on Rome in its quest to establish an Islamic state from the Middle East across Europe, its self-proclaimed 'caliph' has a...

Mehdi Hasan

Bomb Isis Or We'll Ask Iran To, Top Iraqi Politician Warns United States

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics

HuffPost UK's Mehdi Hasan interviewed Iraqi lawmaker Dr Haider Al-Abadi in June, after the capture of Mosul by Isis militants. On 11 August, the presi...

End Times Brewing: An Apocalyptic View on al-Baghdadi's Declaration of a Caliphate in Iraq and the Flow of Foreign Fighters Coming from the West

Anne Speckhard | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Anne Speckhard

Al-Baghdadi and his group of extremists--ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham)--have declared the establishment of a Caliphate, renaming their o...

ISIS Declares Caliphate In Iraq And Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Radical jihadists ISIS have declared a new Islamic caliphate on territory it own across Iraq and Syria, as the splinter groups eclipses the goal of it...

Radical Saudi Preacher Banned From The UK After 'Jihadi Recruitment' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Controversial Saudi preacher Mohammad al-Arefe, who has been banned from Britain after allegedly urging young British men to fight in the Middle East,...

Unearthed: Syrian Artist Responds to War in His Homeland

Veronique Mistiaen | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Veronique Mistiaen

Over the last three years, Issam Kourbaj, a Syrian artist living in the UK, has been watching from a painful distance the war eviscerating his homeland: its people, its cities and villages, its past and present, and its memory.

Jordan: The Jewel in the ISIS Crown

Nikita Malik | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

A boy in Syria, no more than ten-or eleven-years old, faces the camera clutching a passport emblazoned with the words "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan."..

Jessica Elgot

Rape, Rockets And Child Soldiers: Pictures Reveal Grim Tales Of Kids At War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

When a group of ISIS militia knocked on the door of one Iraqi family in the captured city of Mosul, the father knew he did not have the cash to pay th...

Jihadist Recruitment Videos Raise Important Questions About Counter-Extremist Policy

Dave Rich | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Dave Rich

Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan from Cardiff, and Abdul Rakib Amin from Aberdeen, are just another example of British Muslims who have left behind their conventional British lives to seek martyrdom and jihad in a foreign land.

Mosque Denies Fostering Extremism After ISIS Fighters Visit Revealed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

A mosque attended by two British jihadis fighting with Islamist rebels in Syria has denied teaching extremist ideologies. The Al-Manar Centre repor...

After Iraq, ISIS Now Threatens Lebanon and Jordan

Luke McManus | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
Luke McManus

Much like the Iraqi sectarianism of past and present, the powerful Lebanese Shia group, Hezbollah, may soon be drawn into a conflict that is already reaching beyond the conventions of international borders. All eyes are on ISIS now, and this is probably just what they had hoped for.

'He Was More Interested In Football Than Jihad'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

The third British man, now identified in an ISIS recruitment video, was a normal lad more interested in football than mosque, his shocked community ha...

ISIS Jihadist Used To Have Ambitions To Be 'Britain's First Asian Prime Minister'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

The British jihadist who called for more Britons to join the ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria was a moderate young man who wrote just four years ago he wa...

'They Want To Behead David Cameron' - Hundreds Of Jihadists Back In Britain

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK

Hundreds of British veterans who fought in Syria have already returned to the UK, including many radicalised jihadists who are intent on carrying out ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cuts, Cuts And More Cuts

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 22 June 2014... 1) CUTS, CUTS AND MORE CUTS You think austerity is bad now? The vast majority of the ...

Jessica Elgot

ISIS Just Turned Social Media Into A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

We are living in the era of the most visceral, dangerous war photography in history, where the latest digital cameras, satellite phones and high speed...

Amira's Story

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Every night, when Amira goes to bed in the crowded room that she shares with her five young children, she lies awake, frantically worrying about what the following day has in store for them. Will she be able to find food? Will the children be safe if they venture out, into streets where gunmen, bombs and bullets are a constant threat?

In the Absence of a Communal National Identity, Iraq Finds Itself One Again Engulfed by Sectarian Politics

Noor Al-bazzaz | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Noor Al-bazzaz

In his latest speech on the 14th of June from the city of Samarra, home to one of Shiite Islam's most revered shrines, al-Maliki amended his language and stressed "We are not sectarian, we will fight as a nation" - but is this rhetoric too little too late?