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The Wrestler of Za'atari

Toby Fricker | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK
Toby Fricker

Mohammed struggles to hold back his tears. The 32-year old champion wrestler from Dera'a, southern Syria, is recalling the day he arrived in Jordan...

Obama's Diplomatic Coalition of the Willing - Or Else!

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

An all out war in the Middle-East, creating more failed states, will not only effect the US economy, it is also likely to pose a real safety risk to US citizens both here and abroad as terrorists entities like ISIS pledge to annihilate those who do not follow their path to salvation.

This Baby Was Pulled ALIVE From Rubble After 16 Hours

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment a wailing two-month-old baby is freed from the rubble of a bombed building, after 16-hours under the weight of dust and ro...

Isis - Time Bandits

Neil Durkin | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

They're trying to take the region back to a mythical past that never existed in the first place. They remind me of the Year Zero fanatics of the Khmer Rouge. Erase the present. Start again. ISIS, you might say, are time bandits. Or at least... definitely bandits.

Galloway Doubles Pay Packet With Appearances On Russia, Arab Channels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

George Galloway has earned £65,000 in just six months as a presenter and guest for dubious state-run broadcasters. The Bradford MP is the highest ...

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

British Childhood Friends Admit Fighting For Al-Qaeda Group In Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Two young British men have admitted spending eight months in Syria fighting alongside an al Qaida-linked terrorist group. Childhood friends Mohammed N...

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
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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.