UK Syria

'Bad News' Stories Were 'Buried' By EU Drama

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk and Ned Simons | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics

The Government has been accused of using the historic start of Britain’s EU referendum to “bury” bad news, as it faced a wave of potential crise...

Will Islamist Extremism Force China To Fight In Syria?

Tanya Silverman | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tanya Silverman

Beijing's involvement in the Syrian conflict (seemingly, the "world's conflict") has so far concentrated on military and financial support to Bashar al-Assad. But, the People's Republic of China's reluctance to join the fight is being tested by reports of Muslim Uighur's making their way to join the multi-national ranks of ISIS.

How Much More Political Rubble in Syria?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

I still remember those young days when my maternal grandfather Ohan Tabourian used to start his early mornings by carrying his battery-fed transistor ...

Exclusive: Missile That Was UK's Reason For Going Into Syria Hasn't Hit An ISIS Militant

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics

The RAF's celebrated Brimstone missile system has yet to kill or wound a single Isis terrorist in Syria since MPs controversially voted to support bom...

Isis Fighters Receive Salary Cuts And Slumping Morale After Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

The so-called Islamic State has been forced to slash salaries to its fighters and has even asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market ...

The Coalition Forces Need to Do More to Prevent Helpless Civilians From Falling Victim to Airstrikes Against Hospitals in Syria

Carl Sacklen | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carl Sacklen

We are all part of this conflict. Just because it happened to be Russian planes, this time, doesn't mean that France, the US and the UK can just let it happen. Bomb ISIS targets, yes, but don't touch civilians. It's not collateral damage when (according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) 1000 civilians, including 200 children, have already been killed since September 2015 by Russian planes.

Airstrikes Destroy Makeshift Hospital In Northern Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK

A makeshift hospital has been destroyed by a suspected Russian airstrike in Syria, killing at least ten people and wounding dozens more on Monday. ...

Michael Fallon's Haunting Prediction If 'Lying' Russia Doesn't Stop Killing Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said Russia is "lying" when it claims it is not targeting civilians in Syria, warning that the bombarded city of ...

Syria: History's Verdict

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

I have been granted a sneak preview of a history book due to be published in 2061. In view of the latest headlines about a 'partial cessation of hostilities' agreement in Syria, I thought you might be interested to see it, so here's an extract:

This Brilliant Pub Fight Analogy Explains Why Refugees Don't Want To Fight In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

The situation is Syria is massively complex - numerous sides fighting each other for a myriad of different causes with civilians caught helplessly in ...

Katie Hopkins Gets Schooled On LBC By Syrian On 'Migrant Invasion'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Katie Hopkins has been schooled on how the mass sexual assaults in Cologne at New Year's were not the result of a "migrant invasion" by a Syrian man o...

Significant Support From Syria Donor Conference, But Political Solution Urgently Needed

Imran Madden | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Imran Madden

They deserve a better future wherever they are in exile and more importantly, prospects for a more peaceful future in their homeland. The international community must keep up the momentum after this conference and do everything they can to pursue a lasting political solution.

Supporting Syrians - Beyond the Pledges

Omar Ali | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Omar Ali

Preparation for the rebuilding of Syria must be on the agenda. Whilst it has been easy to regard the current crisis as political calamity, it is just as important to know that any future stability, peace and prosperity in the region rests upon humanity providing for the suffering people of Syria today - optimistically I hope, this vision is shared by parties that have pledged for Syria's future.

Highlighting the Religious Hypocrisy of ISIS

David Winston | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
David Winston

Despite constant coverage of ISIS, known by their Arabic name as Daesh, Western media has overlooked the fact that a large proportion of their victims are ordinary Sunni Muslims - the very people they claims to represent. By doing this they are unwittingly aiding the narrative that Daesh is representing all Muslims against the West.

Putin Thinks Turkey Is About To Launch A Ground War Into Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Russia’s ministry of defence warned on Thursday that Turkey is preparing a ground invasion of Syria. According to Reuters, defence spokesman Igor Ko...

Words From Starving Refugees Remind Us What's At Stake At Today's Syria Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Stories from Syrians going hungry in refugee camps are a bitter reminder of why world leaders' peace talks for the country's civil war today are so es...

Syria Is the Shame of Our Generation

Omayma El Ella | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics
Omayma El Ella

Civil society organisations, both regional and Syrian, need to be empowered and strengthened to respond to the vast needs. They are on the front lines responding to the crisis and will be there long after Syria fades from the headlines. The world must act now for Syria.

The Syria Conflict: A War Without Law

Luke Browne | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK
Luke Browne

To Syrian civilians, this is a war seemingly without end, and certainly without law. The parties to the conflict continue to bombard densely populated areas, lay ruin to homes, schools and hospitals, target and indiscriminately attack civilians, choke off desperately needed food, water and energy supplies, and disrupt the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Cameron Announces 'New Approach To Disaster In Syria'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics

The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2billion to fund education, jobs and humanitarian protection in Syria and the region, David Cameron has annou...

Training To Wrestle Could Be This Refugee's Ticket To A Better Life

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Bassam, a 14-year-old living in Jordan, has big dreams of becoming a wrestler. But the teenager has more hurdles to jump than others his age, as he is...

Ensuring There Is No Lost Generation for Syria

Lily Caprani | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

I visited Za'atari refugee camp and met children who have fled Syria for their lives. I heard the same tales of losing homes, their schools and their friends. And stories of unimaginable violence and danger. These children should be going to school and playing with their friends, dreaming of what they want to be when they grow up. These children are the future of Syria and they urgently need protection and the chance of an education before a whole generation is lost to the conflict.

How The London Fire Brigade Is Helping 50,000 Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade have helped to save the lives of 50,000 Syrians by donating equipment to volunteer search and rescue workers...

Short-term Politicking Will Not Resolve the Syria Crisis and Exodus to Europe - Commitment to Shared Societies and Long-term Action Will

Simon O'Connell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Simon O'Connell

Segregating societies, isolating nations, closing borders and seizing valuable possessions from vulnerable people is not the answer. The London conference provides a crucial opportunity to show real leadership and to adopt a holistic approach to addressing both the crisis in Syria and resultant flight of hundreds of thousands of human beings to Europe. We can and must rise to the challenge.

The London Conference on Syria: A Step Toward the Necessary Leap of Progress

Johan Eldebo | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Johan Eldebo

Last week I spoke to a Syrian family who had fled the country and spent three weeks travelling to Europe. Now they were waiting for a train in Serbia to take them north towards Germany. When I asked the father why they chose to leave their home at this particular point in time, I was given an answer that haunts me.

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.