UK Syria

Battle Royale: France and the Devils in Raqqa

April Humble | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
April Humble

The hell of Raqqa: where the French have joined the bloodied military games, the whips of Daesh rule the land and morality fled into the night long ag...

Hilary Benn Beats 'Gag' Attempt By Corbyn Allies

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

Plans to ‘gag’ Hilary Benn from speaking alongside Jeremy Corbyn at a crunch Commons meeting on Syria have been stymied by Labour MPs. Allies o...

7 Issues MPs Are Considering Ahead Of Syria Bombing Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

MPs will spend the weekend weighing up David Cameron's case for targeted bombing raids in Syria. He argues the UK "will never be safe" unless ISIL is ...

Corbyn Isn't The Only One Against Bombing Syria - These Top Pundits' Quotes Prove It

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Debate has raged this week about Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to back a British bombing campaign against Isis in Syria. The Labour leader's admission he...

Ten Reasons Why We Are Doomed to Lose the War Against ISIS

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Air strikes in Syria are the latest chapter in the unwinnable 'War On Terror'. Whilst we still await the Chilcot report, two governments on from the Iraq Inquiry, here are 10 lessons will still haven't learnt from Iraq, which will doom us to fail to bring peace in Syria.

The Dangers of Repetition: Iraq to Syria

Tony Mckenna | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Reacting like a true demagogue, beating the drums of war, French 'socialist' president François Hollande has vowed to intensify the bombardment of an already pulverized Syria. Truly, those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. That was something Mr Herzog taught us too.

The Waugh Zone November 27, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday November 27, 2015… 1) JEZ’S BLACK FRIDAY Late last night, Jeremy Corbyn cancelled today’s pla...

Ken Livingstone Says Tony Blair And Iraq War Caused 7/7 Bombings

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone has been labelled "shameful" after saying Tony Blair "ignored" security service warnings that invading Iraq would cause terrorist atta...

Reaction To Corbyn's Syria Decision: 'Glad He's Stuck To his Guns.. But A car Crash In Slow Motion'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's decision to not support David Cameron's plans to bomb Syria has seemingly fired-up his grassroots supporters, but even they are predic...

Just Imagine... The Harrowing Journey of a 12-Year-Old Boy, Risking His Life to Find Safety

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

For three months you live like this, trying every night. You are getting weaker, sinking deeper and deeper into a hole of depression and despair. One Sunday you spend the whole day in the makeshift Jungle church, praying something with change, that night, you make the journey with a renewed sense of hope. Suddenly you find yourself hiding under the train. You are alone, the other boys you made the journey with have been caught and sent back. Your little body just fits in the gap between the train and the track. The train starts to move, you slide inside it and hide under a lorry.

Labour At War As Corbyn Reveals: I Cannot Support Syria Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has thrown down the gauntlet to his Shadow Cabinet and Labour MPs after declaring he will not back David Cameron's call to launch airstr...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Spending Review, Chairman Mao and Syria Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Politics

This week’s political news was dominated by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, in which he performed u-turns on cuts to tax credits and police fun...

Lucy Sherriff

How One Syrian Student Escaped Kidnap And Helped Found A University For Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In 2013, Mohammed Odai Al Hashmi was due to catch a lift back home from Al Wadi International University with two friends. They were supposed to conve...

PM: Intelligence Says Bombing ISIL Needed To Protect UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh and Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has questioned whether British airstrikes in Syria would make Britain safer from ISIL - despite being told that UK intelligence shows ...

Bombs May Kill Extremists, but They Will Not Kill Extremism

Umar Nasser | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Nothing can ever justify an extremist taking an innocent life, particularly one who does so in the name of Islam. However, without a commitment to change deeply ingrained behaviours in our international approach, extremism is here to stay.

Audio Reveals Turkish Military's 'Warning' To Russian Plane Before It Was Shot Down

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

The Turkish military has released audio of what it claims is the warning it gave to the Russian plane before it was shot down. It refutes Russia's ...

To Avoid Repeating Mistakes in Our Past, The Government Should Listen and Take Action on Syria

Baroness Jolly | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Jolly

Military action in Syria is not a move to be taken lightly, that is why our leader, Tim Farron, joined by all our past leaders, have written to Prime Minister David Cameron outlining our position. To avoid a repeat of the mistakes in our past the government should listen and take action.

It's Time to Cut the Rot of Radicalisation

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.

The Waugh Zone November 26, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday November 26, 2015… 1) SERIOUS ON SYRIA David Cameron has one of his most important Common state...

How We're Ensuring Syria's Refugee Children in Lebanon Have the Opportunity to Learn

Sarah Brown | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK
Sarah Brown

Lebanon has seen its population increase by 25% with 1.2million Syrians fleeing over the boarder to safety. This autumn​ nearly​ 200,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon have gone back to school as a result of the shift system, many for the first time since the conflict began, and ​during my visit, I​​​​​ wanted to see the difference this has made to their lives.

Jeremy Corbyn Secretly Briefed By Intelligence Chiefs On ISIL Threat

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and his most senior Shadow Cabinet ministers have been given a confidential briefing by intelligence and security chiefs on the full sca...

Jesus Was a Refugee, Would American Christians Have Left Him to Herod?

Adam Jung | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

"And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, an...

Why Now Is the Worst Time to Respond to the Paris Attacks

Michael Bond | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Michael Bond

People do things when they're angry and scared that they live to regret. This is an everyday truth, but when the deeds are done by governments the consequences can be calamitous.

No.10 Offers Corbyn Syria Briefing - On Busiest Day Of Year

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics

Downing Street faces claims that it has been ‘playing political games’ over Syria after it emerged that Jeremy Corbyn was offered a secret securit...

The Challenges Facing a Post-Paris World

Bradley Allsop | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Daesh fear our unity: theirs is an ideology that fundamentally believes Islam as they interpret it cannot mix with Western values. Embracing immigrants and fostering inter-faith dialogue and collaboration will do more damage to their ideology than a thousand bombs.