UK Syria

Cameron Not Prepared To Risk Losing Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron could push for a vote on taking military action against Isis in Syria within weeks, according to reports. On Tuesday, the prime minis...

The Waugh Zone November 18, 2015

The Huffington Post Uk | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday November 18, 2015… 1) SHOOT TO KILL, STILL It’s a fast moving situation in Saint Denis, Pari...

Michael Fallon Rejects Jeremy Corbyn's Complaint Over Military Top Brass's Trident Comment

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has rejected Jeremy Corbyn's demand for an apology after Britain's most senior military chief criticised his stance o...

Here's How You're Helping 100 Vulnerable Syrians Start New Lives

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

Around 100 Syrian refugees landed in the UK on Tuesday, beginning their new lives in Britain as part of a scheme which helps those most in need. Th...

David Cameron To Push For Syria Air Strikes

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Britain should expand its bombing campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, David Cameron said today as he announced he would push for a "s...

Russia-Iran Style Cooperation in Syria Could Prove Possible in Afghanistan, But With Greater Success

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Twenty-five years ago the Soviet Army returned home after nine years of fighting in Afghanistan. After the soviet withdrawal, the country plunged into...

The Waugh Zone November 17, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday November 17, 2015… 1) THE COR-BENN IDENTITY Last night’s Parliamentary Labour Party meeting wa...

Corbyn 'Shouted Down' By Labour MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on ISIL and the Paris attacks has come under repeated attack from his own MPs during a heated meeting of the Parliamentary La...

Denigrated and Vilified By Their Own Government, British Police Brace Themselves Post-Paris

Chris Hobbs | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

In London the simple fact is that the armed police 'jam' does not cover the slice of bread that is one of the world's major cities and does not even begin to lightly smear much of the loaf that is the UK. Meanwhile, the increase announced by the government in the numbers of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ officers together with increased funding is a bittersweet pill for struggling police officers on the front line to swallow...

Nick Ferrari Has An Extreme Answer To Muslim Who Opposes British Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Nick Ferrari told a Muslim caller that if he does not agree with British foreign policy then he should "go some place else" during a heated discussion...

Syrian Refugees In Paris Know Only Too Well What It's Like To Be Targeted By ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Syrian refugees have paid tribute to the victims of the Paris bombings, likening the terror to conditions experienced "every day" in their home region...

Thousands Tweet #PrayForSyria After French Bombing Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

People are urging Western nations to take caution in the wake of France's "massive" air strike on the Isis stronghold of Raqqa in Syria on Sunday. ...

The Waugh Zone November 16, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday November 16, 2015… 1) INTELL INSIDE David Cameron revealed on the Today programme that our intell...

French Jets Pound Raqqa Three Days After ISIS Kill 129 In Paris

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

The French air force launched a "massive" air strike on the city of Raqqa on Sunday, the capital of the Islamic State movement in Syria. Twelve aircra...

Labour Says 'Everything's Got To Be Done To Defeat Isil' But Will Not Back Bombing In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Politics

Labour believes “everything’s got to be done” to defeat Isil, but it remains unclear if the party would support extending airstrikes against the...

Labour Leader's Letter Reveals Syria Concern

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has underlined his personal opposition to extending UK military action to Syria amid fresh signs that the Tory government is planning to...

ISIS Makes Bold Prediction About Capturing The Kremlin

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

Members of the Islamic State released a video on Thursday warning Russia that it would be attacked “very soon.” The film, published by the al-Haya...

The Case for British Military Action in Iraq and Syria

Gary Kent | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Britain should help defend Kurds in Iraq and Syria, for instance, and undermine Daesh ahead of a comprehensive solution in Syria, whose nightmare has persisted for four years and may well continue. Britain should not hide its head in the sand by failing to play a fuller part in defeating the menace of Daesh, and bolstering the Kurdistan Region.

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

UK Is 'Letting Down' Allies By Not Bombing IS In Syria, Military Chief Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK

Britain is "letting down" its allies by not taking part in airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, the UK's top military commander has said. Gen...

Deception and Decease: Human Shields In Syria Were Never Just A Deterrent

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Hyatt

"How can we stop Bashar al-Assad's air strikes on a Damascus suburb?" he inquired. "I know" said one. "We'll booby trap the area with cages containi...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Syria, the Snoopers' Charter and Student Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics

This week’s Commons People podcast sees the Huffington Post UK’s politics team tackle Syria, the Snoopers’ Charter and student protests. SUBS...

Labour's Road to Damascus - The Case for Intervention in Syria

Kate Godfrey | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

When the choice to support action against Isis is laid before Labour MPs, they should vote to back it. As a country, we should vote against Assad, and against collusion with Russia's wars. We should vote for Syria.

The Syrian Government Is Now a Vampire State Feeding Off Its Own People

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such organised state gangsterism has apparently now taken such a hold in Syria that the Damascus government has become partly reliant on the revenues it produces. It's a clear example of a vampire state feeding off its own people.

An Island in Mourning

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

Now that the dead are drowning in the sea where I spent my childhood summers, it's too close to ignore. I feel personally responsible for not shouting louder, earlier - for not failing after at least having tried. The decision of our Government was criminal. Theresa May has blood on her hands. And our silence is responsible for letting her get away with that.