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2015: A Year of Terror

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

Bombing Islamic State targets in Syria may, possibly, help to reduce the threat of further IS advances in Syria and Iraq and may, again possibly, help to reduce the threat of further attacks in Europe. What it will not do is 'defeat' the ideology that underpins its appeal to those who flock to join its ranks.

UN Approves Syria Roadmap, But Fails To Mention President Assad

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK Politics

Member of the UN Security Council approved a resolution on Friday outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damasc...

Fruitless, Inconsistent and Misdirected: A Post Mortem of the Syria Debate

Ibrahim Khan | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Khan

Public discourse on our foreign policy should be rooted in our nation's long term international interests, and the affects those decisions will have domestically. Instead what we saw two weeks ago was a debate full of inconsistencies and carrying distinctly Hobbesian flavours: nastiness, brutishness, and shortness.

A 94-Year-Old Refugee Makes Heartbreaking Last Journey After Wife's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

A heartbroken 94-year-old Syrian refugee is returning home after his wife's death, risking his safety to be with his family once again. Abou Ali l...

These Incredible Images Reveal Everything From Air Pollution To The Syrian War

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

Satellite images from NASA's Aura satellite have revealed the huge changes in air pollution that have taken place across the globe including significa...

The Public's Reaction to Corbyn Raises the Question: Do We Know What We Want From the Politicians?

Matt Hawkins | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

"What do we want?" "A politician with integrity!" "When do we want it?" "Never!" This should be the battle-cry of a confused and conflicted public if ...

The Waugh Zone December 16, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday December 16, 2015… 1) THE OTHER DEFICIT It’s David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn’s last PMQs b...

Syria in 2015: Another Year of Agony

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

We're reaching the end of 2015 with no end in sight over Syria. The carnage and agony continue. So do the detentions, the torture, the deaths in custody, the "disappearances" and state gangsterism. The Syrian government's barrel bombings also continue and the ever-widening internationalisation of the conflict appears to mean that any eventual resolution is harder still to envisage. But what, if anything, have we learnt about the Syria crisis during 2015? Here are a few thoughts...

Syrians Need No Bombs

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Western involvement in foreign lands kills innocent individuals, urging some to leave behind rational thought and support or participate in ISIS' endeavours. The number of likely volunteers is growing rapidly and, undeniably, the West continues to produce more. Neglecting to pay attention to the aforementioned caution will only bolster ISIS' footholds.

Jeremy Corbyn, Stop the War, and the Reprise of McCarthyism

John Wight | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Politics
John Wight

The moral bankruptcy that underpins British political and cultural life today is such that if Jeremy Corbyn had attended a Start the War rather than a Stop the War fundraising dinner recently, many of his critics would today be hailing him as a future prime minister.

War Is Not the Solution - It Is the Problem

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

Parliament has voted for war in Syria. France has declared three months of a martial state of emergency. Brussels has been in lock-down. Cameron descr...

The Other (Forgotten) Victims of the War on Terror

Charley Bendall | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charley Bendall

It has been two weeks now since the War on Terror made its grim debut in Paris, and the western world is still reeling. There was sadness, anger and r...

Hundreds Of Stop The War Protestors March On Downing Street

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds of people marched in central London on Saturday to protest UK airstrikes against Syria. Stop The War protestors marched from BBC Broadcast...

Two Syrian Nationals Arrested In Geneva After Traces Of Explosives Found

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

Two Syrian nationals were arrested in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday after traces of explosives were reportedly found in their vehicle. The news w...

Corbyn Praises Stop The War As A 'Vital Force'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has praised the Stop the War Coalition as a “vital force at the heart of our democracy” and hit out at its critics for wanting close...

Canadian Media And Prime Minister Give Incredible Lesson On How To Welcome Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

While US presidential-hopeful Donald Trump is keenly spouting pledges to send all Syrian refugees back home if he attains office, just across the bord...

Tony Blair: I Was Not Trying To Save Gaddafi When I Telephoned Him About Stepping Down

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Throwing Colonel Gaddafi “under a bus” in Libya signalled to dictators such as Bashir Assad not to give up their chemical weapons, Tony Blair said...

A Second Inconvenient Truth

Will Bordell | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK
Will Bordell

Governments cannot pretend that they never knew this was coming, or that it wasn't worth doing anything about. Now, we have an opportunity; soon, we will have a burden. The difference between those two terms--politically, economically and morally--is worth a great deal.

Question Time Woman Effortlessly Shuts Down Tory Minister Over Corbyn's Position On Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

An audience member has issued a withering riposte to critics of Jeremy Corbyn's handling of the vote on Syria intervention by pointing out the hypocri...

Hilary Benn Should Apologise for Supporting the Invasion of Iraq

David Morrison | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Politics
David Morrison

ISIS is a product of the invasion of Iraq by the US/UK in March 2003 and the destruction of the Iraqi state which followed. Without that, ISIS would never have come into existence.

Steven Hopkins

Tommy Robinson Explains The Making Of An Alter-Ego Even His Wife Can't Stand | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK

Having harpooned a dozen-odd pork belly bites into his gob with a toothpick, Tommy Robinson rearranges his main course, next to three ramekins of ketc...

I Got Some Flack After My BBC Debate For Backing Airstrikes, Here's Why I Stand By My Decision

Sami Quadri | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sami Quadri

The notion that we will indiscriminately bomb innocent civilians is ridiculous. We will be using Brimstone missiles - these are very precise, concentrated strikes that minimize the risk of collateral damage. Even the US does not have military capabilities as precise as ours. So, at the margin, our decision to join in with the coalition-led airstrikes campaign in Syria will not only weaken ISIS, but will help spare civilian lives while doing so.

The Syria Vote Aftermath Has Shown the Worst of the 'New Politics'

David Browne | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In the aftermath of the vote on whether to bomb ISIS in Syria, the new Labour Party will have to face some uncomfortable questions about the new direction in which Corbyn wants to take, spurred on both by Corbyn's supporters, and by the group that now seems to take pride of place in Corbyn's foreign policy: Stop the War Coalition.

It's Our F**king Future - Let's Reclaim It At COP21

James Crawley | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
James Crawley

Of all the media coverage surrounding the COP21 talks on Youth and Future Generation day there is one slightly alternative hashtag that fills me with excitement: #ItsOurFuckingFuture

Three Guys Walk Into Police Station, Demand David Cameron Be Arrested For 'War Crimes'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

A complaint has been lodged with police calling for David Cameron to be arrested over "international war crimes", as Britain on Saturday launched its ...