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LOOK: Miracle Baby Recovered From Rubble In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

More devastating images of death and destruction have emerged from Syria, with terrified children being among the victims today as President Bashar As...

Obstacles to Syrian Cease-fire Aren't Insurmountable

Lord David Owen | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

Iran has a chance to demonstrate its traditional position as a country content to live within its existing boundaries. And now that the distrust and antagonism raised over Libya has eased, the U.N. Security Council is at long last working together.

Goodbye to an Ominous Year

Marc DuBois | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Marc DuBois

I work for Médecins sans Frontières (aka Doctors Without Borders). Professional humanitarians are many things; rarely superstitious. And yet 2013 has proven a year to leave behind, and I find myself harbouring nothing morbid, yet nonetheless fairly shaken by the 13th year of the new millennium... As a director in MSF, the spectre of Somalia 2013 leaves me feeling apprehensive about Syria, CAR or Sudan in 2014. Or Myanmar and DRC. Or many others.

The IRA, Radiation, Nigel Farage - And the Global Homeless

Alastair Sloan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Globally, there are 100 million homeless. Last week saw some bizarre and disgusting news reported about their fate, which made me think about the wide range of reasons people become homeless, the various fates that await them - and the urgency with which we must safely and affordably house our populations.

Former FCO Minister Says Cameron's Syria Decision Led To 'Constitutional Mess'

Guardian | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has landed itself in a "constitutional mess" in the wake of the summer vote against military action in Syria, in which the Commons can be guar...

2010-2013: Three Years in the Lifetime of a MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

It is already three years since the uprisings started in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. A street vendor in Tunisia eventually got fed up...

A Fatal Tweet Has Killed Another Critic of Bashar al Assad

Nehad Ismail | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

A blast in Beirut Friday 27 December killed at least five people including Mohamad Chatah a former minister and advisor to the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Lebanese News Agency reported.

Farage: Give Syrians Aslyum (If They Are Christian)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has said Britain should offer asylum to Syrians fleeing the bloody civil war in their country - as long as they are Christian. Speakin...

LOOK: Ukip Supporters React To Nigel Farage's Refugee Call

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

Nigel Farage surprised some this morning with a call for Britain to open its doors to people fleeing the war in Syria. The Ukip leader said there w...

'Let Them In'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

Nigel Farage has urged the government to let Syrian refugees into Britain. The Ukip leader said people in Syria who were "fleeing literally in fear...

Bloodletting in Syria Is a Blot to Humanity That Must End

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The massive funeral was a fitting tribute to this courageous physician who left his comfortable London life and endured a year-long incarceration by one of the most brutal regimes in the Arab world. The British society, particularly the Muslim community, can feel proud of Dr Khan who put the lives of ordinary people above his; he paid the ultimate price by giving his own life.

Funeral On Boxing Day For British Surgeon Killed In Syria

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The funeral of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria will take place on Boxing Day, his family have confirmed. Dr Abbas Kh...

We Have An Untidy Church, In An Untidy World, Says Welby

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight the "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of conflicts arou...

The Islamists Are Taking Over Syria, Action Is Needed More Than Ever

James Snell | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Syria has been facing disaster - humanitarian and military - for three blood-soaked years. A recent event has rocked this already volatile region, and deepened the divisions within all sections of society, increasing the chance that this war will be even longer and bloodier than first thought. The Islamists are coming, and this represents an even stronger reason for the West to intervene.

Theresa May Revokes Citizenship Of British Jihadists In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Theresa May has removed the British citizenship of 20 jihadists fighting in Syria, it has emerged. The Home Secretary has hiked up the use of powe...

Resetting Western Strategy Towards Syria

Dr Christopher Phillips | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK
Dr Christopher Phillips

It is time to acknowledge that the approach based on moulding a single, coherent opposition body that suits international priorities has failed. Western governments should instead engage with a broader swathe of Syrian opposition and civil society.

Jihadist Rebels Flogging And Torturing Syrian Children

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Syrian jihadist rebels are torturing and killing civilians, including children, for flouting "sharia" laws such as smoking cigarettes - and exacting t...

Syria Conflict: The Consequences of Inadequate Funding

Howard Mollett | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Howard Mollett

Crises at the scale of what has unfolded in Syria and neighbouring countries inevitably upset all norms and test the capacity of all organisations to respond, national or international. There can be no humanitarian solutions for what is fundamentally a political crisis. Yet as we head towards the third anniversary of the uprising in Syria, the international community does need to be asking itself: are we doing enough to assist those affected, and how can we do this better?

Umunna 'Refused To Join Syria Delegation To Lobby For British Surgeon'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The family of the British surgeon found dead in a Syrian prison have criticised local MP Chuka Umunna for failing to join a delegation to the country ...

Family Of Dead British Surgeon Slam Foreign Office

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The family of a British surgeon who died after more than a year in detention in Syria pleaded for more than a year with the Foreign Office to do more ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Please Don't Come To The UK

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 18 December 2013... 1) PLEASE DON'T COME TO THE UK From the Guardian's splash: "David Cameron i...

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

British Doctor 'Dies In Syrian Jail'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Foreign Office says it is "extremely concerned" by reports that a British doctor has died in a Syrian jail. Dr Abbas Khan's family has told the...

I, the Artist and the Syrian: A Profile on Tammam Azzam

Tam Hussein | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Tammam Azzam doesn't claim to be a representative of the Syrian people, but neither does he want to be treated as an individual. He wants to be one his fellow countrymen. And yet, as an artist, individuality is a necessity if one is to make a living. Perhaps that is why his first solo exhibition in London, I, the Syrian, a collection of surreal digital collages, bristles with defiance, paradox and tragedy.

IN PICTURES: Snow Hits The Middle East

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The snow that has blanketed much of the Middle East turned Cairo white on Friday - with local news reports claiming it was Egypt's capital's first sno...