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Labour Denies Handing 'Stop The War' Veto Over Syria Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has clashed with the BBC over claims that it has given the Stop War Coalition a veto over the party's policy on UK military action in Syria. ...

The Waugh Zone November 3, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday November 3, 2015... 1) CAMERON'S MIG PROBLEM The Guardian and Times have beaten the pack with thei...

Cameron 'U-Turns' On Syria Bombing, But Downing Street Dismisses Story As 'Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Ned Simons | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron abandoned plans to extend British airstrikes against ISIS, also known as ISIL, from Syria into Iraq, it was reported on Tuesday. Accordi...

This Is Who Is Dying In The Syrian Civil War

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York & George Bowden | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

The civil war in Syria has been raging for over four years now and has shown no signs of abating. An incredibly complex web of belligerents within ...

Refugee Crisis: MP Thinks The Government Isn't Harnessing 'Huge Public Support'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics

The British Government has been urged to harness the "huge support" for refugees fleeing conflict as MPs warned the country will struggle to cope with...

Mohammed, Who Will Grab at Life - And Hold It

Kate Godfrey | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

It's wrong to tell people like us that we can't help. It's worse to give us the message that we're wrong to want to. The refugee crisis hurts all of us -- when it could help us to be proud again. Tear up your target Mr Cameron. Community by community, let us tell you what we can do. Ask us -- and then give us the support we need. Instead of 216, let's get closer to our share, and be proud.

Protecting Children in the Sandstorm of Za'atari

Lily Caprani | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK
Lily Caprani

Each day, new lives are arriving here in the substitute maternity unit in Za'atari, while hundreds more are being killed every day eight miles away in Syria. We alone can't give the children of Syria what they need the most - ceasefire and peace - but we can protect their lives, their bodies and their minds from further harm and help them survive yet another bitter winter here in the Jordanian desert.

This Refugee Family Have Been Living In Limbo At Moscow Airport For Six Weeks

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Most travellers usually have to stay in an airport transit zone for a matter of hours, but one Iraqi Kurdish refugee family has been stuck inside a Mo...

Highlighting the Huge Humanitarian Crisis in the Kurdistan Region

Gary Kent | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey are routinely cited in debates on the humanitarian crisis caused by Daesh but large numbers of refugees and internally disp...

Refugees Will Freeze To Death, EU President Says In Horrific Prediction

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

People migrating across the Balkans will soon start freezing to death as winter begins, the head of the European Union has warned in a bitter premonit...

Here's Why Frankie Boyle Really Has A Point On Britain's Syrian 'Bombing Addiction'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

Frankie Boyle has described the British government's moves toward commencing airstrikes in Syria as a plan "to kill its way to a peaceful solution". ...

Syria Is Now the Great Global Crisis of Our Time - If We Want a Lasting Solution We Will Have to Make Some Unpalatable Choices

Stewart Wood | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Stewart Wood

What began as a civilian uprising against the brutality of the Assad regime quickly became a bloody, complex civil war that shows no sign of abating... No-one with an either ounce of humanity or a concern to prevent further escalation of an increasingly dangerous conflict can say this is none of our business.

Who Are the Moderate Opposition in Syria?

Gareth Bayley | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Syrian Opposition groups have opposed the brutal Assad regime for years but came together and swelled in numbers in 2011... So just who are the Syrian Moderate Opposition now? What do they want and who are they fighting? Below we attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the Syrian Moderate Opposition.

Big-Hearted Sikhs Are Feeding Thousands Of War-Torn Refugees A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A Sikh charity is setting up bakeries to feed thousands of hungry refugees in the war-torn regions surrounding Syria and Iraq. Langar Aid – an e...

Syrian Parents Torn Between Tough Decisions for the Future of Their Young Ones

Razan Rashidi | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

Many parents in Syria worry about sending their children to school because of the dangers on the road to or at school itself. In 2014 alone, at least 60 schools were attacked, sometimes deliberately. In total, 5,000 schools cannot be used for this year. This is because they have been destroyed, damaged, converted to shelter the displaced families or used by the warring parties.

Media Interest in Refugees May Have Peaked ... the Influx Hasn't

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

If they think their readers and audiences are zoning out, journalists need to find fresh ways to report and explain the whys and wherefores of the influx and to hold politicians to account for the way they have dealt with both the refugees arriving and the reasons they are fleeing their homes.

Winning the Game of Shadows

Stephen Kinnock | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Kinnock

There can be no doubt that the Syrian crisis is spiralling out of control, and that US and EU attempts to develop anything that remotely resembles a coherent approach have been woefully inadequate. But it is not too late. Now is the time for our government to step into the vacuum; now is the time for our Prime Minister to show some leadership, and to start engaging in pro-active diplomacy in Moscow, Tehran, Washington, Ankara and Riyadh; now is the time for a roadmap to peace and stability... Clearly, we will have to compromise with Moscow and Tehran, and those compromises will certainly cause us discomfort along the way. The Syria crisis is a blood-soaked game of shadows. We must now learn and adapt to its rules; and we must start playing to win.

Mother Of Five Who Fled To Syria Condemns ISIS In Most British Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A mother-of-five called Islamic State (IS) "just not my cup of tea" in her first public comments about her decision to flee to Syria and join the Isla...

Bradford Parents Attacked By Cousin For 'Taking Five Children Into War Zone'

PA | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

Two parents feared to be heading for Syria with their five children have been criticised by a family member for trying to take their family into "a wa...

Innocents Of The Crisis Are Carried Ashore, Swaddled Against The Cold

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Elliot Wagland | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

On a beach in Greece an old woman shivers while singing a lullaby to an infant. The child is cold too, having journeyed across the Aegean Sea in a rub...

Syrian Refugees Barred From Living In Volunteers' Homes, Says Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics

Syrian refugees will not be allowed to stay in the houses of thousands of people that have offered their spare rooms, a Government minister has said. ...

Yvette Cooper On Refugee Crisis: 'Children Will Freeze To Death On Our Doorstep.'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics

Hundreds of councils, universities and private landlords are willing to offer thousands of beds to Syrian refugees against fears children will freeze ...

Russia: Anything You Can Do...

Alistair Burnett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Watching Russia's military intervention in Syria unfold has taken me back to my secondary school days when we put on the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

A Little More Conversation, A Little Less Action

Jess Phillips | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

The truth is, I don't know what the hell to think. I don't want to drop bombs that kill innocent civilians. At the moment I can't see how more bombs upon bombs would help. But I also think sitting doing nothing is not an option either. I've spoken to Syrian constituents of mine who think the UK should take military action. I've also read accounts of Syrian children scared of the sky. For every action a perfect and equal opposite reaction. What galls me about this more than anything, is that my role in this, my vote, my shuffle through the lobby is so widely discussed and dissected in the media, by my party, by their party by people in the country and it is all still speculation. No vote has been called. No discussion has been had.

Dozens Of Labour MPs 'Ready To Back Military Action In Syria'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK

Labour MPs are embroiled in bitter infighting amid claims more than 50 are ready to defy leader Jeremy Corbyn and back military intervention in Syria....