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Hague Welcomes US-Russia Deal On Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

William Hague will head to Paris for new talks on the crisis in Syria, following the pact hammered out between the United States and Russia to secure ...

Hague Welcomes Syria Chemical Weapons Agreement

PA | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed an agreement by the United States and Russia on a plan to secure and destroy Syria's arsenal of chemical ...

Hague To Meet Kerry In Paris On Monday Ahead Of UN's Chemical Weapons Report On Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

William Hague is to follow this week’s Geneva negotiations on Syria with a fresh round of talks in Paris on Monday. According to the Foreign Off...

Protect Syrians Now - By Putting Serious Dialogue Above Bombs

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ilco van der Linde

We all feel pain when we see the pictures of the gassed children in Syria. We all want the civil war in Syria to end soon; this terrible war that has already been going on for two years, has forced millions to flee and has killed over a hundred thousand people.

Why 'Don't Know' Is Not a Good Look in a Crisis

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I used to argue that it would make a welcome change if - just occasionally - politicians answered a question with the words: "I don't know." I didn't expect the President of the United States to take me seriously. Should the US launch a military strike against Syria? Obama: Don't know. Is Russia serious in its chemical weapons initiative? Don't know. There's a part of me that welcomes such refreshing candour. But to be honest, it's only a very small part of me.

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Whether you're interested in the Royal Mail or royal males, it's been quite the week. Yes, today's round-up of Twitter funnies includes the thorny ...

Ned Simons

Ken Clarke Told Boris Johnson To 'Cool It' Amid Leadership Speculation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has revealed he told Boris Johnson to "cool it" during last year's Conservative Party conference, as speculation that the mayor was positio...

Fresh Diplomatic Talks Reduce Potential for Syrian Intervention

Alex Rickets | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.

Stumble Diplomacy

Adam Isaacs | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

The words of the Russian foreign minister were simply unfathomable just over a week ago, as rhetoric and tension built over the suspected use of chemical weapons by Bashar Al Assad on his own people, crossing the 'red line' issued by President Obama in 2012.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Privatising The Queen's Head

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 12 September 2013... 1) PRIVATISING THE QUEEN'S HEAD Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s resisted sellin...

World War Three Possibly Postponed for a Bit

Nick Revell | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

At the time of writing it looks like a casual remark by Secretary of State John Kerry has accidentally made the third world war a little less likely.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Peace Gets a Chance

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 11 September 2013... 1) PEACE GETS A CHANCE Is US military action now off the table? For the fores...

Does the Psychology of Chemical Weapons Explain the Need for a Red Line?

Anne Speckhard | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Speckhard

Why is there particular revulsion over such attacks versus conventional warfare? Even if it's proved to have occurred-it is a relatively small number of people who have died from this alleged chemical attack, compared to far more thousands who have been victims of conventional weapons.

Syria: Before Protesting Against the Barack Obama of 2013, Read the Words of Barack Obama of 2002

Alastair Roderick | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

Barack Obama's meteoric ascent to US President started on October 2, 2002, when he addressed an anti-Iraq War rally in Chicago, repeating several times the mantra that he did not oppose all wars, just dumb wars.

David Cameron: Syria UN Resolution To Test Russian Chemical Weapons 'Ruse'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Britain, the United States and France are to table a UN Security Council resolution on Syria today, David Cameron told MPs on Tuesday afternoon. Ap...

'Why Is Boris Letting An Industry Of Death Be Promoted In London?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has drawn widespread condemnation for allowing London to host the world's biggest arms fair that senior London politicians have warned i...

PHOTOS: Syrian Children Handle Weapons Like Toys

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Syria's children have already borne the brunt of the conflict, with reports of torture, child soldiers and others embarking on "death journeys" to esc...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Has Kerry's Gaffe Saved Syria From Air Strikes?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 10 September 2013... 1) HAS KERRY'S GAFFE SAVED SYRIA FROM AIR STRIKES? From the Times: "Russia w...

Helping Syrian Children Displaced By Conflict Return to a Sense of Normality

Alma Hassoun | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK
Alma Hassoun

In a peaceful mountain area of rural Tartous, western Syria, the fighting and destruction affecting other parts of the country seems very far away... I was part of a Unicef team that visited a centre where psycho-social support is being made available to hundreds of displaced children in the area.

Cameron Welcomes Russian Plan For UN Take Chemical Weaspons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has backed a Russian plan to place the Syrian regime’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international stewardship in an effort to a...

Ned Simons

David Cameron Fumes At Ed Miliband 'Wriggling And Quibbling' Over Syria Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has accused Ed Miliband of playing politics by voting against military action in Syria, as he told MPs he had "absolutely no plans" to h...

The Red Moral Line in Syria

Simon Cohen | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Cohen

The current moral argument regarding Syria is limited. The red line of chemical weapons is plotted on a wider graph of violence. Morality is relevant to the whole graph, not just the red line. For too long, innocent Syrian people have suffered greatly and lost lives at the violent hands of the regime.

Did Assad Just Threaten Terrorism Against US If It Attacks Syria?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

President Bashar Assad has warned the US to "expect everything" should it attack the Syrian regime. The ambiguous caution, which possibly referred to ...

'It's Very Important To Have Access To Legal Weapons'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has launched a robust defence of the DSEI arms fair, as critics warn that Russia should be banned from attending the London arms show as...

No Mr. Nice Guy, But Is Putin's Syria View More Realistic Than Obama's?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

If the US attacks Syria on its own, it won't be the first time in a solo operation after a British rejection. UK politicians have short memories when trumpeting the Special Relationship. Some may recall Bill Clinton's first foreign trip as President was to the UK to seek support for operations to end the bloodbath in Bosnia after four years of carnage and NATO/UN fence sitting.