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WATCH: Syrian Children Narrowly Escape Being Hit By Shells

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

The danger children in Syria face every day is laid bare in this video as a group of children narrowly avoid being hit by a shell. The group are be...

Iran Deal - Syria Sacrificed?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

If the Iran nuclear deal, finalised in Geneva in the small hours of Sunday morning, sticks, the tectonic plates in the Middle East will have shifted. And whether you welcome that or fear it depends entirely on where you're sitting.

11,000 Syrian Children Have Died In Two Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

Children are being deliberately targeted by snipers in Syria, with more than 11,000 killed in the brutal conflict, a new report has claimed. More t...

Sectarian Violence in Syria: What Does It Mean for the Rest of Us?

Luke McManus | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Sectarian violence in Syria is now threatening more than just the Middle East. Syria's civil war, whose direction at first seemed synonymous with other countries of the Arab Spring, quickly became a full-blown battle of Shia-Sunni sectarianism.

Looking Back in Anger: The Plight of the Syrian Refugees

Gary Kent | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Last week I visited the Domiz refugee camp for the third time in six months and saw many children at school and play. Once again, I was struck by their cheeriness and resilience. I wanted to find some of the children I met in June but the camp has mushroomed since then from 50,000 to 75,000 so it would have been difficult.

The Stakes Involved in Syria as the Conflict Shows No End In Sight

John Wight | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

On a geopolitical level, Russia and to a lesser extent China's support for Iran and Syria is part of a struggle against the West's objective of maintaining Washington's writ as leader of a unipolar world against a multipolar alternative in which Russia, China and the other BRIC group of developing economies enjoy parity... The stakes involved in the Syrian conflict, therefore, could not be higher.

Morning Headlines

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Elite soldiers 'like terror group' Members of an Army unit dubbed Britain's secret terror force have admitted breaking the law by firing on unarmed...

Morning Headlines

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Elite soldiers 'like terror group' Members of an Army unit dubbed Britain's secret terror force have admitted breaking the law by firing on unarmed...

Intervention in Syria Is Still an Urgent Necessity

James Snell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Iran's government has tricked us all. With the ascension of Hassan Rouhani - a high ranking cleric - to the Presidency, the nation's theocratic leaders endeavoured to demonstrate that they had moved away from the geopolitical machinations of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's court...

Gen Y Can Influence Change in Leadership and Governance

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Charles Oliver

Youth unemployment levels cannot be wholly improved without effective policy by national governments, nor education in our schools that needs to adapt to the requirements of the 21st century. Arguably, global business will struggle to become more responsible without an element of legislative steer too.

From Egypt and Iran to Palestine and Syria!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either! Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today. The inescapable conclusion - the revealing truth if you will - is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy - and perilously so too.

Al-Qaeda-Linked Rebels Say Sorry After Decapitating Wrong Person

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Al-Qaeda-linked rebels have said sorry for decapitating a fellow extremist by accident. Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have a...

Does Doctor Has Done WHAT?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

Sky News may have broken a few stories in its time but none quite as shocking as this. Doctor Who is a fanatical terrorist leading a group in Syri...

What Happens When Women and Girls Seek Help in Emergencies? The Awful Truth About Violence

Geeta Bandi-Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Geeta Bandi-Phillips

When people seek help in emergencies, we like to think that they will receive that help. But the awful truth is that for too many women and girls, what they are met with is violence - and then silence. Finally the world is starting to talk about it. And there is the hope.

The Perks and Pitfalls of Studying Abroad

Luke McManus | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Luke McManus

When I discovered that my language degree required me to spend a year's study in the Middle East, I couldn't work out how I felt. Was it excitement or apprehension? Becoming an international student means many things; poor exchange rates, unfamiliar culture and language barriers are to name but a few.

Parliamentary Select Comittees: Proper Public Enquiry or PR Exercise?

Phil Hall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Hall

Seeing the spy chiefs' questions in front of a Parliamentary Select Committee threw up one clear question for me: was this really a proper public inquiry into the outrageous bugging of heads of states around the globe, or was it a cynical PR exercise?

Could Polio Return To Europe?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Experts have raised the prospect of polio returning to Europe as a result of the Syrian crisis. The continent was declared polio-free by the World ...

Human Face and Cost of Violence

Ziya Meral | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ziya Meral

War and violence become abstracted the further we are away from them. All of our exposure boils down to news reports and research updates that try to capture in words, numbers and images a fact that can never be truly conceptualised; brutal destruction of individual human beings.

Syria: Seven Questions the Saudis Should Ask John Kerry

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The U.S. recognizes that defeating the Syrian regime and the toppling of Bashar al Assad is an important Saudi strategic objective to protect Saudi regional interests. The recent spat between the two allies over Syria is still reverberating and has not died down yet...

Syria's Refugee Crisis: History on Repeat and No Superhero to the Rescue

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Cyber City is notable because many of the people there are actually Palestinians from Syria, ie people who were historically already refugees from Palestine. In other words, they're 'double refugees'. If this wasn't bad enough, they're even caught in a sort of geopolitical administrative loophole. As Palestinian refugees they're supposed to fall under the care of the UN's Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and not the main refugee agency, the UNHCR. It means that if you're one of the 9,000 Palestinians from Syria who've fled to Jordan you will not be eligible for UNHCR aid.

WATCH: This Harrowing Video Shows What It's Really Like To Be Bombed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Two incredible and harrowing videos have emerged from Syria that bring home the deadly reality of war in a way that only modern technology can truly c...

Can Syria Rebuild Its Devastated Health Infrastructure?

Resham Khiani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Resham Khiani

Your local hospital has been bombed and you're sitting in a makeshift waiting room when masked men burst in and drag your doctor away for questioning. This scenario may sound like something from a far-fetched film but this has been a nightmare reality for many Syrians.

A Call to Respect Aid Workers in Syria

Sir Nick Young | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

Targeting and endangering these brave aid workers, who play no part in the conflict and who simply seek to help those most in need, is wholly unacceptable. The humanitarian tragedy that continues unabated in Syria is deplorable and more must be done to ensure aid reaches the vulnerable, and those delivering it are protected.

Syria's Women, Raped And Abused In Refugee Centres, Long To Return Home

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

Many Syrian women would rather return to their war-torn homeland than endure the violence, rape and other sexual assaults they are experiencing as ref...

A City Surrounded by Conflict Struggles to Cope Under Weight of Displacement

Mougabe Koslengar | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK
Mougabe Koslengar

In contrast to the rural areas, the parts of the city I saw looked normal, with no damage to buildings. People moved around and there was a bustling market like in any city. The city's infrastructure is creaking, however, due to the huge influx of displaced families.