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World Refugees Day: Giving a Better Reception to Those Fleeing Their Homes

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Under the new rules asylum seekers will have a medical and psychological assessment as soon as possible, will be provided with decent detention and living conditions and have the right to apply for work nine months after lodging an asylum application.

Behind the Façade of the G8

Stephanie Allen | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The members of the G8 are ultimately just eight individuals brought together to try to agree on a number of subjects listed on an agenda. Whether they can do this is another matter, and it provokes the question of whether the G8, with all its renown, reputation and international respect, is really just a power trip.

Blair Urges West To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has ...

More Barbarism Is No Solution to the Barbarism Already Unleashed in Syria

John Wight | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

Syria is now the frontline in a struggle between western powers intent on a unipolar world, and a Russian and Chinese-led multipolar alternative in wh...

Putin Warns West Over Arming Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK

Weapons sent to Syrian rebels may end up in the hands of the sort of extremists who killed Drummer Lee Rigby, Vladimir Putin warned as the G8 summit e...

David Cameron Insists Assad Must Go As G8 Paves Way For Syria Peace Talks

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted the G8 summit in Northern Ireland has produced a unified plan for peace in Syria, despite world leaders dodging the questio...

Why the UK Should Avoid Arming the Syrian Rebels

Peter Little | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Little

As the Syrian conflict rages on the European Union took the significant decision in recent weeks to lift the arms embargo on the beleaguered country, paving the way for the Governments of major European countries to send weapons to rebel forces (a.k.a. the Free Syrian Army) fighting against the Assad regime.

Ned Simons

Denying MPs A Vote On Syria 'Undemocratic', Says John Bercow | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has told David Cameron that it would be "undemocratic" to arm the Syrian rebels without giving parliament a vote, amid suspicions the gove...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Want To Know How To 'Wreck The Economy'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 18 June 2013... 1) WANT TO KNOW HOW TO 'WRECK THE ECONOMY'? Kenneth Clarke knows how. From the Telegr...

Don't Arm Syrian Rebels, Britons Tell Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

A majority of the British public would not support moves by the Government to arm Syrian rebels opposed to Bashar Assad's regime, a poll has found. ...

Guns in the Ghetto - Should We Arm the Syrian Rebels?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

There is no simple answer to the Syrian problem apart from encouraging Bashar Al-Assad to sit down around the negotiation table and allow democracy to take a role in his country. Will this happen

Syria Chemical Weapons Used... But Used by Whom?

Charles Shoebridge | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Charles Shoebridge

Given the gravity of this claim and its consequences, as well as a recent history of unevidenced assertions based on inaccurate intelligence being used to justify involvement in foreign wars, how does the evidence in the latest assertion stack up?

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Don't Arm The Cannibals,' Vlad Tells Dave

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on 17 June 2013... 1) VLAD TO DAVE: 'DON'T ARM THE CANNIBALS' Our prime minister is starting to look pretty isol...

'Odious, Twisted, Hate-Filled Thugs'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will have no means of preventing UK weapons ending up in the hands of "al Qaida-affliated thugs" if it supplies arms to the Syrian rebels, Bor...

Cameron To Welcome World Leaders To G8 Summit

PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron today welcomes the leaders of the world's most powerful countries to Northern Ireland for a G8 summit set to be dominated by internation...

The G8 Summit - A Great Moment for Britain, A Great Test for the Prime Minister

Douglas Alexander | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Politics
Douglas Alexander

This summit offers the Prime Minister a chance to show Britain at its best, and the test for its success will be reaching agreement on some of the most challenging issues facing the international community. We hope he seizes that opportunity with both hands.

Don't Arm Rebels Putin Warns Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics

Splits between Russia and the West burst into the open on Sunday when president Vladimir Putin issued a blunt warning not to arm Syrian rebels who "ea...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Deeply Unsavoury, Dangerous And Extremist'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on 16 June 2013... 1) 'DEEPLY UNSAVOURY, DANGEROUS AND EXTREMIST' Speaking on the Murnaghan show on Sky News thi...

Could Cameron Face Coalition Backlash Over Syria Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

David Cameron is facing rumblings of discontent in his own party and among coalition colleagues over action being taken to aid the Syrian opposition, ...

The Week That Was: A Time and Place

Carla Buzasi | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

We are all living through history; that much is certain. There are, however, specific times or incidents when it is possible to imagine the school lessons in decades to come, when pupils will be studying with rabid intensity the very events unfolding around us right now. The saga of Prism, or the saga of Edward Snowden as Hollywood will surely repackage it, has to be one such event. With a script to rival a new Bourne movie, the 'spy story of the age' as the Guardian prefix it, has all the hallmarks of a milestone in global history.

'Deeply Unsavoury Elements' In Syria Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will continue to assist Syria's rebels, despite 'deeply unsavoury' elements within the anti-Assad forces, but Parliament will be given a vote ...

Ned Simons

Downing Street Says 'Nothing Off The Table' After US Decides To Arm Syrian Rebels | Ned Simons | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics

Downing Street has said "nothing is off the table" including arming the rebels or imposing a no-fly zone when it comes to dealing with the Syrian regi...

Obama Backs Weapons For Syrian Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

US President Barack Obama has approved arming the Syrian rebels for the first time, according to US officials. The officials confirmed that the pre...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Obama Comes Off The Fence On Syria

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 14 June 2003... 1) OBAMA COMES OFF THE FENCE ON SYRIA From the Guardian: "The US government said l...

Syrian Briton Ali Almanasfi Is Alive

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Tam Hussein

Ali Almanasfi, the Briton of Syrian heritage purportedly killed by a regime ambush in Idlib on 31 May is alive. He got in touch with me via Skype. We spoke for approximately an hour. I saw his face sporting a bushy beard, he looked well.