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The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

Islamic State Hostage Appears In Fourth Propaganda Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

A hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) has appeared in a fourth video delivering - apparently under duress - a message defending the terrorist gro...

The Best Pictures Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images, from around the world chosen and created by our own phot...

Huge Protests In Turkey Over The Islamic State's Advance On Kobane

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Kurdish protesters clashed with police in Turkey leaving at least 14 people dead and scores injured Tuesday as demonstrators in Brussels forced their ...

We Can't Save Kobane, Says Hammond

The Huffington Post UK and agencies | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has admitted that there is nothing the international coalition fighting Islamic State militants can do to save the Sy...

The Islamic State, Ebola, and the Appeal of Conspiracy

James Snell | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Finding them isn't hard. Reading their litanies of untruth, so concocted as to spread the maximum terror and mistrust and discontent, is not an arduous undertaking.  I would advise against it.

The Moment Airstrike Stopped Islamic State In Its Tracks (For Now)...

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend the Syrian border town of Kobane have had a belated, yet welcome boost from a series of US-led airstri...

Syrian Border Town Of Kobane 'About To Fall' To Islamic State

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobane, Turkey's president said on Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggle...

Islamic State On The 'Doorstep Of Europe'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

Militants of Islamic State (IS) are said to be on the 'doorstep of Europe' after entering the strategically important town of Kobane just one mile fro...

Kurdish Protesters Shut Down Oxford Circus Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Kurdish protesters shut down Oxford Circus tube station in central London, to protest about the perceived lack of action to protect the town of Kobane...

Embarrassment As Senior French Spy Defects To Al Qaeda... And Then Dodges 47 US Cruise Missiles

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

A French intelligence officer who defected to Al Qaeda was among the targets of the first wave of US airstrikes on Syria, it has been reported. Des...

Islamic State Is On Turkey's Doorstep, As It Besieges Kurdish Town

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Islamic State fighters are close to taking a town just a few miles from the Turkish border, a fight which would be a symbolic victory over the Kurds w...

Iraq and Syria: A Better Way

Robin Lustig | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Peace, like democracy, cannot be imposed from above, or from outside. But if the two sides in Syria's civil war can agree to at least a few temporary local truces, they may be better able to turn their attention to IS. That's certainly what would be in their best interests, and in the interests of their foreign backers, whether Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Turkey.

The Rough and Tumble of the MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

So let me start off today with the patently obvious - with Iraq and Syria!

Moazzam Begg - From Guantanamo to Belmarsh

Dilly Hussain | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

While British Muslims rightfully celebrate the release of one of their respected and admired leaders, days before the Islamic festival of Eid, I'm sure Moazzam along with CAGE will insist that the struggle between justice and oppression is far from over.

Moazzam Begg - Case of the Suspect State

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

Just over seven months ago, activist, human rights champion and former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested, arrested on the basis that during a trip to Syria he had facilitated terrorism (or so they said). Now two seasons later and just as his trial was set to begin he's been released with all charges levelled against him dropped.

7 Terror Charges Dropped Against Moazzam Begg

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg today had seven terror charges connected with the civil war in Syria dramatically dropped at the Old Baile...

How Did IS Come Into Existence, and Why Is It Able to Recruit Europeans in the 1000s?

Kevin Godlington | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

Problems start back home, in poverty, with bad parents and poor role models, the children given no mentors or guidance as they're ignored by society at large. The only available guidance they receive - the dirty words from religious clerics and violent lyrics from music. It's all about becoming indoctrinated with vile bile.

Now Two Teens May Be Heading To Syria

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Two teenage girls have gone missing and may be trying to get to Syria to join extremists in the war torn state. A 15-year-old from Bristol and a 17...

The Path to Perpetual War

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The UK Parliament vote to bomb Iraq was depressing. Crude political words about 'homeland security', threats to our shores, threats to our people, have whipped many into a panic. The persuasion to bomb was clumsy. There are alternatives.

Airstrikes 'Can't Possible Defeat' Islamic State, General Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK

Islamic State cannot be defeated by airstrikes alone and "boots on the ground" are needed to take them on, a former senior British general has said. ...

RAF Jets Went To Iraq But Couldn't Find Anything To Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

RAF warplanes returned to base having found nothing suitable to bomb in their first sortie over Iraq since Parliament gave the green light for air str...

What Did This Tory MP Say To Make The Whole House Gasp?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory MP drew outraged jeers from the House of Commons for using the debate over Iraq airstrikes to make a party political jibe about the deficit. ...

Brit ISIS Fighter: 'I Miss Home But I Will Not Return to the UK'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Meet 20-year-old Hamza al-Britani who left Birmingham for Syria in June last year. The British Pakistani told me via Skype how he caught a plane to Turkey and simply "jogged" over the border to "the land of jihad." A family friend of Hamza had arranged this interview so he could clear up misconceptions about jihad and ISIS...

We Can't Do Nothing In Iraq Now, Just Because Of Past Mistakes, Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

The spectre of the 2003 Iraq War hung over the House of Commons as David Cameron sought to draw a dramatic distinction between the UK's imminent milit...