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iPhone Photos From Syria's Teen Refugees Show Both How Normal And Strange Their Life Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

The pictures from the refugee camps of Jordan tend to show just the crying babies, the ragged tents and handouts stamped with the names of foreign gov...

Late Night Discussions at The Jamans' - Syria, ISIS And The Caliphate

Dilly Hussain | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

It was a night I'll remember. I liked Tuhin and their brother-in-law, and my last visit reassured me why I chose to maintain a relationship with the Jamans despite the community's negativity towards them. I had developed a brotherly relationship with the boys, I saw their mother as my own mother, and after my in-laws' house, the Jamans' was where I felt most at home when I visited Portsmouth.

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi May Have Been Injured In US Airstrike

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed leader of the Islamic State (IS), may have been injured in a US airstrike, according to reports. American...

'Allah Has Given Me The Chance To Be In The Pinnacle Of Worship Which Is Jihad'

PA | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

A young British jihadi whose two brothers have died fighting in war-torn Syria has claimed he would return to the UK for his family. Amer Deghayes, 20...

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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...

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Two Cities - Gaziantep and Adana, Southern Turkey

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Turkish cuisine from Southern Anatolia is distinctive with the best Baklava coming from Gaziantep and kebabs of the same name from Adana.

Why Did Jund Al-Aqsa Join Nusra Front in Taking Out 'Moderate' Rebels in Idlib?

Tam Hussein | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

Not only is Jund's position indicative of its indignation towards SRF's questionable practices, but it's also a sign that US intervention is pushing other forces, whose goal was Assad, to take more hard line positions.

Fashion, Solidarity and Reform in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

MPs, many of whom once struggled to place Kurdistan on a map, are better informed and understand that Kurds are efficient allies in the common fight against Daish. This is eroding the deep resistance to involvement in Iraq, which came to be defined as a disaster of the first magnitude, and maybe Syria.

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 05.11.2014 | 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...

Loyalty and Disavowal: Al-Wala Wal-Bara

Ian Linden | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Ian Linden

Half the foreign jihadists in Syria and Iraq come from Islamic cultures: Tunisia, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco. The governments that they reject face a big problem. But the lure of the so-called Caliphate in Syria and Iraq for some young people in Europe is rightly considered a security problem for us...

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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...

ISIS, Its Victims, Our Obligation to Intervene

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

We can't intervene everywhere. We have challenges at home. Our resources are limited; so, too, our ability to affect outcomes. Good intentions do not suffice. Sometimes trying to do the right thing can make things worse. So when an atrocity unfolds, how do we decide when to intervene?

Why Are Muslim Charities Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

What is even more alarming is that this type of 'prejudiced' open source information is then stored by software used by banks and other interested parties to monitor charities and assess risks involved with running accounts for them.

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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...

Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad

Daniel Marriott | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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...

Another Islamic State Atrocity Is Revealed

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

Islamic State (IS) have committed a third public, mass killing against one tribe just days after the previous two, when they lined up and shot dead at...

The People Of London Send Islamic State A Powerful Message

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

Hundreds of people have gathered in central London in a powerful display of support for the Western Kurdistan city of Kobane which is under siege from...

Sickening GRAPHIC Image Shows Islamic State Have Sunk To A New Low

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT A horrifying photo has emerged showing a smiling father encouraging his baby to kick the severed head of a dead soldie...

Position Vacant: Oilman Wanted, Salary £140k, Reporting To Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

Daniel Day Lewis' Oscar-winning turn in There Will Be Blood was as an oilman who would do just about anything for a good profit from the black gold. B...

Our Unwillingness to Understand More About Radicalisation Risks Failing Our Youth

Professor Kamaldeep Bhui | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

Depression is known to cause a pessimistic outlook, an inflexible view of the world, and even suicide. Our research into the root causes of radicalisation - perhaps not surprisingly - found a link between depressive symptoms and sympathies towards terrorist acts. These sympathies being an early marker for risk of radicalisation.

Portsmouth's ISIS Crisis: Full Story of IS Fighter Mehdi Hassan

Tam Hussein | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

"What is wrong with just praying, fasting, reading Quran, doing a bit of charity and being a good person?" said a member from Portsmouth's Bengali community when news of Mehdi Hassan's demise became known. Clearly for Mehdi Hassan and the others who left for Syria in October 2013, it was not enough.

Arming the Kurds and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Oggy Boytchev

Contrary to the desires and interests of regional governments, arming and helping the Kurds to fight ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in Kobane may be the trigger for the birth of a new nation - Kurdistan. No country in the region wants that but this will be one of the unintended consequences of the break up of Syria and the emergence of ISIL.

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 30.10.2014 | 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...

Can Qatar Find a Diplomatic Solution for Isis?

Jo Simmons | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

With the Middle East at yet another critical juncture and with a sense of common purpose emanating from the region, this is neither the time for straw man moralising or finger pointing. The West should don its realpolitik glasses and use Qatar's status in the area to give a nudge to the consolidation process currently taking place in the Islamic world.