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Mystery Over Two Children From Bradford Family Missing From Turkey Flight

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Two children from the family of 12 who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join extremists are not recorded as having boarded the flight to the...

Fears For Bradford Family Of 12 Missing After Flying To Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

West Yorkshire Police are "extremely concerned" for the safety of 12 members of a Bradford family who are missing after travelling to Turkey following...

Religion: From Bridges to Checkpoints?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Over the past couple of weeks, a small number of events made me realise that religion - some call it religiosity too - is playing once more an active ...

This Former Al-Qaeda Trainee Is On A Mission To Take The 'Glamour' Out Of Jihad

AP | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

He learned warfare in an al-Qaeda training camp, then spent over two years in a small cage at Guantanamo, and more time in a French prison. With s...

ISIL Making Millions From Looted Antiquities

Katy Gregory | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Katy Gregory

In recent months, propaganda films showing extremists using sledgehammers and automatic gunfire to destroy remains of ancient civilisations have commanded swathes of media attention.

Unsung Hero Killed in the Line of Duty

Razan Rashidi | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

Nineteen year old Isra'a Yasser Al-Habash was another Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer working with Ayman in Douma that day. Tragically, she was killed by the mortar fire.

Mass Vaccination Campaign Reaches More Than 1.6million Children Across War-Torn Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

"Everyone is coming to get their children vaccinated and I like to be one of the first," said Samira at a primary health centre in Damascus where she brought her five year old daughter to be vaccinated.

This Is What Britain First Supporters Think Of Migrants Fleeing Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

The most popular nationalist Facebook page in the UK has voiced its anger in response to a Daily Mail article highlighting the plight of migrants flee...

This Daily Mail Article On Refugees Is Too Much Even For Its Own Readers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

A Daily Mail article on the plight of asylum seekers fleeing to the Greek island of Kos and causing discomfort to disgruntled British holiday-makers h...

David Miliband Reminds Everyone He Knows 'How To Win Elections'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics

With words likely to exacerbate family strains as well as fuel speculation, David Miliband quipped on Wednesday that he was part of a Labour team that...

Remembering Houla - Why Sectarianism Cannot Be Part of Syria's Future

Gareth Bayley | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Let's keep firmly focused on the need to bring perpetrators of massacres like Houla to justice. The UK has a long-standing commitment to accountability for atrocities committed in the Syrian conflict. This commitment will not falter. That is the message from the Houla massacre: the need for justice and accountability. Not the perverted logic of sectarianism.

Ex-Army Chief Says We Must 'Think The Unthinkable' In Fight With IS

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK

A former head of the army has said we must "think the previously unthinkable" and consider sending soldiers to fight Islamic State (IS) on the ground ...

Blood and Stone: Islamic State and the Fate of Palmyra

Kevin Childs | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Kevin Childs

In the absence of anything else, I might wish Zenobia would rise up from the sand and hold out a mailed fist to repel those faithless fighters of IS. It seems no one else will.

Palmyra: A Lament

Robin Lustig | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

We mourn what we can identify with, more than with what we can't. Part of me knows that the ruins are merely stone, and that they have already been partially destroyed or mutilated many times in their 2,000-year history. And yet if they are bulldozed to the ground in the coming days, I shall shed a tear for their loss.

British Schoolgirl Was Planning Trip To Syria After GCSEs But Was Caught Out In Newspaper Sting

PA | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A British schoolgirl's plan to become a jihadi bride has been stopped by police just days before she was due to fly to Syria, following an undercover ...

The Clock Is Now Ticking For The World To Save This Ancient City From ISIS

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

ISIS militants have seized the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria and are in complete control of its historic archaeological site. Extremists...

The UK Would Benefit From the EU Rescue Plan for Boat Refugees

Peter Lind | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Peter Lind

Morally, but surprisingly, also financially, the UK can benefit from helping refugees. In other words, Great Britain can benefit from the EU rescue plan.

Palmyra

Dom Joly | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK
Dom Joly

The news that Isis is possibly about to over-run Palmyra in Syria hit me especially hard. It feels strange to be so affected by the plight of a ruined town so far away, especially when you equate it to the hundreds of thousands of human victims of this murderous conflict but as Stalin so sensitively put it- "one death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic." Palmyra, on the other hand is a symbol- a symbol of a tolerant, multi-cultural Syria.

This Is How Many Suspected Terrorists Police Are Arresting Each Day

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

New figures have revealed that police are arresting on average one suspected terrorist a day as hundreds of extremists return to the UK from Syria. ...

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

London Is a Desert

Peter Lind | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Peter Lind

Khaled sits down in what appears to be an awkward position, his back against the wall. Half sitting, half lying. It is how he sat in his cell in Damaskus. During a total of 12 months, locked up in a cell too small to lie down in, and not high enough to stand up, Khaled was tortured by the Syrian Security forces...

Don't Trust Miliband With International Strategic Issues

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

In a desperate bid to show himself as an influential player on the world stage, he recently claimed that his opposition to the US-led airstrikes against the Syrian regime, in response to Assad's use of chemical weapons, as a major foreign policy success. What Miliband does not know is that nobody takes him seriously and that his foreign policy 'success' will have no impact on the results of the British election.

Is This England?

Peter Lind | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Lind

Fears of immigrants seem to be the biggest rhetoric trick played in the political landscape in UK. We are bombarded with messages about what to fear and how many to fear. It drives voters to the right, voting for what they don´t want, instead of they do want.

Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean: Another Wake Up Call for the EU

One Young World | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

The African Union needs to step up in taking the matter seriously and urging member states to develop youth empowerment and human rights policies... If these initiatives are enacted, we will see fewer people drown in the Mediterranean in search of a better life.

Israel Attacks Syrian Militants With Airstrike

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK

Israel carried out an airstrike on the Syrian border on Sunday after four militants were spotted carrying a bomb towards Israeli troops. The Israeli m...