UK Syria

Let's Talk About 'Terrorism'

Priya Jasmin Begum | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
Priya Jasmin Begum

People have created a "them and us" narrative. The media has painted a picture in everybody's heads of desert people thirsty for the blood of 'infidels'. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of ISIS', and other related groups, victims are Muslim which is conveniently forgotten by many.

Anti-Terror Ramadan Ad Goes Viral But It Has Gravely Offended Some Muslims

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK

A music video which shows a would-be suicide bomber confronted and apparently deterred by the faithful has made waves in the Middle East. Featuring Em...

Why Jeremy Corbyn Would Be A Foreign Policy Disaster As PM

Usman Butt | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics
Usman Butt

While Corbyn seems pretty clear on foreign policy issues, he has not only been dangerously inconsistent, but also grossly out-of-touch with the ground realities in many places. Fundamentally, in Corbyn, you have the two worst traits converge in one leader- ignorance and weakness.

How This Free University Course For Syrian Refugees Is Integrating Them Into Britain

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

When i* found out he had been accepted onto a scholarship scheme in the UK for Syrian refugees, he threw a party. “I was so excited,” he says. “...

Syrian Refugees Given New Home In Canada Name Their New Baby Justin Trudeau

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

A Syrian couple who sought refuge in Canada have named their child after the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arriv...

The Necessary Evil Of Syrian Child Labour In Lebanon

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

Child labour amongst Syrian refugees is rife. From begging, manual - and often dangerous - labour, or searching for scrap metal on the streets, childr...

Syrian Refugee Describes His 'Nightmare' Escape From Aleppo To London

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK

“Please can we take a break,” 32-year-old Wassim asks as we sit in Finsbury Park on a mild spring day. The Syrian refugee is tired. He has lived i...

Jeremy Corbyn: I Might Not Allow A Drone Strike On Isis Leader

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics

"I'm no supporter or defender of ISIS in any way" says @jeremycorbyn #marr— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) April 23, 20...

Feeling Helpless Over Syria's Plight: Paving The Way Forward

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

There is unprecedented international outrage over the recent chemical attack that left many Syrian families dead and injured in the town of Khan Sheik...

Have We Become Appeasers?

Alex Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Fuller

The world must be dealt with how it is, not how we might like it to be. We are a civilisation seeking peace but swimming in chaos.

Syria: A Duty On The UK To Lead

Hywel Williams | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Politics
Hywel Williams

Plaid Cymru MPs stand ready to discuss a proper peace plan in Westminster and would welcome any attempt by the UK Government to facilitate a diplomatic solution that involved all the major powers. The United Kingdom and the international community must step up. The responsibility lies on the UK Government to forge a diplomatic solution to this problem that ensures that a plan for peace prevails.

Boris Urges Those Behind Syrian Chemical Attack To Be Held To Account

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson and his French counterpart have urged the international community to make sure those responsible for the Syrian chemical weapon attack a...

Don't Forget About The Women In War

Johanna Higgs | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

As the brutal chemical bombings in Syria dominate the news headlines, the general consensus amongst the media seems to be one of horror. As it should ...

BoJo Misses The Party

John Watson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

It is always wise to be careful what you wish for and the reason normally given is that you might just get it. In the bowels of the Kremlin they must be pondering that at the moment as they wonder whether their support for Mr Trump assisted him to power and reflect on how quickly it has all blown up in their faces.

US-Russia Relations 'May Be At All Time Low,' Donald Trump Says After Syria Veto

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said US-Russia relations might be at “an all time low”, after the two countries clashed over the future of Syria and Russia vetoe...

Refugee Teen Shot In Syrian School Attack Dedicates Life To Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage refugee, who was shot in the leg during an attack on his school in Syria, has been awarded a prize for helping others in Leeds. Mohamad Kha...

Sean Spicer dropped a horrific clanger on Syria totally buried by his Hitler apology

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Whoops! Sean Spicer slips up & admits today why the US REALLY struck Syria: "The goal for the US is to make sure that we destabilize #Syria" pic.twitt...

Syria, Emotion And Trump's Presidential Masculinity

Jenny Mathers | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

So when looking for guiding principles that might help to understand Trump's next moves, bear in mind the competing demands of his presidential masculinity: impulses powered by emotion and instinct enacted in ways designed to make him look tough and manly.

Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Answer BBC Question About Syria

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics

.@jeremycorbyn refused to answer a question on Syria at a business conference— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 11, 2017 ...

The Real Reason Syrians Are Changing Their Facebook Profile Pictures To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s intervention in Syria has sparked a curious wave of support and criticism, manifesting in the social media profile pictures of the tr...

Downing Street Refuses To Back Trump's Stance On Further Syria Airstrikes

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics

Downing Street today refused to give its unconditional backing to further US airstrikes in Syria if the Assad regime carried out more chemical weapon ...

Syria: A Tipping Point, Or Not Yet?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

The real victims have been the Syrian people who rose up six years ago to gain their basic freedom and right to political participation. So will they be allowed to exit this dark tunnel, and are we witnessing a tipping point?

Does Trump McFly Secretly Satisfy Our Inner Demons?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The truth is, as peaceful as we all want to be, Dostoyevski might be onto something when he says: right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time. Because sometimes enough is enough. And morality snaps. But can we ever stomach Trump McFly being the champion of the innocent? Can Trump lead Syria to the happy ending that takes the future of Syria back to the joys of it's past?

The Wages Of Non-Interventionism

David Browne | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
David Browne

Ultimately, it's still too early to tell whether Donald Trump's policy shift will have the desired effect, and the Syrian war may finally come to an end with a transfer of power of some sort. What we can see, however, are the wages of non-interventionism: chemical weapons; barrel bombs; and the rise of extremist groups.

'By Proxy Russia Is Responsible For Syrian Gas Attack' Sir Michael Fallon Turns Up Heat On Moscow

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics

Russia is responsible “by proxy” for the deaths of more than 80 civilians gassed in Syria last week, the Defence Secretary claimed today in bold a...