UK Syria

Punk Rocker And 'Lonely' Blogger Among UK's 'Worst' Jihadis

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Four of the worst offenders - including a punk rocker and a supermarket worker - among British jihadis have been slapped with international sanctions ...

Ned Simons

Some Labour MPs Want To Bomb Syria To Damage Corbyn's Leadership, Says Diane Abbott | Ned Simons | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has accused Labour MPs who backed Jeremy Corbyn's rivals of plotting to vote in favour of military action against Isis in Syria in order ...

France Has Fired Its First Airstrikes In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

France has fired its first airstrikes in Syria as it expands military operations against Islamic State extremists, President Francois Hollande's offic...

PM Says Bashar Al-Assad Must Go For Syrian Civil War To End

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron will tell world leaders that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must eventually be replaced if there is to be a peaceful solution to the c...

UK Surveillance Operations On IS Are To Be Extended

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK

British surveillance operations to monitor the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq and Syria have been extended until next year, t...

Europe Must Rethink Its Response to the Refugee Crisis

Laura Gilmour | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Laura Gilmour

The horrors of the Syrian conflict are bewildering, and undoubtedly present some stark moral and political choices for European and world leaders. The question is whether or not they have the conscience to finally tale real action on them?

Syria's Raging War Has Forced An Underground Doomsday Vault To Open Its Doors

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Tech

A doomsday seed vault designed to help us survive a nuclear war or an asteroid impact, has been opened in response to Syria's civil war. Syrian sci...

Cameron's Drone Strike 'Secret Kill Policy' Faces Legal Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron is facing a legal challenge over the decision to target Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria - despite Parliament refusing approval fo...

Let's Show Some Humanity and Accept Our Fair Share of These Refugees

Henry Wilkinson | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Henry Wilkinson

Will someone please remind me when humans suddenly became intrinsically ranked in terms of importance? Oh wait, this never happened! So who gave the right for people to dehumanise these refugees from the most tormented homelands and turn them into an almost animal-like infection?

Louise Ridley

This Is What Is Happens To Syrian Refugees When They Arrive In The UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

The first of 20,000 Syrian refugees arrived in Britain yesterday, and have begun the intensive process of being settled into their new homes. Prime...

Bombing Islamic State, But Refusing Europe's Refugees: The UK Prefers Weaponry to Refuge

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

If the UK's airstrikes on Syrian targets lead to civilian deaths, panic and further refugee flows, who will be expected to look after those new refugees? Not Britain, presumably.

Hajj - A Model of Unity

Qari Asim | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Qari Asim

Hajj is a religious pilgrimage during which Muslims from every corner of the globe travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the world's largest gathering of people, with close to 3 million people attending each year.

Encounters in Kos; The Pain of the Boat People

April Humble | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
April Humble

Today we have a pre-eid celebration for the families in the hotel. Cake, balloons, toys and so much food. It is beautiful. Most, not all, are relaxed for now and allow themselves to feel happiness.

Why the Refugee Crisis Is My Favourite Crisis of All

Tahir Nasser | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Tahir Nasser

We would simply think and do what is best for others, as we would count them among our own kith and kin. And that's why this refugee crisis is my favourite crisis of all - because maybe, just maybe, it might teach us that our actions will return to us, if not today, then tomorrow.

We Need a Better Solution Than Merely Accepting Refugees

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It is difficult to see when all of this is going to end, but one thing has to be made clear: as long as Assad remains, the number of deaths, homeless, and displaced will continue to grow. The world community must acknowledge, once and for all, that the end of this humanitarian crisis depends on an end to the Assad government.

British Woman Who Travelled To Syria With Children 'Rescued' By Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A British woman and her five children who travelled to Islamic State-held Syria and were later kidnapped have reportedly been rescued by a Syrian rebe...

Clive Lewis: Calling Jeremy Corbyn Unpatriotic For Not Singing The National Anthem Is 'Preposterous'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics

A former Army Reservist who became a Labour MP in May has defended Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to sing the national anthem. Clive Lewis, elected...

British Universities Are Offering Syrian Refugees Scholarships

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

British universities are offering scholarships for refugees who have fled from Syria, North Africa and the Middle East, as well as offering "scholar r...

Should the UK Enter Syria? Eight Things We Need to Question

Scenes of Reason | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics
Scenes of Reason

Syria's quite a large country; how are we going to sustain a campaign fighting on several fronts? If we are going up against the Syrian government AND Islamic State we would need quite a lot of soldiers on the ground...

'Surges' and 'Swarms', What About Children In Crisis?

Afsana Aramesh | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Afsana Aramesh

As people talk of 'surges' and 'swarms' of migrants, I think of the increasing number of refugee children arriving in the UK without anyone to look after them - unaccompanied, uncertain, alone.

Little Refugee Girl Handing Flower To Turkish Riot Policeman Becomes Symbolic Gesture Of Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

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When Is It OK to Abandon Our 'Sustainable Aid' Ethos?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Style
Laura Tenison MBE

Thanks again for your support and please don't forget to put aside nice, warm, good quality clothing for our next From a Mother to Another collection period in the run up to Mother's Day early next year. For now we still have stocks on hand to deliver to those in need both in the UK and now in Lebanon to the Syrian refugees.

The Summer I Understood War

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

War was something that happened on TV until the summer of 2004. A boat carrying Iraqi families had crashed somewhere on the coast of Attica in Greece....

'Yes, But Why Are All the Refugees Coming Here?'

Chris Tavner | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

In my last blog I noted how public opinion appeared to be changing around the issue of refugees following the tragic death of Aylan Kurdi. Even Th...

Is Corbyn's Foreign Policy the Real Break with the Past?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

All told, if the new Labour leader can broaden the appeal of his views on Britain's role in the world among his parliamentary colleagues and the public, he could have an unexpected influence on UK foreign policy.