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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

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Islamic State Massacre 30 Near Baghdad

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURE Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said...

Jessica Elgot

The Secret Gardens Of Syria's Refugee Camps

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

The tales from Syria's refugee camps are mostly of horror, poverty, trauma and distress. But in Jordan's Za’atari camp, there are some green shoots ...

Farewell Afghanistan... Where to Next, Mr Cameron?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

British soldiers have died, arguably in vain, as the Taliban are stronger now than ever before, and remains a de-facto government in many provinces. Furthermore, the world has become a more dangerous place as a result of Tony Blair and George Bush's war on terror.

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The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

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South Sudan: Providing Aid in the Outskirts of Nowhere

Johan Eldebo | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Johan Eldebo

In few places in the world can one week include both artillery fire and riding a speedboat down the Nile. South Sudan is one of those contrasts. The view is amazing - an enormous river, lined with greenery, very few buildings and exotic birds fly alongside the boat. There are no hotels, resorts or many people at all.

British Father's Grief After Losing Second Son To Fighting In Syria

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

A devastated father has revealed he has lost a second son out of three fighting in war-torn Syria, despite pleading with them to return home. Jaffa...

'Spice Girls Fan Joins Islamic State And Heads To Syria With Her Toddler'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

A mother who loved the Spice Girls and reality-TV is said have travelled to Syria with her 14-month-old son to join Islamic State terrorists. Taree...

Reaching Syria's 'Silent Governorate' With Much-Needed Humanitarian Assistance

Razan Rashidi | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

AL-Hasakeh/Damascus, 23 October 2014 - While many of Syria's war-torn cities and governorates are grabbing the headlines, the humanitarian situation in the north-eastern governorate of Al-Hasakeh governorate is largely in the shadows. With a population of 1.5 million people - almost half of them children - much of the governorate has been cut off from humanitarian aid for almost two years...

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The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

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Extremist Terror Reaches Liberal Shores

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Kokulan Mahendiran

While it may be more comforting to consider these men but lone wolves acting upon their own deranged ideas, that no longer seems to be the case. In this age of social media and easily accessible information in which we live, it is no longer necessary for contact to be made for a message to be passed on.

The War In Syria Has Destroyed These Students' Dreams

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Aleppo's University has been a target in the Syrian war - more than 80 people were killed when the campus was bombed last year. Now, the institution's...

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The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

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