UK Syria

PM: Intelligence Says Bombing ISIL Needed To Protect UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh and Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has questioned whether British airstrikes in Syria would make Britain safer from ISIL - despite being told that UK intelligence shows ...

Bombs May Kill Extremists, but They Will Not Kill Extremism

Umar Nasser | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Nothing can ever justify an extremist taking an innocent life, particularly one who does so in the name of Islam. However, without a commitment to change deeply ingrained behaviours in our international approach, extremism is here to stay.

Audio Reveals Turkish Military's 'Warning' To Russian Plane Before It Was Shot Down

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

The Turkish military has released audio of what it claims is the warning it gave to the Russian plane before it was shot down. It refutes Russia's ...

To Avoid Repeating Mistakes in Our Past, The Government Should Listen and Take Action on Syria

Baroness Jolly | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Jolly

Military action in Syria is not a move to be taken lightly, that is why our leader, Tim Farron, joined by all our past leaders, have written to Prime Minister David Cameron outlining our position. To avoid a repeat of the mistakes in our past the government should listen and take action.

It's Time to Cut the Rot of Radicalisation

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.

The Waugh Zone November 26, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday November 26, 2015… 1) SERIOUS ON SYRIA David Cameron has one of his most import...

How We're Ensuring Syria's Refugee Children in Lebanon Have the Opportunity to Learn

Sarah Brown | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK
Sarah Brown

Lebanon has seen its population increase by 25% with 1.2million Syrians fleeing over the boarder to safety. This autumn​ nearly​ 200,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon have gone back to school as a result of the shift system, many for the first time since the conflict began, and ​during my visit, I​​​​​ wanted to see the difference this has made to their lives.

Jeremy Corbyn Secretly Briefed By Intelligence Chiefs On ISIL Threat

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and his most senior Shadow Cabinet ministers have been given a confidential briefing by intelligence and security chiefs on the full sca...

Jesus Was a Refugee, Would American Christians Have Left Him to Herod?

Adam Jung | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

"And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, an...

Why Now Is the Worst Time to Respond to the Paris Attacks

Michael Bond | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Michael Bond

People do things when they're angry and scared that they live to regret. This is an everyday truth, but when the deeds are done by governments the consequences can be calamitous.

No.10 Offers Corbyn Syria Briefing - On Busiest Day Of Year

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics

Downing Street faces claims that it has been ‘playing political games’ over Syria after it emerged that Jeremy Corbyn was offered a secret securit...

The Challenges Facing a Post-Paris World

Bradley Allsop | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Daesh fear our unity: theirs is an ideology that fundamentally believes Islam as they interpret it cannot mix with Western values. Embracing immigrants and fostering inter-faith dialogue and collaboration will do more damage to their ideology than a thousand bombs.

Second Russian Pilot 'Safe And Sound' After First Killed In 'Savage Way'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

The second pilot from a Russian warplane that was shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border has been rescued, Vladimir Putin has confirmed. The Ru...

Fighting Hatred With Humour - Why the #1in5Muslims Trend Was Important to Set the Record Straight

Furqan Naeem | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Furqan Naeem

Me and a group of friends on Twitter decided to get together to start a campaign with the hashtag #1in5Muslims to show that the vast majority of Muslims are just really normal people who oppose the abhorrent views of Isis and the like and with many mocking the survey with jokes and made-up facts.

Helicopter Searching For Russian Pilots Destroyed By Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Syrian rebels reportedly destroyed a Russian-made helicopter operated by the Syrian army on Tuesday while the chopper was searching for Russian fighte...

Refugees, Terrorists and the Ugly Truthiness

Andrea Mann | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Andrea Mann

It is, incredibly, exactly 10 years since the word 'truthiness' first appeared, courtesy of Stephen Colbert. I know this because I didn't just feel it to be true - I looked it up... And 10 years later, the ugly truthiness is back.

To Build Peace We Need to Invest in More Than Bombs and Bullets

Natalie Bennett | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This government has made many false economies, with its disastrous policy of austerity that has failed both in terms of restoring our economy and retaining our essential services and infrastructure. But the Foreign Office austerity could turn out to be some of the most damaging of all.

Syria May Not be Panem, But It's Full of Mockingjays

Dilly Hussain | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I have previously ignored the continuous advice and recommendations from many film enthusiasts to watch The Hunger Games trilogy, based on the best-se...

We Must War With Isis In Syria

John Sargeant | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

Solidarity for all victims requires nothing less, if our common humanity has any meaning. Otherwise ISIS have already won the culture war. We might want to imagine peace, but that is not the reality being offered by Jihadists.

John Oliver Utterly Destroys Hypocritical Ignorance Around The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

John Oliver has - yet again - eloquently and hilariously torn down the stupidity and ignorance surrounding one of the weeks most pressing issues. T...

The Waugh Zone November 24, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday November 24, 2015… 1) TRIDENT TESTED It’s the SNP debate and (non-binding) vot...

Our First Reaction to Atrocities Like Syria Will Always Be to 'Do Something' - But It Is Vital That We Do the Right Thing

Graham Allen | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Graham Allen

Parliament, by delaying the rush to war has done a further great service by winning vital thinking time. This has enabled all of us, especially Government, to better comprehend the incredibly complex, multi-dimensional nature and history of the regional conflict... The evil of Islamic State must be beaten, their cruelty plumbs new depths of inhumanity and immorality, self-justified by perverted religious fundamentalism. To defeat them cannot happen on the battlefield alone. To do that we need to be smart and not repeat the mistakes of the past.

On British Muslims and Syria

Matt Singh | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Matt Singh

The week has just begun but we have already new polling-related controversy to get stuck into. The Sun's front page today cites a poll by Survation of British Muslims and their attitudes towards terrorism and Syria... The question is asked with reference to "fighters". Many (if not most) people will be aware that there are a number of groups fighting in Syria of which the "Jihadis" are just one. Because the question doesn't mention any group(s) directly, those fighting against IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh could also fall within the respondent's interpretation of the question.

ISIS - ha, rather To be or NOTNOT to be.

Kevin Godlington | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Kevin Godlington

Please tell your friends and spread far and wide the message, to exercise caution before absorbing ludicrous rubbish online, and give some pause for patience, this will get resolved, but perhaps in a more socially acceptable and evolved way than we are all historically accustomed. This is what after all what separates our societies from the barbaric savages that know nothing of humility and kindness.

The Waugh Zone November 23, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday November 23, 2015… 1) SYRIA SOLIDARITE David Cameron is in Paris for a meeting with...