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Alastair Campbell: 'Incredibly Dangerous' Not To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

Alastair Campbell has warned it would be "hugely irresponsible and incredibly dangerous" if the world does not intervene in the conflict in Syria. ...

MPs Call For Free Vote On Syria Intervention

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

British MPs from across the political spectrum called for a free vote on the looming intervention with Syria when Parliament is recalled. As David ...

British Public Oppose War With Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

With just over 24 hours to go before Parliament debates whether the UK will intervene in Syria, most of the British people are against involvement in ...

Jessica Elgot

PROFILE: Angela Kane, The UN's Inspector In Syria | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Angela Kane has one of the most unenviable tasks on Earth. Perhaps within days, the evidence that her United Nations disarmament team can collect from...

Pictures Of The Day: Wednesday 28th August 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Nigel Farage: 'We Cannot Go To War With Syria On A Whim'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Nigel Farage has warned Britain cannot go to war with Syria "on a whim," stating "horrible though it is, there is nothing the British military can do ...

Ed Miliband Indicates Labour Will Back Military Strikes On Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said the Labour Party may back possible military strikes against the Syrian regime, after David Cameron announced parliament would be ...

Doctors Without Borders Issue an Urgent Press Release About the Humanitarian and Health Crisis in Syria

Bidisha | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

According to the latest update from Doctors Without Borders/ Medecins Sans Frontieres, three hospitals in Syria's Damascus governorate that are supplied by Doctors Without Borders reported that they received approximately 3,600 patients displaying neurotoxic symptoms such as convulsions, excess saliva, pinpoint pupils, blurred vision and respiratory distress, in less than three hours on Wednesday.

The 'US Is Not The World Police', Hans Blix Tells Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Hans Blix, the former UN weapons inspector tasked with finding Iraq’s WMD between 2000 and 2003, has warned Washington against launching military ac...

Ned Simons

Parliament Recalled To Give MPs Vote On Syria | Ned Simons | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics

MPs will be granted a vote this week on whether Britain should respond with force to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against ...

Open Letter to David Cameron

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

Dear David, I am writing to you in the wake of the ongoing dilemma called Syria and hoping you will heed to some of the advice you will find in the following paragraphs. I am cognisant of your heavy workload, so brevity will be my keyword.

N Korea 'Tried Sending Gas Masks And Arms To Syria'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Reports have emerged that North Korea unsuccessfully attempted to export gas masks, arms and ammunition to Syria. The secretive state is said to ha...

Why Is It Acceptable to Bomb and Shoot Syrian Children?

Bob Morgan | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The US, the UK and France are reported to be weighing up options on what to do about the recent chemical attack on civilians in Syria. It looks increasingly likely that US and possibly UK missiles will be launched at military installations of the Assad regime - an option not so seriously considered up to this point.

One-Off Strike on Syria Is Worst of Both Worlds

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

A one-off barrage of strikes launched from the Mediterranean is unlikely to alter this calculus. It is hard to imagine what could be successfully struck in one barrage of attacks that would serve to either significantly punish the regime for its action or to deter it from deploying the weapons again in the future.

Egypt: The Need For Action Vs. The Want For War

Richard Reoch | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

As Egypt slides dangerously towards civil war, and the international community remains remarkably reluctant to take meaningful action, I am reminded of an incident that I witnessed in my own country many years ago...

Time for President Obama to Act to Deter the Syrian Regime?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to Syrian opposition sources, more than 1,300 Syrian citizens have been killed in a chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Wednesday 21 August. The Syrian National Coalition claims toxic gas was used by President Bashar al Assad's forces during a bombardment of rebel-held areas outside the Syrian capital.

A Case for Intervention in Syria

Gary Kent | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The feasibility of intervention was greater two years ago. I know that there is little public appetite for it in the west but inaction has empowered the radical jihadists. This has made it harder to achieve either a political settlement or a pluralist Syria which would protect the rights of minorities such as the Kurds, the Christians and the Alawites.

Ned Simons

British Military Drawing Up 'Contingency Plans' For Strike On Syria, Says No.10 | Ned Simons | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics

Downing Street has said the Ministry of Defence is drawing up contingency plans for the use of military force against Syria. On Tuesday morning a s...

Ned Simons

Blair Tells Cameron and Obama To Intervene In Syria | Ned Simons | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has demanded Britain and the United States intervene in the Syrian civil war, warning that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is launching an at...

To Intervene in Syria or Not? What Kind of Future Do We Want?

Alex Ford | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

We all put up with things, until they reach a point where we can't do it anymore. From our neighbour's noisy party music, through to our husband's visits to the pub... eventually we get to a point where we cannot accept that anymore and we do something about it. We are at that point in Syria.

Increased Tensions Between Russia And Britain Over Western Military Intervention In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK

Tensions between Britain and Russia are being strained further as David Cameron engages in a round of difficult diplomatic talks with Vladimir Putin o...

Hague Hints At Military Action Against Syria

PA | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics

Military action against Syria may be the only remaining response to the suspected large-scale chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime, William Hag...

A Refugee Child Who Has Touched My Heart

Sybella Wilkes | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Sybella Wilkes

For over two years, many of these children have had their lives interrupted and have often had to miss school for long periods of time. Many have escaped horrors no child should witness.... Despite all they have been through, these resilient children have inspired so many around them. These photos portray some of the many children who have touched the hearts of UNHCR staff.

Syria To Allow UN Weapons Inspectors To Visit Attack Site

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

The Syrian government has said it will allow UN weapons inspectors to examine the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. A team ...

'The Regime Has Something To Hide'

The Huffington Post | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

David Cameron and Barack Obama have moved the West a step closer to decisive intervention in Syria, pledging a "serious response" if Bashar Assad's Sy...