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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...

The Week That Was: The Young Generation

Carla Buzasi | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Another week, another round of exam results for Britain's teens. There were fewer photographs of girls jumping in the air, that particular penchant of the UK press seems reserved for A-Level results day only, but the 600,000 picking up their GCSE grades prompted just as many debates about standards and grades.Thousands of miles away, a tragic milestone was passing for another generation of children as the UN marked the millionth child forced to flee Syria and its escalating civil war...

Médecins Sans Frontières Reveals Thousands Of Syrians With Neurotoxicity

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

Thousands of patients were admitted to Damascus hospitals on Wednesday displaying signs of neurotoxicity, a Médecins sans Frontières spokesperson sa...

US Weighs Military Options In Syria, Moving Naval Ships Closer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

The US is weighing up its military options in Syria in the aftermath of a deadly chemical weapons strike, with American naval forces moving closer to ...

Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use by Syrian Government Forces Don't Stack Up

John Wight | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
John Wight

At a time when after two and a half years of an unrelentingly brutal conflict, Syrian government forces are on the front foot, enjoying continuing suc...

Russia Joins Call For UN Investigation Into Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Demands for an urgent United Nations inquiry into a catastrophic chemical weapons attack, believed to have left 1,300 dead in Syria, have gathered ste...

WATCH: George Galloway Says Israel Gave Al-Qaeda Chemical Weapons To Use In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics

George Galloway has said if there were a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria earlier this week - the most likely culprit was not the regime ...

Syria's Children: a Lost Generation?

Laura Padoan | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Laura Padoan

Across the UK, British kids are getting ready - most likely with heavy hearts - to return to the classroom as the new school year starts. But for Syria's children, the routines of childhood usually taken for granted will pass unobserved. Because today marks a tragic milestone in Syria's brutal conflict: one million children have now been forced to flee their homeland. Children make up half of all refugees from the Syrian conflict, the vast majority of them under the age of 11. And these are just the children who have managed to escape across the border to Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, or Iraq

Why Do They Keep Shooting?: A Look at the Riot Officer's Mentality

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Gil Kazimirov

Why do individual riot officers who may sympathise with the causes of protesters continue to use force to suppress them? How can officers shoot at a protest that they could have been a part of, had they not chosen to become members of the police? They too experience injustices, have families that must be fed and educated and hold opinions on social and political issues.

Syrians Are Dying in High Definition: What Are We Going to Do About It?

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

As I scrolled through the tweets, and clicked on the links for videos and pictures, I was filled with an overpowering sense of helpless outrage as to the mindless, senseless, overwhelming atrocity that was carried out overnight in the suburbs of Damascus... Nothing in my life to date has prepared me with a sufficient vocabulary to communicate the horrors of these photographs.

Do Grim Pictures Show Chemical Attack In Syria?

Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Gruesome pictures coming out of Syria show the aftermath of a chemical weapon attack, rebel fighters say. The National C...

Let Inspectors Into Syria, Hague Demands

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Have chemical weapons been used in Syria? William Hague has demanded immediate access for UN inspectors to determine whether Syria has used chemica...

We Must Not Ignore Syria's Refugees

Najla Chahda | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK
Najla Chahda

Lebanon has a population of just over four million, and we are now hosting more than one million Syrians. With the history of conflict in this country, it is our natural instinct to welcome refugees, but we are being overwhelmed. People are extremely worried about the pressure on the economy, about the increase in crime, and of course about the sharp rise in sectarian violence.

Images Lay Bare Destruction Of Syria's Largest City

Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

New images have laid bare the destruction caused by the Syrian civil war in the country's largest city. Satellite images from human rights organisa...

NBA Player Pau Gasol Reaches Syrian Children in Domiz Refugee Camp

Wendy Bruere | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK
Wendy Bruere

As well as playing basketball with the children, Gasol chatted with Tolin and her sister. Tolin told him how she fled Syria with her family seven months ago to escape the violence and bombing. She also told him she still wants to be a doctor when she grows up, even though she hasn't been to school since she left Syria...

British Charity Investigated By Police

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

Police are investigating a British charity after more than £40,000 cash was seized from a group of men at Dover. The men, who were heading for the...

Crescent Of Evil: Fatwa Issued On Croissants

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

A fatwa has been issued on croissants in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. The crescent pastries have been deemed "haram" (forbidden in Islamic ...

Syrian Exodus, Chapter Four: The Exodus Reaches Athens

Agus Morales | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Agus Morales

In 2012, almost 8,000 Syrians arrived in Greece by irregular means, compared to 1,709 in the first four months of this year, according to data from the Greek police. Most migrants and refugees used to head for the land border between Turkey and Greece at Evros, in the north, but in the summer of 2012 the Greek authorities built a wall and deployed a 2,000-strong security force to stop the influx of new arrivals.

Syrian Civil War- Rebels Have Little Hope Left

Max Sobell | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's victory over the rebels seems almost assured now. Over two years ago with all the revolutionary thought of the Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War began and today it is estimated that over 100,000 have died in the conflict and more than one million refugees created.

Syrian Exodus, Chapter Three: Syrians Torn Between East and West

Agus Morales | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Agus Morales

Thousands of migrants and refugees from all over the world have made their homes in Istanbul. Many have escaped conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Democratic Republic of Congo. The latest country to join this list is Syria. Most of those who have escaped from Syria's bombs live in refugee camps along the Turkish-Syrian border, but a growing number are making their way to Istanbul.

Syrian Exodus, Chapter Two: Carrying the Weight of the War

Agus Morales | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
Agus Morales

More than 380,000 Syrians have taken refuge in Turkey. The majority - some 350,000 - are registered, giving them the right to live in the refugee camps run by the Turkish Red Crescent. The remaining 30,000 are either waiting for registration, or have decided not to register so as to have the freedom to move on to other parts of Turkey.

PICTURES: Women In The Warzone

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Their faces covered by black masks, bodies clad in thick camouflage and tightly holding their kalashnikovs, it is only the eyes that reveal these youn...

Syrian Exodus - Chapter One: 'The Day My Village Was Bombed'

Agus Morales | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK
Agus Morales

Alia Mosa lies on a bed in a hospital in northern Syria. Her feet are wrapped in bandages. She is angry and despairing, and desperate to tell her story. "It was 5am," she says. "They launched missiles and my house was totally destroyed. Four of my children were killed and I was injured. One of my daughters and my husband survived."