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'Eating Heart' Video Draws Criticism From Foreign Office

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office responded to a video of an opposition fighter committing an act of "barbarism" on a Syrian pro-government soldier by stressing the ...

Syrian Rebel Filmed Cutting Out And 'Eating' Soldier's Heart (GRAPHIC VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Syrian Rebel Leader Filmed Eating Soldier's Lung Has No Regrets & Promises More Slaughter (GRAPHIC VIDEO, PICTURES) Footage of a Syrian reb...

Britain to Double Military Support To Syrian Rebels

PA | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

Britain will double military support for Syrian rebels to help them withstand the "onslaught" from Bashar Assad's regime, David Cameron has said. S...

Syria's Urgent Need for Humanitarian Support

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

There needs to be more awareness of the plight of Syrian civilians in order to highlight this issue and further get the aid they so desperately need. The hospitals in Syria are struggling to accommodate the growing number of patients that need medical assistance and care.

Cameron And Obama Hold Talks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

After members of his Cabinet spent the weekend talking up life outside the EU, David Cameron now has to highlight the benefits of a possible trade dea...

Obama Juggles Domestic Politics and International Diplomacy as He Welcomes Cameron

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

After hosting HRH Prince Harry for a surprise visit with First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House will welcomes prime minister David Cameron on Monday to discuss the latest crisis in Syria, the up-coming G8 Summit in Northern Ireland as well as Iran and the Middle East peace process.

MI6 'Ghost Money' Helping Afghan Drug Trade?

Annie Machon | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

And how has this money been spent? Certainly not on social projects or rebuilding initiatives. Rather, the reporting indicates, the money has been funnelled to Karzai's cronies as bribes in a corrupt attempt to buy influence in the country.

Still Dreaming of Damascus: Syrian Artist Exhibits in London

Tam Hussein | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

The Syrian uprising has torn Syrian artists and no less Dahoul. He is clearly tortured by events back home. Yet he does not wholly support the uprising either.

Britain And Russia Share 'Fundamental Aims' Over Syria

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

David Cameron has said he and Russian president Vladimir Putin share "fundamental aims" in seeking an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Speaking durin...

Why Israel Wants Syria's Assad to Survive

Robin Lustig | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK
Robin Lustig

Israel would much rather deal with neighbours it knows, however unfriendly they are, than have to get used to living next door to new neighbours, who may well turn out to be even more unfriendly. Whatever the people of Syria might want, Israelis would be much happier with a brutal, secular dictator than a brutal, Islamist one.

Cameron And Putin To Hold Syria Talks

PA | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin this week on the need for diplomatic progress to end the conflict i...

Ned Simons

Obama To Host Cameron At White House | Ned Simons | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Barack Obama will host David Cameron at the White House on Monday; with Syria, terrorism and the global economy set to top the agenda. The meeting...

Syria's Assad Has Used Chemical Weapons, Says Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK

Nerve agent Sarin appears to have been used in the devastating two-year civil war in Syria, David Cameron said, as he prepared to travel to Russia for...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Modest Speech From Her Majesty

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 8 May 2013... 1) A MODEST SPEECH FROM HER MAJESTY From the Times: "The Queen will open a new ses...

Analysis: Of Red Lines and Shadow Wars

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

Syria likely has little choice in continuing to acquiesce in the shipments of weapons to Hezbollah via its territory. The last thing the Assad regime needs now is a war with Israel, but it is now far too weak to call the shots itself.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Let's Get Out Of Europe, Says Lawson

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 7 May 2013... 1) LET'S GET OUT OF EUROPE Poor Dave. Last week, the Tories were trying to fend off the...

Syria Field Diary: Lighting Up Candles for Children in the Middle of Darkness

Kinan Madi | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK
Kinan Madi

I joined Unicef after about six months of working with the NGO. Being in Unicef gives me the chance to stay in my country, keep a job, and help vulnerable children at the same time. Life here does get lonely sometimes, with my family and friends out of the country. Everyone goes home before sunset and prefers to stay indoors for safety, which leaves no room for social life after work. I go home in the evening and continue working. Power supply is erratic, and water is available only every few days, and only for a few hours.

If We Arm the Syrian Rebels, How Do We Stop British Bombs and Bullets Getting to Al Qaeda?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

There is little evidence to suggest that sending in our bombers or arming the rebels will ratchet down, rather than ratchet up, the violence. Remember: weapons are fungible. We have no way of preventing the al-Qaeda-affiliated members of the opposition from getting hold of bombs and bullets supplied by Britain and France. Nor does anyone have a credible plan of action for the day after Assad falls.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Deputy Commons Speaker Arrested For Rape

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 5 May 2013... 1) DEPUTY COMMONS SPEAKER ARRESTED FOR RAPE It's Nigel Evans MP. "Top Tory arrested f...

'Massacre' Feared In Syrian Coastal Towns

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

Thousands of Syrians have fled coastal towns, amid reports that roving pro-government gunmen were targeting people in the area, killing men, women and...

Jessica Elgot

'Shooting The Messenger' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

Syria is the deadliest place for journalists, who are deliberately targeted by both the government and rebel groups, according to a new human rights r...

Is The US About To Arm The Syrian Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

The United States said it was considering arming the Syrian rebels, as another massacre was reported. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said handing we...

POLL: Americans Do Not Want To Intervene To Help Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Politics

Only 12 per cent of Americans back arming the Syrian opposition movement a new poll has found, after President Obama suggested he would consider inter...

The Syrian Brotherhood's Man in London: An Interview with Zuheir Salem

Tam Hussein | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Out of all the places to meet Zuheir Salem, the number two man of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (SMB), a David Brent-style office in Alperton, north London, is probably the least expected. The office of the SMB is so elusive that even the security guard does not know what the SMB are or what they do.

Syria: Will France Lead the Way... Again?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The French should come up with a plan, seek NATO support, and begin its operation. This would force America's hand at not wanting to be seen deserting its oldest ally....another "special relationship" one might say.