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Mehdi Hasan

Labour To Vote Against David Cameron's Syria Attack Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics

UPDATE: The Government has said that Thursday's vote will no longer authorise military action pending fresh efforts to achieve a Security Council reso...

WATCH: Will The West Strike UN?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Christina Wilke, HuffPost national reporter, Mehdi Hasan political director HuffPost UK and Mark Goldberg, managing editor of the UN Dispatch, discuss...

What's the Point of Weapons' Inspectors? Everyone's Ultimately Going to Ignore Them Anyway?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The media's role in the Iraq 'road to war' was to be relentlessly critical of weapons' inspectors, particularly whenever they came up with the 'wrong' findings as far as the pro-war-Iraq-has-WMD- lobby were concerned. Weapons' inspectors are back in the headlines, following allegations of use of chemical agents in Syria - are they going to get caught in the cross-fire again?

We Must Measure the Consequences of Intervening in Syria

Paul Flynn | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Flynn

We are all angry and upset at the terrible pictures of the atrocity in Syria. Poison gas is a cowardly and inhumane weapon. Its use against civilians is especially despicable. Instinctively we all want to punish the perpetrators and ensure there will be no repeat of this mass slaughter. That's the emotional reaction. The rational one is to measure the consequences of our using force in the Syrian Civil War.

The March to War With Damascus Must Be Halted

Andrew Smith | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Last time Britain and USA went to war without a UN mandate it created a human catastrophe that cost hundreds of thousands of lives, billions of dollars and badly damaged the West's credibility at home and abroad. 10 years later it's Russia and China that are likely to veto any UN Security Council resolution authorising military action, and this time it's Cameron and Hague arguing that intervention could be legal without UN approval...

UK National Security Council 'Unanimously Agrees' Syria Response

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

The Cabinet will meet tomorrow to approve a UK response to the Syrian chemical weapons attack agreed unanimously by the National Security Council, Dow...

Christian Leaders Raise Fears Over Syria Action

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

British Christian leaders are the latest to urge caution as MPs prepare to vote on military action in Syria. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin We...

Ned Simons

Ex-Tory Cabinet Minister Warns Syria Attack Could Be An 'Absolute Disaster'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

One of David Cameron's former cabinet colleagues has warned his move to launch military strikes against Syria could lead to "absolute disaster". Sp...

Syria: The Pace Quickens - But Towards What?

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The prospect of military action against the Assad regime by western powers has become increasingly real. Soon it may be all but inevitable. But what kind of action, for what purpose, in the service of what larger strategy? All this remains obscure.

Global Markets Fall Over Syria Intervention Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Fears of western military intervention in Syria have put the frighteners on investors, leading to a global stock market tumble. British investor ji...

WATCH: Syrian Father Reunited With Son He Thought Had Died In Chemical Attacks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: British Public Oppose War With Syria, As MPs Prepare To Debate InterventionAlastair Campbell Warns It Is 'Incredibly Dangerous' Not To Int...

UK To Ask UN Security Council To Authorise Action Against Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will put a resolution to the United Nations Security Council later on Wednesday "authorising necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
Bidisha

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.