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Beyond the War on Terror There Is Hunger... And Hope

Jehangir Malik | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK
Jehangir Malik

As Ramadan approaches, we're urging the Muslim community and the wider public to look behind the headlines and stereotypes associated with war and terrorism and support our vital humanitarian work in the midst of conflict in South Asia and the Middle East.

Beyond the War on Terror There Is Hunger... And Hope

Jahangir Malik | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Jahangir Malik

As Ramadan approaches, we're urging the Muslim community and the wider public to look behind the headlines and stereotypes associated with war and terrorism and support our vital humanitarian work in the midst of conflict in South Asia and the Middle East.

Out of the Refugee Camp, But Out of School Too

Wendy Bruere | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Wendy Bruere

Hadija, 12, and her younger siblings are fast becoming part of Syria's lost generation. Hadija has been out of school for over a year and has forgotten how to read. When I asked her if she could read, she said yes. But when she looked at the words on the back of a bottle, she realized she could no longer make out the letters.

Can We Save Belarus From The Same Fate As Syria?

Endeavour Press | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

We can only hope and pray for the best in Syria, but perhaps for Belarus we can do something more. The sanctions against South Africa worked. The regime changed. Two decades later Nelson Mandela, 27 years a political prisoner, is now, as he lies in hospital, the hallowed former President and father of the Rainbow Nation South Africa became.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'No Blanket Ban On Farage'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 25 June 2013... 1) 'NO BLANKET BAN ON FARAGE' Want to understand Ed Miliband? Then you need to unde...

Inside the Historic Global Treaty to Regulate the $85Billion Arms Trade

Anna Macdonald | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Anna Macdonald

Ten years ago, when I, along with colleagues from many countries around the world launched the Control Arms campaign, we had a simple message for governments: the arms trade is out of control and ordinary people around the world are suffering at the rate of one death every minute, with millions more forced from their homes, suffering abuse and impoverishment.

Nigel Farage Could Be Allowed To Join TV Debates, Says Top Miliband Aide

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage could be allowed to participate in the televised election debates, one of Ed Miliband's closest advisers has said. Speaking exclusivel...

Twice Exiled - Palestinian-Syrian Refugees Find Little Support in Egypt

Patrick Keddie | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Patrick Keddie

Mohammed is a thin man in his sixties, with pale blue eyes. His family fled Haifa during the nakba in 1948 - the forcible displacement of Palestinians to make way for the nascent Israeli state -and settled in a refugee camp in Syria, where Mohammed was born.

Arm the Syrian Rebels and Forget Geneva 2

Nehad Ismail | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

I believe the US administration and the EU have welcomed Geneva 2 as a ploy to procrastinate and avoid making firm commitments to help the Syrian people.

'Friends Of Syria' Group Pledge Support To Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague and counterparts from 10 other nations have agreed to "provide urgently all the necessary material and equipment" to r...

The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Comedy

What's in a name? Well, quite a lot, if you're the chancellor of the exchequer. Or Yohan Cabaye. Or Kim and Kanye's new kaby. Sorry: baby. Yes, thi...

A Glimpse of Life at a Syrian Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan

Gary Kent | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The vast and sprawling refugee camp at Domiz near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Duhok is a stark reminder of the human interests at stake in the increasingly fraught debate about how to stop the slaughter in Syria.

Reflections on Hope and Heartbreak for Palestine's 'Double Refugees' in Lebanon on World Refugee Day

Rushanara Ali | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Rushanara Ali

After an inconclusive and disappointing G8 summit, the Syrian conflict shows no sign of abating. As the civil war enters its third year, one story remains largely untold - that of Palestinian 'double refugees'.

Syria: Intervention or Great Power Game?

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

Syria - the death toll reaches 93,000, the US administration says it has firm evidence of nerve gas use by the Syrian government and further says it will supply arms to the opposition. Things are moving - but towards what? The debate is focused on the arguments for and against armed intervention. I think that may well be very misleading.

Children of Syria: A Precious New Life

Helen Pattinson | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK
Helen Pattinson

Today is World Refugee Day. Something that may have passed me by previously, but not this year. It's been four months since I got back from Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. It's there where I first had my heart broken by the desperate plight of Syria's children.

Marking World Refugee Day

Per Heggenes | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK
Per Heggenes

In this context it might seem strange that IKEA, famous for affordable home furnishing, has a role to play. Yet, for the past two years, the IKEA Foundation has been driving a unique collaboration with a team of Swedish designers and UNHCR to design a better refugee shelter for the millions of children and families forced to flee their homes every year.

Syria's Children Bearing Brunt Of Violence, Say Save The Children (PICTURES)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

Harrowing pictures of child refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria have been released by the charity Save the Children. The aid agency said childr...

World Refugees Day: Giving a Better Reception to Those Fleeing Their Homes

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Under the new rules asylum seekers will have a medical and psychological assessment as soon as possible, will be provided with decent detention and living conditions and have the right to apply for work nine months after lodging an asylum application.

Behind the Façade of the G8

Stephanie Allen | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The members of the G8 are ultimately just eight individuals brought together to try to agree on a number of subjects listed on an agenda. Whether they can do this is another matter, and it provokes the question of whether the G8, with all its renown, reputation and international respect, is really just a power trip.

Blair Urges West To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has ...

More Barbarism Is No Solution to the Barbarism Already Unleashed in Syria

John Wight | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

Syria is now the frontline in a struggle between western powers intent on a unipolar world, and a Russian and Chinese-led multipolar alternative in wh...

Putin Warns West Over Arming Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK

Weapons sent to Syrian rebels may end up in the hands of the sort of extremists who killed Drummer Lee Rigby, Vladimir Putin warned as the G8 summit e...

David Cameron Insists Assad Must Go As G8 Paves Way For Syria Peace Talks

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted the G8 summit in Northern Ireland has produced a unified plan for peace in Syria, despite world leaders dodging the questio...

Why the UK Should Avoid Arming the Syrian Rebels

Peter Little | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Little

As the Syrian conflict rages on the European Union took the significant decision in recent weeks to lift the arms embargo on the beleaguered country, paving the way for the Governments of major European countries to send weapons to rebel forces (a.k.a. the Free Syrian Army) fighting against the Assad regime.

Ned Simons

Denying MPs A Vote On Syria 'Undemocratic', Says John Bercow

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has told David Cameron that it would be "undemocratic" to arm the Syrian rebels without giving parliament a vote, amid suspicions the gove...