UK Syria

Commons People Politics Podcast: Syria, the Snoopers' Charter and Student Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics

This week’s Commons People podcast sees the Huffington Post UK’s politics team tackle Syria, the Snoopers’ Charter and student protests. SUBS...

Labour's Road to Damascus - The Case for Intervention in Syria

Kate Godfrey | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

When the choice to support action against Isis is laid before Labour MPs, they should vote to back it. As a country, we should vote against Assad, and against collusion with Russia's wars. We should vote for Syria.

The Syrian Government Is Now a Vampire State Feeding Off Its Own People

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such organised state gangsterism has apparently now taken such a hold in Syria that the Damascus government has become partly reliant on the revenues it produces. It's a clear example of a vampire state feeding off its own people.

An Island in Mourning

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

Now that the dead are drowning in the sea where I spent my childhood summers, it's too close to ignore. I feel personally responsible for not shouting louder, earlier - for not failing after at least having tried. The decision of our Government was criminal. Theresa May has blood on her hands. And our silence is responsible for letting her get away with that.

David Cameron 'Keeping Blacks Out,' Says Green Deputy Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron's policy towards the migrant camp in Calais is about "keeping blacks out" of the United Kingdom, the deputy leader of the Green Party ha...

Whether He Fakes It or Not, A Poppy on Cameron Will Always Be a Hollow Symbol

Brogan Morris | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Brogan Morris

You have to wonder whether those who routinely wear the poppy, like David Cameron, so carefully consider the statement they're making every time they pin the paper on their chest...

The Waugh Zone November 4, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday November 4, 2015... 1) HUNTING THE SNARK Fears of an NHS winter crisis stalk Whitehall this year m...

Labour Denies Handing 'Stop The War' Veto Over Syria Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has clashed with the BBC over claims that it has given the Stop War Coalition a veto over the party's policy on UK military action in Syria. ...

The Waugh Zone November 3, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday November 3, 2015... 1) CAMERON'S MIG PROBLEM The Guardian and Times have beaten the pack with thei...

Cameron 'U-Turns' On Syria Bombing, But Downing Street Dismisses Story As 'Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Ned Simons | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron abandoned plans to extend British airstrikes against ISIS, also known as ISIL, from Syria into Iraq, it was reported on Tuesday. Accordi...

This Is Who Is Dying In The Syrian Civil War

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York & George Bowden | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

The civil war in Syria has been raging for over four years now and has shown no signs of abating. An incredibly complex web of belligerents within ...

Refugee Crisis: MP Thinks The Government Isn't Harnessing 'Huge Public Support'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics

The British Government has been urged to harness the "huge support" for refugees fleeing conflict as MPs warned the country will struggle to cope with...

Mohammed, Who Will Grab at Life - And Hold It

Kate Godfrey | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

It's wrong to tell people like us that we can't help. It's worse to give us the message that we're wrong to want to. The refugee crisis hurts all of us -- when it could help us to be proud again. Tear up your target Mr Cameron. Community by community, let us tell you what we can do. Ask us -- and then give us the support we need. Instead of 216, let's get closer to our share, and be proud.

Protecting Children in the Sandstorm of Za'atari

Lily Caprani | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

Each day, new lives are arriving here in the substitute maternity unit in Za'atari, while hundreds more are being killed every day eight miles away in Syria. We alone can't give the children of Syria what they need the most - ceasefire and peace - but we can protect their lives, their bodies and their minds from further harm and help them survive yet another bitter winter here in the Jordanian desert.

This Refugee Family Have Been Living In Limbo At Moscow Airport For Six Weeks

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Most travellers usually have to stay in an airport transit zone for a matter of hours, but one Iraqi Kurdish refugee family has been stuck inside a Mo...

Highlighting the Huge Humanitarian Crisis in the Kurdistan Region

Gary Kent | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey are routinely cited in debates on the humanitarian crisis caused by Daesh but large numbers of refugees and internally disp...

Refugees Will Freeze To Death, EU President Says In Horrific Prediction

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

People migrating across the Balkans will soon start freezing to death as winter begins, the head of the European Union has warned in a bitter premonit...

Here's Why Frankie Boyle Really Has A Point On Britain's Syrian 'Bombing Addiction'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

Frankie Boyle has described the British government's moves toward commencing airstrikes in Syria as a plan "to kill its way to a peaceful solution". ...

Syria Is Now the Great Global Crisis of Our Time - If We Want a Lasting Solution We Will Have to Make Some Unpalatable Choices

Stewart Wood | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Politics
Stewart Wood

What began as a civilian uprising against the brutality of the Assad regime quickly became a bloody, complex civil war that shows no sign of abating... No-one with an either ounce of humanity or a concern to prevent further escalation of an increasingly dangerous conflict can say this is none of our business.

Who Are the Moderate Opposition in Syria?

Gareth Bayley | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Syrian Opposition groups have opposed the brutal Assad regime for years but came together and swelled in numbers in 2011... So just who are the Syrian Moderate Opposition now? What do they want and who are they fighting? Below we attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the Syrian Moderate Opposition.

Big-Hearted Sikhs Are Feeding Thousands Of War-Torn Refugees A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A Sikh charity is setting up bakeries to feed thousands of hungry refugees in the war-torn regions surrounding Syria and Iraq. Langar Aid – an e...

Syrian Parents Torn Between Tough Decisions for the Future of Their Young Ones

Razan Rashidi | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Razan Rashidi

Many parents in Syria worry about sending their children to school because of the dangers on the road to or at school itself. In 2014 alone, at least 60 schools were attacked, sometimes deliberately. In total, 5,000 schools cannot be used for this year. This is because they have been destroyed, damaged, converted to shelter the displaced families or used by the warring parties.

Media Interest in Refugees May Have Peaked ... the Influx Hasn't

Alistair Burnett | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

If they think their readers and audiences are zoning out, journalists need to find fresh ways to report and explain the whys and wherefores of the influx and to hold politicians to account for the way they have dealt with both the refugees arriving and the reasons they are fleeing their homes.

Winning the Game of Shadows

Stephen Kinnock | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Kinnock

There can be no doubt that the Syrian crisis is spiralling out of control, and that US and EU attempts to develop anything that remotely resembles a coherent approach have been woefully inadequate. But it is not too late. Now is the time for our government to step into the vacuum; now is the time for our Prime Minister to show some leadership, and to start engaging in pro-active diplomacy in Moscow, Tehran, Washington, Ankara and Riyadh; now is the time for a roadmap to peace and stability... Clearly, we will have to compromise with Moscow and Tehran, and those compromises will certainly cause us discomfort along the way. The Syria crisis is a blood-soaked game of shadows. We must now learn and adapt to its rules; and we must start playing to win.

Mother Of Five Who Fled To Syria Condemns ISIS In Most British Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A mother-of-five called Islamic State (IS) "just not my cup of tea" in her first public comments about her decision to flee to Syria and join the Isla...