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Egypt: The Need For Action Vs. The Want For War

Richard Reoch | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

As Egypt slides dangerously towards civil war, and the international community remains remarkably reluctant to take meaningful action, I am reminded of an incident that I witnessed in my own country many years ago...

Time for President Obama to Act to Deter the Syrian Regime?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to Syrian opposition sources, more than 1,300 Syrian citizens have been killed in a chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Wednesday 21 August. The Syrian National Coalition claims toxic gas was used by President Bashar al Assad's forces during a bombardment of rebel-held areas outside the Syrian capital.

A Case for Intervention in Syria

Gary Kent | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The feasibility of intervention was greater two years ago. I know that there is little public appetite for it in the west but inaction has empowered the radical jihadists. This has made it harder to achieve either a political settlement or a pluralist Syria which would protect the rights of minorities such as the Kurds, the Christians and the Alawites.

Ned Simons

British Military Drawing Up 'Contingency Plans' For Strike On Syria, Says No.10

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics

Downing Street has said the Ministry of Defence is drawing up contingency plans for the use of military force against Syria. On Tuesday morning a s...

Ned Simons

Blair Tells Cameron and Obama To Intervene In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has demanded Britain and the United States intervene in the Syrian civil war, warning that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is launching an at...

To Intervene in Syria or Not? What Kind of Future Do We Want?

Alex Ford | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

We all put up with things, until they reach a point where we can't do it anymore. From our neighbour's noisy party music, through to our husband's visits to the pub... eventually we get to a point where we cannot accept that anymore and we do something about it. We are at that point in Syria.

Increased Tensions Between Russia And Britain Over Western Military Intervention In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK

Tensions between Britain and Russia are being strained further as David Cameron engages in a round of difficult diplomatic talks with Vladimir Putin o...

Hague Hints At Military Action Against Syria

PA | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics

Military action against Syria may be the only remaining response to the suspected large-scale chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime, William Hag...

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...