UK Syria

Second Russian Pilot 'Safe And Sound' After First Killed In 'Savage Way'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

The second pilot from a Russian warplane that was shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border has been rescued, Vladimir Putin has confirmed. The Ru...

Fighting Hatred With Humour - Why the #1in5Muslims Trend Was Important to Set the Record Straight

Furqan Naeem | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Furqan Naeem

Me and a group of friends on Twitter decided to get together to start a campaign with the hashtag #1in5Muslims to show that the vast majority of Muslims are just really normal people who oppose the abhorrent views of Isis and the like and with many mocking the survey with jokes and made-up facts.

Helicopter Searching For Russian Pilots Destroyed By Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Syrian rebels reportedly destroyed a Russian-made helicopter operated by the Syrian army on Tuesday while the chopper was searching for Russian fighte...

Refugees, Terrorists and the Ugly Truthiness

Andrea Mann | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrea Mann

It is, incredibly, exactly 10 years since the word 'truthiness' first appeared, courtesy of Stephen Colbert. I know this because I didn't just feel it to be true - I looked it up... And 10 years later, the ugly truthiness is back.

To Build Peace We Need to Invest in More Than Bombs and Bullets

Natalie Bennett | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This government has made many false economies, with its disastrous policy of austerity that has failed both in terms of restoring our economy and retaining our essential services and infrastructure. But the Foreign Office austerity could turn out to be some of the most damaging of all.

Syria May Not be Panem, But It's Full of Mockingjays

Dilly Hussain | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I have previously ignored the continuous advice and recommendations from many film enthusiasts to watch The Hunger Games trilogy, based on the best-se...

We Must War With Isis In Syria

John Sargeant | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
John Sargeant

Solidarity for all victims requires nothing less, if our common humanity has any meaning. Otherwise ISIS have already won the culture war. We might want to imagine peace, but that is not the reality being offered by Jihadists.

John Oliver Utterly Destroys Hypocritical Ignorance Around The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

John Oliver has - yet again - eloquently and hilariously torn down the stupidity and ignorance surrounding one of the weeks most pressing issues. T...

The Waugh Zone November 24, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday November 24, 2015… 1) TRIDENT TESTED It’s the SNP debate and (non-binding) vote on scrapping T...

Our First Reaction to Atrocities Like Syria Will Always Be to 'Do Something' - But It Is Vital That We Do the Right Thing

Graham Allen | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Graham Allen

Parliament, by delaying the rush to war has done a further great service by winning vital thinking time. This has enabled all of us, especially Government, to better comprehend the incredibly complex, multi-dimensional nature and history of the regional conflict... The evil of Islamic State must be beaten, their cruelty plumbs new depths of inhumanity and immorality, self-justified by perverted religious fundamentalism. To defeat them cannot happen on the battlefield alone. To do that we need to be smart and not repeat the mistakes of the past.

On British Muslims and Syria

Matt Singh | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Matt Singh

The week has just begun but we have already new polling-related controversy to get stuck into. The Sun's front page today cites a poll by Survation of British Muslims and their attitudes towards terrorism and Syria... The question is asked with reference to "fighters". Many (if not most) people will be aware that there are a number of groups fighting in Syria of which the "Jihadis" are just one. Because the question doesn't mention any group(s) directly, those fighting against IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh could also fall within the respondent's interpretation of the question.

ISIS - ha, rather To be or NOTNOT to be.

Kevin Godlington | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Kevin Godlington

Please tell your friends and spread far and wide the message, to exercise caution before absorbing ludicrous rubbish online, and give some pause for patience, this will get resolved, but perhaps in a more socially acceptable and evolved way than we are all historically accustomed. This is what after all what separates our societies from the barbaric savages that know nothing of humility and kindness.

The Waugh Zone November 23, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday November 23, 2015… 1) SYRIA SOLIDARITE David Cameron is in Paris for a meeting with Francois Holl...

Likelihood Of Syria Air Strikes Grows As McDonnell Suggest Labour May Have Free Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Politics

The likelihood of UK air strikes in Syria is growing after it was suggested that Labour may have a free vote on the issue. Leader Jeremy Corbyn has...

Muslim Journalist Shuts Down Fox News Pundit In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A Muslim journalist shut down a Fox news pundit after expressing concern that Syrian refugees coming to the US were part of the Islamic State (ISIS). ...

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

Mehdi Hasan Has A Brilliant Riposte To Those Calling For More Surveillance After Paris

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Mehdi Hasan has eloquently countered calls for an increase in surveillance after the terror attacks in Paris, arguing: "That's what the terrorists wan...

Tragedy in Paris: A More Compassionate Approach to Refugees Will Make Us All Safer

Stephen Hale | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Stephen Hale

Over the summer we saw an inspiring groundswell of public sympathy towards refugees. We must not let terror dampen that spirit. Now is the time for a coordinated response to the refugee crisis that will help, not hinder, those fleeing war and persecution. President Hollande has shown us the way.

Syria: Vienna (Hard) Ball

Gareth Bayley | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Gareth Bayley

A day of discussion yielded that plan in the form of the second Vienna statement, as well as agreement on an International Syria Support Group which would drive the plan forward. Nothing in this world is perfect. Critics have lined up and will continue to do so to pick holes in the plan and tear it down (that's what they do after all). But I think it's good, and here's why.

The Syrian Crisis in Figures: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, EU Funding

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Syrian conflict could be the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, leaving millions homeless and hundreds of thousands desperately seeki...

The Waugh Zone November 19, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday November 19, 2015… 1) DAVE JA VU A Prime Minister more confident in his second term, faced with...

The Iraq War Should Not 'Imprison' Us When It Comes To Dealing With Isis, Warns Labour's Pat McFadden

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics

Labour’s Shadow Europe Minister Pat McFadden today said the UK should not be “imprisoned” by the 2003 Iraq War when it comes to tackling Isis. ...

PMQs: David Cameron Dismisses The Need For UN Support For Military Action Against Isis In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron today backed military action against Isis in Syria without a UN resolution, as he claimed he would not “outsource” Britain’s defen...

The Syrian Refugee/Islamic State Terrorist Nexus Explained In One Handy Infographic

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

As soon as it emerged that a Syrian passport of questionable provenance had been found close to the scene of Friday's terror attacks in Paris, media o...

Paris Attacks: France Intensify Intervention On Islamic State

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sophia Hyatt

If any region is familiar with the debilitating effects of political corruption, it's the Middle East. And the notion of a 'power-vacuum' is central, in a struggle to come to terms with the recent bloodshed in Paris.