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What Would You Do If You Saw A Little Boy Shivering Outside Without A Coat?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

What would you do if you saw a little boy sat at a bus stop shivering without a coat? That was the scene set up by a hidden camera experiment in Oslo,...

This Picture Of A Syrian Boy Crossing The Desert Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Just a few steps away from safety, in the chaos of crossing the Jordanian border, four-year-old Marwan was separated from his family. Suddenly alon...

'Young British Lions'

PA | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

Around 250 British-based extremists who went to train and fight in Syria have returned to the UK, it has emerged. Ministers have been told that ove...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Sleepwalking Into A National Security Crisis On Climate Change'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 16 February 2014... 1) 'SLEEPWALKING INTO A NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE' We'v...

Syria Peace Talks On Verge Of Collapse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

Peace talks in Geneva between the Assad regime and the main factions of the Syria opposition are on the verge of collapse, after government representa...

Is This The UK's First Suicide Bomber In Syria?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Looking relaxed and smiling with local children, this man could be any one of the numerous aid workers helping in war-torn Syria. But this is the m...

Protest Works - Eventually: The Anti-Iraq War Movement and Syria

Ian Sinclair | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

The political elite has every interest in minimising and dismissing popular protest but it was the anti-war movement that played the crucial role in highlighting government deceit in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq and mobilising and educating so many people.

British 'Suicide Bomber' Lived In House Of Child Murderer

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A father of three who is thought to have lived in a house once occupied by the killer of Sarah Payne has been named as a suspected suicide bomber in S...

Dr Halla Diyab, Syrian Journalist, Receives Death Threats After BBC Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Police are investigating death threats sent to a Syrian journalist who appeared on BBC TV show, after she questioned whether Britain should allow Syri...

Three Conservative Contributions to Discussion of British Foreign Policy

Gary Kent | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

In their different ways, the Tory trio are seeking to learn the right lessons from Iraq, and deepen the UK's foreign policy debate. Liberal interventionism has been undermined since 2003 but careless insularity, combined with a puerile anti-imperialism, does nothing for current and future victims of tyrants everywhere.

Brits In Syria 'Sharing Pictures Of Torture On Social Media'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

British jihadists fighting in Syria could be directly involved in torture and murder, with some purportedly sharing their violence on social media. ...

Jihad, Then and Now - Bin Laden's Comrade in Arms Warns Foreign Fighters to Stay Out of Syria

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

As the situation in Syria grows worse and simultaneously more complicated day by day, the fears of observers of the conflict have become more focused on the foreign jihadists who have travelled to the war-torn country to take part in the fighting...

Thousands Benefit in Areha and Muhambel, Syria, as UN Supply Convoy Reaches Families in Areas Ravaged by Intense Fighting

Michele Al Kaae | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Michele Al Kaae

Last week, I was part of a UN inter-agency convoy that brought much-needed emergency supplies to the Areha district, including for nearby Muhambel town. It has been months since humanitarian assistance has been able to get through. Even now that the fighting has stopped in this area, the 22-truck convoy had to take a circuitous route to avoid active hot areas.

Aid Convoy Comes Under Fire In Besieged Homs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

An aid convoy ferrying humanitarian supplies to residents of the besieged city of Homs in Syria came under fire on Saturday, despite a three-day truce...

Social Media Jihadi: The Inside Story of a Briton Who Died Fighting for ISIS

Tam Hussein | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Whilst debate rages on about the threat of foreign fighters returning home, there is one particular fighter who is being celebrated not only in his community but also on social media...

Justice Must Not Be Dulled By Wrinkles

Jemma Wayne | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

The time has come for the role of international courts to evolve and take a greater part. Our own governments must facilitate and demand this. And respond to humanitarian need. If the question is 'are we our brother's keeper?' the answer must be a resounding 'yes'.

Boy, 4, Fires Rifle, Warns ‘Infidels Are Going To Be Slaughtered'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

Horrifying footage from Syria appears to show a young child being shown how to hold and shoot an assault rifle, before warning "infidels" they are "go...

Aerial Images Show How Syrian Neighbourhoods Have Been Obliterated

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

These stark images lay bare the devastation wrought by Syrian authorities, razing to the ground the homes of thousands of families. The satellite p...

Moving Mountains in Syria: A View From the Ground

Tam Hussein | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

A year ago the villages of Jebel Akrad were home to living, breathing communities. Tucked into the mountain range in Syria's northwestern corner, the village squares were occupied by old men drinking strong coffee and puffing on cigarettes...

Britain Will Take Child Refugees, Elderly, Victims Of Torture, From Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Britain's pledge to take on some of Syria's most vulnerable refugees will "transform the lives" of children, torture survivors and victims of sexual a...

Jordan Is Not the Next Arab State to Fall

Nehad Ismail | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Jordan has survived the toughest of times in the last three years enduring the stresses and strains of the regional upheavals and wars. A number of prominent commentators predicted that Jordan looked vulnerable and ready to be swept away by the Arab Spring Tsunami. More than three years later, Jordan remains a haven of stability and common sense in a mad region

Geneva 2: It's Not Just Peace That's a Priority for Syrians, It's Survival

Sara Firth | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Sara Firth

Far from the conference corridors at the Geneva 2 talks - the corridors of the UNHCR's Beirut office are bustling. Outside in the morning sun hundreds of Syrian refugees have already gathered in long queues. They're waiting.

Will Britain 'Open The Door' To Syrian Refugees?

PA | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain is looking at how it can take in vulnerable Syrian refugees, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today. Home Secretary Theresa May is work...

What Happened When Syria's Warring Parties Met For The First Time In Three Years?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

They entered through separate doors, then sat around a u-shaped table in a room wrought with tension, and spoke to each other only through a UN repres...

What a Wonderful World

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I wonder if I can persuade you that, despite the utter horror of this week's headlines from Syria, we are lucky to live in an era of unprecedented human progress. Yes, I'm going to try to convince you that for more people, in more places, the world has more to offer now than at any time in the history of our species.