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Jordan's Urban Refugees Are Struggling to Find Peace After Syria

Luke McManus | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Luke McManus

Life was better here, the father explained as we settled ourselves on thin mattresses in their living room. The floor was bare; save for a blue UNHCR straw mat, which formed the centerpiece of the dark room, a memento from the road.

In Syria, Mobile Teams Extend the Reach of Vaccination Effort

Razan Rashidi | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

One of the major obstacles is reaching populations in areas cut off by the conflict. In an effort to reach every child with vaccination coverage, UNICEF is supporting local NGOs and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in sending mobile health teams to remote villages and areas affected by conflict.

Islamic Extremists From ISIS 'Crucify Two Men In Syria' (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

WARNING: THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES, READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Graphic images purporting to show two men crucified by Islamist extremi...

Islamic Charities Should Not Be Used as a Scapegoat

Dr Hany El-Banna OBE | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Dr Hany El-Banna OBE

Underneath the big headlines, who is going to appreciate the difference between an "Islamist" organisation and an "Islamic" one? Yet for over a century legitimate Islamic charities have been the backbone of the Muslim community in the UK.

The Cost of Living Crisis Facing Urban Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Barbara Jackson | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Barbara Jackson

Contrary to public perceptions, the majority of Syrian refugees do not live in formal refugee camps like Zaatari and the soon-to open Azrak camp. In fact 80% live in towns and cities in Jordan. These urban refugees have reached the limits of their ability to cope.

The UK and Syria: Turning Anger and Passivity Into Constructive Action

Harry Shotton | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Shotton

The focus on policing those who are emotionally affected by the situation in Syria does not deal with the crisis in hand. People have the right to be angry, and should be angry at the sheer death and destruction being wreaked on Syria by the regime...

Tony Blair and Radical Islam

Gary Kent | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Tony Blair, seen by some as one of the worst because of the so-called illegal and immoral war in Iraq, last week offered a stark analysis of Radical Islam, this century's "biggest threat to global security" on a par with environmental and economic challenges. The speech was derided by those who think that shouting warmonger suffices but merits close inspection.

British Jihadis - Turning Mothers Into Informants Is No Solution

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

In the government's latest Orwellian measure, mothers and wives of "would-be jihadists" are ‎being urged to report on their loved ones, avowedly to "prevent tragedies". It won't escape notice ‎however, that despite protestations to the contrary, a message emanating from the police carries ‎criminalising potential. ‎

The Liberal Media: US Imperialism's Biggest Cheerleaders

Ian Sinclair | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

In his essential book on UK foreign policy, Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World, historian Mark Curtis notes "the ideological system promo...

British Women Travelling To Syria To Fight Alongside Their Husbands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

British women could be among the jihadists fighting in Syria, with around 10 predicted to have travelled to the war-torn state to join arms. Hundre...

Muslim Women Can Help Stop Youth From Going to Syria

Shaista Gohir | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Shaista Gohir

So what can Muslim women do to stop young Muslims from going abroad and getting involved in the Syria conflict? Well women can be the first to see behavioural changes amongst family members including a preoccupation with the Syria crisis.

Campaign Encourages Women To Stop Would-Be Jihadists Going To Syria

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A national campaign to stop would-be terrorists travelling to Syria will focus on women to encourage them to stop their male relatives from going. ...

Tony Blair Told 'Shortcuts Cannot Be Taken With Guns And Missiles'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has come under fire after demanding, yet again, that the West intervene in Syria and simultaneously forget about international tensions ove...

Blair Says Forget The People Of Ukraine, Let's Side With Putin And Fight Radical Islam

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Tony Blair will urge the West today to reach out to Vladimir Putin in the fight against radical Islam, despite the Russian president's militant stance...

Non-Intervention in Syria Was a Grave Mistake

James Snell | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

When the House of Commons voted to reject military action to protect the citizens of Syria from tyranny - both political and religious - MPs plunged this country, and the world, into the terrifying situation that exists in the region today. Non-intervention has cost Britain and NATO respect on the international stage...

Archbishop's Easter Sermon Highlights Suffering At Home And Abroad

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his Easter sermon to highlight the hardship of people suffering in Syria and Ukraine as well as closer to home. ...

This Easter Don't Play the Monopoly of Persecution Game

Neil Durkin | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

There's no monopoly on victimhood and no fixed pattern to religious discrimination and violence. Despite what David Cameron says, Christians aren't unique in being persecuted, and nor are they always unblemished when it comes to dishing out the persecution.

British Teen Killed In Syria 'Was A Martyr' Says Father

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

The father of Abdullah Deghayes, a British teenager killed in Syria, has described him as a "martyr" as he described how he tried to stop his son from...

Ringing the Changes in Anglo-Kurdish Relations

Gary Kent | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The recent civic commemoration in Westminster of the 26th anniversary of Anfal may come to be seen as a milestone in Anglo-Kurdish links thanks to the British Government's decision to send a minister to the event for the first time.

Focusing on Hard-to-Reach Children for Polio Vaccination Campaign in Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

More than six months after confirmation of the first polio case in Syria, Unicef continues to support efforts to tackle the outbreak in all parts of the country. The April nationwide polio round which started this week aims to reach 2.8million children across Syria with a special focus on hard-to-reach children in conflict zones and besieged areas...

Remember Those Without Taps and Toilets

Catarina de Albuquerque | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Catarina de Albuquerque

The rows upon rows of tents and caravans in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp represent one of the world's most complicated challenges when it comes to water and sanitation.

Syria's 'Hidden Casualties'

Toby Porter | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Toby Porter

The Syrian crisis is ubiquitous: UNHCR announced on 3rd April that the conflict had generated its millionth refugee in Lebanon alone, and confirms the movement of 2.5m Syrians outside their country as the largest since the Rwandan genocide twenty years ago this week.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: The Neighbour Carrying a Huge Burden

Penny Sims | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Penny Sims

Yesterday the number of Syrian refugees registered by the UN in Lebanon passed one million. Most Lebanese people will tell you the real number is much higher.

Standing #WithSyria

Jo Wood | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Wood

I thought that we lived in an era that looked back on the horrors of Rwanda and Yugoslavia and said 'never again' and meant it. Sadly I think the crisis in Syria proves all of us wrong and we are all collectively guilty for allowing the country to collapse as it has. Three years on and we see both a biblical level exodus combined with a levels of violence that few of us could have imagined in our wildest dreams. Over nine million people, nearly half of the country, forced from their homes and on the move exposed to a new life of uncertainty, poverty and too often despair.

New Saudi Arabian Laws Define Atheists As Terrorists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Atheists are being defined as terrorists under a raft of new Saudi Arabian laws, a report from Human Rights Watch states. The new laws are accompa...