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French Jets Pound Raqqa Three Days After ISIS Kill 129 In Paris

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

The French air force launched a "massive" air strike on the city of Raqqa on Sunday, the capital of the Islamic State movement in Syria. Twelve aircra...

Labour Says 'Everything's Got To Be Done To Defeat Isil' But Will Not Back Bombing In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Politics

Labour believes “everything’s got to be done” to defeat Isil, but it remains unclear if the party would support extending airstrikes against the...

Labour Leader's Letter Reveals Syria Concern

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has underlined his personal opposition to extending UK military action to Syria amid fresh signs that the Tory government is planning to...

ISIS Makes Bold Prediction About Capturing The Kremlin

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

Members of the Islamic State released a video on Thursday warning Russia that it would be attacked “very soon.” The film, published by the al-Haya...

The Case for British Military Action in Iraq and Syria

Gary Kent | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Britain should help defend Kurds in Iraq and Syria, for instance, and undermine Daesh ahead of a comprehensive solution in Syria, whose nightmare has persisted for four years and may well continue. Britain should not hide its head in the sand by failing to play a fuller part in defeating the menace of Daesh, and bolstering the Kurdistan Region.

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

UK Is 'Letting Down' Allies By Not Bombing IS In Syria, Military Chief Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK

Britain is "letting down" its allies by not taking part in airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, the UK's top military commander has said. Gen...

Deception and Decease: Human Shields In Syria Were Never Just A Deterrent

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Hyatt

"How can we stop Bashar al-Assad's air strikes on a Damascus suburb?" he inquired. "I know" said one. "We'll booby trap the area with cages containi...

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

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.11.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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...

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 th...

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 30.10.2015 | 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 29.10.2015 | 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 26.10.2015 | 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...