UK Syria

ISIS Blows Up Palymra's 2,000-Year-Old Arch Of Triumph

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) militants have destroyed an almost 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra. It is the la...

Will Vladimir Putin Save the World?

David Spencer | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Spencer

There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.

Russia Opens a Window of Opportunity in Syria

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In the fog of claim and counter claim over the real target of Russian air strikes in Syria one thing is clear: Russia's direct intervention is intensifying the war and that means even more civilian deaths and more refugees fleeing to neighbouring states and Europe.

Cameron Accuses Russia Of Propping Up 'Butcher' Assad

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron called the Syria president a “butcher” on Saturday, while lambasting Russian military intervention on behalf of the regime. The stro...

Michael Fallon: Russia Is Propping Up Assad With Syrian Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has blasted Russian airstrikes in Syria, claiming that Moscow’s military intervention is propping up Bashar Assad r...

Just What Syria Needs: More Bombs

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

It comes down to this: should the UK use what little international influence it still has to encourage the resumption of international peace talks - and could David Cameron and Philip Hammond bring themselves to champion the cause of the EU as an essential part of the mix? Or would they rather ask the House of Commons to approve RAF bombing raids in Syria, even though they must know full well that a few more bombs - even if they carry "Made in Britain" markings - are unlikely to make a blind bit of difference?

Russian and US Jets Are Flying Over Syria... What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A second day of Russian airstrikes battered positions in Syria on Thursday, while diplomats peddled conflicting reports as to which groups Moscow’s ...

The British Medical Journal on Syria, Casualty Recording and Bombing in Populated Areas

Thomas Nash | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Thomas Nash

Image from Kobane, Syria, courtesy of Handicap International In an editorial accompanying a study of casualty data from the conflict in Syria, the ...

SHOTS FIRED! The Russian Embassy Just Picked A Fight With Philip Hammond

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics

Normally when politicians tweet an important view on a world issue, their replies consist mostly of abuse and far-from-helpful advice. But not so f...

Is the Refugee Crisis Fuelling a 'Brexit'?

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

Should the EU fail again in a future crisis, whether economic or humanitarian, the tide will surely turn in the 'Out' campaign's favour. Unless pro-EU campaigners swiftly make a positive case for the future of the EU, and why Britain needs to be a part of it, a 'Brexit' could be a very real prospect by 2017.

Cameron Reacts To The Russian Bombing Of Free Syrian Army

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has called the Russian bombing of Syria a “retrograde step” after reports Moscow's forces targeted positions held by the Free Syrian...

Labour MPs Have Hands Tied By Party Over Syria Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MPs who support military action in Syria will have to defy party members after they voted against a bombing campaign without UN approval. De...

The Waugh Zone September 30 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday September 30, 2015... 1) BOMBING IN THE MEDIA The morning after the speech before,...

Top Google Search Terms In Syria Show Just How Desperate People Are

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Syrians are scouring the internet for the nearest hospitals and routes out of the war-torn country, the top Google search terms reveal. In the past...

The Cold War Never Went Away in the Middle East: It Also Had a Bearing on the Invasion of Iraq in 2003

Catriona Luke | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

If you thought the Suez crisis of 1956 was a long way away, consider that there were joint Russia-China-Iran naval exercises this year, the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989 could be considered just a pause and the West versus the world's murkier and more dictatorial states is still a conflict in progress.

Punk Rocker And 'Lonely' Blogger Among UK's 'Worst' Jihadis

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Four of the worst offenders - including a punk rocker and a supermarket worker - among British jihadis have been slapped with international sanctions ...

Ned Simons

Some Labour MPs Want To Bomb Syria To Damage Corbyn's Leadership, Says Diane Abbott | Ned Simons | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has accused Labour MPs who backed Jeremy Corbyn's rivals of plotting to vote in favour of military action against Isis in Syria in order ...

France Has Fired Its First Airstrikes In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

France has fired its first airstrikes in Syria as it expands military operations against Islamic State extremists, President Francois Hollande's offic...

PM Says Bashar Al-Assad Must Go For Syrian Civil War To End

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron will tell world leaders that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must eventually be replaced if there is to be a peaceful solution to the c...

UK Surveillance Operations On IS Are To Be Extended

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK

British surveillance operations to monitor the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq and Syria have been extended until next year, t...

Europe Must Rethink Its Response to the Refugee Crisis

Laura Gilmour | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Laura Gilmour

The horrors of the Syrian conflict are bewildering, and undoubtedly present some stark moral and political choices for European and world leaders. The question is whether or not they have the conscience to finally tale real action on them?

Syria's Raging War Has Forced An Underground Doomsday Vault To Open Its Doors

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Tech

A doomsday seed vault designed to help us survive a nuclear war or an asteroid impact, has been opened in response to Syria's civil war. Syrian sci...

Cameron's Drone Strike 'Secret Kill Policy' Faces Legal Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

David Cameron is facing a legal challenge over the decision to target Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria - despite Parliament refusing approval fo...

Let's Show Some Humanity and Accept Our Fair Share of These Refugees

Henry Wilkinson | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Henry Wilkinson

Will someone please remind me when humans suddenly became intrinsically ranked in terms of importance? Oh wait, this never happened! So who gave the right for people to dehumanise these refugees from the most tormented homelands and turn them into an almost animal-like infection?

Louise Ridley

This Is What Is Happens To Syrian Refugees When They Arrive In The UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

The first of 20,000 Syrian refugees arrived in Britain yesterday, and have begun the intensive process of being settled into their new homes. Prime...