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Why Islamic State's Video Featuring A Child Shows New Level Of Desperation

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

The child who appears in the so-called Islamic State's latest propaganda video shows the group is becoming increasingly desperate, experts have said. ...

Why Would I Travel the Refugee Route and Return to Lesbos?

Maudie Fraser | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK
Maudie Fraser

The founding principle of everything I do is to break down negative perceptions, to call on people to question their previously held views, and to re-centre the focus of the discussions of this crisis on the individual human experience.

Man Jailed For Threatening Facebook Message To MP Over Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A Muslim convert who used Facebook to say he would bomb an MP's house after she voted in favour of British air strikes in Syria has been jailed for ei...

Syrian Refugees Join Flood Fightback Forces To 'Repay Kindness Shown To Them'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

A group of Syrian refugees has travelled to Rochdale to help one of the towns most decimated by floods that have swept the North of England. The m...

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Have Donated $1 Million To Syrian Refugee Children

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have donated $1 million (£670,000) to Syrian refugee children. The comedian and his actress wife have given the ...

China's Syria Talks: Greater Involvement in the Middle East?

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Once again, China has revealed to the world its willingness to seek greater involvement in Middle Eastern affairs. This has manifested through its recent offer to host talks between the Syrian Government and opposition groups as a crucial breakthrough in the Syrian peace process.

Congress Just Banned Santa Claus From Coming to Town, Unless He Gets a Visa First

Erich McElroy | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

How is this possible and why now? Well, Santa doesn't actually have the best record with the U.S. government. Politically, there have always been questions about his loyalty to the United States and his liberal leanings.

Alan Kurdi's Father Asks World To 'Open Its Doors To Syria' In Moving Christmas Message

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK

The father of the little boy who drowned while fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, and whose image came to symbolise the migrant crisis, has pleaded wit...

Trump, Syria, Strong Leaders and Simple Stories

Alice Bell Reeves | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alice Bell Reeves

I worry that the way the media is evolving strengthens the temptation for us to buy into oversimplified stories. The internet and social media call us to sink back into our siloes, only hearing what we want to hear, only talking to those with whom we already broadly agree.

A Home Away From Home - Promoting Health and Happiness in Displaced Populations

Larissa Schneider | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Larissa Schneider

There are more than three million people displaced from their homes in Iraq, in addition to several hundred thousand refugees from the war in neighbouring Syria. For elderly Iraqis suffering from diabetes, who are forced to leave their home to travel to a distant camp, it can be difficult to manage their disease with insulin or other medications.

How Refugee Action Is Making Syrian Refugees Welcome

Stephen Hale | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Stephen Hale

Refugee Action was formed to support refugees resettled to the UK after fleeing Vietnam and we have been helping refugees through resettlement programmes ever since. In the late 90's we worked with refugees fleeing war in Bosnia and Kosovo. This week, we have been there for those arriving from Syria to new homes in London and Birmingham.

100 Days of Corbyn

Alistair Jones | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Jones

One hundred days after taking over the leadership of the Labour Party, there remains the question as to what Jeremy Corbyn has changed. Certainly, Prime Minister's Question Time is more interesting.

Are We Forgetting About the Women and Girls Also Fleeing to Europe?

Diana Trimiño | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Diana Trimiño

Although media coverage has focused on young men making the perilous crossing, over 100,000 women have fled to Europe's shores this year and almost one in four refugees arriving in Europe is a child.

The Waugh Zone: 100 Days Of Corbyn Special

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics

100 Days of Corbyn as Labour Leader CORBYN SPEAKS In case you missed it, Jeremy Corbyn has given a wide-ranging interview to HuffPost UK about...

Jeremy Corbyn Interview (Part 2): Giving Members More Of A Say

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics

To mark his first 100 days as Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn talks to HuffPostUK about war and peace and how to best engage the thousands of new party m...

Jeremy Corbyn Suggests Syria-Style Poll On Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics

Labour members could be given a direct say over the party’s nuclear policy with a fresh online poll to gauge grassroots support for dumping Trident,...

2015: A Year of Terror

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Bombing Islamic State targets in Syria may, possibly, help to reduce the threat of further IS advances in Syria and Iraq and may, again possibly, help to reduce the threat of further attacks in Europe. What it will not do is 'defeat' the ideology that underpins its appeal to those who flock to join its ranks.

UN Approves Syria Roadmap, But Fails To Mention President Assad

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK Politics

Member of the UN Security Council approved a resolution on Friday outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damasc...

Fruitless, Inconsistent and Misdirected: A Post Mortem of the Syria Debate

Ibrahim Khan | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Khan

Public discourse on our foreign policy should be rooted in our nation's long term international interests, and the affects those decisions will have domestically. Instead what we saw two weeks ago was a debate full of inconsistencies and carrying distinctly Hobbesian flavours: nastiness, brutishness, and shortness.

A 94-Year-Old Refugee Makes Heartbreaking Last Journey After Wife's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

A heartbroken 94-year-old Syrian refugee is returning home after his wife's death, risking his safety to be with his family once again. Abou Ali l...

These Incredible Images Reveal Everything From Air Pollution To The Syrian War

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

Satellite images from NASA's Aura satellite have revealed the huge changes in air pollution that have taken place across the globe including significa...

The Public's Reaction to Corbyn Raises the Question: Do We Know What We Want From the Politicians?

Matt Hawkins | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

"What do we want?" "A politician with integrity!" "When do we want it?" "Never!" This should be the battle-cry of a confused and conflicted public if ...

The Waugh Zone December 16, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday December 16, 2015… 1) THE OTHER DEFICIT It’s David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn’s last PMQs b...

Syria in 2015: Another Year of Agony

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

We're reaching the end of 2015 with no end in sight over Syria. The carnage and agony continue. So do the detentions, the torture, the deaths in custody, the "disappearances" and state gangsterism. The Syrian government's barrel bombings also continue and the ever-widening internationalisation of the conflict appears to mean that any eventual resolution is harder still to envisage. But what, if anything, have we learnt about the Syria crisis during 2015? Here are a few thoughts...

Syrians Need No Bombs

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Western involvement in foreign lands kills innocent individuals, urging some to leave behind rational thought and support or participate in ISIS' endeavours. The number of likely volunteers is growing rapidly and, undeniably, the West continues to produce more. Neglecting to pay attention to the aforementioned caution will only bolster ISIS' footholds.