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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.

Jeremy Corbyn, Stop the War, and the Reprise of McCarthyism

John Wight | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

The moral bankruptcy that underpins British political and cultural life today is such that if Jeremy Corbyn had attended a Start the War rather than a Stop the War fundraising dinner recently, many of his critics would today be hailing him as a future prime minister.

War Is Not the Solution - It Is the Problem

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

Parliament has voted for war in Syria. France has declared three months of a martial state of emergency. Brussels has been in lock-down. Cameron descr...

The Other (Forgotten) Victims of the War on Terror

Charley Bendall | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charley Bendall

It has been two weeks now since the War on Terror made its grim debut in Paris, and the western world is still reeling. There was sadness, anger and r...

Hundreds Of Stop The War Protestors March On Downing Street

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds of people marched in central London on Saturday to protest UK airstrikes against Syria. Stop The War protestors marched from BBC Broadcast...

Two Syrian Nationals Arrested In Geneva After Traces Of Explosives Found

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

Two Syrian nationals were arrested in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday after traces of explosives were reportedly found in their vehicle. The news w...

Corbyn Praises Stop The War As A 'Vital Force'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has praised the Stop the War Coalition as a “vital force at the heart of our democracy” and hit out at its critics for wanting close...

Canadian Media And Prime Minister Give Incredible Lesson On How To Welcome Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

While US presidential-hopeful Donald Trump is keenly spouting pledges to send all Syrian refugees back home if he attains office, just across the bord...

Tony Blair: I Was Not Trying To Save Gaddafi When I Telephoned Him About Stepping Down

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Throwing Colonel Gaddafi “under a bus” in Libya signalled to dictators such as Bashir Assad not to give up their chemical weapons, Tony Blair said...