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'Jihadi John' Is Definitely Dead... Islamic State Media Says So

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Islamic State media confirmed on Tuesday the death of British extremist Mohammed Emwazi, better known as “jihadi John.” The terror group publis...

London Schoolgirls Who Joined Isis Could Be 'Brutalised To Death', Lawyer Says

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The lawyer of the three British schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State has spoken out about their safety, claiming that the...

Alan Kurdi's Dad Reacts To Charlie Hebdo 'Sex Attack' Cartoon

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The father of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi has told how he wept upon seeing a cartoon that mocked up his son as one of the migrant sex attackers ...

7 Deadly Threats That Show Just How Hard Everyday Life Is For Syrian Civilians

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

Millions of innocent Syrians are trying to survive in the most horrendous of circumstances, contending with multiple deadly threats on a daily basis. ...

Aylan Kurdi Memorial Funds Go To Help Other Refugees Crossing Aegean

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Thousands of people who donated money in memory of the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi have raised enough to buy boats that will rescue other refug...

This Video Of Three Young, Rapping Syrian Brothers Shows There Is Hope For Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A new short film tells the story of how three young brothers who escaped from Syria are turning to rap music as an escape from their surroundings. ...

Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Linking Aylan Kurdi And Cologne Attacks Ignites The Debate It Wanted

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

Charlie Hebdo has won plaudits from millions for pushing the boundaries of free speech and ensuring the debate around censorship remains fresh. Th...

Feminist Letter Reminds Everyone To Focus On The Real Problem After Cologne Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

German feminists have written an open letter asking that sexual violence not be attributed to race or ethnicity, in the aftermath of the Cologne attac...

David Cameron Admits Syrian Rebels Are Not All 'Lib Dem Activists'

The | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said the 70,000 ground forces in Syria are “not all the sort of people you bump into at Liberal Democrat party conference” as hi...

SNP MP Calls For UK To Drop 'Bread' Not 'Bombs' In Syria

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics

The British government should be dropping “bread" not "bombs” in Syria, a senior SNP MP has said against calls for the RAF to deliver food parcels...

ISIS vs Al-Qa'eda: Which Is the Real Threat in Syria?

Mike Yeomans | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Mike Yeomans

Since declaring a caliphate in summer 2014, ISIS has experienced a seemingly meteoric rise in public attention, stealing daily headlines across the globe. They have taken focus and attention away from Al-Qa'eda, whose name has widely disappeared from the public sphere. This is a mistake. Less noticed and considered less dangerous by some, Al-Qa'eda actually represents a far greater threat...

Government Spends £400k Bombing ISIL Cranes And Truck In Syria

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics

The RAF has carried out just 16 "attacks" on targets in Syria - leading to 11 successful "strikes" - since MPs voted to endorse airstrikes against Isi...

Cameron Urged To Do More Than Tweet About Starving Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron is facing mounting pressure to get the RAF involved in securing aid to starving inhabitants of the Syrian town of Madaya. Amid shocki...

It's Time to Support Legal Action to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

James Crawley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
James Crawley

As UK citizens it's important we stand in solidarity with CAAT's legal action, lending our signatures to their online petition, and lobbying our MPs to take a stand in the commons. It is clear, now more than ever, that the UK has to review this destructive trade relationship. It's time for the UK to #StopArmingSaudi.

The MENA: From Tactics to Strategies in 2016?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Welcome to 2016 amidst much tension and consternation! As someone who has worked in the MENA region as a lawyer, an ecumenist and also a second-track political negotiator for well over two decades, let me project a few pithy thoughts onto the fresh year.

Driverless Car Bombs Show How Frighteningly Innovative Isis Has Become

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

A new video of so-called Islamic State's "jihadi university" shows technicians for the group testing driverless car bombs and modifying surface-to-air...

Children Are Some of the Most Vulnerable Refugees of This Crisis - They Deserve the Opportunity to Be Resettled

Stephen Twigg | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

Around 7.6million Syrian children (within and outside the country) need humanitarian assistance, close to 80% of Syria's child population. Child labour, early forced marriage, exposure to disease, risk of sexual violence - these are all risks that threaten the immediate well-being of Syria's children...

Chilling Video 'Shows British Mother And Isis Child Soldier'

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

This revealing video shows the British woman whose small child is believed to be the little boy who appeared in Islamic State's latest propaganda vide...

Downing Street: Jihadi Execution 'Propaganda' Shows ISIL 'Under Pressure'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has described a murderous Islamic State video featuring a masked extremist and a young boy with British accents as "desperate stuff" fro...

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.