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Obama's Iran Nuclear Policy of Self-Delusion

Nehad Ismail | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to Reuters (16 October) a senior U.S. official said some progress was made in high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday but much work remained to be done, adding the goal was still to reach a deal by a late November deadline.

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

Kurdish Fighters Replace Islamic State Flag On Kobani Hill

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Members of the Pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have replaced the black flag of the Islamic State with their own standard on the hill outside ...

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

"We Are All Kobane": Rallying Cry of Resistants Against Fundamentalism

Caroline Fourest | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Caroline Fourest

It was an emotional Maryam Namazie, an Iranian Marxist in exile, who stepped onto the stage to read out a message in support of Syrian Kurds: "We are all Kobanians".

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

Louise Ridley

She Was A Guerrilla Fighter In Iran, But Now It Is Islamic State That Scares Diana Most

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

One of the female veterans of the guerrilla Kurdish forces has warned that the advance of the Islamic State across the Middle East is threatening to t...

Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world, chosen and created by our own phot...

Islamic State Hostage Appears In Fourth Propaganda Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

A hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) has appeared in a fourth video delivering - apparently under duress - a message defending the terrorist gro...

The Best Pictures Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images, from around the world chosen and created by our own phot...

Huge Protests In Turkey Over The Islamic State's Advance On Kobane

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Kurdish protesters clashed with police in Turkey leaving at least 14 people dead and scores injured Tuesday as demonstrators in Brussels forced their ...

We Can't Save Kobane, Says Hammond

The Huffington Post UK and agencies | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has admitted that there is nothing the international coalition fighting Islamic State militants can do to save the Sy...

The Islamic State, Ebola, and the Appeal of Conspiracy

James Snell | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Finding them isn't hard. Reading their litanies of untruth, so concocted as to spread the maximum terror and mistrust and discontent, is not an arduous undertaking.  I would advise against it.

The Moment Airstrike Stopped Islamic State In Its Tracks (For Now)...

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend the Syrian border town of Kobane have had a belated, yet welcome boost from a series of US-led airstri...

Syrian Border Town Of Kobane 'About To Fall' To Islamic State

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobane, Turkey's president said on Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggle...

Islamic State On The 'Doorstep Of Europe'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

Militants of Islamic State (IS) are said to be on the 'doorstep of Europe' after entering the strategically important town of Kobane just one mile fro...

Kurdish Protesters Shut Down Oxford Circus Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Kurdish protesters shut down Oxford Circus tube station in central London, to protest about the perceived lack of action to protect the town of Kobane...

Embarrassment As Senior French Spy Defects To Al Qaeda... And Then Dodges 47 US Cruise Missiles

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

A French intelligence officer who defected to Al Qaeda was among the targets of the first wave of US airstrikes on Syria, it has been reported. Des...

Islamic State Is On Turkey's Doorstep, As It Besieges Kurdish Town

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Islamic State fighters are close to taking a town just a few miles from the Turkish border, a fight which would be a symbolic victory over the Kurds w...

Iraq and Syria: A Better Way

Robin Lustig | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Peace, like democracy, cannot be imposed from above, or from outside. But if the two sides in Syria's civil war can agree to at least a few temporary local truces, they may be better able to turn their attention to IS. That's certainly what would be in their best interests, and in the interests of their foreign backers, whether Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Turkey.

The Rough and Tumble of the MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

So let me start off today with the patently obvious - with Iraq and Syria!

Moazzam Begg - From Guantanamo to Belmarsh

Dilly Hussain | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

While British Muslims rightfully celebrate the release of one of their respected and admired leaders, days before the Islamic festival of Eid, I'm sure Moazzam along with CAGE will insist that the struggle between justice and oppression is far from over.

Moazzam Begg - Case of the Suspect State

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

Just over seven months ago, activist, human rights champion and former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested, arrested on the basis that during a trip to Syria he had facilitated terrorism (or so they said). Now two seasons later and just as his trial was set to begin he's been released with all charges levelled against him dropped.

7 Terror Charges Dropped Against Moazzam Begg

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg today had seven terror charges connected with the civil war in Syria dramatically dropped at the Old Baile...

How Did IS Come Into Existence, and Why Is It Able to Recruit Europeans in the 1000s?

Kevin Godlington | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

Problems start back home, in poverty, with bad parents and poor role models, the children given no mentors or guidance as they're ignored by society at large. The only available guidance they receive - the dirty words from religious clerics and violent lyrics from music. It's all about becoming indoctrinated with vile bile.