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Brits In Syria 'Sharing Pictures Of Torture On Social Media'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

British jihadists fighting in Syria could be directly involved in torture and murder, with some purportedly sharing their violence on social media. ...

Jihad, Then and Now - Bin Laden's Comrade in Arms Warns Foreign Fighters to Stay Out of Syria

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

As the situation in Syria grows worse and simultaneously more complicated day by day, the fears of observers of the conflict have become more focused on the foreign jihadists who have travelled to the war-torn country to take part in the fighting...

Thousands Benefit in Areha and Muhambel, Syria, as UN Supply Convoy Reaches Families in Areas Ravaged by Intense Fighting

Michele Al Kaae | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Michele Al Kaae

Last week, I was part of a UN inter-agency convoy that brought much-needed emergency supplies to the Areha district, including for nearby Muhambel town. It has been months since humanitarian assistance has been able to get through. Even now that the fighting has stopped in this area, the 22-truck convoy had to take a circuitous route to avoid active hot areas.

Aid Convoy Comes Under Fire In Besieged Homs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

An aid convoy ferrying humanitarian supplies to residents of the besieged city of Homs in Syria came under fire on Saturday, despite a three-day truce...

Social Media Jihadi: The Inside Story of a Briton Who Died Fighting for ISIS

Tam Hussein | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Whilst debate rages on about the threat of foreign fighters returning home, there is one particular fighter who is being celebrated not only in his community but also on social media...

Justice Must Not Be Dulled By Wrinkles

Jemma Wayne | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

The time has come for the role of international courts to evolve and take a greater part. Our own governments must facilitate and demand this. And respond to humanitarian need. If the question is 'are we our brother's keeper?' the answer must be a resounding 'yes'.

Boy, 4, Fires Rifle, Warns ‘Infidels Are Going To Be Slaughtered'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

Horrifying footage from Syria appears to show a young child being shown how to hold and shoot an assault rifle, before warning "infidels" they are "go...

Aerial Images Show How Syrian Neighbourhoods Have Been Obliterated

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

These stark images lay bare the devastation wrought by Syrian authorities, razing to the ground the homes of thousands of families. The satellite p...

Moving Mountains in Syria: A View From the Ground

Tam Hussein | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

A year ago the villages of Jebel Akrad were home to living, breathing communities. Tucked into the mountain range in Syria's northwestern corner, the village squares were occupied by old men drinking strong coffee and puffing on cigarettes...

Britain Will Take Child Refugees, Elderly, Victims Of Torture, From Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Britain's pledge to take on some of Syria's most vulnerable refugees will "transform the lives" of children, torture survivors and victims of sexual a...

Jordan Is Not the Next Arab State to Fall

Nehad Ismail | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Jordan has survived the toughest of times in the last three years enduring the stresses and strains of the regional upheavals and wars. A number of prominent commentators predicted that Jordan looked vulnerable and ready to be swept away by the Arab Spring Tsunami. More than three years later, Jordan remains a haven of stability and common sense in a mad region

Geneva 2: It's Not Just Peace That's a Priority for Syrians, It's Survival

Sara Firth | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Sara Firth

Far from the conference corridors at the Geneva 2 talks - the corridors of the UNHCR's Beirut office are bustling. Outside in the morning sun hundreds of Syrian refugees have already gathered in long queues. They're waiting.

Will Britain 'Open The Door' To Syrian Refugees?

PA | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain is looking at how it can take in vulnerable Syrian refugees, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today. Home Secretary Theresa May is work...

What Happened When Syria's Warring Parties Met For The First Time In Three Years?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

They entered through separate doors, then sat around a u-shaped table in a room wrought with tension, and spoke to each other only through a UN repres...

What a Wonderful World

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I wonder if I can persuade you that, despite the utter horror of this week's headlines from Syria, we are lucky to live in an era of unprecedented human progress. Yes, I'm going to try to convince you that for more people, in more places, the world has more to offer now than at any time in the history of our species.

Don't Let the Politics of Syria Hold the Longings of Her People Hostage

Jehangir Malik | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Jehangir Malik

While the seasons and the landscape change in Syria, so much about the country's protracted conflict is unchanging and unrelenting. Thousands of people killed each month, atrocities on both sides, and thousands more fleeing the country as refugees. Millions living in limbo, some out of reach of humanitarian aid, when all they want is peace and a chance for normal life to resume.

'Scenes Of Medieval Violence': Al-Qaeda Behead 10 Prisoners & Mount Their Heads On Spikes In Syria

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels are reported to have beheaded ten men and mounted their heads on spikes in a bloody day of fighting which saw them take con...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Giddy Gideon

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 23 January 2014... 1) GIDDY GIDEON Over the past three-and-a-half years, George Osborne ha...

Starvation Is a War Crime - The World's Message to Parties of the Syria Conflict

Justin Byworth | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Justin Byworth

"If you can't stop the war then at least send us steel shelters so children have somewhere to hide, and send us some food so that people don't starve. The children in Syria are so hungry they are eating mud." These are the stark words of 12-year-old Syrian refugee Zeina to world leaders ahead of peace talks this week, which will determine her country's fate.

Ned Simons

Labour To Force Commons Vote On Accepting Syrian Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Labour Party intends to force a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday in an attempt to pressure the government into accepting a few hundred of...

'Goodies And Baddies'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

The bloody war in Syria has been boiled down to a case of "goodies" and "baddies" by the Australian Prime Minister. As world leaders gathered in Sw...

Syria's Conflict In Numbers

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The numbers from the Syrian conflict can seem overwhelming in their magnitude. Here, we have identified the key figures that tell the story of the...

Systematic Torture And Execution Of Syrians 'Like Nazi Death Camps'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Syria has systematically tortured and executed 11,000 of its citizens in the three-year war, according to a report by former war crimes prosecutors, w...

Shoreditch Barman Tries To Arrest Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UDPATE: He may have lost his job, but Twiggy Garcia may get a payout for his efforts. Journalist George Monbiot, who set up the Arrest Blair websit...

Jessica Elgot

Warning Against Syria Military Intervention By Top UN Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

One of the UN's most senior leaders has warned against Western intervention in Syria, drawing on her experience as prime minister of New Zealand when ...