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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 ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Chris

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 20 January 2014... 1) NICK VS CHRIS To say Nick Clegg is under pressure is an understatement...

Startup Weekend Makes Its Way to Damascus...

Eamonn Carey | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

The conflict in Syria has not only claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused over two million refugees to flee the country. It has also created an economic black hole, which is one of the reasons why the weekend is taking place.

Fetteh in ISIS Country: Despatch From Syria

Tam Hussein | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

The last thing I expected on my latest trip to Syria at the very beginning of 2014 was to be able to eat a bowl of fetteh in Abu Salim's restaurant in Najjiyeh, in territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Emma Thompson And Colin Firth Demand Cameron Offer Safe Haven For Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Syria's growing number of refugees have found some unlikely champions in the form of British actors Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. The British Hollywo...

Al Qaeda Is Helping Al-Assad's Regime

Nehad Ismail | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to the Egyptian Al-Ahram weekly October 29th 2013: "Many in the Syrian opposition say that the Al-Qaeda affiliates are now in fact doing the regime's bidding by weakening its true adversaries, those led by the FSA, and alienating Syrian civilians and the West and thus giving the regime the opportunity to claim it is fighting terrorists".

UN Calls For World To Do More As Concerns Mount For Syrians

The Huffington Post | Paul Carmichael | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

United Nations aid chief Valerie Amos has expressed concern for people cut off by months of fighting by government and rebel forces in Syria and calle...

LOOK: Miracle Baby Recovered From Rubble In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

More devastating images of death and destruction have emerged from Syria, with terrified children being among the victims today as President Bashar As...

Obstacles to Syrian Cease-fire Aren't Insurmountable

Lord David Owen | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

Iran has a chance to demonstrate its traditional position as a country content to live within its existing boundaries. And now that the distrust and antagonism raised over Libya has eased, the U.N. Security Council is at long last working together.

Goodbye to an Ominous Year

Marc DuBois | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Marc DuBois

I work for Médecins sans Frontières (aka Doctors Without Borders). Professional humanitarians are many things; rarely superstitious. And yet 2013 has proven a year to leave behind, and I find myself harbouring nothing morbid, yet nonetheless fairly shaken by the 13th year of the new millennium... As a director in MSF, the spectre of Somalia 2013 leaves me feeling apprehensive about Syria, CAR or Sudan in 2014. Or Myanmar and DRC. Or many others.

The IRA, Radiation, Nigel Farage - And the Global Homeless

Alastair Sloan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Globally, there are 100 million homeless. Last week saw some bizarre and disgusting news reported about their fate, which made me think about the wide range of reasons people become homeless, the various fates that await them - and the urgency with which we must safely and affordably house our populations.

Former FCO Minister Says Cameron's Syria Decision Led To 'Constitutional Mess'

Guardian | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has landed itself in a "constitutional mess" in the wake of the summer vote against military action in Syria, in which the Commons can be guar...

2010-2013: Three Years in the Lifetime of a MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

It is already three years since the uprisings started in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. A street vendor in Tunisia eventually got fed up...

A Fatal Tweet Has Killed Another Critic of Bashar al Assad

Nehad Ismail | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

A blast in Beirut Friday 27 December killed at least five people including Mohamad Chatah a former minister and advisor to the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Lebanese News Agency reported.

Farage: Give Syrians Aslyum (If They Are Christian)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has said Britain should offer asylum to Syrians fleeing the bloody civil war in their country - as long as they are Christian. Speakin...

LOOK: Ukip Supporters React To Nigel Farage's Refugee Call

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

Nigel Farage surprised some this morning with a call for Britain to open its doors to people fleeing the war in Syria. The Ukip leader said there w...

'Let Them In'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

Nigel Farage has urged the government to let Syrian refugees into Britain. The Ukip leader said people in Syria who were "fleeing literally in fear...

Bloodletting in Syria Is a Blot to Humanity That Must End

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The massive funeral was a fitting tribute to this courageous physician who left his comfortable London life and endured a year-long incarceration by one of the most brutal regimes in the Arab world. The British society, particularly the Muslim community, can feel proud of Dr Khan who put the lives of ordinary people above his; he paid the ultimate price by giving his own life.

Funeral On Boxing Day For British Surgeon Killed In Syria

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The funeral of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria will take place on Boxing Day, his family have confirmed. Dr Abbas Kh...

We Have An Untidy Church, In An Untidy World, Says Welby

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight the "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of conflicts arou...

The Islamists Are Taking Over Syria, Action Is Needed More Than Ever

James Snell | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Syria has been facing disaster - humanitarian and military - for three blood-soaked years. A recent event has rocked this already volatile region, and deepened the divisions within all sections of society, increasing the chance that this war will be even longer and bloodier than first thought. The Islamists are coming, and this represents an even stronger reason for the West to intervene.

Theresa May Revokes Citizenship Of British Jihadists In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Theresa May has removed the British citizenship of 20 jihadists fighting in Syria, it has emerged. The Home Secretary has hiked up the use of powe...

Resetting Western Strategy Towards Syria

Dr Christopher Phillips | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK
Dr Christopher Phillips

It is time to acknowledge that the approach based on moulding a single, coherent opposition body that suits international priorities has failed. Western governments should instead engage with a broader swathe of Syrian opposition and civil society.