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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.

Jihadist Rebels Flogging And Torturing Syrian Children

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Syrian jihadist rebels are torturing and killing civilians, including children, for flouting "sharia" laws such as smoking cigarettes - and exacting t...

Syria Conflict: The Consequences of Inadequate Funding

Howard Mollett | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Howard Mollett

Crises at the scale of what has unfolded in Syria and neighbouring countries inevitably upset all norms and test the capacity of all organisations to respond, national or international. There can be no humanitarian solutions for what is fundamentally a political crisis. Yet as we head towards the third anniversary of the uprising in Syria, the international community does need to be asking itself: are we doing enough to assist those affected, and how can we do this better?

Umunna 'Refused To Join Syria Delegation To Lobby For British Surgeon'

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

The family of the British surgeon found dead in a Syrian prison have criticised local MP Chuka Umunna for failing to join a delegation to the country ...

Family Of Dead British Surgeon Slam Foreign Office

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

The family of a British surgeon who died after more than a year in detention in Syria pleaded for more than a year with the Foreign Office to do more ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Please Don't Come To The UK

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 18 December 2013... 1) PLEASE DON'T COME TO THE UK From the Guardian's splash: "David Cameron i...

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

British Doctor 'Dies In Syrian Jail'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Foreign Office says it is "extremely concerned" by reports that a British doctor has died in a Syrian jail. Dr Abbas Khan's family has told the...

I, the Artist and the Syrian: A Profile on Tammam Azzam

Tam Hussein | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Tammam Azzam doesn't claim to be a representative of the Syrian people, but neither does he want to be treated as an individual. He wants to be one his fellow countrymen. And yet, as an artist, individuality is a necessity if one is to make a living. Perhaps that is why his first solo exhibition in London, I, the Syrian, a collection of surreal digital collages, bristles with defiance, paradox and tragedy.

IN PICTURES: Snow Hits The Middle East

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The snow that has blanketed much of the Middle East turned Cairo white on Friday - with local news reports claiming it was Egypt's capital's first sno...

No Help For Syrian Refugees In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The UK has been heavily criticised by a human rights charity for failing to resettle vulnerable Syrian refugees. Amnesty International said the Gov...

LOOK: Savage Winter Storm Hits Syria's Civil War

Huffington Post UK | Chris York and Tahira Mirza | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The onset of winter and freezing snows adds yet another obstacle for the families affected by Syria's grim civil war to face. Surreal #photo!! Dest...

There's No Place Like Home - Bringing Syrian Children in From the Cold

Anita Tiessen | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Anita Tiessen

Temperatures can fall to as low as minus six. In previous winters families have been known to burn their possessions just to stay warm. For little children, struggling against the cold and the wet, the brutality of winter could prove deadly.

One Thousand Days of Syria's Conflict: Childhoods Stolen and Futures at Risk

Rosie Thompson | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Rosie Thompson

Today marks the thousandth day of the conflict. For over two and a half years, children have lived through a nightmare of death and destruction. Losing their homes, their schools and the carefree lives they once knew.

Field Diary: A Visit to Jordan's Borderlands

Toby Fricker | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Toby Fricker

The 200 to 500 refugees who arrive daily in Jordan now cross at the north-eastern border areas, which, despite challenging desert conditions, are safer to reach from the Syrian side. "Only the badly wounded cross here now," Salah tells us.

Open Our Borders to Syrian Refugees

James Snell | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

With religious and ethnic issues building up, the need for a pressure valve has never been greater. In allowing those who wish to do so to flee the country, formerly selfish nations can play a serious positive role in the region.

The Doublespeak of Nuclear Disarmament

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

It's easy to say you want a world without nuclear weapons. Nearly everyone does: even David Cameron. It's like saying there should be no global poverty: the hard part is taking action to do something about it.

A Tale of Two Catastrophes

Justin Byworth | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Justin Byworth

The tragedy and loss brought on by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has triggered an overflow of generosity from the British public along with acres of media coverage. However quietly fading away from the daily headlines, Syria is also watching its children's futures cruelly slip away from them.

New UNHCR Report on Syrian Child Refugees Launches With Impactful Digital Content

Anjali Ramachandran | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Anjali Ramachandran

There are 1.1 million refugee children in Syria at the moment. As the UNHCR says, humanitarian organizations and governments are desperately trying to address their needs - but much more needs to be done if we are to avert a catastrophe.

GRAPHIC: Desperate Syrians 'Butcher And Eat Lion From Damascus Zoo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A shocking image has emerged appearing to show Syrian rebels cutting up a lion from a local zoo to eat. In what could be a further sign of how desp...

GRAPHIC: Desperate Syrians 'Butcher And Eat Lion From Damascus Zoo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A shocking image has emerged appearing to show Syrian rebels cutting up a lion from a local zoo to eat. In what could be a further sign of how desp...

Drawings by Syrian Refugee Children Reveal What Is Going on Inside Their Heads

Tatiana Nasser | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Tatiana Nasser

Another Syrian refugee, nine year old Samar from Daraa, drew a woman who was smiling and crying at the same time, holding a flower in one hand while her other hand was missing. When Samar talked, she alternated between sharing the feelings of fear and hopelessness she experienced in Syria and the security and stability she is now feeling in Lebanon.

The Gardenia Boys: 10-Year-Olds Standing Alone on Street Corners Selling Flowers at Midnight

Bathoul Ahmed | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Bathoul Ahmed

It's just after midnight in Tripoli, Lebanon. I'm on my way home from a lovely evening in Beirut with friends. I am nearly home. The streets are empty. Out of the car window I catch a glimpse of a little figure. A young boy leaning on a car with one hand, dozing off with a bunch of roses and gardenia flower chains in another...

Spam Starts a New Chapter

David Emm | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Spam is ubiquitous today and the people behind these messages will find any excuse to persuade you to part with your cash. Most of us are familiar with the 'family-in-distress' tactic used by scammers over recent years and believe we have the edge on them. But now there is a new plot, a new story-line with new characters.