Syrian Opposition

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).

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...

The Stakes Involved in Syria as the Conflict Shows No End In Sight

John Wight | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

On a geopolitical level, Russia and to a lesser extent China's support for Iran and Syria is part of a struggle against the West's objective of maintaining Washington's writ as leader of a unipolar world against a multipolar alternative in which Russia, China and the other BRIC group of developing economies enjoy parity... The stakes involved in the Syrian conflict, therefore, could not be higher.

Mehdi Hasan

'We Are Not In Favour Of A Satanic Intervention'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Politics

Western military action in Syria would be a "satanic intervention against a satanic regime", a leading Syrian opposition figure has warned. Speakin...

Ned Simons

MPs Demand Right To Block Government From Arming Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

MPs are demanding parliament be given the right to veto any decision to arm the Syrian opposition movement, after the British and French governments s...

Ned Simons

Arming Syrian Opposition 'Beggars Belief', Senior MP Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics

Any move to arm the Syrian opposition by the West would dangerously escalate the violence in the region and risk weapons falling into militant extremi...

POLL: Americans Do Not Want To Intervene To Help Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Politics

Only 12 per cent of Americans back arming the Syrian opposition movement a new poll has found, after President Obama suggested he would consider inter...

Saving Syria Is More Important Than Winning the War

Professor Rosemary Hollis | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Rosemary Hollis

In effect the Westerners want to take sides in a multi-dimensional war, with no guarantee that their chosen protégées will prevail. Most likely, by arming the rebels they will give carte blanche to the Russians and Iranians to reinforce their support for Assad and his allies, including the Lebanese Shia faction Hezballah.

A Syrian Spring: An Interview With the Representative of the Syrian National Coalition, Walid Saffour

Tam Hussein | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Walid Saffour is sitting in a light, minimalist office overlooking Hyde Park. A representative of the Syrian National Coalition of the Revolutionary Opposition, he seems like a cross between a gentle Syrian uncle and a seasoned diplomat. Yet while he is affable and polite, there is an intrinsic reserve about him.

Britain And France Step Up Campaign To Arm Syrian Rebels

PA | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

David Cameron and French president Francois Hollande tonight stepped up the campaign for the right to arm Syrian rebels after private talks in Brussel...

Britain And France 'Ready To Arm Syrian Rebels'

PA | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Politics

France and Britain are ready to arm rebels in Syria, even without full support from the European Union, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said to...

Should The UK Arm Syrian Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Politics

Last week the foreign secretary, William Hague, revealed that the British government is planning to ramp up its support to rebels in Syria. Hague s...

Why Britain Should Arm Syrian Rebels

Malik Al-Abdeh | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics
Malik Al-Abdeh

At long last, a policy on Syria that makes sense. This week, prime minister David Cameron indicated that Britain was ready to bypass an EU arms embargo and deliver arms to Syria's opposition fighters - much to the horror I expect of Bashar Assad.

Why We Shouldn't Be Arming Syria's Rebels

Charles Shoebridge | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics
Charles Shoebridge

The officially stated UK government rationale justifying arming Syria's rebels relies upon at least two flawed assumptions. The first is that pouring sophisticated weaponry into a war zone already awash with weapons will save civilian lives.

VIDEO: Activist Bravely Raises Rebel Flag In Syrian Capital

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

A Syrian opposition activist has raised the flag of independence in Damascus as a fragile ceasefire came into force, more than a year after a brutal c...

Thousands Demand Syrian 'Freedom'

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 15.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Tens of thousands of Syrians shouting "We want freedom!" have carried killed protesters through the streets as opposition figures...