Syrian Rebels

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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Will Dave Get Blood On His Hands?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 15 November 2013... 1) WILL DAVE GET BLOOD ON HIS HANDS? The Times reports: "David Cameron is sche...

'Sex Jihad' - A New Role for Extremist Women in Militant Jihadi Groups?

Anne Speckhard | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK
Anne Speckhard

When Ayman Zawahiri's wife, the al Qaeda successor to Osama bin Ladin, was asked in 2009 about the permissible roles of women in waging jihad she wrot...

Bet You've Never Used Your iPad To Do This...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

In the comfort of your own home you're unlikely to use your iPad for much more than watching 'Breaking Bad', listening to goat covers of Taylor Swift ...

'He's Bad Enough, Is He Mad Enough?'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

George Galloway says Bashar Assad is "bad enough" to have gassed his own people - but questioned whether he was "mad enough". The controversial Res...

Assad Motorcade 'Targeted By Rebels'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Syrian rebels say they have attacked President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade - but the state broadcaster later claimed to show the leader unharmed. A...

'Don't Worry, Syrian Rebels Will Give Us The Guns Back After The War'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics

The government has said people should not worry that weapons delivered to the Syrian rebels would fall into the hands of extremists, as the Opposition...

Ned Simons

MPs Plot Commons Vote On Arming Syrian Rebels Before Summer Recess

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics

MPs are hoping to force the government to allow parliament to block any decision to arm the Syrian rebels, amid concerns Downing Street is trying to "...

Blair Urges West To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has ...

Putin Warns West Over Arming Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK

Weapons sent to Syrian rebels may end up in the hands of the sort of extremists who killed Drummer Lee Rigby, Vladimir Putin warned as the G8 summit e...

Why the UK Should Avoid Arming the Syrian Rebels

Peter Little | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Little

As the Syrian conflict rages on the European Union took the significant decision in recent weeks to lift the arms embargo on the beleaguered country, paving the way for the Governments of major European countries to send weapons to rebel forces (a.k.a. the Free Syrian Army) fighting against the Assad regime.

Ned Simons

Denying MPs A Vote On Syria 'Undemocratic', Says John Bercow

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has told David Cameron that it would be "undemocratic" to arm the Syrian rebels without giving parliament a vote, amid suspicions the gove...

Don't Arm Syrian Rebels, Britons Tell Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

A majority of the British public would not support moves by the Government to arm Syrian rebels opposed to Bashar Assad's regime, a poll has found. ...

Don't Arm Rebels Putin Warns Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics

Splits between Russia and the West burst into the open on Sunday when president Vladimir Putin issued a blunt warning not to arm Syrian rebels who "ea...

Obama Backs Weapons For Syrian Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

US President Barack Obama has approved arming the Syrian rebels for the first time, according to US officials. The officials confirmed that the pre...

Syria Vow From Hague And Kerry

Press Association | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

William Hague has warned that the international community must be "prepared to do more" to end the Syria crisis following talks in Washington with US ...

Reports Of British Man Killed In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Reports that a Briton who may have gone to work with Syrian rebels has been killed by government forces are being investigated by diplomats. The ma...

Russian Weapons For Assad 'Arrive In Syria'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Syria has taken delivery of weapons from Russia, it has been reported. Britain described Moscow’s actions as ‘unhelpful’, coming after the Eu...

'How Long Can We Go On?'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned that extremism in Syria could flourish if the European Union refuses to ease an arms embargo preventing the...

Syrian Rebel Leader Filmed Eating Soldier's Lung Has No Regrets & Promises More Slaughter (GRAPHIC VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK

The Syrian rebel commander filmed biting into a dead soldier’s lung has insisted he has no regrets. The clip, which was verified by Human Rights...

'Eating Heart' Video Draws Criticism From Foreign Office

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office responded to a video of an opposition fighter committing an act of "barbarism" on a Syrian pro-government soldier by stressing the ...

Syrian Rebel Filmed Cutting Out And 'Eating' Soldier's Heart (GRAPHIC VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Syrian Rebel Leader Filmed Eating Soldier's Lung Has No Regrets & Promises More Slaughter (GRAPHIC VIDEO, PICTURES) Footage of a Syrian reb...

Is The US About To Arm The Syrian Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

The United States said it was considering arming the Syrian rebels, as another massacre was reported. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said handing we...

Syria: Is the Horror-Meter Still Not High Enough?

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Callous though it may sound, the needle on the horror-meter has not yet gone high enough.

Syria Has Probably Used Chemical Weapons, America Says

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Britain has echoed the United States, saying there is "limited but persuasive" evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria's bloody civil w...