Syrian Uprising

Assad Is Still Killing Civilians In Syria's Capital

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

The world may be gripped by the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State group, but a wider bloodbath provoked by Syria's civil war is continuing unab...

The Wrestler of Za'atari

Toby Fricker | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK
Toby Fricker

Mohammed struggles to hold back his tears. The 32-year old champion wrestler from Dera'a, southern Syria, is recalling the day he arrived in Jordan...

'We Are Prepared To Strike Whenever We Choose'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK

President Obama has announced he has decided to take military action against Syria, but that he is seeking congressional authority before launching an...

Government Loses Historic Vote

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Politics

UK military action in Syria is "off the agenda" after MPs reacted against David Cameron's "cavalier and reckless" leadership on Thursday, Labour leade...

Government Loses Syria Vote Following Heated Commons Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Politics

UPDATE: David Cameron has ruled out British military intervention in Syria after losing an historic Commons vote. The Government lost the Commons v...

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. ...

Syria's Lost Generation

Ben Acheson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

War still rages in Syria - a fact that we are too quick to forget. The second birthday of the crisis has long passed and resolution doesn't appear to be on the horizon. When Syria-related news does reach our media outlets and Twitter feeds, it usually focuses on chemical weapons or possible intervention by the US. There is little talk of the abhorrent humanitarian crisis, which deteriorates daily.

Jessica Elgot

'Shooting The Messenger' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

Syria is the deadliest place for journalists, who are deliberately targeted by both the government and rebel groups, according to a new human rights r...

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 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...

'Syrian Electronic Army' Hacks American News Media

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Tech

A hacker group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army has attacked an American news organisation's website - but is refusing to say exactly why. ...


PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK

Syrian president Bashar Assad has accused Britain of "bullying" in its approach to the conflict in the country. After fighting that has killed an e...

Jessica Elgot

Why Syria Is Still No Go For Foreign Reporters, One Year Since Marie Colvin's Death | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

When Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria, the bloody conflict had regularly been the front p...

Monsters, Courage and Politics: Erdogan's Conundrum

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gil Kazimirov

Erdogan is a shrewd, mature politician, intimately acquainted with this and other tenets of international relations. With him as captain, Turkey re-emerged as a financial behemoth in the region and flexed its political muscle. Yet he failed to foresee the ultimate direction of his ship: a painful choice between Scylla and Charybdis, the two mythical sea monsters.

Social Media Soldiers in Syria: How the West Should Help

Tam Hussein | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Abu'l Huda and other social media activists are mini information hubs that undermine the propaganda of the regime. His broadcasts on YouTube and Facebook is a ticker tape of the tragic story of Syria that has claimed over 40,000 lives.

Will Oil Be Used as a Weapon Against the Kurdish People?

Laween Atroshi | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

One of the most famous captions of all time has been 'life is but a stage'. The stage has been set for the Kurdish Nation, a nation that has faced a t...

Should The West Back Syrian Rebels?

Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Politics

As Syria descends into a brutal civil war, with the civilian death toll on the rise and President Bashar al-Assad's security forces and militias accus...

The West Should Support Syrian Rebels

Shashank Joshi | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Politics
Shashank Joshi

Last week, the security analyst Charles Shoebridge claimed that a BBC report "shows Syria rebel fighters bringing chaos, terror, death, and [the] fear of Islamist extremism to Aleppo".

When the 'Good Guys' Rape Too

Julie Tomlin | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK
Julie Tomlin

Social media is undoubtedly giving us more real time insight into how rape is used systematically during conflict. But if the global phenomenon of rape in is to be challenged, we can't allow it to be used in the propaganda war either.

Is This The End Of Assad's Regime?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

The bomb blast that killed three members of the Syrian regime's inner sanctum on Wednesday is being touted as the most significant strike against Pres...

Syria Will Use Chemical Weapons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

The Syrian regime is poised to use chemical weapons, according to a high-profile defector. Speaking to the BBC, Nawaf Fares, the regime’s former...

Syria: Islamist Group Claims Deadly Damascus Bombing

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK

A group of Islamist extremists have claimed responsibility for a twin bombing in Syria's capital Damascus on Thursday, which killed 55 people and inju...

Two Explosions Reported In Damascus

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

Two massive explosions have rocked the Syrian capital Damascus with state media reporting dozens of people dead or injured. The scale of the explos...

Bomb Attack In Southern City Narrowly Misses UN Observers Convoy

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

An apparent bomb attack in the Syrian city of Dera'a wounded six soldiers moments after a convoy passed by carrying the head of the United Nations obs...

Syria 'Not Complying' With Ceasefire Says UN Chief

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Syria is not complying with a crucial ceasefire plan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has admitted. The peace plan, coordinated by international e...