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Damascus Volcano Hastens the Defeat of Assad and Realpolitik

John Slinger | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

The rebels' ability to strike at the heart of the Syrian regime's feared security apparatus, to battle its troops in Damascus and take control of border crossings, in a coordinated, well-planned and executed campaign, shows that Assad is doomed.

Syria: Red Cross Declare Civil War

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

The Red Cross has declared the situation in Syria a civil war. "We are now talking about a non-international armed conflict in the country," ICRC s...

William Hague Pledges To Increase UN Efforts In Syria

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

William Hague pledged to redouble efforts to get UN security council action against Bashar Assad's regime today as he condemned the latest massacre in...

Hague 'Frustrated' Over Syria Bloodshed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

William Hague has described his "deep frustration" over the ongoing bloodshed in Syria. The Foreign Secretary said sanctions against Syrian preside...

Hague Calls For Syria Action As Bloodshed Goes On

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

William Hague has warned the UN that it risked causing a "catastrophe" if a deal is not struck on how best to deal with the on-going crisis in Syria d...

We Condemn Assad's Crime... While Giving His Main Dealer a Warm Welcome

Alex MacDonald | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

In two weeks the arms fair Farnborough is coming to the UK with its official welcome reception to be held in the Natural History Museum. Masquerading as an airshow, the fair will bring together 37 buyer countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Libya.

Argentina's President Demands Falklands Negotiation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner challenged the British sovereignty of the Falkland Islands on Thursday evening calling it an "aff...

May and April Jottings

James Jackson | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Politics
James Jackson

April Fools - the LibDems believe themselves a serious force in British politics.

Kofi Annan Must Announce the Failure of His Syrian Plan

Nehad Ismail | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Bashar Al Assad must be rubbing his hands with glee. His heavily armed security forces and henchmen are killing the Syrian people right under the noses of the UN observers and the noses and ears of the silent witnesses Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon. The UN and NATO are unwittingly providing cover for the massacres in Syria.

UN 'Redundant' After Year Of 'Tyranny And Injustice' Says Amnesty Report

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

A failure of leadership at the highest levels has left the UN "redundant" after a tumultuous year of protest and human rights abuses, Amnesty Internat...

Are Afghan's Women About to be Sacrificed to the Taliban?

Kate Allen | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Politics
Kate Allen

At a women's shelter I saw some of the consequences of Afghanistan's ingrained patriarchy. I talked to a teenage girl married off to a 70-year-old man who then suffered sustained beatings at the hands of the man's family. I also heard from a young widow who explained how she'd escaped her father-in-law who wanted to force her into marriage after her first husband had died.

WATCH: UN Observers Reportedly Attacked In Syria

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

UN officials observing a fragile ceasefire in Syria reportedly came under fire on Tuesday in the northern region of Idlib. Video footage has been r...

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...

WATCH: Syrian Protesters Surround UN Observers In Damascus

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

UN observers were surrounded by protesters who were subsequently fired on by government troops during their mission to monitor a fractured truce in th...

UN Unanimously Votes To Deploy Syria Monitor Team As Both Sides Break Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

UPDATE: The Syrian Network for Human Rights has claimed fifteen people were killed in Syria on Friday, among them three defected soldiers and a casual...

Time for Change at the Top: Why the Next President of the World Bank Must Put Poor People First

Justin Forsyth | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

Since the formation of the World Bank in 1944, a gentlemen's agreement has been in place that gifts the presidency to an American citizen, just as a European traditionally takes the helm of the International Monetary Fund.

What Assad Knows

Dylan Evans | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK
Dylan Evans

Western diplomats are appalled that the deadline for the withdrawal of Syrian government forces from towns has come and gone without any change in the situation on the ground.

Syria: Kofi Annan Calls For Ceasefire But Violence Grows Despite Deadline

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

International envoy Kofi Annan said that the violence in Syria must end "with no preconditions" after President Assad's regime continued shelling resi...

David Cameron Tells North Korea To Halt Rocket Tests

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

David Cameron has warned North Korea that it would be "unacceptable" for it to defy calls to abandon rocket tests. Speaking on a visit to Japan, th...

Syria: Shelling Intensifies As UN Troop Withdrawal Deadline Passes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Syrian government forces appear to have ignored a proposed UN-sponsored ceasefire deadline and have shelled towns and villages across the country, act...

UN Should Respond Positively to the Goodwill Gestures of Ashraf Residents

David Amess | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

This Sunday marks our Easter Sunday. That is always special. But this year there are two days next week with special significance for the Iranian dissidents. One is a day of mourning incidentally the Easter Sunday; the other a day of anticipation.

Syria: William Hague Welcomes UN Demand For Assad To Withdraw Forces

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today welcomed the United Nations' demand that President Bashar Assad pull back troops amid continuing violence with o...

Chevron: Take a Lesson From BP, Do The Right Thing

Martin Horwood | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Horwood

Our cousins across the pond were horrified and, rightly so, at the damage wrought by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But what about the misconduct of the U.S oil company, Chevron, in Ecuador?