Tag Archives: Syria

Outraged about Gaza? Fine. Now worry about Syria

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The lack of action over the fate of Palestinians in Syria suggests the death and suffering of Palestinians is not enough to get people onto the streets.

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We must take more responsibility for Syrian refugees

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The UK has a long record of admitting and supporting refugees.

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It’s ludicrous to deny the threat to the UK from ISIS

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ISIS and al Qaeda may attempt to ‘out-jihad’ each other with a high-profile attack on the West.

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Meet Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new Caliph of Islam

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So what does a 21st Century Caliphate have in store for us?

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The British government has completely failed Syria’s refugees

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The scale of the tragedy requires a much greater response than the callous and disinterested one shown by the government.

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Why everyone is wrong about ISIS and Iraq

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The two mainstream positions on what is happening in Iraq – that everything is ‘our fault’ either for going into Iraq or for leaving the country – are simplifications.

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Peter Oborne’s latest Syria dispatch is a disgrace

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Peter Oborne’s latest dispatch reads like George Bernard Shaw on Stalin’s Russia.

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No, Moazzam Begg is not David Miranda

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The outrage at the arrest of Moazzam Begg is misplaced.

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Syrian refugees: this is a government gesture, not a real policy change

While on the face of it sounds as if the coalition is doing its international and humanitarian duty in offering a safe haven for Syrian refugees, the proposal to accept just a few hundred refugees – and on a temporary basis – smacks of gesture politics.

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Geneva II: Failure by default

There are no examples in history of a genocidal regime giving up power peacefully.

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