Viewing entries tagged with 'Syria'
The plan was to leave Brussels early but it slipped again. A combination of tiredness, admin and trying to squeeze in a bit more free hotel internet time. Paul was there, ready and waiting before the rest of us.
So we can finally accept that this is real. The People's Convoy has come together and we have had the big launch. Pretty amazing send off with a mass of media. But how did it start?
After the tragic death of British orthopaedic surgeon, Abbas Khan - found dead in his cell in Syria days before his scheduled release, I spoke about my experiences of working as a doctor in Syria on Sky News.
NORTH SYRIA — Being an emergency room doctor gives you a strange set of priorities. We can't wait to get sucked into a crisis -- the bigger the trauma, the better. But sometimes, you get more than you bargain for.
British counter-terrorism chiefs are really bringing out the big guns with their latest campaign to tackle the growing number of Muslims heading out to Syria. They've come up with Operation Mum, asking Muslim women to inform on family members thinking of going to Syria to fight.
“Keep your head down and don't say anything”, instructed my guide as we approached the Turkish border at Bab al-Hawa. We were making our way back across the border into Turkey after a long day in Atmeh refugee camp, north Syria.
Dr Abbas Khan's death in detention this week is yet another tragic headline to digest within the tapestry of the Syrian war. I cannot begin to imagine the last 13 months of his life. How it must feel to find yourself detained in a cell, starved and tortured, for essentially being...
The chemical weapons attack in Syria got the world's attention but they only make up a fraction of the deaths in the war.
For weeks, the Syrian Air Force had been bombing the Damascus suburb of Daraya. But on the morning of Nov. 16, 2012, something was different.
I went to Syria in December 2012, invited by UK based NGO Hand in Hand for Syria. My first view of Atmeh refugee camp, close to the Turkish border, was of a vast sea of muddy white tents.