Arab Spring

Syrian President Denies Troops Are Killing Civilian Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has denied that his troops have killed civilians and tortured children in a brutal government crackdown against pro-d...

Syria Stages High-Level War Games As International Pressure Builds On Assad

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

Syria's army has staged a series of high-level war games, including test-firing missiles and running battle simulations, as the country faces growing ...

Saudi Council Says Allowing Women To Drive 'Would Increase Homosexuality'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

Allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia would mean no more virgins and an increase in homosexuality, according to academics at Saudi Arabia’s highes...

2011 - A Crisis in Governance

Chandrashekhar Krishnan | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Politics
Chandrashekhar Krishnan

2011 has been a year of passionate political protests around the world, often provoked by high levels of corruption in public life. Many citizens feel their leaders and public institutions are neither transparent nor accountable, and all too often are systemically corrupt.

Who Changed the World in 2011? That's Easy

Mark Donne | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK
Mark Donne

Channel 4 News and its savant, cherished anchor Jon Snow threw out a seasonal challenge yesterday: who changed the world in 2011?

Thomas Cook Secures £200m Lifeline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

Troubled holiday firm Thomas Cook has announced it has secured a £200m credit facility, amid fears it would be forced to shut 200 travel agencies. ...

Thousand Protest Against Egypt Military While Syria Misses Arab League Deadline

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

Thousands of protestors have filled Cairo's Tahrir Square in the latest demonstration against the military authorities in Egypt. Organisers called ...

Egypt At The Crossroads

John Wight | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics
John Wight

Current events in Egypt speak for themselves. The conscious will of the Egyptian masses refuses to be broken. In their hundreds of thousands the people are asserting their determination to break the power of a military caste which has grievously miscalculated the temper of a revolutionary movement that will not be denied.

PICTURES: UN Chief Calls For Investigation Into Egypt's 'Excessive Use Of Force'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK

The United Nations has called for an independent investigation into the killing of protesters in Egypt as violence in the capital continues to rage. ...

PICTURES: Egypt's Military Leader Gives July Deadline For Elections, Despite Tahrir Square Unrest

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK

Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi has given a deadline of July 2012 for presidential elections in Egypt. In a move certain to infuriate the tho...

PICTURES: Violence Continues As Demonstrators Gather In Tahrir Square For A "One Million-Man March'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK

Protesters have gathered in central Cairo for a "one million-man march" as demonstrations against the ruling military council continue into a fourth d...

Egypt's Stillborn Revolution

Kate Allen | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK
Kate Allen

The army and the people are certainly no longer one. Indeed the euphoria of Egypt's 25 January uprising has been replaced by fears that one repressive rule has simply been replaced with another.

Thomas Cook In Talks With Banks As Trade Plummets

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Thomas Cook has said it is in further talks with its banks to shore up its finances after trade continued to deteriorate amid plummeting consumer conf...

Electric Shocks And Virginity Tests - Amnesty Urges Britain To Increase Pressure On Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK

Women in Egypt have been subjected to 'horrific' torture at the hands of the Egyptian Army, including electric shock treatments and virginity tests, A...

Tahrir Square - The Unfinished Revolution

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

Many are calling it the unfinished revolution. They would not be entirely wrong. In any case, the defiant spirit of Tahrir, now legendary throughout the world, has returned. This Sunday, tens of thousands of supporters returned to the birthplace of the revolution, Tahrir Square to demand that the transitional Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) immediately hand over power to a civilian government to oversee legislative and presidential elections.

Saif Gaddafi's Capture - A Chance to Prove the New Libya Can Govern Fairly

James Reevell | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK
James Reevell

In Tripoli the first sign of the news that Saif Gaddafi had been captured was the sounds of several bursts of gunfire. This was followed by phone calls, car horns and cries of Allah Akbar.

UPDATE: Photos - Thirteen Killed As Military Police Storm Tahrir Square

Melanie Hick | Posted 20.01.2012 | Home

Thirteen people have been killed, and hundreds injured in an Egyptian police and army assault on protesters in Tahrir Square in central Cairo, Haaretz...

Damascus: Baath Party Building 'hit by rockets'

Telegraph | Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2012 | Home

Syrian Army defectors say they launched a rocket-propelled grenade attack on a Baath Party building in Damascus on Sunday, in the first insurgent atta...

Balls Defends Blair Government's Relationship With Gaddafi

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has defended the former Labour government's relationship with the regime of the late Colonel Gaddafi, saying that they were...

The Battle for Tahrir

Bel Trew | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK
Bel Trew

As the SCAF has increasingly shown its colours, so the people's demands and chants have changed. The army, no longer perceived as the protectors but instead the new regime, are being held responsible for all violent action against the protesters.

Two Killed In Egypt As Protestors Clash With Police

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

Protesters have returned to the streets of Cairo in a second day of demonstrations against the military leadership, a day after two people were report...

The One Million, the FTSE 100 and the 99%

Melanie Ward | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

The chorus of voices in protest is growing. How loud will it have to get before we see some change?

Old And New Media Come Together To Launch Human Rights Day 2011

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

In a year that has seen thousands of people out on the streets campaigning for freedom in the Arab Spring, it would seem that the fight for universal ...

Global Changemakers Shows Why Young People Need to Be More Aware of the Impact They Have

Ayoub Kassour | Posted 17.01.2012 | Home
Ayoub Kassour

I find that young people aren't excited about what is happening in their country, and certainly not about what is happening in the world. Therefore they do not want to work to bring about the improvement they desire. This reality isn't only present in a day to day life, but it's incarnate on different levels; politics not excluded!

Jordan is Talking To Hamas Again - Should We Care?

Peter Hagen | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK
Peter Hagen

Hamas is quite an unpopular organisation amongst the West and its allies. Yet the Jordanian government, which receives billions of dollars of aid from the US, has recently invited Khaled Mashaal, the Hamas leader whom it expelled ten years ago, for official talks in Amman.