Arab Spring

Immigration Debate About More Than Cutting Numbers

Ayesha Saran | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Politics
Ayesha Saran

Some 18 months after the general election, the British remain as sceptical about immigration and politicians' ability to manage it as they were in the dying days of Gordon Brown's government.

'The Protester' Is Time's Person Of The Year

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

Time Magazine has named its person of the year as "the Protester" as a tribute to the millions of people who have taken part in uprisings against perc...

The Arab Spring - Democracy is a Coincidence

Amin Elmubarak | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Amin Elmubarak

The Arab Spring captured the imagination of participants, reporters and spectators alike. We all felt that we were witnessing the fantastic awakening of the Arab world to the virtues of justice and democracy.

Egypt Poll: Voters See Both Ballots and Protests as Key to Change

YouGov-Cambridge | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home

An online poll conducted by YouGov for YouGov-Cambridge (its new academic arm) days before the first round of the Egyptian parliamentary elections on 28/29 November provides a fascinating snapshot of voters pulled between the ballot box and the mass street protests which erupted in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in the country during the same period.

At Least 5,000 Killed In Syrian Uprising, UN Warns

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

More than 5,000 people have been killed during the Syrian government's violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, the United Nations has said. ...

Just Good Friends? King Of Bahrain And David Cameron

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron met with the King of Bahrain Hamad Al-Khalifa on Monday, in an attempt to repair relations that soured following a brutal crackdown on a...

An Icy Winter Threatens

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

Gloomy weeks for the western world: the elections in Egypt and Russia threaten to transform the Arab spring as well as the hoped for political thaw with Moscow into an icy winter.

King Of Bahrain In London To Meet Cameron Following Regime Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Politics

The King of Bahrain has met with David Cameron, in an attempt to repair relations that soured following a brutal crackdown on an anti-regime protests ...

Human Rights Day: Many People Are Still Denied the Most Basic Human Rights on a Daily Basis

Jeremy Browne | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Browne

Events this year have opened the world's eyes to the struggles many ordinary people face in claiming even their most basic human rights. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa we have seen thousands of people push for change in the face of violent and often brutal repression.

Will the Arab Spring Finally Unite the Maghreb?

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

Whether it be on the economy, development or dealing with transnational threats such as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, cooperation and common policies will go a long way in bringing a much needed stability to the region.

Gaddfi's Son 'Tried To Flee To Mexico'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Mexico claims to have foiled a plot to smuggle one of Colonel Gaddafi's sons into the country. Government secretary Alejandro Poire said Mexican in...

Companies Investing In Emerging Markets 'Risk Links To Human Rights Abuses'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Companies investing in emerging markets are increasingly at risk of being or appearing complicit in human rights abuses, as the global picture on righ...

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...