Arab Spring

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 Indeed the euphoria of Egypt's 25 January uprising has been replaced by fears that one repressive rule has simply been replaced with another.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.

Seventy Reported Dead In Deraa As Syrian Bloodshed Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

At least 70 people have been killed in Syria in one of the bloodiest days since the uprising began in March, according to the Syrian Observatory for H...

Arab Women Face an Uphill Struggle for Equality

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK
Imad Mesdoua

The Arab Spring represents a remarkable opportunity for Arab women to take back their rightful place in their own societies as equals.

EU Extends Sanctions As Pressure Builds On Syrian President

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

The European Union is to extend sanctions on the Syrian government over a brutal crackdown on protesters in which upwards of 3,500 have been killed. ...

Syria Protests Claim The Lives Of More Than 3,500 As Brutal Crackdown Escalates

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

At least 3,500 people have been killed in Syria since protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government began, the UN has said, as activists rep...

Arab Spring Countries Push For Post-Revolution Tourism

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Countries affected by the Arab Spring are hoping for a leap in tourist numbers. Egypt and Tunisia have launched tourist drives, according to a glob...

Syria: Arab League Calls On Assad For Urgent Talks As Civilian Deaths Continue

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

The Arab League has called for emergency talks with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad after 13 civilians were killed in the country when government for...

Isolation not Invasion

Brian Binley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Brian Binley

Time and again we have been told that engagement with Tehran is the only solution. Time and again Tehran has come to the nuclear negotiations table, taken all the carrots offered, and then used the proverbial stick to punish us by supporting terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Tank Assaults 'Kill 20' One Day After Assad Agrees To 'Dialogue' With Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Up to 20 people have died after tanks armed with machine-guns opened fire on protesters in Syria on Thursday, according to activists and human rights ...

Egyptian Elections are Looming but the Revolution Rages on...

Bel Trew | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Politics
Bel Trew

On Sunday, Alaa was detained by the military for supposedly 'stealing military weapons' and 'inciting violence' at Maspero, just days after he spoke at Occupy Oakland in America. Today is Maikel Nabil's 73rd day of hunger strike - he is an activist who was imprisoned for writing a blog entitled: 'The people and the army were never one hand'.