Arab Uprising

Dozens Killed In Egypt Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

At least 70 people have been killed in Cairo at a rally in support of the ousted Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood said hu...

Clicktivism: A Model For 21st Century Activism?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism

When the 'Good Guys' Rape Too

Julie Tomlin | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK
Julie Tomlin

Social media is undoubtedly giving us more real time insight into how rape is used systematically during conflict. But if the global phenomenon of rape in is to be challenged, we can't allow it to be used in the propaganda war either.

Nobel Peace Prize Honours Three Women

Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three women "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full part...

Working Amidst Turmoil: the British Council in Syria

Elizabeth White | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Politics
Elizabeth White

The unrest in Syria has been going on for six months now, and may well continue for a long while yet. Damascus, rich in security, is and has been calm and quiet, the streets all but untroubled.

Libya Post Conflict: We Must Learn From the Failures in Iraq

Clare Short | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics
Clare Short

We must wish the Libyan people well, put away our ulterior motives and understand that an open, democratic Libya is in the interests of the people of Libya and everyone else, and there is no need for any country to try to gain special advantage.

Ten Lessons From the Arab Uprisings

Ghaffar Hussain | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK
Ghaffar Hussain

French scholar and expert on contemporary Islam, Jean-Pierre Filiu, has a new book due to be published called 'The Arab Revolution - Ten Lessons From The Democratic Uprising'. The book, has the title suggests, draws ten important conclusions from the recent upheavals in the MENA region.

Doctors Deny Hosni Mubarak Coma Claims

The Guardian | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

Hosni Mubarak is believed to be in a stable medical condition, following earlier reports suggesting the former Egyptian president had slipped into a c...

Libyan Rebel Council Wins Global Recognition As Country's Leaders

The Guardian | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK

Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi have won recognition as the country's "legitimate authority" from the entire international contact...

Syrian Security Forces 'Fire On Protesters'

Al Jazeera English | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK

As many as 19 protesters have been killed across Syria after security forces reportedly shot at protesters, hundreds of thousands of whom took to the ...