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'It Never Happened' - US Intervention in Syria

Ian Sinclair | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

Though it's rarely mentioned in polite company, Harold Pinter's 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature acceptance speech continues to resonate nearly ten years later... How can something not happen even while it was happening, you ask? Let me explain.

Inside Jobs and Israeli Stooges: Why Is the Muslim World in Thrall to Conspiracy Theories?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Why are so many of my fellow Muslims so gullible and so quick to believe bonkers conspiracy theories? How have the pedlars of paranoia amassed such influence within Muslim communities? When will credulous Muslims stop leaning on the conspiracy crutch? We blame sinister outside powers for all our problems - extremism, despotism, corruption and the rest - and paint ourselves as helpless victims rather than indepen­dent agents.

UFO Scare Is Actually Secret CIA Spy Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech

During the '50s Norway was plagued with a spate of inexplicable UFO sightings that left civilians and the wider UFO community baffled. Well the mys...

Al-Qaeda Double-Agent Speaks About His Conversion From Islamist Radical To CIA Spy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

On Monday’s Newsnight, Richard Watson interviewed Morten Storm, the Danish biker who converted to Islam and travelled to Yemen to study only to aban...

The Action Toy Least Likely To Make It Onto This Year's Christmas Lists...(PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

A sinister action figure of al-Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden could have been nestling among the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of the w...

The Story of a Reformed Drug Kingpin - 'Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography'

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Jacobs

I was a high-school tennis player and planned to become the next Arthur Ashe. But once it was discovered that I could not read or write, my dream of becoming a sports star was over. I knew my tennis career was no longer a reality. I found myself pretty much lost, not knowing what my next move would be...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Comedy

The World Cup has started, and it's all been kicking off! Between Michael Gove and people on Twitter, that is. Yes, today's round-up does that one ...

Frank Field MP and Immigration - My Reply

Michael Abberton | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

A couple of weeks ago, Frank Field MP wrote an open letter to David Miliband about taking a harder (might I say UKIP) line on immigration. I wasn't impressed and wrote a reply - and Mr.Field subsequently replied to me. Below is my response to him.

Finding a Cure for the Cancer of Torture

Neil Durkin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Didn't it basically die out along with smallpox, the plague, witch trials and a belief that the world was flat and inhabited by angels, devils and other supernatural creatures? Wasn't torture more or less gotten rid of after the Second World War or the end of the Cold War? Strangely, no, it wasn't.

Child Witch Congo

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I opened Mike's book with the intention of reading a few pages, seeing how bad it really was, and then giving it up with a clean conscience. Problem was I couldn't put the damn thing down and, with a growing sense of wonder, I realised I had stumbled across a gem.

Putin Says The Internet Was Created By The CIA

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the internet was created by American spies. Putin said the internet was a "CIA project" and said Russi...

The Americans Are Ready to Reform Surveillance Laws, So Why Aren't We?

Emma Carr | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

The Snowden revelations have indicated that the security services have engaged in legally dubious gathering and monitoring of our communications data. We know that they, along with some ministers, want the legal power to do this on an even larger scale. David Davis MP recently requested his mobile phone provider to give him all the data they held on him for a single year. What they gave him could fill a shelf and highlighted serious implications for our privacy that access to metadata can have.

Is This Paranoia or Is Google Really Planning to Take Over the World?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

There actually is a site called GoogleWorldDomination.com! But conspiracy theories aside, just think of it - Google already owns Gmail, YouTube, Orkut, Android, GoogleDrive, Chrome and is the most used search engine. Everything personal in nature that you have shared in any of these is stored somewhere.

All Change: Homeland Finale Ends in Tragedy and Comedy

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dan Ehrlich

Long live Nicholas Brody...You knew Damian Lewis' character in Homeland couldn't survive because his presence back in the USA could never be explained to the public. He was a convert to terrorism in America's eye. So, the heroic Brody met his maker, not from an Iranian noose but from Shakespearian tragic resolution.

Not Quite the Right Story

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

There is no justification for what the Taliban did to Malala. Her standing up to them is admirable, her fame well deserved and her activism for education and women's rights worth all the support it can get. But Malala's story represents only a part of the region's long tale of woe.

Drones: Life-Savers or Life-Takers?

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

To brand the entire technology as 'immoral' is unfair. The drone debate must be approached with reason, not hijacked by the same type of short-sighted, hysterical activists whose blind, misguided ideology focuses more banning every type of human development which, with refinements, could actually aid some of their own overarching aims. Most people partner drones with the 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, but the technology actually dates back to 1917 when the Hewitt-Sperry Automatic Airplane made its maiden flight in the United States.

The UK Government Is Trying to Get Off the Hook for Libyan Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

Some of you may remember how David Cameron's victory lap in a still-jubilant Tripoli was marred by the release of an embarrassing cache of faxes. The faxes revealed the true price of Blair's infamous 'deal in the desert' with Gaddafi in 2004: a joint US-UK-Libyan operation to kidnap my client and his pregnant wife.

'Mass Surveillance Doesn't Make Us Safer'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has insisted that surveillance programmes are not making countries safer, but is hurting economies and societies, in new ...

Bully Boy Tactics Make Guardian a Player in Its Own Nightmare Scenario

The Conversation UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Miranda's arrest and Rusbridger's revelations should alarm those members of public who still believe that the British government acts in the best interests of democracy and freedom. It is evident that, in the words of Kirsty Hughes of Index on Censorship, "it seems that the UK government is using, and quite likely misusing, laws to intimidate journalists and silence its critics".

CIA Researching How To Control The Weather?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

The US Central Intelligence Agency is reportedly funding a study into how to control the weather. That's right, being able to learn to control the ...

A London Landmark: The Workplace of Al-Qaeda's Favourite Psychiatrist

F.R. Tallis | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK
F.R. Tallis

When people visit the IMAX or the South bank centre they may be dimly aware of being overlooked by a lovely red brick Victorian building. The lettering on the front identifies its original purpose: The Royal Waterloo Hospital for Children and Women. Few will realize that they are passing one of London's most sinister landmarks.

CIA Whistleblower A 'Hero' Says Assange

PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described the ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details as a "hero" and said the UK Government sh...

Ned Simons

Edward Snowden's Choice Of Hong Kong 'Surprising', Says Former British Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics

The last British governor of Hong Kong has said he was "quite surprised" that Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, chose to flee to the the Chinese ...

Electronic 'Snooping': 42% Back Police and Security Agencies Breaking the Law

Peter Kellner | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

These are early days in an argument that may well rumble on for months, even years. Indeed, the trade-off between security-driven rules and individual liberty will, and should, be something that we never stop debating. What this poll suggests is that neither side has a clear lead.

Ned Simons

Did The US Spy On British Companies And Minsters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics

Ministers should examine whether the United States has used its Prism system to spy on British companies as well as the UK government, a Lib Dem membe...