Algeria's Election: A Date With Destiny

Neil Durkin | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

You might say 17 April is a date with destiny for Algeria. Under pressure to secure the Maghreb and important oil and gas fields, surely Algeria in 2014 won't be tempted to swerve toward Egypt's current draconian behaviour. Will it?

From Lebanon and Egypt to Israel and Palestine

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

My title itself is an immediate challenge, if not also a contradiction of sorts, since each country echoes its different issues in a MENA jigsaw puzzle that is raddled with unholy alliances, rights' abuses, raw fears or bloody retributions!

Muslim Brotherhood In London Urges PM Not To Bow To Foreign Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim Brotherhood has come out swinging against an investigation into their activities in the UK, engaging a top QC and warning Britain has bowed...

Investigation Into London 'Office' Of Muslim Brotherhood

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim's Brotherhood's operations in London will be probed by investigators, following allegations that leaders plotted their response to event in...

Egypt Must Overturn Death Sentences Given to Morsi Supporters

Ian Lucas | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Lucas

The shocking news that 528 supporters of former Egyptian President Morsi have been sentenced to death represents a worrying reversal of recent progress towards a democratic future for the people of Egypt.

This Is What It Is Like To Be A Woman In Cairo

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

Shocking footage has revealed what happens when a blonde woman in a pink top attempts to take a stroll through Cairo University. Students at the un...

Winter Sun for Single Mums in Egypt

Josa Young | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Where do you go when you are a single mum with a lively 13-year-old son? It is not easy as everything holidaywise is set up for more conventional families. You need somewhere safe for the young to feel free, when there aren't two of you to keep an eye out; where there is plenty of everything to do and the atmosphere is kindly and relaxed.

Egypt Sentences More Than 500 People To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

A court in southern Egypt has sentenced 529 people to death – more than the total death sentences in Egypt in last three years combined. The supp...

British Businesswoman Allegedly Raped In Luxury Hotel In Egypt

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

Police in the UK are assisting the investigation into the alleged rape of a British businesswoman in a luxury hotel in Egypt. The woman, aged in her 4...

We Need to Intervene in Ukraine

James Snell | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

"But why is Ukraine so vital?" you may ask. "Well", I reply, in a fittingly grave and solemn tone, "because it is the latest manifestation of Russian aggression, and we cannot allow the sabre rattling (and unsheathing) of a tyrant like Vladimir Putin go unpunished."

Major News Organisations Sign Open Letter Demanding Release Of Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Some of the globe’s biggest news organisations have signed an open letter lambasting the Egyptian regime for the continued imprisonment of a group o...

Arab Spring Stifled

Yousef Dar | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Yousef Dar

Sadly the region is still in turmoil, and the scent of freedom is once again a distant pipe dream for millions. Why has this happened ? What led the historic opportunity be lost in this modern and enlightened era?

'I Wanted To Lie Down And Die': Egypt And Sudan Implicated In Torture Camps

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Hoping to escape poverty and political repression, tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees have fled their country in search of a better life. Inste...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

What El-Sisi Must Bring to Egypt

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi

Egypt today needs strong leadership to ensure stability to recover from its difficulties. That stability, however, will be short lived if the country's leadership cannot find a way to become more inclusive; to create hope and prosperity and safety for all elements of its society.

'I Am Peter Greste'

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I appreciate that it's not always easy to love journalists, but that should not detract from an eternal truth: it is always essential to value journalism. Especially in places where governments want to restrict free access to information. Places like Egypt, for example, where the generals are cracking down hard on journalists and accusing some of them of being terrorists.

Mehdi Hasan

Is Loyal Tessa Striking Out On Her Own? | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics

Dame Tessa Jowell has a simple message for anyone who thinks she might be too old to be mayor of London. "My pilates class teacher said 'I have women ...

Tunisia and Egypt: A Tale of Two People

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

All hopes from the Arab Spring seem to have evaporated. The so-called Spring has turned into a desert storm. In Egypt politics fell flat and the country resorted to a path of self-destruction within a year of starting a democratic journey. However, in Tunisia the national leadership hung on and refused to succumb to self-destruction...

Journalists Start Viral Campaign To Free Al Jazeera Reporters In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Journalists have been tweeting their solidarity over the imprisonment of Al Jazeera journalists, as dozens protested against the incarceration outside...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave Blinks

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 31 January 2014... 1) DAVE BLINKS Yesterday, Dave Cameron looked his backbench rebels in the...

Look Who's Backing Egypt's Military Rulers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has thrown his weight behind Egypt's government, despite it being blamed for a bloody crackdown on dissidents. Journalists have been imp...

Blair: Others Have Stupid Religious Wars; We Had Smart Ones

Abby Day | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Abby Day

When Tony Blair claims it is religious or cultural difference that will fuel 21st century wars, not the ideologies that caused past wars (The Observer, January 26, 2014) he shows only a skewed notion of religion's place in society and history. He projects a narrow idea of what it means to be religious, and diverts attention from other, more systemic problems.

Jordan Is Not the Next Arab State to Fall

Nehad Ismail | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Jordan has survived the toughest of times in the last three years enduring the stresses and strains of the regional upheavals and wars. A number of prominent commentators predicted that Jordan looked vulnerable and ready to be swept away by the Arab Spring Tsunami. More than three years later, Jordan remains a haven of stability and common sense in a mad region

The Decline and Fall of Egyptian Democracy

James Snell | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The fall of Morsi was a blow to those who wanted a stable and free Egypt, that's for certain, but there was a certain pleasure to be gained from watching the army - an institution viewed with distrust by a large number of the population for its support of Mubarak - stepping in to safeguard the future of democracy in the country. Personally, I was ecstatic, stupidly so.

Five Dead In Cairo As Militants Wreak Havoc

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Terrorists have wreaked havoc in Cairo, killing five people in devastating bomb blasts. Almost 70 people were wounded in the three attacks, startin...