Jordan

Children of the Revolution

Sara Daoud | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Daoud

One of the success stories of this tech-savvy revolution is that of Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian satirist whose political parodies posted on YouTube have lead to his own television show and a worldwide following. Despite coming under attack by Islamists, Youssef has remained popular as the voice of dissent.

Who Is Abu Qatada?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

Enraging politicians, campaigners and his neighbours alike, controversial preacher Abu Qatada has become a household name for all the wrong reasons. ...

Abu Qatada 'Expected in Jordan By Sunday'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

Abu Qatada is expected to arrive in Jordan by Sunday, the AFP news agency has reported. The legal treaty between the UK and Jordan ensuring that th...

Abu Qatada Deportation Edges Closer As Jordan Publishes Treaty

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A treaty geared towards ejecting radical cleric Abu Qatada from the country has moved another step toward to full ratification. The agreement, whic...

The UK Must Act Now to Protect Syria's Children From Sexual Violence

Rob Williams | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK
Rob Williams

In April this year Angelina Jolie and William Hague announced that the G8 nations had agreed a historic commitment to work together to stop rape and sexual violence in conflict... The UK has expended a great deal of diplomatic energy on this issue... The problem is that we found no evidence of any activities, determined or otherwise, to stop rape in Zaatari camp.

'My Relationship With Leandro Penna Was A Sham'

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Katie Price has described her relationship with Argentinian model Leandro Penna as 'a sham'. The former glamour model made the startling admission ...

On World Refugee Day, Syria Is Calling

Fairuz Taqi-Eddin | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK
Fairuz Taqi-Eddin

On this important day, I urge that we don't forget the plight of the Syrian people who have already suffered so much, and help those most in need: over 1.6million Syrian refugees as well as nearly seven million Syrians who are not refugees but are in urgent need of help inside Syria.

Abu Qatada Deportation Moves Closer

PA | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

The UK Government is expected to take its final steps today towards ratifying a treaty designed to trigger the removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada fr...

King Of Jordan Authorises Abu Qatada Treaty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK

The King of Jordan has authorised a treaty with the UK, paving the way for the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada. Once published in the Jord...

Search At Qatada's House 'Uncovered £5,000 In Cash And Jihadist Files'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

Abu Qatada was found to have £5,000 cash in his home during a search, and his son had a USB stick containing school work and "jihadist files" includi...

He's Back!

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

Radical cleric Abu Qatada will launch a fresh bid for freedom today as he seeks to be released from prison at an immigration tribunal. The terror s...

The Witch Hunt Must Stop: Why Abu Qatada Should Not Be Deported

Tam Hussein | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Why sully UK's human rights record further by deporting him to a country that practices torture? Ms. May doesn't need a judge to tell her that torture is evil, her conscience should do that.

The Principle of Being a Principal

Nikita Malik | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

The principal-agent framework has wider implications that are applicable to all Middle Eastern countries. For example, beyond the removal of the principal and his immediate family, can the broader regime of agents and networks of patronage be removed?

Jordan To Take Abu Qatada

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Comedy

The UK government will hand over 'hate preacher' Abu Qatada to the glamour model also known as Katie Price, Theresa May confirmed today. The agreem...

Jessica Elgot

Is It Hopeless?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

Is Abu Qatada, an Islamist "hate preacher" from Jordan, accused of being "Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe", really running rings around the...

Home Office Attempts To Take Qatada Bid To Highest Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

The government has asked permission to take its fight to remove Abu Qatada from the UK to the highest court in the land. The appeal to the UK Supre...

A Journey Through Jordan

Black Tomato | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Jordan - an ancient land of desert backdrops, age old traditions, mysterious hidden temples, sweeping valleys, nomadic desert tribes, and a vibrant modern city.

Abu Qatada, Why he Perhaps Shouldn't Be Deported, and Why Torture Is Wrong

Gareth Milner | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

I don't particularly like Mr Qatada, but if I condone either torture against him, or the use of evidence against him which was gained through torture, then I would be a complete hypocrite if I ever complained about torture against a UK citizen.

Who Is The Brains Behind Abu Qatada?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Abu Qatada is celebrating after leaving the government with another legal bloody nose in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday. The hate-preaching cleri...

Abu Qatada To Stay In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Abu Qatada has been allowed to stay in the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled, in a fresh blow to Theresa May, who had appealed to overturn a decision ...

Why We Must Help Syrian Refugees

Dom Joly | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK
Dom Joly

I'm just back from a couple of days in Jordan looking at the incredible work that Save the Children are doing with the Syrian refugees in the country. Jordan is a country of only six million people and, if current estimates are correct, there will be more than a million Syrians in the country by the end of this year.

King of the Middle East

Nikita Malik | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

At the moment academic literature on the Arab Spring fixates on the monarchical exceptionalism argument - that is, the tendency for Arab monarchies to largely avoid the conflict of the Arab Spring (while Arab authoritarian regimes have been overthrown).

Obama Should Get Behind Dead Sea Canal Project for Peace in Region

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Water, not settlements, should be President Barrack Obama's concern during his visit to Israel. Why? Because water is the one resource Israel and the West Bank Palestinians have in common with the Jordanians. And it's a project they are working on together.

'Forgotten Victims'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Women and girls risk becoming the "forgotten victims" of the Syrian crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said, as the numb...

The 'Sound of Survival' for Syria's Refugees

Jonathan N. Miller | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK
Jonathan N. Miller

The gunfire started up. It was alarmingly close-by; but it took a moment to realise it was actually aimed at us. Bullets whistled low over our heads. The Jordanian soldiers broke into a run and hustled us behind some freshly bulldozed earth berms, then down, to their barracks - a right-angle of white shipping containers. Body armour, helmets: on.