Middle East Protests

'Activism', For Better or for Worse?

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Salman Al Jalahma

'Activism' is a funny little thing. A word that by definition means an action to bring a social or political change. However, most define the word as helping the greater good by rebelling against an establishment of some sort. And everyone is aroused by a little rebellion.

Bahrain: Power to the People... But Where Are They?

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Salman Al Jalahma

The calls for 'Tamarrod' in recent months hoped to mimic the immense support the 'Rebellion' movement received in Egypt, consequently reigniting the m...

Iran's New President Rouhani is Anything But A Moderate

Brian Binley | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

Many in the western press and beyond have praised the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a moderate suggesting he will make life better for his p...

Bernie Ecclestone Compares Bahrain Protesters With Anti-Thatcherites

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Sport

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has compared Bahrain protesters to those taking part in anti-Thatcher demonstrations saying "you will always get people tha...

News Picture Desk Live: 18 September 2012

Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news pictures from around the world, brought to you by the Huffington Posts own picture editors Elliot Wagland, Matth...

Man Allegedly Behind Incendiary 'Anti-Islam' Film Questioned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

The American filmmaker supposedly behind an anti-Islamic film which has caused violent protest and embassy attacks across the Middle East has been tak...

British Embassy In Sudan Attacked As Anti-Islam Film Protests Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

The British and German embassies in Sudan have been attacked as thousands of enraged people across the Middle East and North Africa continue to protes...

Protests Over Anti-Islam Film Spread

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

Violent protests against against an American-made film about the prophet Muhammad continued to rage across the Middle East and North Africa in the wak...

Muhammad YouTube Film Protests Spread To Yemen

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

More than 4,000 demonstrators chanting "death to America" have reportedly stormed the US embassy in Yemen, as demonstrations against an anti-Islam fil...

Arab Spring - Revolution & Counter-Revolution

James Denselow | Posted 14.09.2012 | Home
James Denselow

Reuters correspondent Lin Noueihed and Middle East analyst Alex Warren have written an comprehensive account of the revolution and counter-revolution underpinning the Arab Spring over a year after its inception.

Act Now to stop Human Rights Abuses in the UAE

Rori Donaghy | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

It is impossible to say what could have happened in Syria if attempts had been made to foster dialogue, rather than a violent uprising, but one thing is clear. If we do not seize our opportunity to foster such discussions in the UAE, then the future looks grim for all given that the authorities continue to detain all those who call for democratic reform.

Human Rights in the UAE

Rori Donaghy | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

The UAE. A place famous for tax-free shopping, stunning feats of construction and beautiful beaches. So much so that one million Britons visit each year. Scratch beneath the aesthetics of opulent Dubai however, and a much darker story begins to emerge.

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...

The future of the Yemeni Revolution after the Sanaa Massacre?

Omar Mashjari | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics
Omar Mashjari

Days of violence in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa have culminated with the death of nearly one hundred people and a fragile ceasefire that has left the ...

Mass Protests In Yemen Call For Removal Of President

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Tens of thousands of protesters have turned out in cities across Yemen to call for the removal of president Ali Abdullah Saleh in...

Israel, The Arab Spring and the Map of Despair

Julian Kossoff | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK Politics
Julian Kossoff

Thirty four years after Egypt's President Anwar Sadat's historic flight to Jerusalem 'the map' may have become ever more redundant but as a mind-set, for Israel and many of her supporters, it has stood the test of time.