Osama Bin Laden

Zero Dark Thirty: A Film Review in Two Halves

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

What's the message (presuming films have 'messages')? Is it that torture works? Seemingly, yes. That allowing detainees lawyers only gets in the way? Seemingly, yes. That you need to be able to round-up and question detainees in secret to get results? Again, seemingly yes.

And Al-Qa'eda Laughed

Robert Mercer-Nairne | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Mercer-Nairne

Every strike by a Western power that kills innocent civilians serves to turn even middle class Arabs, who might otherwise be sympathetic towards Western values, into closet Islamists.

REVIEW: Zero Dark Thirty - Don't Let Politics Overshadow Bigelow's Stunning Achievement

Caroline Frost | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Long before the first female Oscar-winning director was anywhere near shouting "action", it was clear Kathyn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty was going to be one of those films that set fire to the torch paper of ever-strong feeling about America's position on the global moral maze, and thus it has proved.

Six Questions - And Answers - About 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mehdi Hasan

Zero Dark Thirty is a well-made and entertaining film but its entire plotline is built on a lie: that the torture of detainees by the CIA produced the intelligence which led the US to Osama Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan. The movie effectively excuses and implicitly condones the torture that was done.

The Arab Spring Is Lost in Translation: Why We Need a New Breed of Arabists

Tam Hussein | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

There is a dire need to invest in Arabists and rethink our university courses so the West is geared towards engaging with the new dynamic in the Middle East.

Top Five Current Coalition Bust-Ups

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics

Political punch-ups, ministerial maulings, cabinet combat, parliamentary pugnaciousness, commons clashes, everywhere you look in the Commons it seems ...

We Should Mourn Civilian Deaths Not Turn Them Into Political Pawns

Bobby Friedman | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Friedman

Each and every death is a tragedy, but these killings do not inform us about the underlying reasons for a conflict. Unfortunately, civilians are perhaps as likely to die at the hands of the well-intentioned as at the hands of the terrorist.

Abu Qatada To Appeal Jordan Deportation

PA | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Terror suspect Abu Qatada's lawyers will claim Jordan's assurances that evidence gained through torture will not be used against him are not good enou...

Bin Laden's Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

I have known for years, of course, that eleven of the men I currently represent have long been cleared for release. But the list of detainees cleared in 2009 by the Obama Administration after an "exhaustive" review was "protected" information that I was not permitted to disclose. How was the security of the United States threatened by this information?

An Eye On World Domination

Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Osama Bin Laden was blind in one eye, according to Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s successor within Al-Qaida. The revelation was made in a video ...

The Truth Behind the Sudan Embassy Riots

Olivia Warham | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics
Olivia Warham

The local human rights group, Sudan Change Now, claims the riot was the result of the regime's "purposeful misinformation and propaganda and hate speech."

Bin Laden Raid Doctor 'Didn't Know He Was Helping Find Al Qaeda Leader'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama Bin Laden has said in the first interview since he was jailed that he didn’t know he was being ...

The Silent Victims of 9/11

Reyhana Patel | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Reyhana Patel

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Eleven years ago, on this very day, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into b...

US Soldier Facing Legal Action Over Controversial Bin Laden Book

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

An American ex-soldier, who was part of the crack special forces team that killed Osama Bin Laden, is facing a two-fronted battle over his forthcoming...

Religious Hatred and Gun Culture: Recipe for Disaster

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Recent killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, US only brings to limelight the hatred and contempt people aka nut cases can have about religions other than their own.

FIRST LOOK: Bigelow's Bin Laden Thriller Debuts Online

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's controversial film about Osama Bin Laden has debuted online. Jessica Chastain stars in Kathryn Bigelow's...

Al-Qaeda's Second In Command 'Killed'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Al-Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in Monday's drone attack on Pakistan, US officials have confirmed. The killing of Abu Yah...

Pakistan Drone Attack May Have Killed Al Qaeda's 'Second In Command'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Al-Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi may have been killed in a drone attack on Pakistan, according to intelligence from a US official. Th...

America Punishes Pakistan For Jailing Doctor Who Helped CIA Catch Bin Laden

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

The US Senate has voted to withdraw $33m of aid from Pakistan after they jailed the doctor that helped the CIA locate Osama Bin Laden. Dr Shakil Af...

Doctor Who Helped Capture Osama Bin Laden Is Jailed For Treason

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

A doctor who played a vital role in helping US intelligence officials locate Osama Bin Laden has been sentenced to a 33-year-jail sentence in Pakistan...

Life and Death for Afghanistan's Children

Justin Byworth | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
Justin Byworth

As the world focuses on Afghanistan today; President Obama's historic visit and discussions about the future of the country, the scene that we witnessed unfolding inside the little neonatal unit at the provincial hospital this morning runs in freeze frame through my head.

Osama Bin Laden's Last Words Published Online

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Letters seized from Osama Bin Laden's Pakistani hideout expose the Al Qaeda leader's frustration with his jihadi "brothers" and his inability to contr...

Bin Laden Day

Matt Carr | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

Obama has an election to win and he needs to spin the Afghan war as victory and also to take credit for it... and the idea that Bin Laden's execution has paved the way for the defeat of al Qaeda is false for various reasons.

10 Things We Now Know About Osama Bin Laden

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

The death of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden brought to an end one of the longest, most high-profile manhunts of all-time. One year ago today, the...

PICTURES: One World Trade Center Rises To Dizzying Heights From Ground Zero

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

One World Trade Center has become the tallest building in New York after steel columns were lifted onto the top of the "Freedom Tower". The constru...