Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

The Case For A Public Enquiry On The War In Libya

Mark Curtis | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Cameron resigned as an MP two days before the Committee enquiry was published, which is hard to believe was coincidental. If MPs are concerned about being lied to and about whether Britain is a rogue state in international affairs, they should now demand a new public enquiry.

Not Just A Different Sport Business, But A Sport Business Making A Difference

Jaimie Fuller | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
Jaimie Fuller

My dream as a kid was like many young boys: I wanted to be a sportsman. It didn't really matter which sport. Maybe the opening batsman in an Ashes Ser...

Qatar Convicts Dutch Rape Survivor for Having Sex Outside Of Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

A Dutch woman who told police she had been raped in Qatar has been convicted of having sex outside of marriage. The 22-year-old woman had been held fo...

Muslim Teen Arrested Over Homemade Clock Is Leaving The US

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

The 14-year-old boy who was arrested after his teacher mistook a homemade clock for a bomb plans to leave the United States after accepting a scholars...

BBC Apologises After Architect Cuts Short Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

UPDATE: The BBC has apologised for implying for its interview with Zaha Hadid. After the architect hung up during the interview, the broadcaster pu...

The Rich Arab Nations That Aren't Doing Anything To Help Syria's Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Every day, refugees risk their lives to escape persecution and war. They travel thousands of miles, hide in car engines, the backs of vehicles and cra...

Platini Is Unlikely to Be Willing or Able to Substantially Reform Fifa

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Sport
Ragnar Weilandt

If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.

Football's NOT Coming Home in 2018

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sayed Bukhari

It was a big surprise to most of the footballing world when Russia and Qatar were chosen to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively...

The International Community Has a Responsibility to Challenge Qatar's Human Rights Record

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

Qatar must allow international safety experts to assess the death toll so far and ensure that not one more person dies needlessly. If London 2012 could host an entire Olympics with no work-related fatalities, then Qatar can do the same for the World Cup. It's all down to will and political leadership.

Reclaiming the People's Game

Sam Barratt | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sam Barratt

The cliche of football being the beautiful game is true, but tragically many of the people who run it have an ugly obsession with cash and power. The end of Blatter's era gives us a precious opportunity to change this and bring the game back to the favelas, slums and homes of people who love the game around the world. We, the people, can't afford not to take it.

Jack Sommers

Qatar Is Very Unimpressed With This Brilliant Washington Post Graphic | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

The Qatari government's claim that not a single worker has died building facilities for the 2022 World Cup has been slammed by campaigners and experts...

Fifa's Corruption Should Be Measured in Blood, Not Money

Brogan Morris | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Sport
Brogan Morris

So, Sepp Blatter wins again. Despite all the scandal (forget the past few days, the past 17 years should've been enough), Blatter has been once more crowned king at the head of FIFA. Predictable, if still hugely depressing - this is, after all, the man who suggested female footballers wear tighter shorts, who's shrugged off stories of match-fixing, who confidently once declared, "there is no racism in football".

World Cup Bribery Allegations Are Just Plain Racist, According To Ex-Qatar PM

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

Qatar's former prime minister has accused the west of "ugly" racism against his country following claims that the state bribed Fifa officials in order...

I Haven't Drunk Coke in Six Months and Counting - Thanks to Football!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Now, you might think that the protection of my teeth would be a good reason to stop drinking drinks like Coke, but since the state of my teeth mean they're probably a lost cause anyway, let me tell you why football is the actual reason... Well, not football itself, but the worldwide governing body of the game, FIFA.

Richard Keys Slammed Over Claims No Workers Have Died During Qatar World Cup Construction

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

Controversial TV presenter, Richard Keys, has denied that anyone has died during construction work ahead of Qatar's 2022 World Cup, despite figures su...

Fifa Sponsors Are Getting Their Logos Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

The logos of Fifa World Cup sponsors Visa, Coca-Cola, adidas and McDonald's have been hijacked by online artists protesting against the football body'...

Ginola Attacks World Cup 'Slave-Labour', Offers To Replace Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

Five international footballers, including former Tottenham midfielder David Ginola, have demanded Qatar abolish the labour system that allows migrant ...

This Botched PR Exercise To Rehabilitate Qatar's Reputation Could Not Have Gone Worse

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

A press trip arranged to boost the Qatari government's public relations ahead of World Cup has turned to disaster, after a BBC news crew invited on th...

World Cup 2022: Check Out The Average Temperatures In Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

FIFA is now recommending that the 2022 World Cup be moved to November-December. But will it still be cool enough? Here are the average temperatures in...

This Is The Most Expensive Art Work Ever Sold

PA | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK

A painting by French artist Paul Gauguin has become the most expensive art work ever sold after it was bought for close to 300 million US dollars (£1...

What Your First Tweet Looks Like After Being Jailed In Egypt For 400 Days

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

This is what freedom looks like for Al Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste, who has finally been released after enduring 400 days in an Egyptia...

Spurs Torch Toon Hopes Amid Qatari Takeover Talk

Theo Delaney | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Harry Kane scored and was once again Tottenham's stand out performer in the 4-0 victory over Newcastle... A trip to a Wembley final for the first time in six years beckons and only a failure to wrestle three points from Burnley on Saturday can spoil Christmas now.

Even More Allegations That Russia And Qatar Fixed World Cup Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport

Further allegations of corruption have been made surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. A "secret database" held within the England 2018 bid...

World Cup Whistleblower Offered Secret Service Protection

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Louise Ridley | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Sport

A World Cup whistleblower, who made allegations of corruption against the Qatari bid to host the tournament in 2022, was offered protection by the US ...