Rebels

Idealists, Convicts, Misfits and Russians: A Civilian's Tale in Eastern Ukraine

Tom Johnson | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In times of war, except in cases of extreme tragedy, the plight of the civilian is often ignored. The devastating shooting down of flight MH17 served only to cruelly to remind us that the civilian costs in war are often just as great as the military ones...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Are We All In This Together? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 30 January 2014... 1) ARE WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? REALLY? From the Mirror: "Britain's ...

Can FARC's New Website on Female Rebel Fighters Improve Its Image?

Anastasia Moloney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Anastasia Moloney

Girl soldiers learn how to use assault rifles when they are just 11 years old. Women and girls undergo forced abortions and are used by commanders as sex slaves in the rebel ranks. That's what women who have deserted Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have told me, and that's what reports by human rights groups say too.

An Oxford Companion to Hosting the Most Explosive Guy Fawkes Night

Daniel Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Daniel Parker

It's early November and you're panicking. You've decided to host a themed party the likes of which have never been seen before but you don't know which theme to choose. You like eggs but Easter is too far away? You enjoy Christmas but can't stand eggnog? You love Yom Kippur but you're not Jewish? Never fear...

Crescent Of Evil: Fatwa Issued On Croissants

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

A fatwa has been issued on croissants in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. The crescent pastries have been deemed "haram" (forbidden in Islamic ...

Syrian Civil War- Rebels Have Little Hope Left

Max Sobell | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's victory over the rebels seems almost assured now. Over two years ago with all the revolutionary thought of the Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War began and today it is estimated that over 100,000 have died in the conflict and more than one million refugees created.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'No Blanket Ban On Farage'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 25 June 2013... 1) 'NO BLANKET BAN ON FARAGE' Want to understand Ed Miliband? Then you need to unde...

Blair Urges West To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Don't Arm The Cannibals,' Vlad Tells Dave

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on 17 June 2013... 1) VLAD TO DAVE: 'DON'T ARM THE CANNIBALS' Our prime minister is starting to look pretty isol...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Deeply Unsavoury, Dangerous And Extremist'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on 16 June 2013... 1) 'DEEPLY UNSAVOURY, DANGEROUS AND EXTREMIST' Speaking on the Murnaghan show on Sky News thi...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: MPs Will Get A Vote

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 7 June 2013... 1) MPs WILL GET A VOTE From the Independent's splash: "MPs have been promised a vot...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Now Child Benefit, Too? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 5 June 2013... 1) NOW CHILD BENEFIT, TOO? REALLY? Remember how Labour frontbenchers condemned the c...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: To Chillax Or Not To Chillax?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on (Bank Holiday) Monday 27 May 2013... 1) TO CHILLAX OR NOT TO CHILLAX? The Sun has a pretty striking front pa...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great EU Protest Vote

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 16 May 2013... 1) THE GREAT EU PROTEST VOTE So, Dave, how are all those carrots and concessions on E...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave's Red Line

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 15 May... 1) DAVE'S RED LINE Today, the Commons speaker John Bercow will make a decision on whether...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Let's Get Out Of Europe, Says Lawson

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 7 May 2013... 1) LET'S GET OUT OF EUROPE Poor Dave. Last week, the Tories were trying to fend off the...

If We Arm the Syrian Rebels, How Do We Stop British Bombs and Bullets Getting to Al Qaeda?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

There is little evidence to suggest that sending in our bombers or arming the rebels will ratchet down, rather than ratchet up, the violence. Remember: weapons are fungible. We have no way of preventing the al-Qaeda-affiliated members of the opposition from getting hold of bombs and bullets supplied by Britain and France. Nor does anyone have a credible plan of action for the day after Assad falls.

Syria: Will France Lead the Way... Again?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The French should come up with a plan, seek NATO support, and begin its operation. This would force America's hand at not wanting to be seen deserting its oldest ally....another "special relationship" one might say.

Charles Taylor Sentenced To 50 Years Over Sierra Leone War Crimes

Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes committed in Sierra Leone. Handing him th...

The House Of Lords: Rebels With A Cause

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Huxley | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics

House of Lords rebellions have become a regular feature of Parliamentary life in recent months. On Monday's edition of the BBC's Daily Politics pro...

Henry VIII Beats Sid Vicious To Be Britain's All-Time Greatest Rebel

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Rock stars, royals and footballers have been named among a list of all-time great British rebels, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 adul...

Arab Spring?

Peter Martindale | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

As Autumn nears, and the so-called Arab Spring has achieved nothing more than bloodshed, resentment and instability, the West should stop its shameful support of bloody revolution.

Rebel Forces Dismayed At Deadline Extension

Sky News | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK

Commanders of anti-Gaddafi forces preparing to attack Sirte from the east are dismayed after the country's interim leader gave the Gaddafi stronghold ...

Libya in a Post Gaddafi era

Dr Jonathan Gilmore | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Politics
Dr Jonathan Gilmore

As the rebel leaders celebrate in Tripoli, what seems almost certain is the end of Colonel Gaddafi's 42 year reign as "Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution".

Good Morning Mr Obama, Do You Understand Iran?

Peter Martindale | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

As The Obama administration continues to favour the Iranian regime of the ayatollahs, over the Iranian people, one has to question how in command of the reality of the situation, the President of the USA is. .