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The Fateful Decision: British House of Commons Votes on Palestine

James Zogby | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
James Zogby

Passage will send a message that the world is paying attention to their plight and recognizes their rights. It will also provide an incentive to those in the Palestinian leadership who have embraced a non-violent, diplomatic strategy to securing their rights.

RENDITION CASE: Commander Takes Legal Action Against Former FM

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

LONDON — Lawyers for a Libyan military commander said Wednesday they are taking civil legal action against Britain's former foreign secretary ov...

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

UK Sought Rendition of British Nationals to Guantanamo; Tony Blair Directly Involved

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Previously classified documents reveal how the Labour government was happy for British nationals and residents seized in Afghanistan and Pakistan to be rendered to Guantánamo.

Britain's Silent Conservative Movement

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emily Henry

Britain is tearing up its socialist roots and traversing a path back to conservatism. For those who feel sidelined in the immigration debate, the BNP has become a solution - albeit an extreme one.

No Thank You, Mr. Straw

Daniel Machover | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Machover

In criminal cases, a prosecution will be dropped if a defendant and a criminal jury might end up seeing intercept material, given that such persons "have not been cleared for these purposes."

UK Official: Oil Did Play A Major Role In Lockerbie Talks

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Trade and oil considerations played a major role in the decision to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner transfer agreement betwe...

Transsexual To Be Transferred To Women's Prison

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A British court issued a landmark ruling Friday, allowing a transsexual prisoner serving life for manslaughter and attempted rape to be...

Jack Straw Denies Claims That Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Was Released For Libyan Oil

The Guardian | Michael White and Severin Carrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The justice secretary, Jack Straw, today denied fresh allegations that he gave the Scottish government the green light to release Abdelbaset al-Megrah...

Great Train Robber Biggs Refused Parole

The Independent | Mark Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has been refused parole for being unrepentant about his crime, making it is almost certain he will die in prison. The...