Category - middle east

  • 1 Feb 2012

    In viewing the first anniversary of the 25 January 2011 Revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and set forth many changes that would have simply been unthinkable twelve months ago in Egypt, we should bear in mind that the deep socio-economic and technological structures of civilisations play out over long periods of time, says Dr Harry Hagopian. Here he offers a perspective on the development and prospects of those recent events in Egypt, and responses to them.

  • 1 Feb 2012

    HG Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, has issued a careful and thoughtful statement on the first anniversary of the uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, which took place on the 25 January 2011.

  • 31 Jan 2012

    Regional analyst and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian will be expert commentator assisting the presenter for the Al-Jazeera (English) from 7:30 till 10:30 PM tonight (31 January 2012).

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Iran, Israel and the US are equally responsible for bringing the Middle East to the brink of war, a decade after the disastrous assault on Iraq’s presumed 'weapons of mass destruction', says Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. Does Iran have a latent objective in raising the Strait closure now? Should Israel, or the US, launch an air strike on Iran preemptively, Iran may want the world to think about the consequences of such a closure on the world economy.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    A Christian-Muslim consultation on the Christian presence and witness in the Middle East took place at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon, from 24-28 January 2012.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    My latest 12-minute interview has been with BBC Wiltshire Radio on the evolving situation in Syria. Bishop Declan Lang is Bishop of the Clifton Catholic Diocese and I am his Middle East and North Africa advisor.

  • 28 Jan 2012

    Can we expect 2012 to be as monumentally eventful in the Middle East as 2011? Perhaps even more so.

  • 28 Jan 2012

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary says a common vision for living together is needed by Christians and Muslims in the Arab world.

  • 23 Jan 2012

    Ekklesia associate and Middle East commentator Dr Harry Hagopian is a panel member in a churches' discussion of Middle East issues taking place in central London this evening.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    Earlier this week, a meeting took place at Lambeth Palace in London between key representatives from the Church of England, the Catholic Church as well as the Church of Scotland on the one hand and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his delegation on the other.