Harry Hagopian's blog

‘The Deal of the Century’: Peace Plan or sinking the last lingering hopes for peace?

I came across the following startling tweet on 2 March 2019.

A Papal outreach in Arabia?

A caffeine-rich flat white coffee, a Catholic priest, the Pope and Abu Dhabi.

Let us celebrate the faith of Middle Eastern Christians

Those of you who know something about me also realise that I worked with the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) in Lebanon and Cyprus for a few years.

Changing Armenian realities

The past few days have seen some highly significant events unfolding in Armenia. Let me try to tie in three of them that marked me as an Armenian from the Diaspora, and to set them in context.

Middle East Matters... why?

Every time I visit Premier Christian Radio, it is almost like entering a different world. Or is it?

The MENA and Gulf regions: any rays of light?

With the vernal equinox almost upon us, and the days getting longer, brighter and therefore more hopeful, in spite of a period of storms, can the same be said about the MENA (Middle East and North

A patient’s-eye-view of an upended NHS England

I respect my new GP. He is a much younger version of the one who saw me through a rough chapter of my life when I spent more nights in hospital wards than in my own bed.

Reflections on Qatar's National Day

I am not from Qatar nor, for that matter, am I from the Gulf region. I have never worked in this region and so do not qualify as an expatriate resident either.

Brexit: when French medicine tackles British politics

Almost three weeks ago, I had a quaint conversation in Aix-Marseille with a French wine merchant over Brexit.

Al-Jazeera: how dark are the clouds?

My maternal grandfather was a news junkie. From the moment he would wake up in the morning, his ‘transistor’ radio never left his side.