Economy and Politics

  • 2 Oct 2014

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the UK government to end the sale of tear-gas to the government in Hong Kong, following its use against pro-democracy protestors.

  • 2 Oct 2014

    Concerns have been raised about a new wave of executions in Iran, after it emerged that authorities in the country last week executed a man for 'heresy'

  • 1 Oct 2014

    The UK government may limit free speech for law-abiding members of minority communities in order to defend British values such as free speech and respect for minorities, home secretary Theresa May has threatened.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    In his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Ekklesia associate and regional adviser/expert Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the on-going fight to contain and repel IS/ISIS and the pressure on the borders of Iraq, Syria and Turkey. He also updates on moves to bring stability to Libya.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    'Timor mortis conturbat me' – the fear of death disturbs me. These words, from the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church, first became a literary device in medieval times, bracketing human follies and fears within the ambit of our common mortality.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    In 2008, the banks collapsed, and everything changed. The then Labour government, anxious to avoid economic meltdown paid billions to bail them out whilst starting on a programme of public sector cuts that would only increase under the Coalition.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    The Chancellor’s Conference speech contained a statement about disabled people and benefits which was misleading, but went largely unchallenged by the mainstream media. Mr Osborne promised a two year freeze on working age benefits if the Conservatives are re-elected but made a point of saying, "disability benefits will be excluded". Is that true?

  • 30 Sep 2014

    Afghanistan’s new government under President Ashraf Ghani must put the focus on tackling the country’s persistent human rights issues, says Amnesty International.

  • 29 Sep 2014

    David Cameron still has time to ensure the safety of mentally-ill Briton Mohammad Asghar, who was shot in a Pakistani jail last week, says the legal charity Reprieve.

  • 27 Sep 2014

    A British student’s appeal against his sentence in the United Arab Emirates, based on a ‘confession’ extracted through torture, has been rejected.