Category - Syria

  • June 22, 2012

    Sister Valentine and the Rev Mofid Karajaili have chosen to stay with residents of a Centre for the Elderly in Bab Sbaa, Syria, despite escalating violence.

  • May 29, 2012

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has condemned the violence in Syria, expressed solidarity with the victims, and invoked prayers for peace in the country.

  • May 17, 2012

    Christians in Syria trace their roots to ancient communities and have survived under many rulers, while enclaves in other Arab nations have withered.

  • March 27, 2012

    The region Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region - Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Morocco, Yemen and many others - is a tinderbox ready to be set ablaze, says Dr Harry Hagopian. So can the collective wisdom of the international community overcome its short-term stratagems and leap forward with political determination? Or will the haunting predictions of a well-placed Syrian activist from Homs who wryly suggested that we are in for a decade of sporadic and prolonged civil wars indeed come true? The stakes are high in Syria and beyond.

  • March 25, 2012

    Any UN mission helping end to armed violence in Syria must include the monitoring and reporting of human rights violations and abuses, says Amnesty.

  • March 15, 2012

    Three of Britain's largest Christian Churches have urged the UN to condemn the Syrian regime's brutality and to seek a solution without violence.

  • March 3, 2012

    Developments in Syria continue to take alarming twists - not least with the latest eyewitness accounts coming out of Homs.

  • January 31, 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).

  • January 29, 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.

  • January 28, 2012

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