Category - war on terror

  • July 13, 2011

    The Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which runs this year in Edinburgh from 6 - 29 August 2011, seeks to reawaken the heart of the Edinburgh festival for people who, ten years after 9/11, want to work together for a peaceful future. The director, Donald Reid, introduces its main theme.

  • June 22, 2011

    A powerful new documentary on the United States' detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been shown to MPs at the House of Commons.

  • March 4, 2010

    "Violence ... has no place in Islamic teaching", says a leading Muslim scholar in an extended religiously-based argument directed at those who justify terror in the name of faith.

  • February 21, 2010

    'Surge, attack, negotiations' is a cycle of action that has a ring of familiarity - and not just in Afghanistan, says Gene Stoltzfus. But not everyone is confident that aggression will bring a just peace.

  • January 30, 2010

    By far the scariest part of Tony Blair’s appearance at the Iraq War Inquiry was when he implied that it would be right to invade Iran.

  • December 2, 2009

    Peace activists in Boston, Washington DC and other parts of the United States have been mounting protests against President Obama's expansion of the war in Afghanistan.

  • November 8, 2009

    The United States faces mounting problems in the three leading conflict zones of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, says Paul Rogers. The escape-route lies not in military escalation but in a change of thinking.

  • September 11, 2009

    Muslims in the US are taking part in the first official September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance, established by President Obama and Congress to mark the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

  • September 10, 2009

    A leading Pakistani bishop says that the 'war on terror' in Pakistan has had a negative effect on Christians in the Muslim-majority country, following further attacks on them.

  • July 23, 2009

    The Saudi authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism, Amnesty International said in a new report published yesterday.