Category - Egypt

  • 2 Jun 2012

    Protests have broken out in Egypt over the acquittal of leading officials in the regime of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak. Amnesty have criticised the verdict.

  • 2 May 2012

    The government have published a report on regimes that abuse human rights just as statistics reveal the same regimes have bought British weapons.

  • 25 Apr 2012

    A ruling against Egyptian actor Adel Imam, who has been goven a prison sentence for “insulting Islam” in his films, sends out the message that Egypt has not moved on from "quashing free speech", says Amnesty International.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the Falklands.

  • 6 Apr 2012

    “Egypt isn't a country we live in, but a country that lives within us” is a renowned saying from the late Pope Shenouda III. Following his death and questions about succession to his role, says Dr Harry Hagopian, the question now is whether Egypt will continue living within the Copts, and more pertinently how. This involves complex political, cultural, social and religious issues.

  • 23 Mar 2012

    'Church leaders' are easily (if not inevitably) mired in politics, expectation and institutional intrigued. Those that shine through do so because of the pre-eminent qualities of love, commitment and example. This is one of the personal lesson Dr Harry Hagopian draws from the life of Pope Shenouda III, the highly respected Coptic Orthodox leader, who died recently.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Thousands of Egyptians are mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III, the longtime leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, who died on 17 March.

  • 18 Mar 2012

    Pope Shenouda III, the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, the single largest church in the Middle East, died on Saturday 17 March 2012 aged 89. Ekklesia associate Michael Marten, from the University of Stirling, locates and evaluates his significance.

  • 12 Mar 2012

    The acquittal of an Egyptian military doctor accused of carrying out 'virginity tests' on women protesters is proof that military courts are incapable of dealing with human rights abuses, says Amnesty.

  • 9 Feb 2012

    Egyptian Christian leaders say that while politics and religion are garnering most attention right now, urgent humanitarian needs must be addressed.