civil war

  • 14 Jan 2014

    Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war tearing their country apart, a UN-sponsored conference has declared.

  • 16 Mar 2013

    Two years after Syrians rose in peaceful protest against their government, the country is mired in a bloody conflict with both sides responsible for war crimes.

  • 18 Apr 2011

    The Lebanese authorities are being urged to establish an independent commission to investigate fully the fates of thousands of missing since the civil war.

  • 26 Oct 2007

    Tajikistan has been at peace for 10 years. After its seven-year civil war, however, bitter memories still linger in people's lives - but the country remains poor and hard pressed.

  • 2 Oct 2007

    These days, it can so easily feel as if religion is an anti-democratic force in our polity, writes Giles Fraser. No one votes for Bishops in the House of Lords, for example. So it's worth remembering that in this country, as indeed in many others too, religion was the nursemaid of democracy.

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Angolan authorities could be planning to forcibly evict thousands of squatters living in the capital Luanda in a Mugabe-style slum clearance over the Christmas holiday, UK-based international aid agency Christian Aid has warned.

  • 17 Dec 2006

    Christianity in Iraq is staring oblivion in the face, declares a commentary in the Methodist Recorder newspaper in the UK - which focuses on the concerns of Iraqis surveying the current devastating situation in their country from the outside.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Mennonites in the Democratic Republic of Congo are relieved that their country successfully held national elections this year after decades of corrupt dictatorship and two recent wars - writes Tim Shenk.

  • 9 Dec 2006

    This week I have had the great pleasure of meeting up again, for the first time since March 2006, with Jim Loney from Canada and Harmeeet Singh Sooden from New Zealand. One year ago this weekend we were companions in kidnap and held in close confinement in Baghdad where we had gone as members of a Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) delegation.

  • 7 Dec 2006

    The National Council of Churches USA has said that the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group "generally resonate" with church leaders' recommendations, and has urged President Bush and the United States Congress "to understand the opportunity presented by this report."