• January 19, 2012

    The European Court of Human Rights’ decision made public this week halts the UK’s planned deportation of Abu Qatada, a Jordanian national.

  • December 16, 2011

    To the extent that the Palestinians avoid military confrontation with Israel, it will be difficult for Israel to find a pretext to deport masses of people. Moral restraint, anticipation of rage of 1.5 million Muslims, and world opinion will not allow unprovoked ethnic cleansing, says Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. Force should not be used to draw borders, displace people and forge national identity.

  • June 23, 2011

    Ahead of my upcoming travels in Europe concerning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I have recorded another podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and for sharing on Ekklesia and beyond.

  • February 2, 2011

    Thousands of people are set to take to the streets in a 'day of anger' in Yemen tomorrow, demanding economic and political change.

  • February 2, 2011

    While global media attention has focused on protests in Egypt, demonstrations in Jordan have forced the Kind of Jordan to sack his cabinet.

  • November 20, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Saudi authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, after the discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman.

  • February 24, 2010

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has encouraged Christians across the world to support their sisters and brothers in the historic churches of the Middle East, as they face continuing pressures in the region.

  • May 11, 2009

    As he heads to what could be a sea of controversy in Israel-Palestine, Pope Benedict XVI's Middle East trip has been marked by a strong message of reconciliation and affirmation of hard-pressed historic Christian communities in the region.

  • March 25, 2009

    Baptist leaders and dignitaries -- including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair -- took part in a ceremony at the weekend dedicating a new evangelical Christian baptism centre

  • February 27, 2008

    Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan has been named as the 2008 winner of the Niwano Peace Prize for efforts at building peace with justice in the Middle East, especially with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.