Syria

  • July 17, 2015

    British personnel have conducted air strikes in Syria, despite the Government’s claim that there would be a vote in Parliament before such action took place.

  • June 22, 2015

    Amnesty International has responded to David Cameron's announcement that the UK government is to allow ‘modest expansion’ of its resettlement scheme for Syrian refugees.

  • June 15, 2015

    The Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea route for refugees and migrants, says Amnesty International as it launches a new report at the start of Refugee Week.

  • May 7, 2015

    A new report published by Amnesty International reveals the " sheer terror and unbearable suffering" of civilians under aerial bobmardment in the besieged city of Aleppo.

  • April 15, 2015

    Despite huge challenges in getting access, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has managed to deliver humanitarian supplies to Qamishli in north-east Syria.

  • February 4, 2015

    The managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine recently went to Damascus, where he interviewed President Bashar al-Assad. Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian assesses where the president stands in the tragic and bloody mess that exists in Syria at the moment, where ordinary people are caught between competing barbarisms.

  • February 3, 2015

    The PM is being asked to increase the number of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in response to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

  • October 7, 2014

    When my twin sister and I were very sick with the measles, aged six, it didn’t even occur to me that a home visit from the doctor was anything less than our due. I bet it occurred to my parents though. Having grown up in a world without the NHS, I bet they were grateful that they didn’t have to think about how to pay the doctor for his trouble, or for the medicines he left that helped relieve our symptoms and reduce the fever that was undoubtedly causing them concern.

  • October 4, 2014

    Muslim leaders in Britain and across the world have condemned as 'despicable' the apparent murder of aid worker Alan Hemmings.

  • October 2, 2014

    Thinking about how to respond to ISIS/IS, and in view of the perilous realities of Iraq and Syria, have we tended to ignore the increasing tensions in Palestine and the relationship between all these? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian argues that ISIS cannot be dealt with by brute force and must be countered by political solutions that re-enfranchise the peoples of the region.