• December 30, 2013

    The UN has called on Iraqi to ensure maximum security for 3,200 Iranian exiles in a camp near Baghdad airport.

  • November 29, 2013

    What worries many powers today are Iranian encroaching attempts to enrich high-grade uranium. Has the deal that has just been done alleviated those fears, or merely been a piece of window dressing? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian examines the complexities, political dynamics and regional (global, indeed) implications of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • November 27, 2013

    World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has welcomed the interim agreement between Iran and six world powers.

  • November 18, 2013

    Legal charity Reprieve has called on the UK to follow Ireland in stopping support for counter-narcotics programmes in Iran and Pakistan which result in death sentences.

  • November 16, 2013

    Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either. Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. The inescapable conclusion – the revealing truth, if you will – is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy – and perilously so too.

  • September 19, 2013

    Amnesty International has welcomed the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists.

  • August 31, 2013

    We should turn the crisis over into an opportunity, writes regional analyst and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. With Russia on a back foot and Syria clearly anxious about the Western reaction, is it not possible to coerce the Syrian regime to sit at the negotiating table for a Geneva II style of negotiations that could usher in the transitional period. Do we not owe it to the people of Syria to try it, he asks?

  • August 4, 2013

    A complete overhaul of human rights is needed in Iran, Amnesty has declared in relation to the inauguration of the new President this weekend.

  • June 16, 2013

    I am on a train that’s just pulled out of Leeds, following a great day at ‘Not the G8', a conference run by the World Development Movement (WDM).

  • January 30, 2013

    Iran must release journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International has said after raids on newspaper offices.