Egypt

  • February 23, 2014

    A press officer at the Egyptian embassy in London has tweeted – with approval – a link to the website of Britain First, a violent, racist group that split from the British National Party (BNP).

  • January 24, 2014

    The Egyptian authorities are using every resource at their disposal to quash dissent and trample on human rights, says Amnesty.

  • January 21, 2014

    In the first Middle East Analysis podcast of 2014, regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian, a regional expert and Ekklesia associate, looks at the upcoming Geneva 2 meeting about the on-going crisis in Syria, Egypt's constitutional referendum, and other Middle East and North Africa related concerns.

  • December 2, 2013

    The conviction and imprisonment of 21 women following a pro-Morsi demonstration shows the Egyptian authorities continue to punish peaceful dissent, says Amnesty.

  • November 29, 2013

    The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, including seven girls, has been condemned by human rights activists.

  • 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.

  • October 31, 2013

    Dr Wedad Abbas Tawfik has told the WCC 10th Assembly of her experiences and hopes for change as a Coptic Christian from Egypt.

  • October 28, 2013

    In late September, retired senior US military officials were part of a delegation that went to Egypt on a visit organised by Virginia-based think tank the Westminster Institute (WI), returning to Washington DC to hail the Egyptian military's intervention and deny there had been a coup.

  • October 17, 2013

    Amnesty International has denounced Egypt’s hardline policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria.

  • August 26, 2013

    The killing of at least 1,089 people over the past fortnight underscores the urgent need for Egypt’s security forces to comply with international standards.