Egypt

  • March 18, 2012

    Pope Shenouda III, the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, the single largest church in the Middle East, died on Saturday 17 March 2012 aged 89. Ekklesia associate Michael Marten, from the University of Stirling, locates and evaluates his significance.

  • March 12, 2012

    The acquittal of an Egyptian military doctor accused of carrying out 'virginity tests' on women protesters is proof that military courts are incapable of dealing with human rights abuses, says Amnesty.

  • February 9, 2012

    Egyptian Christian leaders say that while politics and religion are garnering most attention right now, urgent humanitarian needs must be addressed.

  • February 1, 2012

    In viewing the first anniversary of the 25 January 2011 Revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and set forth many changes that would have simply been unthinkable twelve months ago in Egypt, we should bear in mind that the deep socio-economic and technological structures of civilisations play out over long periods of time, says Dr Harry Hagopian. Here he offers a perspective on the development and prospects of those recent events in Egypt, and responses to them.

  • February 1, 2012

    HG Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, has issued a careful and thoughtful statement on the first anniversary of the uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, which took place on the 25 January 2011.

  • January 28, 2012

    Can we expect 2012 to be as monumentally eventful in the Middle East as 2011? Perhaps even more so.

  • January 24, 2012

    Anti-arms trade campaigners will present a petition at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling on the UK government to end arms sales to repressive regimes.

  • January 24, 2012

    The release of an Egyptian blogger and prisoner of conscience whose trial was flagrantly unfair comes months too late, says Amnesty International.

  • January 3, 2012

    2012 will see the UK government sending arms sales delegations to countries who use violent repression against protestors

  • December 22, 2011

    Amnesty International says global arms suppliers must halt the transfer of small arms, ammunition and other equipment to the Egyptian military and security forces.