Egypt

  • December 6, 2012

    The latest Middle East and North Africa (MENA) podcast, conducted with James Abbott at the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, looks at Palestine's new situation at the United Nations, after the General Assembly recently voted to bestow on it Non-Observer Member State status.

  • December 2, 2012

    The draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly poses serious human rights problems, a number of NGOs have said.

  • November 26, 2012

    New powers announced by Egypt’s President trample the rule of law and herald a new era of repression, Amnesty International says.

  • November 6, 2012

    The World Council of Churches has sent greetings to the new pope of the Egyptian Coptic Church, the largest Christian community in the Arab world.

  • June 2, 2012

    Protests have broken out in Egypt over the acquittal of leading officials in the regime of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak. Amnesty have criticised the verdict.

  • May 2, 2012

    The government have published a report on regimes that abuse human rights just as statistics reveal the same regimes have bought British weapons.

  • April 25, 2012

    A ruling against Egyptian actor Adel Imam, who has been goven a prison sentence for “insulting Islam” in his films, sends out the message that Egypt has not moved on from "quashing free speech", says Amnesty International.

  • April 11, 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the Falklands.

  • April 6, 2012

    “Egypt isn't a country we live in, but a country that lives within us” is a renowned saying from the late Pope Shenouda III. Following his death and questions about succession to his role, says Dr Harry Hagopian, the question now is whether Egypt will continue living within the Copts, and more pertinently how. This involves complex political, cultural, social and religious issues.

  • March 23, 2012

    'Church leaders' are easily (if not inevitably) mired in politics, expectation and institutional intrigued. Those that shine through do so because of the pre-eminent qualities of love, commitment and example. This is one of the personal lesson Dr Harry Hagopian draws from the life of Pope Shenouda III, the highly respected Coptic Orthodox leader, who died recently.