• February 24, 2011

    While the Middle East uprisings have not revolved around religion, faith has not been absent from Arab scenes of protest in the last two months, says Shatha Almutawa. God and scripture are invoked by revolutionaries and those who oppose them for the simple reason that Arab dialects and ways of life are infused with religion.

  • February 23, 2011

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide is deeply concerned for the welfare of African refugees and asylum seekers caught up in the unrest in Libya.

  • February 21, 2011

    Did it start with Tunisia earlier this year, or was it Iran that inspired the trend in 2009 or perhaps even Lebanon as far back as 2005? Was Egypt an isolated albeit epic event or is it one that truly connects the dots in a region riddled with all forms of injustice? How come 'people power' has suddenly re-awakened across the Middle East and North Africa region?

  • February 20, 2011

    Amnesty International has today called on Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi to immediately rein in his security forces after reports of excesses.

  • February 20, 2011

    On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.

  • February 20, 2011
  • February 18, 2011

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned the government's reaction to revelations about UK arms exports to Bahrain and Libya.

  • February 18, 2011

    There has been an outraged response to news that the UK has licensed sales of crowd control weapons to regimes that are violently suppressing peaceful protests.

  • February 9, 2011

    European Union (EU) countries including the UK are facing criticism for their arms sales to the Mubarak regime in Egypt.

  • June 24, 2010

    Human rights are suffering in Libya as it continues to stall on reform, Amnesty International has warned in a new report, despite the country’s efforts to play a greater international role.