• October 21, 2011

    Amnesty says it is essential to conduct a full, independent and impartial inquiry to establish the full circumstances of Colonel Gaddafi’s death.

  • October 17, 2011

    The new authorities in Libya must stamp out arbitrary detention and widespread abuse of detainees, says Amnesty International in a new briefing.

  • October 14, 2011

    Foreign Secretary William Hague has been accused of failing to respond adequately to criticism of arms sales to repressive regimes in the Middle East and north Africa.

  • October 6, 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • September 14, 2011

    The National Transitional Council in Libya must get a grip on armed anti-Gaddafi groups to stop reprisal attacks and arrests, a human rights group says.

  • September 13, 2011

    UK ministers have invited the governments of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Algeria to send delegations to the London arms fair, which starts today.

  • September 2, 2011

    All eyes are now on National Transition Council (NTC) in Libya, following the demise of the Gaddafi regime. A week ago I recorded another Middle East Analysis podcast that seeks to examine the challenges it faces.

  • August 23, 2011

    Amnesty International has warned that prolonged fighting in the Libyan capital is seriously endangering civilian lives and may create a humanitarian crisis.

  • August 22, 2011

    In Libya, many are rejoicing as it appears the Gaddafi regime is about to fall. There are high hopes of an end to dictatorship and a new era of democracy. If this is the beginning of a time of peace and freedom for the Libyan people, it will also be a huge boost to other pro-democracy movements.

  • August 22, 2011

    In the light of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the continuing bloodshed in Syria comes into focus in my latest Middle East Analysis podcast with the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales - as we discuss the current situation and also look at the plight of the country's Christians.