• 23 Aug 2011

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

  • 22 Aug 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.

  • 22 Aug 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.

  • 1 Aug 2011

    The Middle East and North Africa area remains a vast and heterogeneous region of turbulence, confusion, hope, dread, reform, stand-off, contradiction, expectation, frustration, life and death.

  • 27 Jun 2011

    Following the issue of writs for the arrest of Colonel Gaddafi, Amnersty International says he must appear before the International Criminal Court.

  • 22 Jun 2011

    Christians are braving the fighting in Libya to deliver help to civilians trapped in the five-month-old conflict between protesters and government forces.

  • 3 Jun 2011

    The former General Secretary of the WCC has described the UN resolution authorising military intervention in Libya a "perilous" political decision.

  • 20 May 2011

    Whatever happens in Libya in the coming weeks, the dichotomy in western policy between armed intervention in one situation and lack of an adequate response elsewhere will continue, casting a shadow over humanitarian claims and undermining other proclaimed purposes, says Professor Paul Rogers. The damage and the lost opportunities produced will be measured for years to come. The west's military-political strategy prolongs the war in Libya and gives space to authoritarian regimes elsewhere in the region.

  • 12 May 2011

    Europe's largest network of spiritually based peace groups has expressed its support for nonviolent revolution in north Africa and the Middle East.

  • 5 May 2011

    Power and political will being used in Libya “must be directed away from the use of armed force”, says the head of a major world churches' body.