middle east

  • 4 Feb 2011

    President Mubarak has said he will not seek re-election when the country goes to the polls in September 2011. That's not soon enough for the anti-government protesters who have given him until today - Friday 4 February - to stand down.

  • 3 Feb 2011

    The plight of Christians in the Middle East and a call for churches to seek just-peace in the world are among the agenda items for the WCC Central Committee.

  • 2 Feb 2011

    In the midst of popular uprisings against oppression across the Middle East, an important identity question faces hard-pressed Christian minorities, says Harry Hagopian. Can these Christian communities play their role as fully-fledged Arab citizens rather than solely as ‘Arab Christians’.

  • 2 Feb 2011

    Thousands of people are set to take to the streets in a 'day of anger' in Yemen tomorrow, demanding economic and political change.

  • 30 Jan 2011

    Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has named a vice president for the first time since coming to power nearly 30 years ago.

  • 29 Jan 2011

    A leading commentator on Middle East issues has said that faith and civic leaders in the region have a responsibility to challenge "regimes that muzzle and polarise their peoples" along with the "religious totalitarianism" that fuels violence, discrimination and hatred towards minorities.

  • 29 Jan 2011
  • 2 Jan 2011

    During the past week, many in the Middle East, caught up in the yuletide spirit will have been hoping for a more peaceful world in 2011, says Harry Hagopian. But what are the prospects for peace and stability in the region?

  • 25 Dec 2010

    Will he, or won't he? Harry Hagopian explores the politics and posturing behind Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's decision regarding a further three-month extension to the moratorium on the construction of Jewish-only Israeli settlements on Palestinian occupied land.

  • 17 Dec 2010

    The themes of Advent, the situation of Christians in Israel-Palestine at the moment, plus the meeting of the Holy Land Coordination in January 2011 are topics covered in a recently recorded podcast.