Arab Spring

  • November 28, 2011

    The UK government is demanding payment from Egypt for money loaned to Mubarak to help him to buy weapons. The money is claimed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), a secretive unit of Vince Cable's Department for Business. It has a habit of backing arms deals and fossil fuels and creating unjust debt.

  • November 27, 2011

    A power-transfer agreement that may grant Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and others immunity from prosecution has been strongly criticised.

  • November 21, 2011

    With developments relating to Syria proceeding fast, Middle East expert, churches' adviser, lawyer and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been on Al Jazeera (English) again, offering an up-to-date assessment of where things are - not least in relation to Turkey's role and to the stance of the Arab League.

  • November 20, 2011

    Thousands of Egyptian protesters have re-occupied Tahrir Square in Cairo following violent attempts by the authorities to remove them.

  • November 14, 2011

    The 'Arab Awakening' - initially dubbed the 'Arab Spring' - started in Tunisia in December 2010. Since then, those revolutions and popular revolts have already enveloped Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain.

  • October 25, 2011

    The Deputy Prime Minister has pledged £5 million to help the Egyptian economy, but failed to mention the country's existing debt to the UK, inherited from Mubarak.

  • 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 5, 2011

    Syrian protesters in Europe and the Americas have been systematically monitored and harassed by officials acting on behalf of the regime

  • September 27, 2011

    In the the buildup toward the submission of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas there was much speculation as to what would happen.

  • September 13, 2011

    Amnesty International has urged the Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of four activists who were arrested last week near Damascus.