• April 20, 2018

    A new regulation allowing some Syrian teenagers to get temporary legal status in Lebanon more easily is a positive and long-awaited step, says Human Rights Watch.

  • February 4, 2015

    The managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine recently went to Damascus, where he interviewed President Bashar al-Assad. Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian assesses where the president stands in the tragic and bloody mess that exists in Syria at the moment, where ordinary people are caught between competing barbarisms.

  • February 3, 2015

    The PM is being asked to increase the number of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in response to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

  • April 1, 2014

    Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, newly elected patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East, has received an affirmation from the World Council of Churches.

  • March 29, 2014

    The barbarity of the response to protest by the Syrian regime - bullets, shabihas and tanks that soon graduated to chemical weapons and TNT barrels - also weaponised an equally radical bunch of people who carry with them the cloak of religiosity although they do not care a jot about the future governance of Syria, says regional analyst Dr Harry Hagopian. So where do we go from here?

  • March 22, 2014

    There was delight at the release earlier this month of Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula.

  • February 15, 2014

    The immediate end of the suffering of the people in Syria “must now be the focus for all parties" says the WCC.

  • January 31, 2014

    Syrian authorities deliberately and unlawfully demolished thousands of residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012, says HRW.

  • January 28, 2014

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, bishops, crossbenchers and peers from all parties want the UK to help resettle Syrian refugees.

  • January 23, 2014

    While the Syria peace talk started with a welter of rhetoric on all siders, churches around the world continued to focus on visible action.