• August 28, 2020

    The 21 billionaires in the Middle East and North Africa saw their wealth increase by nearly $10 billion since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, while 45 million more people in the region could be pushed to poverty as a result of the pandemic, a new Oxfam report has revealed.

  • January 21, 2019

    The UN Refugee Agency says we cannot ignore the high numbers of people dying on Europe’s doorstep.

  • February 28, 2018

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement illegal under international law, as it breaches the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination by including produce from Western Sahara, currently under military occupation by Morocco.

  • June 23, 2011

    Ahead of my upcoming travels in Europe concerning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I have recorded another podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and for sharing on Ekklesia and beyond.

  • February 21, 2011

    Did it start with Tunisia earlier this year, or was it Iran that inspired the trend in 2009 or perhaps even Lebanon as far back as 2005? Was Egypt an isolated albeit epic event or is it one that truly connects the dots in a region riddled with all forms of injustice? How come 'people power' has suddenly re-awakened across the Middle East and North Africa region?

  • February 21, 2011

    Human Rights Watch says thousands of Moroccans in cities across the country demonstrated in favour of political reform yesterday.

  • February 9, 2011

    European Union (EU) countries including the UK are facing criticism for their arms sales to the Mubarak regime in Egypt.

  • October 22, 2007

    Aminoutto Haidar, leading Saharawi human rights activist and ex-political prisoner, also known as the “Saharawi Gandhi”, in conversation with Italian photographer Patrizio Esposito, about the hidd