12/12/2012 11:05 am

Christmas in MENA: A Personal Reflection

For the final Middle East Analysis podcast of 2012, we have chosen to set aside, temporarily, the hard political angles and social realities of the Middle East North Africa region and instead focus on the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Bishops' consultant on the MENA region, Dr Harry Hagopian, offers a personal festive reflection.

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04/12/2012 10:44 am

United Nations Status of Palestine, Egyptian Constitution and Syria

It has been a mere two weeks since our last Middle East Analysis podcast, when, with our MENA consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, we looked at events in Lebanon and Syria. Since then, three major news have emanated from the region. 

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22/11/2012 7:25 pm

A Ceasefire - or Hudna - Between Israel and Hamas

In today's Middle East Analysis podcast, Dr Harry Hagopian, the Bishops' consultant on the Middle East North African region, takes a close look at the eight-day conflict between Israel and Hamas that raged over the Israel/Gaza border.

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22/11/2012 7:40 pm

North Iraq, Lebanon and the Wider Region

This Middle East Analysis podcast looks at tension in Northern Iraq, the anniversary of Lebanese independence and more. Features the Bishops' MENA consultant Dr Harry Hagopian. 

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08/11/2012 4:44 pm

How do you solve a problem like Syria?

In today's Middle East Analysis podcast, Dr Harry Hagopian, the Bishops' consultant on the Middle East North African region, turns his attention to the on-going maelstrom of violence tearing through Syria that, if sources are to be believed, continues to claim between 100 and 200 lives a day.  

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07/11/2012 2:30 pm

Bishop Tawadros - the new Coptic Pope

In a Middle East Analysis special, Bishops' MENA consultant Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the selection of the new 'Coptic Pope' Bishop Tawadros.

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28/09/2012 2:10 pm

Reflecting on Pope Benedict's Visit to Lebanon

A Middle East Analysis special looking back on Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon with Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton and MENA consultant Dr Harry Hagopian. 

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25/09/2012 11:00 am

Protests in the Middle East North Africa

In today's Middle East Analysis podcast, Bishops' Middle East consultant Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the widespread protests throughout the region over the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims'.

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31/08/2012 9:46 am

Preview: Pope Benedict in Lebanon 2012

A Middle East Analysis special with Bishops' consultant on the MENA region Dr Harry Hagopian previewing Pope Benedict's visit to Lebanon 14-16 September 2012

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30/08/2012 4:35 pm

Syria's Christians and Regime Change

In today's Middle East Analysis podcast, we pick up where we left off two weeks' ago. Bishops' consultant on the MENA region Dr Harry Hagopian takes a look at how the Christians of Syria are reacting to the turmoil in their country and the prospect of regime change. 

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15/08/2012 6:30 pm

Syria and Regional Round-up

In today's Middle East Analysis podcast, Bishops' consultant on the MENA region Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the prospect of a post-Assad Syria, discusses women of the MENA region at London 2012 and touches on events in Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. 

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12/07/2012 4:05 pm

Syria: A key defection?

In today's Middle East Analysis, Bishops' consultant Dr Harry Hagopian analyses the potential impact of the defection of one of Syria's key diplomats - its Ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf al-Fares. 

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31/05/2012 7:45 pm

No End to the Bloodshed in Syria

In today's Middle East Analysis, Bishops' consultant Dr Harry Hagopian analyses the horrors of the Houla massacre in Syria, the discovery of 13 bodies in the east of the country and UN envoy Kofi Annan's meeting with President al-Assad.

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17/05/2012 3:00 pm

Clashes in North Lebanon

In today's Middle East Analysis, we join Bishops' consultant Dr Harry Hagopian as we focus, in particular, on the latest events in Lebanon - where Pope Benedict will be visiting in September to sign the Apostolic Exhortation.

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03/05/2012 3:55 pm

UN Envoy Kofi Annan's Six-Point Plan for Syria

In today's two-part Middle East Analysis podcast, Bishops' consultant on the MENA region Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the state of play in Syria after UN Envoy Kofi Annan proposed a six-point peace plan. 

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28/02/2012 3:25 pm

Syria: Solving the Unsolvable

In today's two-part Middle East Analysis, we join Bishops' consultant Dr Harry Hagopian for a regional round-up and an in-depth look at the bloodshed in Homs, Syria. Is this the precursor to civil war in the country?

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22/02/2012 2:00 pm

Middle East Lenten Reflection

To mark the start of Lent 2012, we've departed from our regional analysis of the Middle East and North Africa to reflect on the Christian realities of the lands of Christ's birth, ministry, death and Resurrection.

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03/02/2012 5:25 pm

Solidarity with Christians in the Middle East

A special installment of Middle East Analysis today with not one but two studio guests. The first needs no introduction to regular listeners - it's our analyst Dr Harry Hagopian, the Bishops' Consultant on the MENA region. Our second guest is the Bishop of Clifton, the Rt Rev Declan Lang, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department of International Affairs.

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27/01/2012 11:25 am

New Year, New Direction?

In our first Middle East Analysis podcast of 2012 we welcome back Dr Harry Hagopian - the Bishops' consultant on the Middle East North Africa region. Can we expect 2012 to be as monumentally eventful as 2011 or perhaps even more so? 

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