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Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq and his meetings with political and religious leaders is a powerful move by the pope to spread peace and bring hope to a country where there appears to be no limit to its suffering.  However, the trip is also a powerful reminder of the trial and tribulations of...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism participated in the first "Hemispheric Forum on Freedom of Religion or Belief" which was organized by the Colombian government [as part of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance].  Al-Azhar was invited by Colombian Minister of Foreign...
In his book, Impressions of Egypt [Inṭibāʿāt ʿan Miṣr], French voyageur Étienne-Louis Malus observes the impact of French culture and schools established by French missionaries on Egyptian society at the beginning of the 19th century.  Even though these schools were established and run by monks and...
The media center for the Cabinet of Ministers published an infographic, which brought to light the most recent result regarding the number of legalized churches and buildings in application of Law No. 80 of 2016.  The state committee for the legalization of unlicensed churches, which was formed in...
Speaking at the Forum for "Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies" in Abu Dhabi, Grand Mufti Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām called for launching a special international "Charter of the New Alliance of Virtue", to defend all houses of worship.  Such a charter would take necessary measures and mechanisms to protect...
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II met today with Shaykh al-Sayyid ʿAlī Āl Hāshim, Advisor for Religious and Judicial Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, United Arab Emirates, at the Saint Mark Cathedral of ʿAbbāsiyyah.
Below is the full text of the article as it came in Associated Press: TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Four foreigners were arrested in Libya on suspicion of distributing books about Christianity and proselytizing, a Libyan police spokesman said on Saturday. Police spokesman Hussein bin Hamid said the...
Spokesman of President Mursī, Dr. Yāsir ꞌAlī, yesterday commented on statements delivered by President Mursī on Egyptian Christians describing them as “minorities”. Accusing media of delivering false reports, ꞌAlī argued that media have taken President Mursī’s statements out of context and that the...
According to the rules of international law, the State is defined as having population, a territory and a sovereign government. Three powers oversee legislation, the enforcement of the law and its subsequent implementation. One of the most important criteria for distinguishing between the different...

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