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The relations between the two Churches, Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian, began to emerge during the early fourteenth century, in the era of Saint Athanasius. The first Bishop of Ethiopia that was consecrated was called Frumentius, an Egyptian sailor. He founded a division in Ethiopia at the end of...
Background: ʿAmru al-Miṣrī is an Egyptian journalist who works for the Middle East News Agency (MENA), the official Egyptian news agency. He was the agency’s correspondent in Ankara between 2013 and 2016. He arrived in Cairo a week before this interview (17.07.2016) that was conducted two days...
Background: This is an interview with Shaykh al-ʾAmīn ʿUthmān al-ʾAmīn the Muftī of Eritrea. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo, and was then sent as an envoy from the Azhar to Eritrea. He worked as a teacher in the Religious Institute in Eritrea. After that, he became a judge in...
Background: The tape begins where the previous tape of the press conference with the-then President Muʿammar al-Qadhāfī left off. In the succeeding tape, al-Qadhāfī continued to comment on regional and global issues like the Yugoslavian war and NATO rising ambitions of world-occupation. The second...
Background: The first part of the recording is a press conference by Foreign Minister ʿAmru Mūsā, who was speaking in both Arabic and English, during the 1996 Arab Summit which was held in Cairo, Egypt in which he was mainly discussing the Arab relations for cooperation and the peace process in...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman spoke at the Arab Thought Forum in Jordan, concerning the need for a media watch system that prevents any misreporting. After all, misreporting might cause conflicts and tensions between Muslims and Christians. Side A:  Prof. Ḥassan Nāfaʿa, Director of the Arab Thought...
Background: Eritrean official Eskain Menkerior explains Eritrea’s policy towards NGOs and Eritrea’s opposition to religious-sectarian political organisations. Another official from the Eritrean Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare explains the role of the ministry in reducing unemployment,...
Background: Eritrean officials give insights to their government’s social and educational development programmes and an assessment on current social statistics. Turning to the Eritrean-Ethiopian War, he talks from an Eritrean point of view about the course of the war, the role of the OAU, EU and UN...
Background: The recording contains interviews with three Eritreans who had been deported from Ethiopia. Their personal stories provide an insight to the Ethiopian deportation program and methods in this period. Side A:  The deportees tell their stories: Rosa Berhane (17): she was deported from the...
Background: The recordings with Turkish Ambassador Yassir Yatis (whose post has been moved from Egypt to Austria) provide an overview of Turkish relations with countries in the region including Turkish-Israeli relations in light of a recent military deal and a Turkish military operation in Iraq....
Background: This is an interview with two of the three or four last remaining Jews of Eritrea. They are speaking about the history of the Jewish community in Eritrea after the Second World War, Jewish life in Eritrea, Israel, and their own thoughts on emigrating. Side A:  One of the two remaining...
Background: Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs Haile Woldense provides an Eritrean view on the Eritrean-Ethiopian war and his administration’s efforts to prevent it. Side A:   The Eritrean Foreign Minister, Haile Woldense, talks in a press conference about the Eritrean-Ethiopian War. He states...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman was invited by Rev. Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo of the Barnabas Fund in the U.K. to attend a Christian conference in Cyprus that dealt with the position of Christians in various predominantly Muslim countries. The countries in focus are Algeria, Uganda, Malaysia, Nigeria,...
Background: Father Christiaan van Nispen tot Sevenaer (15.3.1938 – 12.5.2016), often known as Father van Nispen, was a Jesuit priest, who is strongly involved in dialogue with Muslims. He says not to feel at all oppressed as a Christian in Egypt by Islamic militant groups, but argues instead that...
Muḥammad Reżā Pahlavi was born on October 26, 1919 in Tehran to Shah [King] Reżā Pahlavi and al-Mulūk, he became the King of Iran in 1941 after his father stepped down. During a state visit to West Berlin in 1968, demonstrations broke out denouncing the Shah's human rights violations and autocratic...
Pope Matyāof Ethiopia thanked Pope Tawadros for his invitation to visit Egypt and reiterated his belief in the necessity of developing the relationship between the two parishes. Pope Matyā assured Pope Tawadros that all of the impact studies conducted investigating the impact of the Renaissance Dam...
Sources: The government of Yemen is considering severing diplomatic relations with Iran Sources have revealed that the government of Yemen is considering severing diplomatic ties with Iran following attacks by students on the Yemeni Embassy in Tehran. This comes after Iran has expressed its...
The Pope of Ethiopia: the Renaissance Dam will not harm Egypt Pope Matyāof Ethiopia thanked Pope Tawadros for his invitation to visit Egypt and reiterated his belief in the necessity of developing the relationship between the two parishes. Pope Matyā assured Pope Tawadros that all of the impact...
The article discusses two Iranian women who are breaking the mould in the conservative Islamic society in the country.
The Federal Republic of Germany has awarded Dr. Hamdi Zaqzouq, the Minister of Endowments, the greatest order of merit for his efforts in the fields of Islamic-Christian dialogue and improving the image of Islam in the West.

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