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Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
Father George Shīḥān, Archbishop of Cairo Maronite Church and head of the Maronite institutions in Egypt, offered his condolences to the victims of the explosion that took place yesterday in Beirut’s port. The Lebanese-Maronite Information and Cultural Center in Cairo issued a statement in which...
Dr. Ṣalaḥ Ḥasab Allāh, spokesperson for Parliament, complimented Shaykh of al-Azhar Grand Imām Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib and Pope Tawāḍrūs II after al-Azhar and the Coptic Orthodox Church joined in with the Egyptian state to send aid to the Lebanese people to confront the aftermath of the Port of Beirut...
Dr. Yāsir ʿIlwī, the Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon, has said that Egypt will launch an air bridge to aid Lebanon; the aid extends over four phases. The first phase will be focused on medical aid, with nine tons of aid supplies. While the second batch will deliver medical and food supplies,...
A new study reveals a decrease in the Christian population by a third, yet the Ṭāʾif  Agreement imposes parity. Only a few buildings are still inhabited by Christians west of the old Ṣaydā road in al- Ḥadath area in the suburb of Southern Beirut, after the departure of hundreds of people, and the...
Regardless of how the political situations in Lebanon and Iraq may end, there is no doubt that the movements occurring there have come to represent an important transition in the consciousness of their citizens.  They have come to question the competency of confessional forms of governance that...
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