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Background:   Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī (November 14,1922 – February 16,2016), the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) discusses the main issues for a reform of the UN. He says there is a need for preparations of a new system of the UN. Many issues have arisen which need to be dealt...
Background:This recording is of a press conference with Dr. Zāhī Ḥāwās, the-then Chief Inspector of the Giza Pyramid Plateau. He speaks about recent excavations the difficulties with promoting tourism and at the same time preserving historic sites and the future of the Giza plateau.
Side A:Dr. Zāhī...
Background:In this press conference the Governor of Alexandria, Chancellor ʾIsmāʿīl al-Jawsaqī, answers question on recent developments in the governorate and his views for the future of the city.Side A:The Governor of Alexandria discusses some of the problems Alexandria faces and the efforts being...
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This recording covers two topics, the first half of side A is about the Heydar Aliyev Baku Deep Water Jackets Plant and their future developments, having been affected severely by the fall of the USSR. The second topic is the situation of Azerbaijanis of Agdam who fled to refugee camps...
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The frist part of this recording is an interview with the Archbishop of the Aremenian Church in Turkey, Mesrob Mutfayan about the state of the church and the Armenian community in Turkey. The second part is a press conference with Natig Aliyev, the Director and President of the State...
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In this press conference, the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, ʿAmrū Muḥammad Mūsā, talks about the-then upcoming MENA Conference in Cairo and the recent developments in the Middle-East peace process.Side A:
The Foreign Minister states that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s newly...
Background:In this press conference, the Minister of the Business Sector, ʿĀṭif Muḥammad ʿAbīd, and Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Ḥāfiẓ, the Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, talk about their efforts to encourage the business sector to work together with the ministry to...
Background: In the midst of political instability and uncertainty in Yemen in 1999, a wave of kidnappings of foreigners by various Islamist groups occurred across the country, including the Dutch Koolstra family. Cornelis Hulsman met with the Minister of Information, member of the General People’s...
Background: In light of growing rates and allegations of religious persecution, the United States decided to adopt religious freedom as one of the main pillars of its foreign policy in 1998. This piece of legislation, referred to as the Religious Freedom Act, stirred considerable controversy....
Background: The recording included a press conference that was organized after the peacemaker’s summit that took place on March 13, 1996. The summit was held in Sharm al-Shaykh and was chaired by President Muḥammad Ḥusnī Mubārak and President Bill Clinton. The summit was held following Palestinian...
Background: The head of the City Council  of Luxor organized a press conference to talk about the situation in Luxor. In November 1997, 62 people including 58 foreigners were killed in a famous tourist attraction called al Dayr-al-Baḥrī which affected tourism in Luxor greatly. Questions were asked...
Background: Dr. Farūq al-Baz (brother of Usāma al-Bāz, political advisor to President Mubārak) is  the Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Professor at the Department of Archaeology and Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is also an Associated Faculty member at the Department of...
Background: Metropolitan Bīshūy is known to be quite the controversial and outspoken figure in regards to other Christian denominations besides the Coptic Orthodox Church. In 2007, the metropolitan had reportedly made a statement in regards to the Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians in Egypt,...
Background: Former Egyptian Ambassador to Algeria, Dr. Ḥussaīn Aḥmad ʾAmīn says the fact that the military court is looking into this case is due to the regime’s desire to put harsh sentences on the detainees. ʾAmīn does not think there is any true justification for having the military court look...
Background: The Palestinian Ambassador to the UN and nephew of the late Yāssir ʿArafāt, Nāṣir al-Qudwa, is also the former Palestinian Foreign Minister and a member of Fataḥ. At an FPA press conference, al-Qudwa is asked to share his expectations of the UN, what they will do in regards to the...
Background: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ḥabīb was an evangelical pastor and founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS). It was a very well planned organization, says Ḥabīb, and he employed a man from the United States to work with him on a plan for a special gathering. Most...
Background: Al-Muhājir (translation: the Immigrant, common spelling: El Muhager), a film by the Coptic Christian film director Yūsuf Shāhīn, caused uproar when it screened in Egyptian cinemas, especially as it had not been prevented by authorities after Islamists sued the film and its crew. Yūsuf...
Background: In this press conference, the-then President Muʿammar al-Qadhāfī invited journalists from around the world to tackle the – believed by some – distorted  image global media portrayed about his decision of getting Palestinians out of Libya in 1995. For more information, please refer to...
Background: In an FPA press conference, ʿAlī ʿUthmān Ṭaha, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan (1995-1998) elaborates on the achievements of the government since the 1989 coup. He gives an opening statement and then answers to questions related to the country's relations with other countries...
Background:  On the first day of the 1995 United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders in Cairo, a press conference is given which outlines the congress’ objectives, key challenges in the fight against globalising organised crime and the conference’s preparation...

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