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The text of the lecture of Prof. Dr. Hans Achterhuis
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II praised the Saudi Crown Prince Muḥammad bin Salmān, saying that he presents a modern and open image of the kingdom.
On Monday 05/02/2018, president of the State of Palestine Maḥmūd ʿAbbās Abū Māzin received in the presidential premises in Ramallah a delegation of Coptic Catholic monks headed by father Ibrāhīm Faltas, head of the custodian priory of Jerusalem. ʿAbbās welcomed the delegation emphasizing the...
The Middle East Council Of Churches (MECC) And The Egyptian Council Of Churches (ECC) Organize Vespers In Support Of Unity The Middle East Council of Churches -MECC- is a religious authority that includes the four Christian denominations in the Middle East: the Coptic and Eastern Orthodox, the...
In 1535, the system of Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire began. Henceforth, foreigners in the Empire were subject to their own prosecution in specific courts. This also applied to Egypt. However, the situation of foreign Christians was much better than the situation of Egyptian Christians
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and the Holy See of St. Mark, confirmed that there are some organizations known in the Middle East as ‘organizations of evil’ who misuse Islam to guise their evil schemes in the name of religion.   In a press statement delivered on the sidelines of...
Siwa Conference 2017 Part 8/12: Policy of the Egyptian Government to Sustain the Unique Character of Water Resources in Siwa Oasis
Siwa Conference 2017 Part 6/12: Dr. Ṭāriq ʿAbduh [Tarek Abdou]
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
Russian-born Israeli blogger Ben Tzion, posted on his Facebook timeline a selfie, picturing him standing before the ʿAmr Ibn Al-ʿĀṣ mosque in Egypt, and commenting that the mosque, which was built in 641-642 AD is the first mosque constructed in North-Africa.
Archbishop ʿAṭā Allāh Ḥannā, President of the Greek Orthodox Bishops of Sabastiyya in Jerusalem rejects the imposition of oppressive taxes by the Israeli occuption authorities on church institutions in Jerusalem and on any other international institutions.
The article highlights the figures of Christians in each of the Gulf States. These figures hit about three million Christians out of a total of 13 million expatriates. Most of those Christians, who are affiliated to Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant congregations, are distributed in six countries,...
The subject of Wolfgang Häde’s 128-page work concerns the torture and murder of Pastor Necati Aydin and two other men in Malatya city, Turkey, in 2007. Häde (outside Germany also spelled Haede) is an Evangelical pastor and German missionary serving the local Evangelical Church in Turkey....
Although a century has passed since British Foreign Secretary James Balfour’s 1917 promise to the Jews to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine, the Palestinian resistance is still fueled and crises in the Middle East have not suspended. The article sheds light on the stance of the Ottoman...
The author, Sharīf Qandīl, comments on the demonstrations of the Palestinians of 48 (also known as the Israeli Arabs) in the city of Haifa, demanding the deposition of the [Greek Orthodox] Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem after it was reported that the patriarchate sold Christian Orthodox...
Metropolitan Archbishop Anṭūniyyūs of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, the monks of the monastery of St. Antonius, the deacons and the ministers staged a protest in front of al-Sultān Monastery to prevent restoration works ordered by the Ethiopian Church without prior approval of the Coptic...
The first Arab woman priest in the Middle East, Rev. Rūlā Sulaymān, presbyter of the National Evangelist Presbyterian Church of Tripoli, Lebanon, was officially appointed as a pastor of the church in August 2009.
In a lecture given on Friday in Istanbul, Turkey, at the International Relations Academy, on the theme Islamic Constitution in Time of Revolutions, Mukhtār al-Shinqītī, a Mauritanian professor of Political Ethics and History of Religions at Ḥamad Bin Khalīfa University of Qatar, said that the...
Egyptian writer and columnist Muntaṣir Saʿd writes this week: Whoever follows closely the current events of the Arab region will find them associated to conspiracies and plots that occurred in the past. Three major schemes plotted recently are the following: first scheme, the Kurds of Iraq vote in...
Dr. Aḥmad Badr al-Dīn Ḥassūn, the Grand Mufti of Syria, stressed the common destiny of the Egyptian and Syrian peoples through the ages and the importance of the two countries in preserving the Arab entity.

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