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On the margin of his participation to the Synod of the Catholic Bishops held this year in Baghdad, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Isḥāq Ibrāhīm toured the Iraqi capital to take pics under the colossal statue of the city’s founder, Abu-Ghaʿfar al-Manṣūr. Accompanied by his secretary, Father Būlus Bibāwī...
Background: The Khan Murjan is a building located in the souq of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in the 14th century as a caravanserai and it is considered by many historians and scholars to be a notable piece of the city’s architecture. The structure was in poor shape for over two centuries, but was...
Background: The Babel international festival is an annual festival held at the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon. The Babel International festival started in 1985. There was no Babel festival in 2003 due the unstable security situation in Iraq. However, the festival resumed in the following...
Background: A ziggurat is an enormous stone construction built in ancient Mesopotamia. The Ziggurat of Ur is a Sumerian temple built during the Early Bronze Age, about the 21st century BCE. The ruins were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by the British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley. The...
It was an unfortunate and eerie incident, when in February 2016 fire broke out inside a mosque in Tebessa [Tbīsa], 630km east of Algiers, after gasoline was sprayed to burn worshippers who were performing the Friday prayers, injuring at least fifteen people. The Algerian authorities arrested the 35...
In cooperation with the Palestinian Diyār Consortium, The King ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICCID) launched the first network of religious faculties and institutes in the Arab region in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday in order to promote...
It is natural that Egypt is targeted from all sides during a period where the Arab World is trying to find balance. Egypt is ordered to play a passive role on the Arab countries’ level, especially after the rapprochement that was achieved during the Dead Sea Summit, where King Sulaymān Bin ʿAbd al-...
Writing about topics based on the Middle East is a personal hobby of mine which is why I felt certain that working with CAWU suited my interests the most. I have been fascinated by the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East from a young age. British-born to Iraqi parents – and a native...
Ahmad Darwīsh, Egypt’s Ambassador to Iraq, emphasized Egypt’s support in defeating the Islamic State Of Syria And The Levant (ISIL), denouncing its recent criminal attacks in Al-Karrāda, city center of Baghdad, and the Balad district of the Salāh al-Dīn province. More than hundred civilians were...
After decades of contesting ownership of Deir Al-Sultān of Jerusalem, and following negotiations between the Ethiopian and the Egyptian churches last August, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem finally released documents proving its ownership of the monastery.

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