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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...
The voice of Lebanese singer Fayrūz [Fairouz] has borne the capacity to respond to people’s pain in their wars and suffering.  However, in a video clip she posted to her YouTube channel on Friday, she chose to raise her voice in prayer by reading out loud from the Bible.   
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. 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...
Yesterday, Egyptian PM Muṣṭafā Madbūlī began his visit to Beirut, where he will head the Egyptian delegation to the 9th session of the Egyptian-Lebanese Higher Committee.The delegation includes the Minister of Electricity and Energy, the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, the...
In his novel ‘Al-Safīnah al-Ḥamrāʾ, min Bayrūt ilā al-Bahāʾiyīn’ (The Red Ship: From Beirut To The Baha'is’, the Egyptian novelist, Samīr Zakī, deals with a sensitive and thorny theme in some countries in the Arab region, namely, the Baha'i faith. 
Father Ghābryāl Hāshim, Director of the Department of Theological Affairs and Ecumenical Relations of the Middle East Council of Churches, said that Muslims and Christians have been living together in the Middle East for more than 15 centuries. He explained that this shared experience has unique...
Dr. Mīnā Badī‘ ‘Abd al-Malik reviews the life and contributions of the late Dominican Father George Qanawātī.
The Beirut Arab University launched the Second Egyptian-Lebanese Cultural Forum entitled "Culture in the Arab World from Disintegration to Reconstruction" in cooperation with al-Ahrām Foundation and the Egyptian Lebanese Businessmen Friendship Association. The three-day forum launched last...

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