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I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
This interview  report reflects a brief discussion on August 5, 2018, between Libyan representatives (Mr. Abdulmajid Zuwama Alothmani [ʿAbd al-Majīd Zūwāmah alʿUthmānī], former Minister of Agriculture and current PDG of Libyan Petrol and Gas),  Mr Ahmed Shawki Mansour [Aḥmad Shawqī Manṣūr], the GM...
Between January 3 and January 20th I was in Uganda and Kenya. The main purpose for my visit was to visit my son Filip who was working at the University of Mbarara on the development of MRI equipment. Uganda needs to import MRI equipment at 3 million US dollars per machine, but most hospitals don’t...
Every year on January 11 or 12, Dayr Abu Hinnis, a small, isolated Christian village 186 miles south of Cairo, commemorates the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. The celebrations at Dayr Abu Hinnis begin in the early morning hours as Coptic pilgrims ferry across the Nile, singing and clapping...
On March 12, I finally got to meet Leslie Maras, the Belgian prisoner I had been reading and writing about for a while as part of my internship at the Centre for Arab-West Understanding. Leslie Maras was sentenced to life for smuggling drugs into Egypt. His parents are trying to transfer him to a...
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Since the report of Yūsuf R. Kāmil about the transfer of prisoner treaties in Arab-West Report Leslie’s mother, Brigitte Maras, has been contacting different authorities in Belgium. They confirm there is no prisoner exchange treaty between Belgium and Egypt and therefore they can do nothing to get...
Introduction by the translator The following is a translation of an e-mail by Sieghield Lacoere, the official spokesperson of the Belgian Minister of Justice, to Jarit Taelman, a Belgian journalist working with De Gazet van Antwerpen, “Re: Leslie Maras,” February 12, 2019. The original e-mail was...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding has ‘adopted’ Belgian prisoner Leslie Maras who has been since 2006 in an Egyptian prison for an effort to take drugs into Egypt. Leslie was sentenced in 2007 to life in prison which in Egypt means 25 years. His parents have tried through court...
Cairo is a large metropolis of eight million people, so it is not only the largest city in Egypt, but also the largest city in Africa and the Arab world. "Greater Cairo" encompasses the city of Cairo and adjacent Giza. The river Nile, one of the largest in the world, lies between the two cities. To...
Pope Tawadros starts today an official visit to the Emirates in which he will meet state officials and will head the first mass for him in the Saint Antonios Church in Abu Dhabi.
In the Bahraini capital, al- Manama, the Conference on Civilization and Cultural Dialogue came to a close.
Security forces in Dakahlia decided to cancel the Feast of St. Dimyana that is usually held annually between May 12-20 in Bilqās, Dakahlia. 
The UK government has requested from the Charity Associations board to provide a report about the charity activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK. 
Presidential candidate Al- Sīsī stated that Egyptians are walking the path of democracy, however comparing Egypt to Western democracies is a difficult issue. 
In the end of his visit to the UAE, Pope Tawadros stated that Copts will not enter Jerusalem without their Muslim brothers.
Copts have paid the price twice. 
The duality is one of the most prominent standards that characterize the Salaf trend in Egypt, especially the branch based in Alexandria. Presided by Yāsir Burhāmῑ, the deputy of the Salafi Daʿwa, the Call has contradictory positions that were manifested on many issues after the revolution of...

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