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The Catholic Center for Studies and Media, Jordan, published a report entitled “The Christians of Middle East Face Regional Conflicts and Terrorist Attacks”. The report stated that numbers of Christians are dwindling amid conflict and jihadist attacks, for Pope Francis expressed his concern that...
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...
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...
Background: Iraqi scholar Dr. Thābit ʿAbdāllah discusses the economic and political consequences of Iraq under Ṣaddām Ḥussaīn’s regime, who ruled from 1979 up to 2003. ʿAbdāllah elaborates upon the 1991 March Uprisings in Iraq, the Ḥussaīn family relations and the effects of the Kuwaiti invasion....
Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
Thousands of young people from Western countries have gone to Syria during recent years to fight under the black flag of what Prof. Schleifer calls “the most brutal and threateningly successful jihadist group, calling itself the Islamic State.” The British Tony Blair Foundation recently published a...
Arab-West relations have been one of the most controversial relationships in the international arena for decades.

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