List of persons names (and their functions) used in AWR-Articles

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Name Function
David Lipton‎ (IMF)
David Patrick Paul Alton (Lord)

British politician; former Liberal Party and later Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) who now sits as cross bench member of the House of Lords

David Shenk
David Sims
David van der Meulen

Witness of the Luxor attack in 1997. Travelled together with Saskia van der Mast. They met with Beatrix of the Netherlands during her state visit.

David Weaver
David Welch (Dr.)

U.S. Diplomat; Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (2005-2008); Ambassador to Egypt (2001-2005)

Dāwūd al-Bāz

Professor of law at Damanhour University

Dāwūd al-Shariyyān
Dāwūd Buṭrus (Father)


Dāwūd Ghaṭās Ayyūb (Sr., Father)
Dāwūd Lamʿī (Pastor)
Dāwūd Tādrus (Father, Archpriest)

Patriarchal deputy in Cairo

Dayr al-Barshā)
Dean ʿ Aṣim ḥamza [Director Of Suhāj's Criminal Prosecutions]
Deng Xiaoping (Chairman of the Central Advisory Commission of the Communist Party of China)

Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997) – Paramount Leader of China between 1978 and 1992. Deng initiated large-scale economic and political reform, relinking China to the world economy. Due to this reason, Deng is generally attributed with China’s ‘economic miracle’ and rapid development

Derek Plumbly (Sir)

British diplomat; Chairman of the Assessment and Evaluation Commission in Sudan (Since 2008); Ambassador to Egypt (2003-2008); Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (2000-2003)

Derk Walters (Journalist)
Detlef Mueller (Prof.)
Diana al-Ḍabaʿa

Author; Journalist

Diana Michaelis
Diana Moore (Mariam Danelou)
Diana Serodio
Diarmuid Martin (Archbishop of Dublin - Ireland)
Dick Cheney (Vice President)

The 46th Vice President of the United States (2001-2009) under George W. Bush

Dieter Tewes

Consultant at the Catholic Diocese of Osnabrueck, Germany

Dimitri Damianos (Archbishop of St. Catherine’s Monastery)
Dīmitriyyūs (Bishop of Mallawī and Ashmūnīn)
Dīmitriyyūs II [Demetrius II] (Patriarch of Alexandria)

Bishop of Mallawī and al-Ashmūnīn (Since 1986)

Dimitry Netsvetaev (Archpriest)
Dimiyāna Bibārī Bilqās (Saint)
Dimiyāna ʿUbayd ʿAbd al-Nūr

teacher in luxor

Dīnā al-Bawāb [Dina el-Bawab]
Dīnā Amīn [Dina Amin]

Coptic woman from al-Mahallah / Gharbiya / Nile Delta , disappeared according to Sawt al-Ummah, on October 9, 2005 

Dīnā Būshkūsh [Dina Bouchkouch]
Dīnā Ḥassan

Translator at AWR; Author

Dīnā Tādrūs
Dīnā Tawfīq


Dīnā Wadīʿ
Dīnā Zakariyyā

member of the Muslim Brotherhood

Dīnā ʿAbd al-Raḥmān [Dina Abdel Rahman]

Egyptian TV-host at the private channel Dream TV . After the so-called 'Maspero-incident' on 9/10 October 2011, she allegedly treated a representative of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in a way that wasn't appreciated and as a consequence got fired by the owner of the channel, Ahmed Baghat 

Diocletian (Roman Emperor)

Roman Emperor (284-305)

Diodoros I [Patriarch of Jerusalem]

Late Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem (1981-2000)

Ḍiyāʾ al-Dīn Dāwūd

Chairman of the Arab Democratic Nasserist Party (2002-2009)

Ḍiyāʾ Rashwān ‎ (Dr.)

Egyptian Author; Researcher Specializing in the Affairs of Islamic Groups

ḌiyāʾJād al-Dīn (Egyptian activist)
Ḍiyā’ ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (Imam)

the 47-year old Egyptian imam is the first Muslim cleric who openly admitted his homosexual tendency. He had to flee to the U.S. in 2010.

Diyūsqūrus I (Dioscorus I) [Pope of Alexandria]

Dioscorus I. of Alexandria was the Patriarch of Alexandria from 444 to 451 n. Chr.

Dometius‎ (Bishop)
Dominique Chevalier (Dr.)
Dominique de Villepin (Prime Minister)

Prime Minister of France (2005-2007); Minister of the Interior (2004-2005); Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004)

Don Nickles (Senator)
Donald Caswell
Donald J. Trump (Mr.) [President]

45th President of the United States. 

Donald Rumsfeld (Mr.) [Secretary of Defense]

U.S Secretary of Defense (2001-2006); businessman; retired Navy Fighter Pilot; diplomat; and politician

Dore Gold [General Coordinator of the Israeli Foreign Ministry]

the Israeli General Coordinator of the Foreign Ministry

Doris A. Behrens-Abouseif


Douglas Farah (journalist)
Douglas May, MM (Father)


Dr. Ahmad Kuraymah
Dr. Andrea Zakī [Deputy Head Of The Coptic Evangelical Church]

Rev. Dr. Zaki is the Director General of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS),the President of the Protestant Community of Egypt, the President of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches and a part time lecturer at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo.He has authored several books.

Dr. Hiba Yūsuf ‎

Head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Sector of the OIC

Dr. Kamīl ṣidiyyk [Secretary of al-Millī ‘Community’ Council
Dr. Muḥammad 'Abd al-Fadīl al-Qūsī [Minister of Awqāf] (Religious Endowments)
Dr. Rādī 'Atā Allāh Iskandar [Pastor Of Alexandria’s Coptic evangelical church]
Dr. Samīr ṣādiq (Pastor of the Apostolic Church
Dr. Usāmah al-Fūlī [Governor of Alexandria]
Dr. Zaynab Muḥammad‎
Dūmādiyyūs (Bishop)

Bishop of Giza (Since 1963)

Dunya Habash [Duniyyā Ḥabash]

Woolf Institute, United Kingdom

Dūrī Shamʿūn

(*1931), President of Lebanse National Liberal Party (1990-)

Dūrīyya Sharaf al-Dīn (Dr.)

Head of the Egyptian Satellite Channels Sector

Duʿāʾ Bahī al-Dīn
Duʿāʾ Darwīsh

Radio Host in Radio Cairo

E. F. E. Douwes Dekker (Politician)

Provided inspiration for the Indische Partij (Indian/Indonesian Party), prior to independence from the Netherlands.

Eberhard Troeger
Ebram Louis

Ebram Louis is

both a researcher and an activist, Louis’ established an organization called – the Association for the Victims of Abductions and Forced Disappearances (AVAED)
Ed McNeely (Pastor)

Pastor; Former U.S. congressman

Ed Nobel
Eduard Douwes Dekker (Multatuli)
Edwār al-Kharrāṭ (Author)

Coptic-Egyptian author and translator

Edward Andrew (Father)

American priest accused of blasphemy in Kenya

Edward Ghālī al-Dhahabī (Dr.)

Chairman of the Human Rights Committee in the Egyptian People's Assembly

Edward Ghālib (Counselor)

Secretary of the Millī Council

Edward I. Koch
Edward Saʿīd (Dr.)

Palestinian-American academic;Professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University; author; critic

Edward Wakin (Dr.)

Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Fordham University, USA. He was a prolific writer, his allegedly most influencial book is "A Lonely Minority: The Modern Story of Egypt’s Copts" (William Morrow & Company, 1963). His statement that Copts make up to 16 % of Egypt's population, though, is controversial.

Edward William Lane (Orientalist)

(17 September 1801 – 10 August 1876) was a British Orientalist, translator and lexicographer.

Edwin Samuel
Efthymia Georgiou (Intern)
Egidio Sampieri (Bishop)
Ehud Barak [Ehud Brog] (Prime Minister)

Prime Minister of Israel (1999-2001)

Ehud Olmert (Prime Minister)

Prime Minister of Israel (2006-2009)

Eildert Mulder

Dutch journalist

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (Dr.)

Turkish science historian; Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference

El Seed [al-Sīd] (Artist)
Eldon Gorst (Sir)
Elias Chacour [Ilyās Shaqūr] (Bishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazereth and All Galilee)

Greek Catholic priest, later Archbishop

Elie Kedourie (Historian)

Elie Kedourie (1926 - 1992) was a British historian of the Middle East