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Background:In this press conference, the Minister of the Business Sector, ʿĀṭif Muḥammad ʿAbīd, and Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Ḥāfiẓ, the Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, talk about their efforts to encourage the business sector to work together with the ministry to...
Background: Yūsuf Shāhīn, born on (25.1.1926–27.7.2008), was a prominent Coptic Christian film director and was active in the Egyptian film industry from the 1950s until his death on July 27, 2008. He is best known for controversial themes present in his movies and the legal issues he had regarding...
Background: Hans Koolstra and his family were kidnapped in Yemen in 1999. He tells the Dutch radio program ‘Tijdsein’ about the release of his family. The exact date of the interview is not known but it was shortly after the interview of Cornelis Hulsman with Dr. Truus Wierdsma. For more...
Background: Truus Wierdsma, a Dutch medical doctor who lives and works with other Christian medical staff in a government hospital in Ṣaʿada, northern Yemen, speaks about the kidnapping of the Koolstra family; father, mother and small children. Wierdsma knew the Koolstra family well since Hans...
Background: Hans Koolstra is telling Cornelis Hulsman about the release of his family, after being kidnapped by a tribe in Yemen. The exact date of the interview is not known but it was shortly after the interview of Cornelis Hulsman with Dr. Truus Wierdsma. For more information please refer to the...
Background: The Dutch Koolstra family has been released after being kidnapped in Yemen in 1999. Cornelis Hulsman interviews the family for the first time after their release by phone. The exact date of the telephone interview is not known but it was shortly after the interview with Truus Wierdsma....
Background:  This is part II of the two interviews with Yemeni ministers following a wave of kidnappings of foreigners in Yemen including the Dutch Koolstra family. For more information, please refer to the preceding tape Minister of InformationʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Aqwā on kidnappings of foreigners in...
Background: In the midst of political instability and uncertainty in Yemen in 1999, a wave of kidnappings of foreigners by various Islamist groups occurred across the country, including the Dutch Koolstra family. Cornelis Hulsman met with the Minister of Information, member of the General People’s...
Background: In light of growing rates and allegations of religious persecution, the United States decided to adopt religious freedom as one of the main pillars of its foreign policy in 1998. This piece of legislation, referred to as the Religious Freedom Act, stirred considerable controversy....
Background: Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl talked about the issue of the Hanging Church and criticizes the Ministry of Culture in its stance regarding the issue. The interview was held in Arabic. Side A: The Hanging Church issue was focused on two main aspects; the reconstruction of the church and the...

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