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Sana Saeed
“There’s no mention here of connecting this to religion…and that in the religion at large, women are seen as property – second class at best, often...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Firas Choufi
The fierce battles between the Syrian army and armed extremist groups in the town of Zara, surrounding the Krak des Chevaliers, are echoing...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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Radwan Mortada
Christians in the Levant are facing dire options: convert to Islam, pay a tribute to the Muslim rulers, or leave the land. These options stem from a...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Racha Abi Haidar
“They all die as martyrs. Blessed are we if we die as martyrs for Christ.” Thus spoke Lebanese nun Mariam al-Haber, in the last conversation she had...
Thursday, January 9, 2014
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Suhaib Anjarini
In an interview with Al-Akhbar, the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church of Antioch, Gregory III Laham, stressed that takfiris – radical...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Jean Aziz
It seems that the sound of the presidential battle is now louder than any other sound in Beirut. All attitudes and actions, whether overt or covert,...
Saturday, December 7, 2013
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Updated 10:15 pm: A twin suicide bombing killed at least 78 people at a church service in northwest Pakistan on Sunday in what is believed to be the...
Sunday, September 22, 2013
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A Saudi court jailed a Lebanese man for six years and sentenced him to 300 lashes after convicting him of encouraging a Saudi woman to convert to...
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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There is "no tangible proof" that two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria have been released, an association of Middle Eastern Christians said...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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