Christians in the Middle East Focus of Vatican Gathering

 “We cannot resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians," Pope tells cardinals.”

Ayad Jamal Al-Din: The Combination of Koran & the Sword More Dangerous than Nuclear Technology

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Egypt’s NGO Laws Continue to Threaten Civil Society

In a paid advertisement published in Al-Ahram newspaper in September 2014, the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity extended the deadline for NGOs to register with the government. This announcement extended the existing deadline by 45 days to mid-November; a July 2014 announcement had indicated that all NGOs must be registered with the government by September otherwise they will be subject to prosecution.

 

Humiliation Replaces Fear for the Women Kidnapped by IS 


Widow with child sold for marriage after raiding Isis militants shot her husband and took them into captivity

 

Human Rights Watch believes hundreds of women, many of them Yazidi, are being sold into forced marriages by IS: video

 

ISIS Fighters ‘Crucify’ 17-Year-Old Boy in Syria

Isis fighters have reportedly executed a 17-year-old boy and left his body on display on a cross in Syria.

 

Pictures being shared online show a banner attached to the teenager's chest saying the boy has been crucified for taking photos of Isis military bases, as well as receiving "500 Turkish lira" for any footage taken.

 

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Fifth Annual Conference

Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference

The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.

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Marina Shalaby, a researcher at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, is declared the winner of the Coptic Solidarity Writing Contest for 2014.(Click Here)

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