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One million for another push against Mubarak as army just looks on
Following the military’s statement that it would not use force, ElBaradei tells the president to leave “by Friday”. Many fear a domino effect; others hope for it. In Jordan, the prime minister meets Islamists. Iran hopes for an Islamic Middle East against Israel.
20/04/2009 MIDDLE EAST
Despite some difficulties Orthodox Easter joyfully celebrated across the Middle East
Syria’s grand mufti sends his best wishes to the Christian community. Egypt’s President Mubarak and the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center do likewise. A Jordanian paper publishes a number of articles by Christian clergymen on the Resurrection. Jerusalem receives about 100,000 pilgrims. Via Crucis also held in Bethlehem.
03/02/2005 MIDDLE EAST USA
Peace, not "conflict management", the goal for Middle East
Comment of father David-Maria A. Jaeger, expert observer of the situation in the Holy Land on president Bush State of the Union Address.
17/01/2011 EGYPT - MIDDLE EAST
A man sets himself on fire in Cairo. From Tunisia protest spreads to the Middle East
Protests in Jordan. Applause for Tunisian cause from thousands of activists and bloggers. Economic crisis, unemployment, rising prices, human rights violations are the ingredients that could trigger riots across the region.
'Agreement and harmony' among Eastern Christians, say Orthodox Copts
Interview with Pope Shenouda III: the dialogue with Catholics, which is stalled over the Petrine primacy, must be renewed. Christians' flight from the Middle East is worrisome. Church property belongs to the faithful and cannot be sold.
20/01/2009 MIDDLE EAST
Conflict in Gaza has highlighted divisions in Arab world
The prime minister of Qatar speaks of "reconciliation" among Arab countries, but many observers are emphasizing how Hamas now finds itself at a crossroads: whether to return within the Arab "family," or continue being "a weapon in the hands of Tehran."
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