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Tourism in Arab spring nations plunges
In Tunisia and Egypt, drop exceeds 30 per cent in 2011. Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Turkey are alternative destinations for Western and Arab tourists.
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.
19/11/2013 MIDDLE EAST - VATICAN
Eastern Patriarchs to meet pope to discuss the future of Christians in the Middle East
The meeting, which will run from today to Friday, is set to focus on the Eastern churches in the 50 years since Vatican II. Eastern patriarchs will talked to the Pope about the plight of Christians in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The prelates will also discuss the relationship with Orthodox Churches and the problem of the exodus of Christians from the region.
19/01/2010 VATICAN-MIDDLE EAST
Churches of the Middle East: witnesses of Jesus in a world with more shadows than lights
The working document of the Synod for the Middle East outlines the situation of Christians in the region and their future prospects. Life in Muslim countries as non-citizens, and while political Islam is growing. The need for ecumenical dialogue. The difficulties of Christians living in Arab countries and relations with the Jewish world.
14/09/2011 MIDDLE EAST - ITALY
The Christians of the Near East and Islamist ideology
At the 23rd European week on Euro-Mediterranean religious history, a series of interventions illustrate the great saga of the Churches of Antioch, from martyrdom to deportations, but also passionate evangelization and inter-religious and cultural dialogue. An overview by the editor of AsiaNews on the current situation of the Churches of the Near East in the throes of radical Islamism.
29/01/2016 20:00:00 MIDDLE EAST – CHINA
Arab nations courting China to boost tourism
The number of Chinese tourists is expected to double in Dubai, up to 543,000 by 2023. In Abu Dhabi, growth is set to reach 300 per cent. Chinese Muslims religious visitors are expected to choose especially Makkah and Madinah. Egypt too is betting on a Chinese surge. In North Africa, the authorities plan to encourage domestic tourism.
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