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Christmas in Lebanon not so merry as economic crisis bites

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Rafi Tabakian’s clothing store in a Beirut suburb is usually buzzing with customers during the ......

Macron calls for Christmas truce in French pension strikes

Sunday, 22 December 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron called on transport unions to suspend strikes over pension reform ......

Pope denounces ‘rigidity’ as he warns of Christian decline

Saturday, 21 December 2019

  Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is ......

Venezuela Christmas decorations light up anger over blackouts

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Venezuela’s government has sparked a holiday controversy by hanging Christmas lights in major ......

Spontaneous protest hounds former Lebanese PM from concert

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Outraged concert-goers shouting “revolution, revolution” hounded former Lebanese prime ......

People dressed as Santa in Glasgow take part in charity run

Monday, 09 December 2019

The streets of Glasgow’s city Centre were painted red on Sunday with thousands of runners ......

Christmas gifts delivered to the ISS

Sunday, 08 December 2019

SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing ......

Iraqi Christians cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with protests

Wednesday, 04 December 2019

The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church announced on Tuesday that the community would not ......

Hundreds gather for Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Bethlehem

Sunday, 01 December 2019

Hundreds of people packed Bethlehem’s main square on Saturday for the annual Christmas tree ......

Wooden relic of Jesus manger on pre-Christmas display in Jerusalem

Saturday, 30 November 2019

A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth went on ......

Fragment of Jesus manger arrives in Bethlehem

Saturday, 30 November 2019

A wooden fragment believed to be from the manger of Jesus arrived in his birthplace of Bethlehem on ......

Orthodox worshippers mark Christmas in Bethlehem

Sunday, 06 January 2019

Hundreds of Orthodox Christians began marking Christmas in Bethlehem Sunday, as protesters ......

Egypt beefs up security around churches ahead of Coptic Christmas

Sunday, 06 January 2019

Egyptian security forces reinforced their presence around churches in the capital and surrounding ......

January 7 set to be public holiday in Egypt marking Coptic Christmas

Saturday, 05 January 2019

Monday will be a public holiday in Egypt to mark Coptic Orthodox Christmas, state news agency MENA ......

Greeting Christians: The problem of ‘crisis fatwas’

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Turki Aldakhil is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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