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Iraq’s Vanishing Minority

The Christian community in Iraq is almost as old as Christianity itself. Followers of the religion have been at the …

A View from the Bridge

I have only covered war twice in my life: once in 2006, when I was young and reckless and wanted …

Blowing up the Al-Nusra Front

In the past two years, Western media coverage has focused on the growing popularity of Salafist jihadi groups like the …

Revolutionary Road

Haram Street, the Cairene boulevard famed for its late-night entertainment and tourist traps, was most recently used as the title …

The Hallmark of Democracy

Last February, Libya’s defense ministry detained four Christians—an American, an Egyptian, a South Korean and a South African—for allegedly distributing …

Christmas in Damascus

Fairy lights wink at passers-by along the winding alleyways of the Old City’s Christian quarter. Christmas 2010 in Damascus—the last …

A Bishop’s View from Aleppo

For Christians all over the world, December is usually a time for celebration. For Christians in Syria—and indeed for all …

Shaky Foundations

“You know how things work around here: they give with one hand and they take away with the other,” says …