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Voice of America – Middle East

  • Pope Francis is making a two-day visit to Egypt intended to strengthen inter-faith efforts in a region boiling with religious turmoil. Security was tight surrounding the visit Friday, but some locals say they are still nervous after Islamic State attacks on churches in recent weeks. VOA’s Heather Murdock has more from Cairo.
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    Published on 04-28-17
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  • Pope Francis landed in Egypt's capital on Friday for a historic two-day visit aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name.   Three weeks after Islamic militants staged deadly twin Palm Sunday church attacks in Egypt, Francis arrived in Cairo for a series of deeply symbolic encounters with top religious and political leaders and
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    Published on 04-28-17
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  • Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave a stark warning about the expanding threat of terrorism and conflict across the globe at the opening Wednesday of the
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    Published on 04-27-17
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  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley ratcheted up her rhetoric against Russia on Thursday, saying more pressure needs to be put on Moscow to stop the war in Syria. "Many of you said we need to put pressure on the Syrian regime; that's actually not the case. We need to put pressure on Russia," Haley told her counterparts
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    Published on 04-27-17
    2 days ago