Jeddah Police Holding 13 Foreign Christians In Custody

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ISTANBUL (Compass) -- At least 13 foreign Christians have been arrested since mid July in Jeddah, where Saudi Arabia's religious police are apparently trying to track down Saudi nationals thought to have contact with expatriate house churches in the city.

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Foreign Christians Still Locked up in Jeddah

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ISTANBUL, November 27 (Compass) -- More than a dozen foreign Christians remain jailed in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, where local authorities have for months ignored inquiries and notes of protest from consulates requesting diplomatic access to their imprisoned citizens.

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Saudi Arabia Is Again The World's Worst Persecutor of Christians

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Turkmenistan has moved to fifth place on the Open Doors World Watch List of worst persecutors of Christians, behind Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Laos and China, causing "great concern" to persecution watchers around the world.

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Saudi Arabia Is Again The World's Worst Persecutor of Christians

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Turkmenistan has moved to fifth place on the Open Doors World Watch List of worst persecutors of Christians, behind Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Laos and China, causing "great concern" to persecution watchers around the world.

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Iraq's Long-Suffering Christian Community

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For many Western Christians, the mention of "Iraq" gives rise to mental images of Saddam Hussein and the Gulf War. Few realize that there are Christians in Iraq and that those Christians have arguably suffered more from the U.N. sanctions imposed after the 1991 war than from government oppression.

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Egypt Acquits All Muslim Murder Suspects

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Instead of convicting the Muslim murder suspects accused of killing 21 Christians in last year's El-Kosheh massacre, a judge in southern Egypt has accused the local Coptic clergy of responsibility for the three-day rampage.

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Middle East Crisis Headlines - 1/18/2001

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Opposition leader Ariel Sharon has set out his peace plan, in which Israel would not cede any more land to the Palestinians. Sharon confirmed the details of the plan which were published today in the Hebrew daily "Ha’aretz."

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Group Seeks Peace In Time Of War

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Nazareth, Israel (November 24, 2000) - Even amidst the turmoil in Israel, construction has started on the grounds of what will be the largest monument to peace on earth. The STAR OF PEACE, an international peace project located in Nazareth, Israel is designed to commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. To celebrate this occasion a universal monument to peace is being created. People from around the world will have the opportunity to have their name and message engraved in the memorial for the next millennium.

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Moment of Truth for Arafat in Quest for Jerusalem

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On the sidelines of today's opening of the United Nation's historic "Millennium summit" - billed as the largest-ever gathering of world leaders - US President Bill Clinton will confer separately with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a last-ditch bid to broker a compromise in their high-stakes fight over Jerusalem.

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Egyptian Security Police Threaten, Torture Local Christian

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Officials from Egypt's powerful State Security Intelligence (SSI) agency detained a Coptic Orthodox Christian for the fourth time in early June, interrogating him under torture on accusations of preaching Christianity to Muslims.

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