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Middle East and North Africa Union

The Middle East and North Africa Union is comprised of 20 countries. The region is bordered by Morocco to the west, Iran to the east, Turkey to the north and Sudan to the south. The population of the region is about 500 million people.  

The region is home to 48 cities that each have a population of more than 1 million people. Languages in this region include Arabic, Turkish, Berber, Farsi, French and English.

The denomination operates Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon, which was established in 1939. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country.

Pathfinders plant 1,400 trees to combat climate change in Dubai

Pathfinders plant 1,400 trees to combat climate change in Dubai

To help combat climate change, Pathfinders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took part in planting 1,400 trees in Dubai on November 10 as a part of the “Plant A Legacy initiative” spearheaded by a...

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John Bradshaw preached the First Angel’s Message in Lebanon

John Bradshaw preached the First Angel’s Message in Lebanon

It is rare to see public evangelism in the Middle East, but It Is Written (IIW) conducted public evangelism meetings from March 15 to 30, 2019. For five evenings a week, two identical services were...

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Study revels Yemenis are surviving war-torn districts through agriculture and livelihood aid

Study revels Yemenis are surviving war-torn districts through agriculture and livelihood aid

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) had for seven months conducted a pre- and post- study on the long-term effects of relief aid provided to 200,000 people in Yemen, many of whom were...

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Turkish Adventist church regains ownership of historic property in Istanbul

Turkish Adventist church regains ownership of historic property in Istanbul

Visitors often remember the Taksim Seventh-day Adventist Church in Istanbul, Turkey as a place with panoramic views over the Bosphorus Strait and magnificent metropolitan area. For Adventists in...

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‘Miracle’ community center opens in Egypt

‘Miracle’ community center opens in Egypt

The plan seemed perfect: Transform an aging Seventh-day Adventist church in the heart of Egypt’s capital into a vibrant community center catering to local needs.  But construction companies dismissed...

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Egypt’s Prime Minister welcomes Adventist delegation

Egypt’s Prime Minister welcomes Adventist delegation

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, thanked Egypt’s prime minister for the religious freedom granted to Adventists and offered a prayer that left a senior government...

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