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Middle East and North Africa

Maps of Middle East and North Africa Division

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.

Second oldest Adventist Church in Egypt dedicated new church for mission

Second oldest Adventist Church in Egypt dedicated new church for mission

Members of the Adventist church in Tatalea—a four-hour drive south of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt— had prayed about their tumbledown old church building for a long time.  Tatalea church first...

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Lebanese university encouraged to reach Middle East through medicine

Lebanese university encouraged to reach Middle East through medicine

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, offered encouragement to Middle East University as it seeks to meet a pressing need for church-trained physicians in the mainly...

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Adventist leaders pray for peace in response to terrorist attacks in Egypt

Adventist leaders pray for peace in response to terrorist attacks in Egypt

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in the Middle East and Northern Africa territory of the Church are praying for peace and healing in response to the terrorist attacks that were carried out by suicide...

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Pioneer suspected of spying wins confidence making jam in North Africa

Pioneer suspected of spying wins confidence making jam in North Africa

When Rihab* arrived in a village in North Africa as a Global Mission Pioneer, she noticed the village was overflowing with mistrust and antagonism between clans. Wanting to connect with the women,...

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Young man falls in love with the Adventist Church through free literature in an empty church.

Young man falls in love with the Adventist Church through free literature in an empty church.

Ahmet was visiting his sick father, who lived in a massive Middle Eastern city where Seventh-day Adventists are not legally allowed to witness in public or distribute literature door-to-door. ...

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Syrian refugee kids warm a freezing refugee camp in the Middle East

Syrian refugee kids warm a freezing refugee camp in the Middle East

Twenty-seven Syrian refugee students from the Adventist Learning Center (ALC) in Beirut, Lebanon piled into a tiny rented bus for the one and a half hour to north Lebanon to deliver sacks of clothing...

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