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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.

Breaking a curse in the Middle East

Breaking a curse in the Middle East

Sunny and Salma met during orientation for first-year students at a university in the Middle East.  Sunny, who is from Asia, is a Waldensian student — a young Seventh-day Adventist living, studying,...

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After 9 years of service, Middle East University president is back at home

After 9 years of service, Middle East University president is back at home

As the only institution of higher education in the Middle East and North Africa region, Middle East University (MEU) has stood as a bastion of Adventist education and a beacon of light since 1939. Its...

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How Adventists in U.A.E dispel misunderstanding through the Nativity Story

How Adventists in U.A.E dispel misunderstanding through the Nativity Story

One of the key challenges facing Adventists in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) is the misconception about the Adventist Church. Other Christian denominations in the region often don’t recognize the...

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In Dubai, health message becomes more critical than money

In Dubai, health message becomes more critical than money

Dubai is not only the biggest and most famous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but it’s also a symbol of wealth. In this affluent metropolitan city, more than 250 people flocked to tents for...

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‘Steps to Christ’ published in local languages for spiritual revival in the Middle East

‘Steps to Christ’ published in local languages for spiritual revival in the Middle East

Although Steps to Christ is one of Ellen White’s well-known books among Adventists around the world, it is a still a new book to some Adventists in the Middle East and North Africa Union (MENA)...

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Adventist leaders call for international cooperation to end abuse of refugees in Libya

Adventist leaders call for international cooperation to end abuse of refugees in Libya

Recent video evidence of an active slave market in the north African country of Libya has focused international attention on what has, until now, been a largely unpublicized human rights tragedy, says...

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