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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.

Government of Sudan grants religious freedom to Adventist Church

Government of Sudan grants religious freedom to Adventist Church

Rick McEdward, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East and North Africa, made his first visit to the nation of Sudan.  These days, the government of Sudan provides official registration for many church groups who are...

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New Adventist church building inaugurated in Erbil, Iraq

New Adventist church building inaugurated in Erbil, Iraq

The Seventh-day Adventist community inaugurated its first church in Erbil, the capital city of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, on Sunday, February 25. During the first service in the new church building on the Sabbath before, the church members...

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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, and serving at a secular university in the...

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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 resilience and mission have uniquely positioned...

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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 Seventh-day Adventist Church as being Christian....

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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 free health evaluation and lifestyle advice...

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