Fire of extremism devours decades-old Orthodox Christian library in Lebanon

Middle East Online Lebanon - 4/1/13 Unknown assailants torch Saeh Library in Tripoli, destroying two thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts housed there. TRIPOLI - A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon's majority Sunni city of Tripoli was torched late Friday, a day after a sectarian scuffle, a security source said. "Unknown ...

Clinton scolds Egypt over violence against Copts

By Jo Biddle - WASHINGTON Middle East Online 2/8/2012 US report warns against growing xenophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim sentiment, intolerance in Europe. The United States warned the world was sliding backwards on religious freedoms Monday, criticizing violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt and citing European laws banning Muslim veils. As the State Department unveiled its first full report on religious freedoms ...