Christian Syrian famlies seek asylum in Lebanon

By Gilane Fatayri Al Arabiya 3/8/2012 As cities of Damascus and Aleppo entered into the confrontation where the Christians demographic weight is at its most, the number of Syrian Christian families displaced to Lebanon is increasing significantly. Refugees have been distributed along the extended length of the coastline between Antelias and Byblos area where residents are predominantly Christian. George fled ...

Egyptian Coptic teacher arrested for insulting Islam on Facebook: report

Al Arabiya 2/8/2012 An Egyptian teacher was detained after being accused of posting cartoons on Facebook allegedly insulting Islam, Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and Islamist President Mohammed Mursi, an Egyptian daily reported on Tuesday. A Coptic-Christian teacher from the southern Egyptian Governorate of Sohag, Bishoy Kamel, was arrested on Monday for sharing the cartoons on a Facebook page, the ...

Maronite patriarch’s interview on Syria stirs new criticism

The Daily Star 10/3/2012 BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai’s recent remarks on the ongoing developments in Syria and the challenges facing Christians in the region is drawing another round of criticism from March 14 figures. In an interview with Reuters earlier in the week, Rai said he fears that the so-called Arab Spring could turn violent and result ...

Christians participated in all revolution activities: Syrian opposition figure

George Sabra is a member of the general secretariat and spokesman for the National Syrian Council (NSC). (Al Arabiya)

By AL ARABIYA 3/2/2012 There is an impression that Syrian Christians are taking the side of the ruling regime in Syria, George Sabra, member of the general secretariat and spokesman for the National Syrian Council (NSC), said during a recent appearance on “Noqtat Nizam” (Point of Order), aired by Al Arabiya on Friday. But Sabra also ...