Estonians’ kidnap kingpin linked to Zahle Church Bombing

Rima S. Aboulmona The Daily Star 4/11/2011 BEIRUT: The alleged mastermind behind the abduction of seven Estonian tourists who were released in July was also linked to the March 27 church bombing in east Lebanon, security sources told the Daily Star Thursday. Wael Abbas, the suspect kingpin behind the kidnapping, was handed over by Syrian authorities to Lebanon’s General ...

Greek Church, Qatar Hold Talks on Developing Ecclesiastical Land

2/11/2011 Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Archbishop of Athens, Hieronymos II, discussed with Qatar the development of church land in Athens during a recent visit to the emirate, the synod of Greek Orthodox bishops said in a statement on its website. While the statement didn’t identify the site, Imerisia reported that the talks were about a plan ...

9th International Conference on Interreligious Dialogue in Qatar

24.10.2011 The 9th International Conference on Interreligious Dialogue opened on October 24, 2011, in Doha, Qatar. It has been organized by Qatar’s Foreign Ministry and the International Center for International Dialogue in Doha. This year the conference is held under the theme ‘Social Networks and Interreligious Dialogue: New Relations’. Among Local Orthodox Churches present at the ...

Greek Archbishop Seeks Qatari Property Investment, Ta Nea Says

By Marcus Bensasson 25/10/2011 The Archbishop of Athens is in Qatar seeking to attract investment from the Gulf emirate in church- held real estate in Greece, Ta Nea reported, without saying where it got the information. The Greek Orthodox Church is looking to boost revenue from its land holdings after rental income declined to 9.2 million euros ($12.8 ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I MEETS WITH THE EMIR OF THE STATE OF QATAR HAMAD BIN KHALIFA AL THANI

02/23/2011 On 23 February 2011, His Holiness Aram I met with the Emir. Also attending the meeting were: Vice-Prime Minister Abdullah Attieh of Qatar, the members of the delegation of the Catholicos – Bishop Shahe Panossian, MP. Hagop Pakradouni and Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian – and the Lebanese Ambassador to Qatar, Hassan Saad. The Catholicos ...