Jayson Casper

Five-year freeze in Vatican-Azhar relations could soon be over

by Jayson Casper - 27th January 2016

ROME summer school quietly graduates first ever Azhar lecturer with a Vatican-certified diploma in Christianity.

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Christian partnership with UAE royals guarantees safer childbirth

by Jayson Casper - 16th December 2015

Before the hospital, thirty per cent of women died in childbirth and sixty per cent of children died before they were six years old.’

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BRIEFING: The Russian airline disaster, and Islamic State in Egypt

by Jayson Casper - 25th November 2015

BACKGROUND to the ISIS franchise that some think downed the Russian tourist 'plane in October, and that has London offering to send troops.

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