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‘Terminology’ of Gaza ceasefire proposal still needs work: Kerry

  /  July 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Netanyahu agrees to 12-hour “pause” in Gaza, Kerry hopeful for extension

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US, UN to announce humanitarian ceasefire initiative: Hamas official

  /  July 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

John Kerry and Ban Ki Moon meet in Cairo in efforts to stop the violence in Gaza

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Egypt condemns Israeli targeting of UNRWA shelter in Gaza

  /  July 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Israel insists people were warned, asked to evacuate before launching strike

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No change to Egyptian ceasefire proposal: Egypt FM

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Gaza is an open wound and Band-Aid won’t help, says Ban Ki Moon

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Ban Ki Moon, Kerry head to Cairo for Gaza ceasefire talks

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

UN chief calls on Israel to “exercise maximum restraint” on Gaza

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Gaza ceasefire talks underway in Doha, Egypt absent

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s foreign minister continues contacts with regional and international counterparts to reach solution to Gaza conflict

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UN Secretary General urges Al-Sisi’s help for Palestine ceasefire

  /  July 10, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Secretary General encourages Egypt to open Rafah Crossing

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North Africa approaching universal access to primary education: UN report

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

Primary education enrolment increased from 80% to 99% in North Africa over 22 years

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Crisis in Syria: Civil war, global threat

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Ban Ki-moon   The horrific war in Syria continues to worsen and bleed beyond its borders.  A cold calculation seems to be taking hold: that little can be done except to arm the parties read the rest…

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Brahimi departure, election double blow to Syria peace hopes

  /  May 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The international standoff was underlined Wednesday with Damascus reacting to Lakhdar Brahimi’s announcement that he will step down on May 31 by accusing him of bias and interference in domestic politics.

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IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Business, Energy  /  2 Comments

Warning that time was running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate change

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Fahmy, Ban Ki-moon discuss Egypt peacekeeping role

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt has weighed in on several peacekeeping efforts as well as being one of the parties involved in the debate on the Ethiopian Dam.

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Iran director screens film to save man on death row

  /  March 31, 2014  /  Politics  /  15 Comments

AFP – An Iranian film director is to hold a private screening of his latest movie on Saturday to raise funds to save the life of a 26-year-old on death row. Mostafa Kiaei, director of read the rest…

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35 nations sign up to tougher nuclear security standards

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Politics  /  53 Comments

Obama has made improving nuclear safety one of the figurehead foreign policies of his presidency and said in 2009 that nuclear terrorism was “the most immediate and extreme threat to global security”.

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A messenger of peace and solidarity goes to Sahel

  /  February 15, 2014  /  In Focus  /  14 Comments

For his four-country trip to the Sahel in November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon adopted as his motto an African saying: “One hand cannot tie a bundle.” His guests agreed.

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Tunisia’s leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Tunisia’s dominant Islamist party Ennahda said it expected elections to take place in October.

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Press Release: Ban Ki Moon addresses Egyptians on revolution anniversary

  /  January 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The Secretary-General encourages Egyptians to rediscover common ground

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UN, US, EU weigh in on Egyptian referendum

  /  January 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ban Ki-moon, others urge peace

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Egypt pushes for WMD-free Middle East

  /  October 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy addressed the issue in official letters he sent to diplomats across the world

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UN, US concerned over Friday violence

  /  October 5, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Secretary-General urges restraint ahead of 6 October protests

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Egypt’s transition period to end next spring

  /  September 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address

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Ban says Geneva deal must end “appalling” Syria suffering

  /  September 14, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Ban has the “fervent hope” that the deal reached in Geneva will prevent any further use of chemical arms and “help pave the path for a political solution to stop the appalling suffering inflicted on the Syrian people,” said a UN spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci.

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Badie detained for 15 days

  /  August 21, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics, Recipe of The Week, Socity Columns  /  1 Comment

UN calls for the government to act transparently in the judicial process

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Ban Ki-moon “deeply concerned” by “continuing stalemate” in Egypt

  /  August 10, 2013  /  Egypt  /  No Comments

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calls on Egyptians to “reconsider their current actions and language.”

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International community condemns Cairo and Alexandria violence

  /  July 28, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Foreign Affairs source defends government response, saying violence “regrettable” but police were “provoked”

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Group: At least 17 new cases of sexual assault reported on Monday

  /  July 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  28 Comments

Operation Anti Sexual Harassment holds presidency and government responsible for sexual attacks; UN’s Ban Ki Moon voices concern over sexual violence committed at protests

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UN agency warns that Africa is emerging market for illicit substances trafficking

  /  June 26, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime annual report

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Arab delegation calls for Security Council meeting on Israel

  /  May 17, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

The Egyptian delegate says the Arab bloc at the United Nations will take action if Israel continues to violate rights of Muslims and Christians

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Ban Ki-Moon denies UN-Arab League schism

  /  April 18, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The UN Secretary General says cooperation with the Arab League is vital and the special envoy would remain in his post.

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Ban Ki-Moon addresses Egypt, Syria and climate change

  /  February 12, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The UN secretary general highlighted the importance of giving meaningful aid to countries in transition

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