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Egypt mourns the death of 23 nationals in Libya shelling

  /  July 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign ministry calls on Libyan authorities to identify the perpetrators as violence in the neighbouring country intensifies

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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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Gaza briefly calm before UN ‘humanitarian pause’ broken

  /  July 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Diplomatic efforts continue, Hamas remains silent on Egyptian ceasefire proposal

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77% of Gaza deaths are civilians: UN body

  /  July 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Over 190 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the Israeli military operation

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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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Minya death sentences ‘a staggering violation of international human rights’: UN

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Largest confirmed death sentence in Egypt’s history continues to draw international condemnation

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Egypt is ready to play political role in Iraq: Foreign Ministry

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

After taking over parts of Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced the establishment of a Caliphate or Islamic State

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Al-Jazeera sentences an ‘appalling attack on press freedom’: IFEX

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights network calls for immediate release of journalists

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51 arrested during Friday protests

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

A number of protesters allegedly caught with Molotovs, fireworks

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UN Correspondents Association holds emergency meeting in defence of jailed journalists

  /  June 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egyptian ambassador to UN defends Egyptian judiciary, role of media

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Second day of protests over Afghan election fraud claims

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Supporters in the western Afghan city burnt their voter registration cards in protest against alleged irregularities in the contest between the former foreign minister and rival Ashraf Ghani.

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Egypt condemns ongoing violence in Syria

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ambassador to UN calls for withdrawal of foreign fighters from Syrian conflict

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NGOs raise human rights concerns before UNHRC

  /  June 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Number of issues raised including judiciary,recent court decisions and freedom of expression during election time

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More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN

  /  June 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The UNHCR said there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced people at the end of 2013, a full six million higher than the previous year

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Fighting nears Baghdad as UN warns crisis ‘life-threatening’

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Iraqi officials have insisted they are making progress in repelling the fighters, who are led by the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, but have continued to lose ground.

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US condemns ‘horrifying’ Iraq massacre by ISIL militants

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Photos posted online were said to show Sunni militants summarily executing dozens of captured members of the security forces, while tweets attributed to ISIL claimed they had killed 1,700 Shi’a soldiers.

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Bomb kills 11 as Afghan election contestants claim fraud

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Eleven voters in the western province of Herat had their fingers – which were dipped in ink to register their ballot – cut off by insurgents.

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50,000 children facing death in war-torn South Sudan: UN

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

War in the young nation has already killed thousands and forced more than 1.5 million people from their homes, and aid agencies warn of the risk of famine should fighting continue.

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Obama rules out sending troops as cleric calls Iraqis to arms

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

Washington spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraqi security forces before withdrawing its troops in 2011.

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UN High Commissioner condemns activists’ sentencing

  /  June 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Verdict fails to meet international fair trial standards, says UN Human Rights Commissioner

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Suspected jihadists seize Iraq’s Nineveh province

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  15 Comments

Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.

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Climate change, diminishing of conventional energy, and economy growth

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Eng. Hisham Farouk Mostafa In 2001, the German government greeted delegates from all over the world to Bonn in the first conference discussing climate change and the diminishing of conventional energy sources. A series of read the rest…

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Letter by NGO urges UN to address human rights in Egypt

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  16 Comments

11 rights groups send concerns to the Human Rights Council

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10,000 people displaced in Ukraine since start of crisis: UN

  /  May 20, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

For the most part, the 10,000 people have been internally displaced – staying within Ukraine.

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Egypt to manage UN nuclear arms debate

  /  May 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Egypt’s UN representative in Geneva to push for Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East

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Italy pledges €1m to boost agriculture in Matruh

  /  May 7, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Minister of Planning cooperating with United Nations to reduce poverty, and improve health and education

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Boko Haram girls ‘sale’ could be crime against humanity: UN

  /  May 6, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Anger and frustration have escalated in Nigeria at the government’s failure to find the girls.

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Lebanon rapped for blocking Palestinians fleeing Syria

  /  May 6, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

AFP – Human Rights Watch and a UN refugee agency expressed concern on Tuesday that Lebanon was blocking Palestinians fleeing Syria from entering the country. UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, said it was read the rest…

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