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UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. read the rest…

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IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Business, Energy  /  1 Comment

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

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Regime to blame for most Syria abuses: UN rights chief

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

  AFP – Syria must be held accountable for abuses against its people and those responsible should be hauled before the International Criminal Court, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Tuesday. “Criminal justice must be read the rest…

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Afghan presidential hopefuls raise fraud concerns

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Voiced concern that voting was tainted by fraud

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Time running out to meet global warming target: UN report

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Business, Energy  /  1 Comment

Temperature rises would sharply raise risks to food and water supplies and could trigger irreversible damage

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Fahmy speaks at International Conference for the Prevention of Genocide

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign minister encourages “maximum efforts to avoid sectarian conflict”

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Iran director screens film to save man on death row

  /  March 31, 2014  /  Politics  /  No 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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53 nations pledge support for Egypt’s ‘war against terrorism’

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

New UNHRC statement runs counter to western human rights concerns

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Netanyahu slams UN rights council’s censure of Israel

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The motions on the Palestinians were carried by 46 votes to one, with only the United States against, while the Golan resolution garnered 13 abstentions and a US “no” vote.

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Egypt abstains from calling Crimea referendum invalid

  /  March 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Contradiction sometimes exists between people’s will and legal frameworks governing them, says Egypt’s permanent representative to the UN

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Egypt is falling short of UN women’s rights standards: Al-Tallawi

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

National Council for Women chairman criticises western countries’ “double-standards” in addressing human rights during 58th UN Commission on Status of Women

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Gunmen attack, burn displaced camp in Darfur: UNAMID

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reported a series of attacks on villages in the region this month, but the Khor Abeche camp in South Darfur, assaulted on Saturday, was an unusual target.

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Coalition of Egyptian human rights groups releases report to UN

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The report released in preparation for Universal Periodic Review scheduled for October

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Human Rights Watch, UN call on Egyptian and Sudanese authorities to protect refugees

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

Human Rights Watch report documents widespread rape, torture, murder and extortion against Eritrean refugees

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Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The capture on Sunday of Yabrud by Syrian troops and fighters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah marked a significant setback for the rebels as it severs their important supply lines from across the Lebanese border.

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Foreign minister calls for Geneva peace talks to resume

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Nabil Fahmy says a political solution that leads to “change, freedom, and democracy” is the only way to end the “tragedy” of the Syrian conflict

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UN, NGOs urge effort to stop Syria war, aid refugees

  /  March 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Nearly three million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011, and aid groups say 5.5 million children have been affected.

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Foreign ministry summons 13 ambassadors over human rights statement

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

Assistant foreign minister says statement “full of fallacies”

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Ban calls for progress as UN commission on women opens

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Politics  /  4 Comments

The commission, which brings together officials from the UN’s 193 member states and several thousand representatives from non-government groups, meets until 21 March.

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Egyptian representative to UN addresses human rights concerns

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Walid Mahmoud Abdel Nasser says Egypt determined to build democratic institutions, protect human rights

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Equality and Justice in the Courtroom

  /  March 8, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Navi Pillay  It is natural for a man to respond to a nagging female partner with violence.  Women’s demands for equal pay with men for equal skills are not justified, because women are likely read the rest…

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Syria surrenders a third of chemical arsenal: Watchdog

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu told the Executive Council meeting that Syria had submitted a revised proposal to complete the removal of all chemicals from Syria before the end of April, after previously saying it could only complete the job by June.

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Human rights in Egypt under international spotlight

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Coalition of international NGOs calls on UN Human Rights Council to address Egypt’s human rights situation

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UN deputy envoy to Syria wants to quit post: Spokesman

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Brahimi took over from his predecessor, Kofi Annan, as UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria in September 2012.

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UN cites evidence of rebel abuses in South Sudan

  /  February 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The unrest in South Sudan has left thousands dead and displaced close to 900,000 people.

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More civilians evacuated from Syria’s Homs: governor

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The United Nations and Syria’s Red Crescent began operations to evacuate trapped civilians and deliver aid inside besieged parts of Homs on February 7.

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Egypt’s Episcopal Church calls for an end to violence in the CAR

  /  February 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Bishop Mouneer condemns the massacre of Muslims by Christian forces

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Suicide bomber may be responsible for Taba bus blast: Interior Ministry

  /  February 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Ministers visit injured in Sinai hospital, Seoul outraged by death of citizens

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A messenger of peace and solidarity goes to Sahel

  /  February 15, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 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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UN-OPCW urges Syria to speed up destruction of chemical arms

  /  February 12, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Syria, Kaag said, was continuing to display “constructive cooperation” despite missing several deadlines to ship chemical material out of the country.

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