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UN Security Council condemns Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem

UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, said during the meeting that “the United Nations has repeatedly declared that any unilateral decision that seeks to alter the character and status of Jerusalem, or that may alter these long-standing principles, could seriously undermine current peace efforts and may have repercussions across the …

Daily News Egypt

UN security council’s recent resolution: victory or defeat?

Many Palestinian, Arab, and global entities celebrated the voting of the UN security council on Resolution 2334 which significantly condemns all forms of Israeli settlement on Palestinian lands occupied in 1967, demands Israel to stop all settlement activities in these lands including East Jerusalem, and considers any Israeli settlement activity a flagrant violation of international …

Moatasem Ahmed Dalloul

Sanctions are what truly keep bankers awake at night

The pressing issues for banks today are many. Apart from known concerns like capital and figuring out how to comply with the requirements of Basel III, I see that the enforcement of sanctions and embargoes is the nightmare that is really keeping bankers awake at night. Let’s start with the obvious. Sanctions and embargoes are …

Hany Aboul Fotouh

Rape in Congo can be a death sentence to women

By Dr. César Chelala Rape as a weapon of war continues to take a heavy toll on women’s lives in today’s conflicts around the world. A high proportion of the women who are victims of rape end up infected with sexually transmitted diseases and infections, including HIV. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is …

Daily News Egypt

Russia opposes ‘unbalanced’ new UN draft on Syria

By Dmitry Zaks / AFP MOSCOW: Russia said Friday it opposed an “unbalanced” Washington-backed UN draft resolution on Syria because it failed to call for a simultaneous halt in violence by the government and rebels. The warning came amid tense consultations over a draft resolution aimed at showing the Damascus regime that world opinion had turned …

DNE

High-level meetings Monday on Syria and Mideast

By AP UNITED NATIONS: High-level meetings on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are expected to take place Monday on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on the challenges from the “Arab Spring.” British Foreign Secretary William Hague, whose country holds the council presidency this month, invited foreign ministers from the …

DNE

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