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Withdrawal comes after Security Council called for investigation into Israeli killings of Palestinian protesters
Resolution was drafted by Sweden, Kuwait; approved unanimously
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 …
Arab League meeting denounces Iran’s violations
Islamic State claimed responsibility of the attack, perpetrators still at large
Manama meeting targeted sending political message to Qatar and international community
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 …
The Arab League secretary general said that condemnations should continue until the Paris Peace Conference
Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it was rushed to a vote before finalising the discussion on the draft resolution
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 …
It was a historic diplomatic success: the Iran nuclear deal. Tehran has stopped its nuclear program, sanctions have been lifted, and Iran has come out isolation. Still, disappointment is growing.
Ethiopia is to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years. The country may spread peace while on blue helmet missions abroad, but critics complain that political space at home is contracting.
Egypt will handle several important regional issues such as the Palestinian case and the crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen, in addition to African conflicts
The council affirmed that Security Council resolution number 497, issued in 1981, states that Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights is illegal
The Canadian PM has said his country is ready to “step up” during a visit to the UN in New York. The announcement comes amid a renewed push by Ottowa to engage in international affairs.
Thirty aid agencies believe UN Security Council members have undermined their own commitments on Syria. They say the past 12 months has seen a “horrendous escalation in violence” and civilian displacement.
Conditions for ceasefire agreement cannot be fulfilled in one week, says Al-Assad
The resolution is a message to all Syrian sides to stop the war, says John Kerry
Egypt was unanimously voted to lead the chairmanship of Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) in the UN Security Council in January 2016
Government efforts to acquire membership
Meanwhile, UN claims “important progress” in Libyan peace talks
‘Egypt’s military to stay out of conflict unless Bab El-Mandab straight threatens Suez Canal navigation’, say experts
Egypt reaffirms desire to be key regional security player at international conference as it seeks support of African countries in its bid
Islamist dominated GNC appoint rival PM as international community calls for calm
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 …
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov calls potential move “illegal”
Jordan has opened its borders in recent days (allowing) passage of jihadists… whereas before it was satisfied with just facilitating the movement of elements trained on its territory by US intelligence
President of the Syrian opposition requests weapons
The IAEA wants Iran to grant access to Parchin, which it visited twice in 2005 but wants to examine again
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 …