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Al-Sisi met with more than 50 UN representatives
The UN Security Council has discussed violence against gays committed by the “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq during an informal meeting Monday. The debate was the first of its kind to focus solely on gay rights
Iranian and British embassies are due to be reopened in London and Tehran. The move comes almost four years since protesters ransacked the British ambassadorial residence in Tehran and burned the Union flag.
According to data released by the Turkish Interior Ministry, 1,905,984 Syrians are registered in 82 cities. The number of Syrians living in 25 camps set up in 10 cities is 262,134. These statistics clearly show that nearly 1.7 million Syrians are trying to survive outside the camps on their own.
The United Nations has set new sustainable development goals post-2015 to 2030
Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hanna Tetteh has lent support to Egypt’s request for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council in 2016-2017. According to an Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement, Tetteh approached Egypt’s ambassador to Ghana, expressing the “leading role and experience of Egyptian diplomacy”. Tetteh considered this support a part of the strong relations and cooperation between …
Conflict, terrorism, economic turmoil, natural calamities, disease: we are living in an era of unprecedented crises and troubles, as United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned. Record numbers of people are fleeing war and persecution, and the international community is grappling with acute migration challenges in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, in the Andaman Sea, …
US Department of State’s special envoy to Libya visits Egypt for talks over the situation on Libyan territories
What Israel did is aggression and offence, says Rima Khalaf
In celebration and appreciation of the huge role yoga has provided their culture, the Indian Embassy in Cairo hosted several events to celebrate the occasion.
Israel rejected report, Hamas applauded condemnation of possible Israeli war crimes
UN brokered peace talks stall
With the government also barring its delegates from continuing talks, negotiations might be over
Peace talks to start on Thursday despite continued fighting
Protests ongoing in Turkey, Germany and UK add to international condemnations list
It remains unclear whether both sides will abide by truce after fierce air and artillery strikes earlier in day
A “doomsday scenario” is possible but not inevitable with long term thinking from the government and families
Airstrikes reportedly resulted in many civilian casualties, hitting a factory and a refugee camp while calls by Yemeni government for ground offensive continue
By James M. Dorsey Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organisations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Benjamin Netanyahu. The contours of the coming battles …
Meanwhile, UN claims “important progress” in Libyan peace talks
The rejected recommendations dealt a range of issues such as death penalty, torture, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, detention facilities, military courts and protest law.
Practices prove the contrary, the NGOs say
By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg In a world where there are so many worthwhile targets demanding our attention, we need to focus on those where we have the best chance of doing the most good. How about saving more than 14 million newborn by 2030? That’s a pretty eye-catching figure, but one which the author of a …
An EU foreign ministers meeting allowed High Representative Mogherini to outline proposals for EU mission to Libya after successful peace talks
No genuine political will to stop violations against human rights defenders in Egypt, says rights groups
By Semanur Karaman The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a rather unique and quite technical process of the UN Human Rights Council, where each member-state’s human rights record is reviewed every four years. It is an important mechanism, as all member states go through this examination without discrimination. Civil society is provided an opportunity to …
2015’s new demands add up to old unachieved ones
The Mali government had signed an agreement with political, military movements