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Egypt invited to UN Syria talks next month

The UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura invited Egypt, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany, France, and the United States for talks in Geneva next month Egypt will attend the talks, which is considered “an opportunity to discuss the way ahead on the political process,” UN spokesperson Alessandra Vellucci said. It is scheduled to take place …

Daily News Egypt

UN Woman: Egyptian stock exchange knocks bell for women

The Egyptian stock exchange knocks bell for women today, on the occasion of celebrating the International Women’s Day, UN Women Country Representative in Egypt Blerta Aliko said in a press conference on Tuesday. UN women organised a visit to Minya governorate on Wednesday to meet a number of rural women who were helped to have …

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Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues: UN

“The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar continues,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said on Tuesday after speaking to newly-arrived Rohingya in refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I do not think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” referring to the Bangladesh district that …

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UN warns Yemen at risk of famine in 2018

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that “breakthrough” by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen is needed to allow the offload of desperately needed food supplies, while warning that the country was at risk of famine in 2018. On Monday, a ship carrying four mobile cranes docked in the main rebel-held port of …

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