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El-Shorbagy, Amin are the first Egyptians to make it to the shortlist for the high-ranking position
The UN refused a request from Saudi Arabia to reveal sources of information on the killing and maiming of children in Yemen. The UN has held the Saudi-led coalition responsible for 60 percent of kids’ deaths in Yemen.
Fijian ambassador to the United Nations Peter Thomson has been elected president of the General Assembly, promising to make the environment his priority. He narrowly defeated Cypriot diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis.
Bahraini police have searched the home of Nabeel Rajab, taking the prominent Shiite activist into custody. The raid comes after Rajab received a royal pardon over “insulting” tweets.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned the deadly Tel Aviv attack but said the cancellation of Palestinians’ entry permits may amount to collective punishment. The assault left four people dead.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has accused Riyadh of exerting “undue pressure” to get the Saudi-led battle group in Yemen deleted from a UN child violator blacklist. He says Saudi funding for millions of children was at stake.
In Cairo, the National Day celebration is an annual event organised by the Embassy of Sweden to celebrate with Egyptians the vibrant relations between both countries.
The United Nations has said it will temporarily remove the coalition from a blacklist following the deaths of hundreds of minors in Yemen last year. Riyadh had warned its inclusion may be “counterproductive” for peace.
The arrest of Press Syndicate board members has sparked widespread concerns
The United Nations refugee agency says IS has placed residents in harm’s way to try to prevent attacks on their fighters.
Monitoring places that perform FGM surgeries is a persistent problem, says researcher
Attempts to adjust Egypt’s approach to climate change have gained new ground, but is it too late?
The UN has strongly urged Iraq’s political leaders and civil society to resolve the current political deadlock.
Both the UN Environment Programme and the UN Climate Change Convention are getting new leaders. UNEP will be led by a former environment minister of Norway and UNFCCC by Mexico’s current Ambassador to Germany.
Law regulating assembly should be brought in line with the Egyptian Constitution, says EU
According to the UN, the situation in Aleppo is ‘catastrophic.’ The aid lifeline that delivers supplies to millions of Syrians is at risk of being severed because of new government airstrikes.
Fifty-four African leaders are currently in Cairo for the sixth special session of AMCEN
The project marks a bid to increase awareness on gender equality and women’s empowerment principles by supporting six agribusiness firms in Upper Egypt.
The AMCEN special session is held between Saturday and Tuesday
‘Foreign claims motivated by own interests, not protection of human rights’ says Egyptian Foreign Ministry
Hossam Bahgat and Gamal Eid have clearly not committed any crime by international standards, says high commissioner
Gentiloni recongised collaboration with Egypt in investigations over death of Italian student
Syria’s foreign minister has criticized the UN envoy’s comments concerning presidential elections in 18 months. The Syrian government and mainstream opposition coalition confirmed they will be attending talks in Geneva.
Report concerns various freedoms, demands legislative improvements according to international standards
As Egypt gears up for its 2030 development strategy, women empowerment should be in centre of discussion, says UN Women country director
Syrian army restored some locations which were under control of Al-Nusra Front
A French court has fined energy giant Total for using cash from the UN’s “oil for food” program in Iraq between 1996 and 2003 to bribe Iraqi officials. The company was initially cleared of all charges in 2013.
Minister of International Cooperation invited president of ECOSOC to attend
Millions of Libyans in need of urgent medical supplies and food provisions, says UN official
Boutro-Ghali was a remarkable diplomatic and university professor who mentored generations at the ministry, says former FM assistant