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17m landmines were left in the Western Desert; 155 sqkm were cleared in 2014
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura symbolically ended a meeting on Syria after saying no aid convoys reached besieged cities. He said the time had come for Russia and the United States to both push for an Aleppo ceasefire.
The United Nations (UN) on Saturday denied statements attributed to its secretary general Ban Ki-moon, in which he allegedly called for an investigation into the killing of hundreds during the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in dispersal. “The United Nations in Egypt denies the issuance of any statements today or yesterday regarding Egyptian affairs by the UN secretary …
Appointing an expert on LGBT rights and abuses “conflicts with Egyptian morals”, Egyptian diplomat Amr Ramadan previously said
The new UN rapporteur on human rights in North Korea hopes the lessons he learned from other countries will improve the UN’s cooperation with the communist regime. But he told DW that he knows it won’t be easy.
Ministerial meeting to review progress in Israel-Palestine peace negotiations
Houthis call for protests to enforce formation of a political council to take power in Yemen
The Syrian government has confirmed its participation in the latest talks aimed at a political solution to the conflict. A UN official said he spoke with Damascus about the need for a UN-backed transition.
Rebels in Sanaa have dismissed a UN proposal to end fighting in their country. The plan, which had been accepted by the government, was no more than a “media stunt,” they said.
With ongoing conflicts in Libya, Yemen, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria, Arab Leaders discuss ways to stabilise the Arab region
It’s important to have a common stance and vision towards the Paris agreement, says minister
19 of the world’s 78 whale species currently live in the Mediterranean Sea, says researcher
Yemen’s internationally-backed government and Shiite Houthi rebels have resumed peace talks in Kuwait City. The ongoing conflict which began in March 2015 has claimed 9,000 lives to date.
We wanted to show the world that Egypt is not the violent, war-ridden place the media makes it out to be, says member of MUN delegation
Fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and ex-rebel leader Riek Macher. Former UN diplomat Peter Schumann said this may escalate into a full-scale war.
Khattab reportedly started a tour to UNESCO member states to secure their stances
UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List, ranging from 350-million-year old fossils to works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
The announcement goes against the Middle East Quartet’s call on Israel to cease settlement constructions
For the first time the report tackled the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Middle East Quartet, including the US, Russia, the European Union and the UN, has said a two-nation model is the only solution to the Palestinian conflict. However, no timelines have been fixed for negotiations.
Amr Ramadan, Chair of Delegation Egyptian said Egypt is adopting “Islamic perspective” on gay rights, describes homosexuality as “propagated by the West”
Contemporary environmental malpractices are religiously prohibited, say the scholars
As world leaders prepare for the COP22 in Marrakesh, Egypt highlights its vulnerability
The programme aims to feed 60,000 Egyptians in five governorates with the highest number of returnees
Mali’s stability is one of Egypt’s main foreign policy goals, says Amr Aboulatta
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.