UN chief hopes Egypt’s presidential run-off poll proceeds peacefully

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his strong hope that the final round of Egypt’s presidential elections will proceed this weekend in a peaceful and inclusive atmosphere.

Ban commends organization of Egyptian presidential polls, public's participation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Egyptian authorities for their organization of the country's presidential elections and the people of Egypt for their participation.

“Exotic” strain of foot and mouth disease kills animals in Egypt


An outbreak of a new strain of foot and mouth disease in Egypt is threatening food security in North Africa and the Middle East.

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In Cairo, UN Assembly chief holds talks on Egypt's democratic transition

The President of the General Assembly and Egypt's Foreign Minister held talks today in Cairo on the state of the country's democratic transition in the wake of the Arab Spring reform movement.

Ban voices sadness after deadly clashes at Egyptian soccer stadium

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed sadness at last night’s violent clashes at a soccer match in Egypt which led to the deaths of at least 74 people and injuries to hundreds of others.

Egypt: UN rights office voices alarm at raids on offices of NGOs

The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm today at reports that the Egyptian military has carried out raids against the offices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in what would be the first documented incidents of their kind in the country's recent history.

UNICEF urges protection of children amid violent clashes in Egypt

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged Egyptian authorities to protect children from violence due to demonstrations in the capital, Cairo, and called for investigations into incidents which caused injury or death as well as proper care for victims.

Egypt: UN official deplores attacks against female protesters

The head of the United Nation entity tasked with promoting gender equality today voiced concern over reports of attacks against female protesters in Egypt who turned up to exercise their freedom of assembly and expression.

Egypt: UNESCO chief voices concern over fire damage at historic research centre

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage has voiced concern over fresh violence in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, that left 10 people dead at the weekend and resulted in a fire at a historic research centre that destroyed about 70 per cent of a valuable collection of manuscripts.

Egypt: UN human rights chief condemns brutality against protesters

The United Nations human rights chief today strongly condemned what she described as the “brutal suppression” of demonstrations by the military and security forces in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, saying the violence reportedly left at least 11 people dead and more than 500 others injured over the weekend.