Egypt

Egypt urged to free prominent couple jailed arbitrarily since last June: UN rights office

The UN human rights office is urging Egypt to free a prominent married couple that has been arbitrarily detained for more than a year.

News In Brief 05 June 2018

  • Concern for “tens of thousands” of rights defenders under arrest in Egypt – OHCHR
  • Mediterranean boat tragedy update – UNHCR
  • Children “as young as one” involved in U.S. separation of migrant families - OHCHR
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Shocked at executions in Egypt, UN rights office raises concerns over due process guarantees

The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.

Syrian refugee offers sporting chance to others in exile

A refugee story with a happy ending, with news that a Syrian former champion wrestler has opened a sports centre in Egypt offering hope to others displaced from the war-torn country.

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Egypt: UN chief and Security Council condemn attack on Sinai mosque

Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack on al-Rawdah Mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai, Egypt, that left scores of people dead and wounded.

News in Brief 23 October 2017 (AM)

UN and AU underline commitment to Kenya ahead of elections

Political leaders in Kenya and their supporters are being urged to create conditions that will allow for peaceful elections later this week.

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UN Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Condemning “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack that took place Friday in Egypt's El Wahat desert, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such “reprehensible acts” to justice.

News in Brief 13 October 2017 (PM)

Yemen cholera cases top 820,000

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is now over 820,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

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‘No room for double standards’ in combatting terrorism, stresses Egyptian President at UN Assembly

Noting that comprehensively addressing terrorism is vital for the future of the regional and international order, the President of Egypt called today for an approach to do so that is based not only on eradication of terrorism but also of its root causes, as well as challenging its supporters and those that grant it safe havens.

Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the terrorist attack that took place on Monday on a police convoy near el-Arish in northern Sinai in Egypt.