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UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 12:10 GMT

The WFP and its partners were going all out to reach as many as 138 million people this year — “the biggest scale-up in our history,” he said.

Egypt, world condemn Kabul attack targeting Afghan vice president

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 07:32 GMT

The VP survived the blast but dozens of civilians, mostly bystanders, were wounded, including at least 10 who were killed. The Taliban armed group denies its involvement in the attack.

Former UN official faces sexual assault accusations in countries including Egypt - NYT

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 11:50 GMT

The US authorities on Wednesday arrested a former United Nations official accused of rendering ladies in Egypt, Iraq and the US among other locations unconscious and sexually assaulting them, The New York Times reported, citing an indictment.

United States, United Nations comment on western Libya protests less than a week of ceasefire declaration

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 12:07 GMT

Demonstrators took to the streets in Trippoli and Misrata controlled by the GNA to protest corruption and the deterioration of utilities.

Italy welcomes Libyan immediate ceasefire initative

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 02:19 GMT

In a statement, the Italian Foreign Ministry expressed its hope that the recent developments regarding the resumption of oil production in Libya will witness concrete implementation on the ground.

Alternative to ceasefire, political solution is Libya's destruction: UN rep.

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 10:56 GMT

The UNSMIL head warns of a regional war.

Egypt’s FM Shoukry discuses Libya updates, political solution with UN Secretary General Guterres

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 07:38 GMT

Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry discussed with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Friday the situation in Libya,

UN urges concerned states to resolve differences on GERD amid reports on dam filling

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 - 12:55 GMT

Secretary General Antonio Guterres said agreement on GERD should be “mutually beneficial” for the peoples of the three countries, Reuters reported, quoting Dujarric.

Egypt asserts commitment to face extremism during UN virtual counter-terrorism week

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 - 07:41 GMT

The Egyptian permanent mission at the United Nations participated in the UN’s virtual counter-terrorism week, held from 6 to 10 July.

UN-Women Head praises Egypt's efforts preserving women’s needs while fighting COVID-19

Thu, 28 May 2020 - 11:24 GMT

Mlambo-Ngcuka has also expressed her happiness at the cooperation between the Egyptian government, the United Nations family, and UN Women Egypt in this framework.

Amnesty urges UN investigation into Iran protest killings

Thu, 21 May 2020 - 03:55 GMT

They turned violent before being put down by security forces amid a near-total internet blackout.

Turkey reveals real intentions behind scheme in Libya, to begin oil exploration

Sat, 16 May 2020 - 04:22 GMT

“Exploration will begin as soon as the process is completed,” he was quoted as saying.

Moves to boost initiative creating job opportunities for subsidies beneficiaries in Egypt

Sat, 16 May 2020 - 02:15 GMT

The initiative – dubbed Forsa (opportunity) and launched in 2019 – is aimed at funding small enterprises in the agricultural sector.

Mansour: Israel manipulating international focus on COVID-19 fight

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 - 09:05 GMT

He made the remarks in a message which he sent this month to the United Nations secretary general and the UN Security Council chief this month.

Egypt to test Japanese anti-viral drug Avigan in clinical trials

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 12:53 GMT

Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it will start phase II clinical trials of its anti-flu drug Avigan for COVID-19 patients in the United States, according to the NY Times.

Yemen confirms first coronavirus case - supreme national emergency committee

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 - 05:49 GMT

Yemen has reported its first coronavirus case in Hadhramaut Governorate, supreme national emergency committee tweeted early on Friday.

Japan to offer free anti-flu Avigan drug to 20 virus-hit nations

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 09:42 GMT

Japan plans to provide for free the anti-flu drug Avigan to 20 countries hoping to use it to treat coronavirus patients, Kyodo quoted Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as saying Tuesday.

ِAl-Mashat discusses with Egypt's development partners advancing mutual cooperation in face of COVID-19

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 - 07:57 GMT

The meeting was with more than 100 professionals representing heads of country offices, development professionals from bilateral partners as well as multilateral development organizations.

UNHRC ratifies Egypt's report on Human rights, praises its efforts

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 07:26 GMT

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ratified on Thursday Egypt's report on human rights, and praised its efforts and positive and quick response to the majority of the Council's recommendations.

Egypt replies to UNHRC on 372 human rights recommendations

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 06:29 GMT

Egypt replied to 372 recommendations by the United Nations Human Rights Council during its participation in Geneva-held 43rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) activities.