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Ambassador ʿAlāʾ Yūsuf, Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, responded Wednesday to the allegations made by the Ministers of foreign Affairs of Iceland and Canada in their statements during the 37th high-level session of the Human Rights Council.
Ayman Aqil [Ayman ʿUqayl], President of MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights, said that the statement issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) denouncing the death sentences passed against some terrorists in Egypt is “politically-oriented”.
In the headquarters of the State Information Service, Cairo, the two-day International Conference ‘League of Arab States and Alliance of Civilizations: A Message to Media Professionals’ is organized by the League of Arab States (LAS) in cooperation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations...
Earlier, we have discussed the importance of improving the performance of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in Egypt, especially in light of the plans to reconstitute the NCHR over the coming period of time. In fact, it is necessary to improve the NCHR’s performance at the domestic and...
One is deeply shocked by the flow of reports and statements from the West, especially from human rights organizations concerning accusations of injustice in Egypt, stubbornly provoking the Egyptian people before Egyptian leadership by allegedly claiming that the largest mass revolution in the...
Background:   Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī (November 14,1922 – February 16,2016), the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) discusses the main issues for a reform of the UN. He says there is a need for preparations of a new system of the UN. Many issues have arisen which need to be dealt...
The U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said it had obtained religious rulings from top Muslim clerics that permit the Commission to collect zakāt (Islamic 'alms') and use it for relief work for refugees, upon certain conditions the Commission is to fulfill, the American CNN reported two days...
`Amrū Ramadān, Egyptian ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), denied what various Egyptian websites depicted on Egypt's alleged boycott the anti-gay violence mandate during the United Council session held last week.
Egypt won a seat on the United Nations human rights council on Friday for the period from 2017 to 2020, after it received 173 votes during the general assembly. In a congratulatory statement, the local non-governmental organization (NGO) of Maat for Peace and Development called on the Egyptian...
The article highlights the main findings of the 2008 UN human development report for Egypt, which is entitled, ’Social Contract in Egypt.’ The article comments that while education has improved there are still one in five Egyptians that live below the poverty line.
During sessions of the Islamic ideology meeting in al-Husayn area, Dr Mustafá al-Fiqī urged the Minister of Awqāf to give a speech about Islam at the same German university where Pope Benedict XVI attacked Islam.
The article deals with religious reform in the Arab world as a first step on the road to progress amidst formidable problems concerning national income, unemployment, poverty, illiteracy and lack of basic education for children.
The authors criticize the United Nation’s failure to properly reform its discredited Human Rights Commission, and call on the U.S. to divert funding to other human rights organizations if the U.N. continues to allow tyrants and dictators into the council.
The author writes about high-level talks between Egypt and Sudan following the deadly catastrophe in Cairo in which 27 were killed.
Egyptian authorities have detained hundreds of Sudanese refugees in several camps in preparation to deport those who have no UNHCR registry documents. About three million Sudanese are living in Egypt; most of them are crushed by abject poverty, including 50 million refugees and asylum seekers, with...
A critique of the Egyptian government’s handling of the Sudanese refugees protesting in Cairo.
In a recent television program "Editor-in-Chief" the talk was about equality of citizenship for all Egyptians and how to avoid discrimination between Muslims and Copts especially the issue of categorizing religion on identity cards which prevents people from gaining employment. The guests were...
Human rights organizations have long criticized what they report to be the deplorable conditions of Egyptian prisons. Nothing new or particularly surprising there. But when an autonomous semi-governmental body actually condemns living conditions in prisons as inhuman, then all hell breaks loose....
The article describes Christian and Muslim missionary activities in the Kosovar refugee camps in Bosnia.
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