Egypt

Readout of the President’s Call with President al-Sisi of Egypt

WASHINGTON, December 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President Obama spoke with Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi today to discuss the U.S.-Egyptian bilateral relationship and developments within the region. The President affirmed …

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British Embassy in Cairo resumed public services today, 16 December 2014

The British Embassy in Cairo resumed public services today, after the embassy and the Egyptian government agreed on a number of measures to improve the physical security of the embassy building

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MEPs to observe Presidential elections in Egypt

STASBOURG, France, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A delegation of six MEPs will observe the Presidential elections in Egypt on 26 and 27 May. Headed by Robert GOEBBELS (S&D, LU) and composed exclusively of outgoing MEPs not seeking re-election, the delegation also consists of Filip KACZMAREK (EPP, PL), Jan BŘEZINA (EPP, CZ), Juan […]

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Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the detention of journalists in Egypt

Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the detention of journalists in Egypt BERLIN, Germany, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Christoph Strässer, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement today (19 May 2014) on the detention of journalists in Egypt: I am deeply concerned about the health […]

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Egypt in breach of international obligations

OSLO, Norway, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘The death sentences in Egypt in recent months are a clear breach of human rights and of Egypt’s international obligations. Norway condemns these sentences, and we have raised the matter directly with the Egyptian authorities,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende. The Egyptian Ambassador was called in […]

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Support to Egypt begins on fulfilling roadmap to democracy

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IPU has kick-started its priority support to Egypt in its efforts to establish democracy by providing advice and expertise on the drafting on a new electoral law. The law would have to be in place before parliamentary elections can take place, the last step in a […]

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Mass imposition of death penalty in Egypt outrageous: Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday strongly condemned the shocking imposition of the death penalty on 683 individuals in Egypt yesterday after mass trials that she said clearly breached international human rights law. “It is outrageous that for the second time in […]

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Egypt – Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for death sentences to be reversed

BERLIN, Germany, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued a statement today (28 April) on the death sentences handed down to 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: The hundreds of death sentences handed down today go against everything that we understand by the principles of the rule of law. […]

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395th PSC meeting on the situation in Egypt

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 395th meeting held on 13 September 2013, was briefed by the AU High-Level Panel for Egypt on the situation in Egypt and on its efforts. Council welcomed the 2nd visit to Egypt undertaken […]

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Statement by Baird and Yelich on the Two Canadians Detained in Egypt

OTTAWA, Canada, September 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement: “Canada remains concerned about the cases of Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson and continues to work at the highest levels to confirm the specific […]

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The African Union High-Level Panel for Egypt undertakes a week-long Mission to Egypt

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) High-Level Panel for Egypt will undertake a mission to Egypt from 28 August to 3 September 2013, in pursuance of the relevant pronouncements of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) on the situation in Egypt. This mission is part of […]

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Press statement of the 389th meeting of the PSC on the evolving situation in Egypt

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 389th meeting held on 14 August 2013, was briefed by the AU High-Level Panel for Egypt on the evolving situation in that country and on the efforts being deployed by the Panel within […]

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