Egypt

Foreign Secretary statement on EgyptAir flight MS804

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: My thoughts are with the family and friends of all those missing following the disappearance of EgyptAir’s flight MS804. We are in close contact with Egyptian and French authorities and have offered the Egyptian authorities our support in their search and rescue efforts. We know that one British passport holder […]

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Ibrahim Halawa 1000 days in prison

 Ibrahim Halawa 1000 days in prison: “Release him immediately and unconditionally”, asks DROI Chair   European Parliament Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Elena Valenciano (S&D, ES) expresses her profound concern at Mr Halawa’s arrest, the conditions of his detention and the continued postponement of his trial and calls for his immediate and […]

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U.S. Delivers Armored MRAP Vehicles to Egyptian Military

Egyptian military vehicles Today, the first shipment of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles from the United States arrived in the port of Alexandria for delivery to the Egyptian military. The heavily armored MRAP vehicles are specifically designed to protect soldiers from blasts from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), landmines, and from other types of attacks. […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Egypt

The Secretary-General condemns the deadly terrorist attack against police officers in Cairo on 8 May. The Secretary-General conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt. The United Nations stands firmly with the people of Egypt in their fight against terrorism. New York, 9 May 2016 Distributed by APO […]

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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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