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Algeria: Algeria Should Accept Key UPR Recommendations On Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association
[HRW] Algerian authorities have a track record of resorting to criminal prosecutions against bloggers, journalists and media figures for peaceful speech, using articles in the penal code criminalizing "offending the president," "insulting state officials" or "denigrating Islam." They have also prosecuted labor activists who organized or called for peaceful demonstrations on charges such as "unauthorized gathering," and they continue to ban demonstrations in Algiers.
09/22/2017 12:45 PM
Libya: FM Takes Part in High Level Meeting Concerning UN Strategy for Libya
[SNA] New York -On sidelines of the activities of 72 session of the UN general assembly, Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, accompanied by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdul-Ghani al-Naeem have participated in the high level meeting concerning the strategy of the UN on Libya, organized and chaired by the UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, yesterday, Wednesday, at the UN headquarter in New York.
09/22/2017 08:15 AM
Tunisia: Important Steps Taken, but Human Rights Violations Continues
[HRW] Tunisians now enjoy their human rights to a greater extent than they did under President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, whom they ousted in 2011. Since 2011, they have adopted a new constitution, held free and fair legislative and presidential elections, and adopted progressive laws. These steps notwithstanding, serious human rights violations, including torture, lack of accountability for past human rights violations, arbitrary house arrests and travel restrictions under the state of emergency continue.
09/21/2017 02:12 PM
Libya: UN Offers Up New Strategy to Advance Peace, Stability in Libya
[UN News] Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a United Nations strategy to help bring about peace and stability in Libya and end a protracted crisis that has caused immense suffering and contributed to instability beyond the country's borders.
09/21/2017 09:55 AM
Africa: Africa Must Be Allowed to Play Rightful Role in International Affairs, Moroccan Minister Tells UN
[UN News] With the world at a crossroads - battered by climate change, threatened by terrorism and extremism, and struggling with deepening inequality - it is not only time to bolster multilateral cooperation, but to make use of the vital capacities that can be provided by the dynamism of the African continent, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco told the United Nations General Assembly today.
09/21/2017 09:52 AM
Morocco: Morocco Plays 'Extremely Important' Role in Global Fight Against Terrorism - UN Senior Official
[MAP] New York -Morocco, under the clear-sighted leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, plays an extremely important role in the global fight against terrorism," Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) Office/UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), Jehangir Khan said on Wednesday.
09/21/2017 04:00 PM
Egypt: UN Rights Body Must End Shameful Silence On the Country
[HRW] Repression of rights defenders, journalists, and opposition in Egypt has reached levels not seen in decades - from legislation effectively banning NGOs, to enforced disappearances, long-term arbitrary detention, and extrajudicial killings.
09/21/2017 09:47 AM
Egypt: President Sisi Receives Italian PM
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly meetings on Wednesday.
09/21/2017 04:11 PM
Egypt: Sisi, Trump Discuss Important Regional, International Files
[Egypt Online] Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday had talks with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
09/21/2017 04:10 PM
Egypt: Sisi Exchanges Greetings With Leaders of Arab, Islamic World On New Hijri Year
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi exchanged cables of greetings with the leaders of the Arab and Islamic world on the occasion of the new Hijri year.
09/21/2017 04:10 PM
Western Sahara: A Saharawi Delegation Takes Part At UNGA 72nd Session
[SPS] New York -A Saharawi delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould-Salek, arrived in New York on the occasion of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
09/21/2017 11:02 AM
Egypt: Investment Forum in Egypt Next Year to Probe Opportunities for U.S. Firms
[Egypt Online] Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahr Nasr said that there is coordination with the American Chamber of Commerce to organize an investment forum in Egypt next year.
09/21/2017 04:11 PM
Egypt: Sisi Meets Guterres
[Egypt Online] Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi conferred on Wednesday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly.
09/21/2017 04:10 PM
Morocco: Moroccan Miloud Guiderk Wins Arts Council Norway Honorary Award
[MAP] Oslo -Morocco's Miloud Guiderk won the 2017 Arts Council Norway Honorary Award for his significant contribution to Norwegian art and culture.
09/21/2017 04:00 PM
Morocco: Morocco's Return to AU Mirrors HM the King's Insightful Vision (FM)
[MAP] New York -Morocco's return to the African Union (AU), its institutional family, is the crowning achievement of a strategic path backed by an insightful royal vision, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said Wednesday.
09/21/2017 04:00 PM
Egypt: Sisi Meets Cypriot President On Fringe of UNGA
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi had a meeting on Tuesday with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session to discuss bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of energy .
09/20/2017 04:58 PM
Egypt: Sisi Meets Serbian President On Sidelines of UNGA
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi conferred on Tuesday with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić to discuss economic and trade cooperation between their countries.
09/20/2017 04:58 PM
Egypt: Combating Terrorism - a Priority On the Agenda of the President's Visit to the United Nations
[Egypt Online] Combating terrorism at the regional and international level is the top priority on the agenda of the current visit of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to the United Nations. According to a report prepared by State Information Service, Egypt's interest in this issue has gained more importance at this session of the UN General Assembly than the previous three sessions.
09/20/2017 04:58 PM
Egypt: President Sisi to Meet U.S. Counterpart in New York
[Egypt Online] Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will meet on Wednesday his US counterpart Donald Trump here in New York.
09/20/2017 04:58 PM
Morocco: Sahrawi Delegation Attends Danish Social Democratic Party Annual Conference
[SPS] Copenhagen -A delegation led by the POLISARIO's representative in Denmark, Mohamed Lamam Mohamed Ali, gas attended the annual conference of the Danish Social Democratic Party, which was held recently at the official invitation of the party.
09/20/2017 02:41 PM
Egypt: 'No Room for Double Standards' in Combatting Terrorism, Stresses Egyptian President At UN Assembly
[UN News] 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.
09/20/2017 10:19 AM
Sudan: Sudan, Tunisia Discuss Health Cooperation
[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Issam El-Deen Mohamed Abdulla discussed with the visiting Tunisian delegation led by the head of the majority bloc in the Tunisian Parliament, Dr. Rieda Sharaf El-Deen in the presence of the Secretary-General of the National Council for Drugs and Toxicology Dr. Al-Zein Al-Fahal, aspects of health cooperation especially in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, training of health personnel in both countries and investment in medical tourism.
09/20/2017 09:14 AM
Sudan: Foreign Minister Affirms Importance of Coordination of International and Regional Efforts for Solving Libyan Crisis
[SNA] New York -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has underscored the importance of the coordination of the international and regional efforts for solving the Libyan crisis and encouraging the Libyan brothers to surpass the controversial issues through Sukhayrat agreement.
09/20/2017 09:14 AM
Morocco: African Women in Agriculture "AWA"- The Marrakech Declaration
[BIAD]  Marrakech September 13, 2017 Radisson Blu Hotel
09/19/2017 04:32 PM
Africa: Egypt Tops SA as Continent's Top Investment Spot - Report
[News24Wire] Egypt has knocked South Africa from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank's latest Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018, released on Monday.
09/19/2017 04:47 AM
Western Sahara: President of the Republic Expresses His Condolences to His Mexican Counterpart Following the Devastating Earthquake
[SPS] Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories) -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, expressed his condolences to his Mexican counterpart Mr. Enrique Beni Nieto on Tuesday following the tragedy caused by a devastating earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday lifting a huge casualties and massive destruction.
09/21/2017 03:50 PM
Western Sahara: The Dispersion of Gdeim Izik's Prisoners Into Moroccan Prisons Constitutes a New Flagrant Violation of International Humanitarian Law'
[SPS] Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories) -In a letter sent Wednesday to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the President of the Republic and Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, said that " the dispersion of Gdeim Izik's prisoners into Moroccan prisons is a new flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, "as well as trying to hide the true situation of prisoners and their status as political prisoners imprisoned for defending positions supported by the Charter and resolutions of United Nations.
09/21/2017 03:48 PM
Morocco: Morocco's GCTF Presidency Renewed Two Years
[MAP] New York -Morocco and the Netherlands were re-selected to assume the presidency of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) for another two-year mandate, on the occasion of the body's 8th ministerial meeting, held Wednesday in New York.
09/21/2017 10:51 AM
Morocco: FM Stresses Pressing Need for International Cooperation to Defeat Terrorism
[MAP] New York -Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita stressed, on Wednesday in New York, the pressing need for cooperation within governments and at the international level to defeat terrorism and violent extremism.
09/21/2017 08:49 AM
Morocco: Muharram 1st of New Hegira Year 1439 On Friday, Sept. 22
[MAP] Rabat -Muharram 1st of the new hegira year 1439 will correspond to Friday, Sept. 22, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has announced on Wednesday.
09/21/2017 08:47 AM