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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-28 06:39:10
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met in Geneva on Tuesday with Filippo Grandi, the Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where he affirmed Egypt's moral commitment towards the millions of refugees living in the country. Shoukry arrived in Switzerland to deliver a speech in front of the UN's Human Rights Council and a UN sponsored Conference on Disarmament. Last week, the Disarmament Commission elected Egypt to be among five vice chairs for its 2018 substantive session. "The foreign minister expressed appreciation for the role of the UNHCR office in Cairo, highlighting the history of cooperation between Egypt and the organisation since 1954," said a statement by Egypt's foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid. Grandi expressed appreciation for the efforts and services provided by Egypt to refugees inside the country, especially for Syrian refugees and asylum seekers, describing Egypt as a "role model for many countries" in this regard. "The minister highlighted the importance of cooperation between Egypt and the UNHCR, especially with the rising numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in the country," the statement said. Shoukry stressed the necessity of increasing UNHCR allocations to aid Egypt's efforts in hosting refugees. Shoukry also addressed the presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in this critical juncture of the new session. "The Conference on Disarmament has been in a stalemate for over two decades and has regrettably been unable, throughout this long period, to adopt a programme of work, despite the sincere efforts exerted in this regard," Shoukry said in his speech. "Despite repeated calls by Egypt and the international community, throughout several decades and on numerous occasions and forums, to realise the total and irreversible elimination of nuclear weapons in compliance with one of the main pillars of the NPT, these calls have fallen on deaf ears so far," Shoukry added. The minister stressed that nuclear weapons continue to exist in overwhelming numbers, which poses a serious threat to international security. "In confronting all of these challenges, Egypt stresses the importance of complying with the text and spirit of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. We are gravely concerned that even though 48 years have elapsed since the NPT entered into force and the legal obligation contained in Article VI calling nuclear weapon States to pursue nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons continue to exist worldwide," the minister said. Shoukry highlighted that Egypt supports the commencement of negotiations on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other explosive devices (FMCT). "It is Egypt’s view that a future FMCT treaty necessitates the inclusion of stockpiles of weapon grade materials to ensure that it serves nuclear disarmament and not remain another instrument designed to sustain an unbalanced status quo and to limit concentration on non-proliferation issues," Shoukry concluded. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-27 06:44:16
Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail held a meeting with the Ministers of Housing, Justice, Antiquities, Parliamentarian Affairs, and Local Development on Monday, approving the legal permission of 53 churches and service buildings to carry out religious rituals according to the constitution’s provisions.The ministers stated that the cabinet will adopt the decision during a Wednesday meeting, saying that the government will give the churches a four-months-grace period to meet the building requirements of the Civil Protection Authority. The churches must also pay legalization fees, the statement added. The meeting reviewed the work of the specialized committee tasked with regulating the statues of unlicensed churches and service buildings nationwide in view of the requirements and rules stipulated by Law No. 80 of 2016 on the organization of buildings and restoration of churches. The Cabinet formed a committee including representatives from different Christian communities to consider the legalization of unlicensed churches in 2017, and review documents and requests for legalizing unlicensed churches, houses of worship and all the places of prayer, since before the adoption of the law on church buildings in 2016. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-26 07:57:36
A top Egyptian security delegation arrived in the Palestinian Gaza Strip Sunday to follow up on the implementation of a stumbling political reconciliation agreement between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah. According to media reports, the Egyptian delegation is headed by Major General Sameh Nabil from the Egyptian Intelligence, Egypt's general consul to Ramallah Khaled Samy as well as other officials. Earlier Saturday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the Egyptian delegation will follow up on the execution of the reconciliation agreement, which was signed in Cairo in October 2017, adding that talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo early this month were positive. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-26 07:52:59
Dressed in military uniform, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated on Sunday the East of the Suez Canal Counter-Terrorism command, a statement by presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.Several top state and army officials attended the event, including Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi, Army Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid and others. The inauguration comes during the ongoing comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018, which was launched on 9 February by the Egyptian Armed Forces to counter terrorism in North Sinai and other areas across the nation. "The inauguration of the Eastern Suez Canal counter-terrorism command comes within the framework of developing the Armed Forces' capabilities to carry out their sacred duty of protecting the homeland with maximum efficiency," the statement said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-25 06:21:32
Egypt is set to affirm its stance on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the necessity of declaring the Middle East a region free from weapons of mass destruction, specifically nuclear weapons, before two international conferences in Brussels and Geneva. In an official statement on Saturday, Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry is set to travel on Sunday to Brussels, where he will participate on Monday with the six-party Arab ministers committee on the Jerusalem issue with European Union counterparts at the EU headquarters. Shoukry will then head to Geneva to deliver a speech in front of the UN's Human Rights Council and a UN sponsored Conference of Disarmament. Abu Zeid said the Brussels meeting is a continuation of efforts by the Arab committee to communicate and consult with international parties to deal with the consequences of a controversial US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last December, and its effect on the future of the peace process, as well as exploring ways to revive Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. The Arab move comes in accordance with recent efforts by the European Commission and a number of active European countries to support the Palestinian cause, including the Ad Hoc Liaison meeting held in Brussels last January to coordinate international assistance to Palestinians. "Minister Shoukry’s participation in this meeting asserts Egypt's commitment to continue carrying out regional and international efforts in support of the peace process, as well as an invested communication with the Palestinians and Israeli sides and active regional and international partners to resume negotiations based on international legitimacy accords," the statement read. Shoukry will head to Geneva on 26 February to head Egypt's delegation in the United Nation's Human Rights Council’s (HRC) 37th session, where he will present efforts by Egypt in the field of human rights and its commitment to the country's 2014 constitution’s guarantees for human rights. Shoukry will give a speech discussing Egypt's comprehensive vision on human rights and its economic, social, and political aspects. The speech will also speak about the impact that ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have on human rights conditions, as well as its destructive effect and the close relationship between the growth of terrorism and the enjoyment of human rights. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-24 07:03:55
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told students at the country’s Police Academy on Friday morning that combating "evil forces" was not only limited to Sinai. President El-Sisi said that fighting off "evil forces" requires readiness to preemt attempts to undermine the nation’s security, adding that in the field of combating terrorism, the country has achieved good results. He also asked students during the early morning visit to the academy, accompanied by Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, to display ethical and noble military values. The President also saluted families of the academy's students for allowing their sons to act as a shield to protect the country. The president's visit with police cadets comes few days after he visited the military academy with Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi, where he met the academy's students and discussed the future army officers’ training. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-22 06:50:05
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday that six members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested at a ranch in Beheira governorate owned by detained politician and former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Futouh. The ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the suspects, who were wanted in several terrorism-related cases, were found in possession of two rifles. Security forces are still searching for two other Brotherhood members who gave refuge to the six fugitives at the ranch on Abul-Fotouh’s orders, according to the statement. Abul-Fotouh, who is also the head of the Strong Egypt Party, was arrested last week for plotting with members of the Brotherhood to destabilise the country ahead of the upcoming presidential elections. On Tuesday, a Cairo criminal court placed Abul-Fotouh on the terrorism list for his connection to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was designated a terrorist group in 2013. Abul-Fotouh was arrested at his home in New Cairo hours after he returned from a visit to London, where he gave an interview to the Qatari-based Al-Jazeera channel criticising government policies. The interior ministry says Abul-Fotouh held secret meetings with leaders of the international Muslim Brotherhood organisation in London earlier this month to carry out a plot to spark unrest and instability in the country. Shortly after his arrest, the High State Security Prosecution ordered Abul-Fotouh’s detention for 15 days pending investigations into charges including "publishing and broadcasting false news that harms national interests" and leading an illegal group that aims to topple the regime and disrupt public order. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-21 06:42:41
Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah border crossing with Palestine’s Gaza Strip in both directions for four days starting Wednesday for humanitarian purposes and to allow stranded Palestinians to return to the Strip, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported. The Rafah border crossing is the main gateway to the outside world for 1.8 million Palestinians living in Israeli-besieged Gaza, and is the only crossing point not controlled by Israel. This will be the second time Egypt has opened the crossing in two weeks. The crossing was opened on 7 February for three days after an almost two-month closure. Egypt has mostly kept the border closed over the past few years due to security concerns following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. The Egyptian government opens the crossing periodically for humanitarian purposes. Gaza, a small, impoverished coastal enclave, has been under Israeli blockade since 2006. Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah agreed to hand over control of the Rafah crossing on the Palestinian side to a unity government as part of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal in October 2017. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-20 07:21:05
Four “takfiris” were killed by the Egyptian Armed Forces in northern and central Sinai, the army said in a statement on Monday, as comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 enters its second week. The term “takfiri” refers to Sunni Muslims who accuse other Muslims of being infidels, often as a justification for using violence against them. Military spokesman Tamer El-Rifai said that one non-commissioned officer and two soldiers were killed, while another two other officers were injured. Forces also arrested 417 wanted criminal elements and destroyed 27 vehicles, four hideouts and 224 weapons caches. Army engineers also uncovered and diffused 101 IEDs, which were planted to target security forces during operations, the army said. Law enforcement forces also released a number of suspects after ascertaining their non-involvement in any open investigation cases or violence. El-Rifai’s statement is the 10th military communiqué on the sweeping counter-terrorism operation since it began on 9 February. Since the beginning of the operation, a total of 65 takfiris have been killed and hundreds of criminal suspects have been arrested, according to military statements. Land, sea and air forces have carried out security patrols to combat attempts to smuggle arms or infiltrate Egypt's southern and western borders, El-Rifai added. Forces involved in the operation have also located a number of farms used to grow illegal narcotics and seized large amounts of drugs and communication facilities, he said. Operation Sinai 2018 was launched on Friday, 9 February involving land, naval and air forces, as well as the police and border guards. The operation targets "terrorist and criminal elements and organizations" in northern and central Sinai, as well as parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-02-19 07:25:27
Official spokesperson of the Armed Forces Tamer al-Refeai stated on Saturday that Egypt’s Air Force destroyed 8 terrorist targets and 158 weapon depots on the ninth day of the ongoing military operation “Sinai 2018” to eliminate terrorism in the troubled Sinai peninsula. Meanwhile, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, Acting Chief of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) during which they discussed the developments of the comprehensive military operation. Sisi praised the Armed Forces and police’s efforts to protect the nation, asking them to accomplish the operation’s goals and secure civilians in the operation areas. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called through a voice recording on Saturday on armed groups operating in the Sinai to take up arms against the state. Security experts said that Zawahiri’s call will not be effective as terrorist groups have become increasingly decimated in the area. In response to the increasing terrorist threat in North Sinai, the ‘Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018’ was launched last Friday by different branches of the army, including the Second and Third Field Armies located in Sinai. Since 2014, North Sinai has witnessed a growing number of terrorist attacks carried out by IS and its affiliated group the Sinai Province, including various attacks against the army and the police. North Sinai-based state security has carried out large-scale security sweeps and military operations in response. More»