Egyptian activists launch petition against 'hijacking' of COP27 to serve non-environmental purposes

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 - 03:54 GMT

A number of Egyptian activists and politicians have launched a petition to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to reject the "hijaking" of the climate change summit by some civil society organizations who used COP27 sessions to serve goals that has nothing to do with environmental issues.

Egyptian activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Ahmed Douma, Alimi on list of pardoned prisoners

Sat, 16 Jul 2022 - 09:12 GMT

Today, six inmates were released as per a presidential pardon on Saturday, announced lawmaker Mohamed Abdel Aziz, member of the Presidential Pardon Committee.

41 activists to be released from pre-trial detention per State Security Prosecution decree

Sun, 24 Apr 2022 - 03:33 GMT

A total of 41 activists will be released Sunday and Monday per a State Security Prosecution decree, getting to spend the approaching Eid al-Fitr with their families.

Permanent higher committee for human rights to be established in Egypt

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 - 06:30 GMT

The Egyptian government approved a draft resolution regarding the formation of a permanent higher committee for human rights during a meeting on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia says no room for mediation in Canada row, more measures possible

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 02:32 GMT

Saudi Arabia said on Wedneday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom's escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to "fix its big mistake".

Hariri: Lebanon supports Saudi stance in Riyadh, Ottawa diplomatic row

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 11:36 GMT

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Canada.

Saudi Arabia stops medical treatment programs in Canada as row escalates

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 10:05 GMT

Saudi Arabia said it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there.

All you need to know about Egypt’s ‘Foreign Funding’ case

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 - 01:00 GMT

A timeline spanning the beginning of the "Foreign Funding" case to date.

Venezuela freeing some jailed activists, may expel diplomats

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 - 09:59 GMT

Venezuela’s leftist government prepared to release some 80 jailed anti-government activists on Saturday, and threatened to expel envoys from Canada and Brazil after criticism over rights.