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Shocked at executions in Egypt, UN rights office raises concerns over due process guarantees

05 January 2018 – The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.


UN chief condemns attack on church near Cairo, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice

29 December 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the attack that took place earlier Friday outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt.


Conflict casts shadow on fight to end hunger in some regions – UN agriculture agency

21 December 2017 – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hindering efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a United Nations report published Thursday.


Middle East: Security Council fails to adopt resolution on Jerusalem

18 December 2017 – The United Nations Security Council on Monday failed to adopt the draft resolution that reflects regret among the body's members about “recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem,” with a negative vote by the United States.