European Union Special Envoy for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis arrived yesterday in Egypt for a series of meetings with Egyptian government officials. Lambrinidis met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, during which meeting the minister emphasized Egypt’s interest in “maintaining human rights in political, economic and social aspects.”
“We cannot resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians," Pope tells cardinals.”
In a paid advertisement published in Al-Ahram newspaper in September 2014, the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity extended the deadline for NGOs to register with the government. This announcement extended the existing deadline by 45 days to mid-November; a July 2014 announcement had indicated that all NGOs must be registered with the government by September otherwise they will be subject to prosecution.
Widow with child sold for marriage after raiding Isis militants shot her husband and took them into captivity
Human Rights Watch believes hundreds of women, many of them Yazidi, are being sold into forced marriages by IS: video
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.