Arab Idol Winner Mohammed Assaf Goes on US Tour to Aid Palestinian Refugees

Arab Idol Winner Mohammed Assaf Goes on US Tour to Aid Palestinian Refugees

By Reem Tolba

  Palestinian pop singer Mohammed Assaf, who also happens to be the winner of Arab Idol’s second season, is currently on a US tour, for all the best reasons. Why, you ask? Because Assaf has already raised more than $275,000 for Palestinian refugees during his first half of the tour.   The “Promise for Palestine” […]

UN Shows Concern Towards the Rise of HIV in Egypt

UN Shows Concern Towards the Rise of HIV in Egypt

By Reem Tolba

  The UN is expressing concern over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40% annually. They’ve added that the social stigma of HIV is hindering the national efforts and funding to fight the outbreak.   UNAIDS announced at the Nations AIDS Day conference in […]

Saudi Arabia to Reopen Some of Yemen’s Sea and Airports After International Outrage

Saudi Arabia to Reopen Some of Yemen’s Sea and Airports After International Outrage

By Reem Tolba

  Almost two weeks ago, Yemen’s Shiites rebels, known as Houthis, fired four ballistic missiles that were intercepted near Riyadh’s global airport. In response to that, the Saudi-led coalition closed down Yemen’s land, sea and airports a week ago. This blockade was deemed hysterical to Yemenis as it hindered the UN aid to the state. […]

Aboul Gheit to Attend UN Security Council’s Meeting

Aboul Gheit to Attend UN Security Council’s Meeting

Earlier today, Sunday 18th 2017, the Secretary – General of the Arab League,  Ahmed Aboul Gheit left Cairo for New York.     Abou El Gheit is to join the UN Security Council’s meeting this Tuesday (the 20th of June, 2017) where the council is scheduled to vote on the UN Secretary – General’s (Antonio […]

The First Woman on UNDP Social Impact Fund’s Advisory Board Is Egyptian

The First Woman on UNDP Social Impact Fund’s Advisory Board Is Egyptian

  Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr, has just been appointed as a member of the high-level Advisory Board of the United Nations Development Program’s Social Impact Fund.   Her Excellency’s appointment is not only huge because she’s the first woman in the board, but also because she’s the first Egyptian, as well as […]

‘Chemical Attack’ in Syria Kills at Least 58 People

‘Chemical Attack’ in Syria Kills at Least 58 People

More than 50 people were reportedly killed after planes carrying weaponry that was laced with unidentified chemicals raided Khan Sheikhun, according to Al Khaleej. This is one of the largest mass casualty incidents that has ever happened in the six-year conflict.   According to medical workers, the attack happened Tuesday morning on Khan Sheikhun in […]

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

  Each year, the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture rewards two laureates for their work and outstanding achievements. This year Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will award Egyptian-Lebanese visual artist, Bahia Shehab, for her use of Arabic calligraphy in street art.   Shehab is the first female to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah award. She won the award for her project ‘No, A […]

Omar Samra Appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Omar Samra Appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

  The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has appointed the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest, the well-renowned Omar Samra as Egypt’s goodwill ambassador.   “I firmly believe that together with UNDP, we have found the perfect partnership to help effectively tackle some of the biggest challenges relating to conserving our environment and empowering our youth today. I […]

UAE Will Shelter 15,000 More Syrian Refugees in the Next 5 Years

UAE Will Shelter 15,000 More Syrian Refugees in the Next 5 Years

  Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, the Minister of State for International Cooperation, announced that the UAE will be hosting 15,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years.   “We meet at a critical time. The number of refugees and displaced persons is the largest in modern history. This crisis is being driven by a series […]

Sisi to Meet with Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton While Attending the UN General Assembly

Sisi to Meet with Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton While Attending the UN General Assembly

  Beside visiting the UN general assembly in New York, Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has it on his schedule to meet with the US presidential candidates, Donald Trump of the Republican party and Hilary Clinton of the Democrats, to establish a good relationship with the future US president.   This is the third assembly Sisi […]