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Rights council calls for banning Egyptian men from marrying Syrian refugees

Rights council calls for banning Egyptian men from marrying Syrian refugees | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The National Council for Women has petitioned state authorities to ban the marriage of Egyptian men to Syrian refugees.

In a statement released Friday, the council said it had sent letters to Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim and Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki to enforce the ban, and that the World Federation of Egyptian Women in Europe had sent a letter to President Mohamed Morsy with the same request. The council claimed the phenomenon of marrying Syrian refugee women was becoming widespread in 6 October City, 10 Ramadan City and New Cairo, as well as in the governorates of Alexandria, Daqahlia, Gharbia and Qena.

There have been over 12,000 such marriages in the past year alone, the council alleged.

The statement warned that these marriages were a form of human trafficking and constituted a violation of international human rights norms.

 

Al-Masry Al-Youm

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Une actrice syrienne, attaquée en Egypte, après avoir récité des poèmes pro-Assad

Une actrice syrienne, attaquée en Egypte, après avoir récité des poèmes pro-Assad | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Devant un auditoire qui n’en a pas cru ses oreilles, Raghda, une célèbre actrice syrienne, profitant d’une conférence dédiée à la poésie arabe au sein de l’Opéra du Caire, a cru remporter le concours de l’éloquence en lisant des poèmes en hommage à Bachar al-Assad, à la force très suggestive…

Bien mal lui en a pris, car le lyrisme de son ode au président porté au pinacle n’a pas eu la rime heureuse pour les islamistes, ces derniers n’ayant pas été couverts de fleurs, mais de reproches acerbes.

Loin d’adoucir les mœurs ou de plonger dans l’extase, la musicalité poétique de la comédienne de 55 ans, installée au Caire et fidèle parmi les fidèles du clan Assad, a mis les nerfs à vif des islamistes présents dans la salle, ulcérés par la diatribe du « marché aux esclaves », une dénonciation des unions de femmes syriennes avec des islamistes égyptiens.

 

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Pakistan urges Egypt to help end ‘bloodshed’ in Syria

Pakistan urges Egypt to help end ‘bloodshed’ in Syria | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday urged his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Mursi to help efforts to end the “bloodshed” in Syria and find a solution to the crisis.
Zardari made the remarks during talks with Mursi who arrived in Pakistan as part of a South Asian tour that will also take him to India as he works to promote trade and investment in Egypt’s troubled economy.
Mursi’s one-day trip to Pakistan is the first bilateral visit by an Egyptian leader since Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1960s, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said.


(AFP, via Al-Arabiya)

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Port Said makes second home for Syrian refugees

On the 21th of January, 620 Syrian refugees arrived in Port Said after a long boat trip of about 30 hours. Those new comers are part of the 300 000 Syrian refugees in Egypt that escape the shelling and the bad condition of life during the war. In Port Said and Port Fuad, the Syrians get help from a business men organization. They told Egypt Independent how they were welcomed in Egypt and how they organized their travel from Turkey.

This video is linked with the article "Into the fold" of Egypt Independent Print published on the 7th of February 2013. 

Directed by: Lindsey Parietti and Virginie Nguyen
Videography by: Mayada Wadnomiry
Translation by: Dina Zafer

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Egyptian delegation “supports” Assad government, says agency

Egyptian delegation “supports” Assad government, says agency | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

An Egyptian delegation arrived Monday in Damascus to “support President Bashar al-Assad in his war against extremism,” reported Syrian state-owned news agency SANA on Tuesday.

The delegation included Ahmed Hassan, secretary general of the Arab Democratic Nasserist Party, Ibrahim Badrawy, head of the Movement of the Egyptian Left, and media personality Ihab Hassan.

The agency quoted Hassan telling Syrian parliament speaker Mohamed Jihad al-Lahham that the Syrian conflict had nothing to with the Arab Spring. He added that Syria's people and army are committed to unity, even in the face of armed militias. (Egypt independent)

 

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Iran, Egypt and Turkey to convene on Islamic summit sidelines

Iran, Egypt and Turkey to convene on Islamic summit sidelines | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Iran, Egypt and Turkey will hold a tripartite meeting on the sidelines of the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Cairo on either Wednesday or Thursday, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.

Salehi said in press statements that the meeting will tackle an initiative by Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib to solve the Syrian conflict.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said communications are ongoing with Saudi Arabia to brief the kingdom on Khatib's initiative. He did not, however, say whether or not Saudi Arabia would attend the summit, which begins today. (Egypt independent)

 

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More than 100,000 Syrian refugees in Egypt

More than 100,000 Syrian refugees in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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During a speech at an aid donor conference in Kuwait on Wednesday, Kamel also said Cairo was examining the building of a field hospital on the Turkish-Syria border to treat refugees escaping the 22-month Syrian civil war.

"We call on the UN humanitarian agencies and international community to continue backing the Syrian people until the end of the political crisis," MENA quoted Kamel as saying.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in December that a community centre for Syrians living on the outskirts of Cairo had been officially launched in collaboration with a number of Egyptian non-governmental organisations.

The centre aims to become a gathering venue for Syrian refugees in Egypt to "exchange information and organise social activities and workshops."

It will also provide psychosocial support to children and adults.

"Many young children witnessed violent scenes before leaving Syria and girls heard stories about sexual violence as well," said Elizabeth Tan, deputy regional representative of UNHCR in Cairo.


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Selon Amr Mousa, l'Egypte devrait proposer l'asile à Assad

Selon Amr Mousa, l'Egypte devrait proposer l'asile à Assad | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
L'Egypte pourrait contribuer à la résolution de la crise syrienne en proposant l'asile au président Bachar el-Assad, a déclaré l'ex-secrétaire général de la Ligue arabe Amr Moussa.
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"Il me semble que le règlement de cette situation nécessite plusieurs mesures, dont des garanties de sécurité au président Assad ainsi qu'à sa famille afin qu'ils puissent quitter la Syrie (…). J'ai déjà proposé aux pays arabes d'accorder l'asile au président Assad ou d'envisager une telle possibilité. Et l'Egypte devrait être le premier à le faire si le pays souhaite apporter sa contribution à la résolution de ce problème", a estimé l'opposant égyptien dans une interview accordée au journal arabophone Ash Sharque al Aswat publié à Londres.

M.Moussa s'est également déclaré sceptique quant aux initiatives avancées par le dirigeant égyptien Mohamed Morsi en vue de mettre fin au conflit syrien. Selon lui, la mise en place du Quartette islamique proposée par le président Morsi a été entamée au moment inopportun, l'Arabie saoudite n'étant pas prête à ce format d'action.

En dépit de plusieurs réunions pour la plupart ignorées par Riyad, le Quartette islamique (Iran, Turquie, Arabie saoudite, Egypte) n'est pas parvenu à élaborer une approche unifiée au règlement syrien en raison de divergences entre les membres du groupe. (Ria Novosti)

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Rights council condemns marriage to Syrian refugees

Rights council condemns marriage to Syrian refugees | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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The Egyptian National Council for Women Rights (NCWR) condemned on Wednesday the phenomenon of Egyptian men marrying Syrian refugees.

Many Syrians have been recently displaced to Egypt due to the civil unrest in their home country, the number of registered Syrian refugees has reached 8, 858 according to the most recent updated data at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The council said in a statement that these marriages are "crimes committed against women under the guise of religion, as some of the Islamic preachers encourage young Egyptian men to marry Syrian refugees."

They justify these marriages as an altruistic gesture to save Syrian girls from their refugee status though in fact they are using their need for money, the dowry for these marriages usually does not exceed 500 Egyptian pounds.

A local newspaper published a story on Tuesday under the title "Hidden tragedies of Syrian marriages in Egypt" which reported that the phenomenon produced "brokers" for such marriages.

According to Syria's personal status law the minimum age of marriage for girls is 16, whereas the law does not regulate this matter under Egypt's new charter.

In counteract to these marriages, online campaigns were launched on social networking sites. Activists have created a Facebook page under the name 'Refugees not captives' and a hashtag on Twitter under the same name denounced this phenomenon as well.

The council demanded an investigation into the figures mentioned in the media with the involved people who 'broker' these marriages in order to take the necessary actions.

The council stressed that this behavior represents human trafficking, adding that "it conflicts with international conventions and human rights."

It said that this conduct contradicts religion as it is an exploitation of the poor living conditions of Syrian girls.

The council is preparing a memorandum to be submitted to the President and the Prime Minister after collecting and documenting all the relevant data and confirming its accuracy.

(Aswat Masriya)
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Refugees struggle in Egypt's 'Little 'Syria'

The United Nations estimate that around 100,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Egypt since the uprising in their country began in March 2011.

Tens of thousands of the refugees live and work in Giza, in an area now called "Little Syria". Many arrive with little money and are struggling to pay for food and rent.

Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Giza, near Cairo.

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Morsy wants al-Assad tried for war crimes

Morsy wants al-Assad tried for war crimes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy supports calls by people in Syria for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried for war crimes, he told CNN on Sunday in an exclusive interview.

Morsy has also invited the heads of the two major Palestinian factions to meet in Cairo in hopes of building unity -- a task he acknowledged won't be easy.

Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer in Cairo, Morsy said he invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to meet with Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Hamas, who lives in Cairo.

Hamas controls Gaza; Abbas' party, Fatah, controls the West Bank. The two factions have clashed violently over the years.

The United States, Israel, and the European Union list Hamas as a terrorist organization. The group has carried out numerous attacks killing scores of civilians.

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Egypt reaffirms stance against military intervention in Syria

Egypt reaffirms stance against military intervention in Syria | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has reaffirmed Egypt’s rejection of any military intervention in Syria.

Mursi posted on Twitter on Sunday, “Our priority in Syria: Standing against any military intervention which may escalate the crises facing the Syrian people who are trying hard with all their strength and determination to attain freedom.”

He stressed on the importance of a political resolution to end the crisis, saying, “A political resolution, with Arab, regional and international support and consensus, guarantees the paving of the way for a new representative regime for the Syrian people."

He insisted that keeping Syria undivided is a priority.  

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is expected to address his people on Sunday about the uprising against him that so far, according to Syrian statistics, has caused the death of 60, 000 people.  (Aswat Masriya)

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Des Opposants Alaouites Se Réunissent Au Caire

Des Opposants Alaouites Se Réunissent Au Caire | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le Caire accueille ce week-end une réunion d'opposants syriens de confession alaouite, la secte dérivée du chiisme dont est issu le président Bachar al Assad, qui souhaitent que leur communauté se distance du gouvernement de Damas.

 

La rencontre dans la capitale égyptienne durera deux jours et doit se conclure par une déclaration qui appellera à l'unité de la Syrie (...)

 

Environ 150 personnalités alaouites, qui ont pour la plupart dû fuir la Syrie en raison de leur opposition à Bachar al Assad, et parmi lesquelles se trouvent des activistes et des responsables religieux, assisteront à la réunion du Caire.

 

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Pro-Assad Syrian star Raghda attacked in Egypt after 'racist' poetry recital

Pro-Assad Syrian star Raghda attacked in Egypt after 'racist' poetry recital | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A famed Syrian actress was attacked Wednesday for explicitly supporting President Bashar al-Assad and reciting poetry criticizing Islamists in the region.

She made her daring announcement while attending a cultural event at Cairo’s Opera House, local media reported.

Known as Raghda in the Arab World, the 55-year-old actress angered some attendees at the Arab Poetry Conference held in the Opera House after reciting some poetry to show her support of the embattled Assad, Sada al-Balad news website reported on Wednesday.

 

According to another local website, al-Masry al-Youm, the Cairo-based actress recited one poem entitled “slave market,” depicting how Syrian women are being married off to Islamist Egyptian men to “protect their honor,” compelling a bearded Islamist to interrupt her.

 

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Egyptian Syrian Council Negates Injecting $10 bln In Egypt

Egyptian Syrian Council Negates Injecting $10 bln In Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Khaldoun al-Mowakaa, head of the Egyptian Syrian Business Council, has denied the allegations that 40 Syrian businessmen will inject $ 10 billion in Egyptian investments; pointing to the allegation of transferring Syrian mills to Egypt as false one.

Khaldoun al-Mowakaa, in his statements to "Amwal Al Ghad", elaborated that the $ 10 billion is an exaggerated number and void; referring that the Syria side is seeking to inject only $ 1 billion in Egyptian investments.

 

The Syrian businessmen will invest with their superfluous money, and there is no intention to shut factories in Syria or transfer them to Egypt's market; considering any talks about transferring factories destroy the economy and infrastructure of any state.

 

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Egyptian Jihadists in Syria : The taboo that no one wants to speak about

Last Thursday Yosri Fouda opened a very important file , a recent taboo I believe the Egyptian media has avoided to discuss as it should. Yosri Fouda spoke about Egyptian Jihadists in Syria hosting two of them on air. 

One of the guests is Salaist preacher and the other one hiding his face was a fighter. Fouda also spoke on the phone with a Sheikh from Al Azhar who could not say whether he was with Jihad in Syria or not considering how much it is complicated there now.

Fouda used the story of late Mohamed Mehrez as a lead for his segment.

During the episode people went mad on twitter accusing Yosri Fouda of glorifying these Jihadists and some even went far and linked between Fouda’s past reports about Al Qaeda and those Jihadists in Al Jazeera forgetting that he is now working in the liberal ONTV channel attacked day and night by Islamists and Jihadists. Fouda was attacked that he did not condemn the Jihadists and people feared that episode would encourage Egyptian youth to go and fight in Syria. Well the majority of those youth do not watch ONTV at all. (...)

It is unclear how those Egyptian Jihadists travel to Syria but without doubt it is by the knowledge of the regime just like in the 1980s. Al Masryoon newspaper which is close to Islamists and Jihadists claimed that there is a famous mosque in Nasr City helps Egyptian Jihadists to travel and that those Jihadists entered Syria from Turkey. The report also claimed that other couple of Mosques in Heliopolis following the Jihadists “in Heliopolis !!” and as well a mosque in Alexandria and Matrouh. “Strong Salafist presence”. (Egyptian Chronicles)


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Iranian tankers funneling Syrian oil through Suez

Iranian tankers funneling Syrian oil through Suez | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

According to the Syrian Economic Task Force (SETF), ships belonging to Iranian oil companies under different flags frequently traverse through the Suez Canal shipping oil and sometimes weapons between Syria and Iran.

SETF sanctions monitoring project officer Ismaël Darwish said the oil traversing through the Suez Canal is a lifeline for Syrian president Basher Al-Assad and his continued oppression of the Syrian people.

At least two ships have been identified as belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC).  The ships’ names and flags have been frequently changed over the past two years, and the SETF believe these ships often lack the proper certification to dock in ports and traverse the Suez Canal.

According to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) rules of navigation, the captain of a ship must be able to provide certificates of registry and classification, which includes environmental certifications provided by companies registered with the International Association of Classification Societies.(...)

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“Although Iran is hard hit by sanctions, it still has access to Asian markets,” Darwish said. “If Iran imports crude oil from Syria, it can re-export it to those markets. The shipping is conducted through ships owned by Iran.”

 

There are no oil sanctions on Iran or Syria imposed by the United Nations or the Arab League. Given President Mohamed Morsi’s repeated calls of support for the Syrian opposition fighters, an embargo against Syria by Egypt could have a serious impact on the course of the Syrian civil war.

 

“Letting Iranian ships that transport Syrian crude oil pass through the Suez Canal provides massive economic support to the Assad regime,” Darwish said. “Therefore, Egypt should act against such shipments.”

 

More on: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/02/10/iranian-tankers-funnelling-syrian-oil-through-suez/

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1er février 1958 : création de la République Arabe Unie

1er février 1958 : création de la République Arabe Unie | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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La République arabe unie (RAU) (الجمهورية العربية المتحدة al jumhūrīya al-arabīya al-muttaĥida) est un pays créé en 1958 par l'union de l'Égyptenassérienne et de la Syrie, et, pendant une courte période, du Yémen.

 

Pensée à l'origine comme l'ébauche d'une grande fédération englobant l'ensemble du monde arabe, la république est créée le 1er février 1958, après les pressions effectuées par les militaires syriens inquiets de la menace communiste dans leur pays, et qui se tournent vers Nasser.

Face à l'axe hachémite de la Jordanie et de l'Irak qui étaient pro-américains, les Syriens se prononcent pour l'unité entre l'Égypte et leur pays. En 1955 un premier traité d'alliance militaire est signé entre les deux pays. Michel Aflak, fondateur du parti Baas, estime que cette fusion doit se faire car les tensions intérieures dues à la guerre froide sont de plus en plus fortes. Même s'il n'est pas convaincu de la capacité de Nasser à unifier le monde arabe, il fait abstraction de ses sentiments et rencontre, lors d'un déjeuner au Caire, Nasser qui pose les conditions de l'union.

Nasser accepte le principe de l'unité mais exige un État fortement centralisé, une armée syrienne dépolitisée et que la Syrie passe sous un régime de parti unique à l'image de l'Égypte. Malgré la réticence du président de la république, Shukri al-Kuwatli et de son premier ministre Sabri Assali, les deux hommes acceptent l'union. (Wikipédia)

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Egypt Didn't Deport Palestinians To Syria; Sources

Egypt Didn't Deport Palestinians To Syria; Sources | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A reliable source in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied what the Human Rights Watch stated on 18th January 2013.

The organization has asserted that the Egyptian authorities forcibly deported Palestinian refugees to Syria. This matter is unreal, said the source; elaborating that the Egyptian government always provide facilities for Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as they are allowed to enter the country without prior approval. They are being treated as Egyptian citizens, and enjoy educational and health services.

The source confirmed that the Egyptian authorities didn't deport the two citizens, who the organization of Human Rights Watch pointed to, in its statement to Syria. And the authorities in Egypt don't oblige any person to forcibly return to Syria.

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Amr Moussa Suggests Egypt Hosting Al-Assad To Step Down

Amr Moussa Suggests Egypt Hosting Al-Assad To Step Down | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The former presidential candidate and Head of Egyptian Congress Party Amr Moussa, suggested Egypt considering hosting the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad so as to convince him to step down.


 

In an interview with the London-based newspaper Asharq Alawsat (The Middle East), Moussa added that the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's initiative to form a quartet committee to find a wayout to the Syrian crisis "has gone with the wind" noting that it was "a good-will initiative but came on the wrong time."

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HRW appelle l'Egypte à ne plus expulser de Syriens vers leur pays en guerre

HRW appelle l'Egypte à ne plus expulser de Syriens vers leur pays en guerre | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le gouvernement égyptien a expulsé illégalement deux réfugiés syriens vers leur pays ravagé par la guerre civile la semaine dernière, a dénoncé samedi Human Rights Watch (HRW), ajoutant que deux Palestiniens de Syrie risquaient actuellement le même sort.

Un Palestinien et son fils, en détention à l'aéroport du Caire, se sont vus refuser l'entrée sur le territoire égyptien, alors que HRW affirme qu'ils risquent de subir "des violences et une éventuelle persécution s'ils retournent en Syrie".

"L'Egypte a le droit d'arrêter temporairement des individus ou d'enquêter si leurs papiers d'identité semblent suspects, mais en aucun cas celui de les renvoyer en Syrie", a déclaré Bill Frelick, directeur du programme sur les réfugiés à HRW.

"Alors que la Syrie traverse une tragédie et un lourd conflit, nous appelons l'Egypte et tous les pays à n'expulser aucun résident syrien, dont les Palestiniens, vers la Syrie", a-t-il ajouté.

"L'Egypte est tenue par la loi internationale de ne renvoyer aucune personne, quel que que soit son statut, dans un endroit où elle pourrait être persécutée", a-t-il ajouté.

Egypt-actus's insight:

Les responsables de l'aéroport du Caire ont expulsé deux Syriens vers Damas le 13 janvier alors qu'ils étaient tous deux arrivés la veille avec des passeports valides, selon l'ONG de défense des droits de l'Homme.

Mi-décembre, 13 Syriens ont failli être expulsés, avant que des responsables de l'immigration n'interviennent à la dernière minute. Emprisonnés et condamnés à l'expulsion, ils avaient été libérés grâce à l'intervention de leur avocat et du Haut Commissariat de l'ONU pour les réfugiés.

HRW souligne que l'Egypte a jusqu'ici accueilli plus de 13.000 réfugiés syriens, mais l'ONG se dit désormais inquiète à la lumière des récentes expulsions.

 

Article en anglais: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Jan-19/202912-group-urges-egypt-to-not-deport-refugees-to-syria.ashx#ixzz2IQiqi6N2

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Egypt's president invited to Iran, discusses Syria

CAIRO (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Thursday invited Egypt's president to visit Tehran again, a sign of improved relations between the two nations since an Islamist government took over in Cairo.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi discussed the Syria crisis with President Mohammed Morsi, who has launched a four-nation initiative to end the civil war that has taken the lives of more than 60,000 people in 22 months.

It was Salehi's third visit since Morsi took office last summer. Diplomatic relations, downgraded after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and Egypt's peace treaty with Israel, remained cold during the three-decade rule of President Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed in a 2011 popular uprising.

Ties have warmed since then. Morsi visited Tehran to attend a summit of nonaligned nations a few weeks after he took office.

The Syria situation dominated talks on Thursday. Iran is Syria's main regional ally. Egypt scaled back its diplomatic relations with Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime in February, when it withdrew its ambassador to Damascus.

Egypt has been working to resolve the crisis by involving Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, but its initiative has not made progress.

 

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Priorités de l'Egypte: mettre fin aux massacres en Syrie, éviter une intervention militaire

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Le président égyptien Mohamed Morsi a déclaré dimanche que mettre fin aux massacres et éviter une intervention militaire en Syrie faisaient partie des priorités principales de l'Egypte.

"Une des priorités de l'Egypte est de préserver l'unité des territoires syriens," a écrit M. Morsi sur sa page Twitter, soulignant que le peuple syrien était en route vers la liberté.

M. Morsi a également réaffirmé le soutien de l'Egypte pour le retour des réfugiés syriens en terre natale, ajoutant que "la révolte syrienne rencontrera ses objectifs de liberté, de dignité et de justice sociale, pour que la Syrie devienne un Etat uni, libre et indépendant pour ses citoyens."

Les commentaires de M. Morsi surviennent au moment même où le président syrien Bachar al-Assad livre un discours, dans lequel il mentionne que le conflit en Syrie se joue entre la nation et ses ennemis, et que des terroristes en Syrie adoptent l'idéologie d'al-Qaïda pour déchirer et affaiblir le pays. (CRI online)

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