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16 Aug 2013 description
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Members of the Security Council have stressed the importance of ending violence in Egypt following the killing and wounding of scores of people when security forces moved in to clear sit-ins in Cairo on Wednesday.

The Security Council met behind closed doors late on Thursday to hear a briefing by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in the wake of Wednesday's violence.

23 Mar 2007 description
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Egypt on Friday as he continued his first official visit to the Middle East.

On Saturday, the Secretary-General travels to Israel where he will meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The Secretary-General was shocked and dismayed to hear that Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, Salam Al-Zubai, whom he met on his unannounced visit to the country, had been injured in an assassination attempt earlier today. Mr.