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US Freezing of Military Aid to Egypt: How Much of a Dent?

By James M. Dorsey THE OBAMA administration’s decision to impose sanctions on Egypt’s military-appointed government following the killing of 51 anti-military protestors in Egypt illustrates the US’ limited leverage on one of its closest allies in the Middle East and North Africa. It also reflects its difficulty in striking a balance between acknowledging that the …

Daily News Egypt

The price of broken promises

This week I am in Houston, Texas. I am here to give a talk to students of journalism, at the opening of the Sam Houston University Global Center for Journalism and Democracy, about the situation in Egypt post- revolution. This isn’t my first visit to Texas. I was here eight years ago as an Egypt …

Shahira Amin

Rights activists slam forced donations to support ailing economy

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: Rights activists and lawyers condemned forcing government employees to donate part of their salary to a campaign spearheaded by a preacher to replace US military aid to Egypt, amid growing concerns about the legality of collecting such donations without specifying where they will be allocated. A grassroots anti-SCAF campaign criticized on its …


Obama asks for $770 mln to boost Arab democracy

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday requested a fund of nearly $800 million to boost political and other reforms in Arab countries undergoing pro-democracy revolutions. He also retained $1.3 billion of military aid to Egypt. The new fund is part of $51.6 billion requested for the State Department and US Agency for International …


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