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US withdraws $65m from UNRWA

The United States announced on Tuesday that it is withholding $65m out of its $120m aid contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as hopes for the reignition of peace talks were dealt a heavy blow. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert made a statement …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: national development projects, Palestine & opposition to US, sectarianism & citizenship

Saturday kicked the week off with the inauguration and launch of developmental projects by the armed forces in the Suez Canal, including tunnels and bridges to facilitate access to Sinai. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi attended a ceremony Saturday for the occasion. In the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm, several pieces reflected on the event. Newspaper Chairperson Mohamed …

Amira El-Fekki

The Winds of Change

If you happen to believe that miracles do not happen anymore, you are well advised to do some serious rethinking. When the President of the United States of America starts to vehemently defend economic and trade policies of a rather closed minded and protective nature – to say the least, that is – and even …

Mohamed Shirin El Hawary

Afghanistan’s dismal health situation

New York – As the war in Afghanistan shows no signs of abating, the health of the people in the country continues to be cause for concern. Afghanistan’s health care system is considered one of the worst in the world, and decades of war and international neglect have contributed to its deterioration. An estimated 6 million …

Cesar Chelala

Egyptian lawmakers blame US travel warning of unsafe Egypt

Egyptian members of parliament (MPs) said they sent blame messages to the US for portraying an unsafe image of Egypt, in a Monday meeting with Thomas Goldberger, the US embassy’s chargé d’affaires. According to MP Tarek El-Khouly, the secretary-general of the parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, the MPs objected to the latest embassy’s travel warning against …

Daily News Egypt

Hegazy dissusses US-Egypt bilateral relations with Garrett

Commanding General of the United States (US) Army Central Michael Garrett met Sunday with Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy, where the two discussed ways of increasing military cooperation. Garrett met with senior Egyptian military officials to discuss the bilateral relation between both countries, joint efforts to fight terrorism, and shared interests in regional stability and …

Daily News Egypt