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White House movie theater opens to public

The White House movie theater can now be visited during public tours. President Donald Trump, shortly after his inauguration, watched “Finding Dory” here with his family, friends and staff.The movie theater built in 1942 had never been part of any public tour of the official residence of the US President. First Lady Melania Trump decided …

Deutsche Welle

The president in the White House

The phone call between the two presidents, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Donald Trump, and most importantly, the awaited visit by Al-Sisi to Washington both have several reasons that can be categorised into two segments. First, the regional perspective. This is a phase in which lobbyists use all their methods of influence to serve countries and …

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah

Obama White House ‘in violation of’ Anti-Torture Convention

Human Rights Watch has called on the Obama administration to launch a new and credible investigation into Bush-era CIA torture. The White House has so far failed to comply with international law, the group said. A year has passed since the US Senate released the summary of a still classified report detailing CIA torture of …

Deutsche Welle

White House tightens Visa Waiver Program in wake of Paris attacks

The White House has announced it will add more screening for travelers allowed to enter the US without a visa. The decision comes after calls to tighten the Visa Waiver Program following the terrorist attacks in Paris. People from thirty-eight countries around the world are currently allowed to enter the US without applying for a …

Deutsche Welle

Notes from America: Why Ahmed got arrested and Malala got a Nobel prize

Ahmed Mohamed, the young inventor, and Malala Yousafzai, the young women rights advocate, both have a story. However, each story has a different narrative and a different ending. Ahmed and Malala are both Muslims and were both victims of ignorance, bigotry and a self-righteous mindset, and they both became household names. Ahmed was a victim …

Ahmed Tharwat

Notes from America: Sex, lies and videotape?

By Ahmed Tharwat On 18 February 2015, the White House hosted the summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The purpose of the summit according to a statement issued by the White House was, “to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalising, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in …

Daily News Egypt

Iran says not considering alternative UN pick

AFP- Iran signalled its defiance Saturday over America’s refusal to grant a visa to its chosen UN ambassador, saying it does not plan to pick an alternative envoy. Tehran also said it was examining its legal options over the row, which has undermined a cautious thaw in relations after decades of enmity following the storming …

Daily News Egypt