Tuesday , 26 September 2017

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Erratic Consistency—Trump’s Uncertain Egypt Strategy

August is usually a quiet month in the DC Beltway. Of course, that has not been the case at all this year, with President Donald Trump’s comments over Charlottesville and the aftermath; the crisis with North Korea; Pakistan and Afghanistan; and yet others. On Tuesday, another issue was thrown into …

US withholds $290 million aid package over Egypt’s dire human rights record

The US will not distribute $290 million in aid to Egypt over human rights concerns, a State Department official confirmed Tuesday. The bulk of that sum — $195 million in foreign military financing — will be held in an account that can be accessed at any time, the official told Anadolu …

Draft bill would target Brotherhood workers in Egypt

Mohamed Abu Hamed, the deputy chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s Social Solidarity Committee, is stirring controversy in human rights circles, having revealed that he is preparing a draft law aimed at dismissing members of the Muslim Brotherhood from their public posts. Many people fear the draft law, which they say violates the …