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US OKs Egypt aid despite congressional worries

By Donna Cassata and Matthew Lee / AP WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has waived democracy requirements to release up to $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt despite concerns that the country is backsliding on commitments it made to democratic governance and rule of law, congressional sources said Thursday. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton determined that …


US poised to OK Egypt aid despite concerns

By Matthew Lee / AP WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is preparing to approve the release of at least a portion of $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt despite concerns that Cairo is not complying with conditions to receive the assistance, US officials said Friday. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton must soon determine whether Egypt is …


Of patriotism and pyramid schemes

By Rania Al Malky CAIRO: Absurdity has taken on new meaning in the Egyptian socio-political context. If one year after Egypt’s downtrodden and destitute people toppled Mubarak with thunderous, unrelenting calls for bread, freedom and social justice, those very Egyptians are being coerced into donating part of their paltry salaries to support a government they did …


Amid NGOs foreign funding row, poll shows most Egyptians oppose US aid

CAIRO: The majority of Egyptians are against receiving aid from the United States, according to a recent poll, which highlights increasing calls for transparency regarding the army budget, namely since it receives $1.3 billion annually in aid from the US. The Gallup poll was released Monday, just as a number of NGOs came under fire …


US foreign aid escapes slashing cuts in fiscal 2012

WASHINGTONG: The US State Department and foreign aid budget escaped devastating cuts in a fiscal 2012 spending plan that Congress has approved. Aid in war zones helped boost the overall amount the United States was willing to commit to foreign assistance in a time of budget scarcity, despite deep cuts advocated by budget hawks in …


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